In Hotline 2 online slot, NetEnt invites you to return to Sunny Miami to join detectives Quinn and Riviera as they try to outwit notorious jewel thief, Kitty Weiss. The characters of the story pose stylishly as they flash across the reels while a retro, 80s theme plays on in the background, wild symbols turn into high-octane car chases as you hunt your quarry down. The game’s bonus features include free spins, expanding reels, expanding wild symbols, and paid free spins.
When you start the game, reel 3 will be a permanent hotline where if a wild lands here, it will expand to fill the entire reel. You can also turn reels 2 and 4 into hotlines by using the Bonus Bet feature. The Double Bet option doubles your wager and reels 3 and 4 will be hotlines. If you’re willing to treble your bet, use the Triple Bet option to make reels 2, 3, and 4 into hotlines.
If you land 3 scatters on reels 2, 3, and 4, free spins will be triggered. You will be awarded 7 free spins and the hotline feature will be active. When a wild lands on a hotline while this feature is active, it will expand to fill the reel and the reel will also expand by one symbol up to a maximum height of 6 rows. If you manage to extend reels 2, 3, and 4 to their maximum height, your ways to win will have increased to 1944 from 243. Each hotline reel that is fully expanded will give you an extra 2 free spins.
If you are willing to accept the trade-off, you can forego waiting for scatters to land and simply buy free spins. For 20x, 40x, or 60x your bet, you can purchase 7 free spins with 1, 2, or 3 hotlines activated, respectively.
Hotline 2 slot keeps all the elements that made the original such a great title while the new features make it feel like a whole new game. The ‘80s nostalgia is pumped up to full volume in this title with moustached detectives in aviators, classic muscle cars and a high-energy soundtrack.
Thanks to the Hotline feature, the base game is a thrilling experience where you could simultaneously land 3 wild stacks on the central reels, creating a big win. The action in free spins is even more impressive as the expanding reels and increasing ways to win bring the slot’s true potential within your grasp.
Fans of the original slot will be impressed with the upgrades, but even if you haven’t played the first in this series, the gameplay and potential will make a fan of you too.