Overview Of Hotline 2
Twilight Miami backdrop, retro-cool soundtrack and 80s-style graphics come together to bring this slot franchise back with a bang. In Hotline 2, Detectives Quinn and Riviera are brought in to investigate a jewellery store robbery in sunny Miami. But what started out as a simple jewellery heist investigation just got a whole lot more complicated when it turns out the devious Kitty Weiss is involved!
Just like in the original, Hotline 2 comes with an awesome Hotline feature that increases the chance to win expanding wild symbols for a higher bet. Reel 3 is a hotline in the base game and you want to land a wild on that reel. A wild symbol landing on a Hotline expands to cover the entire reel if resulting in a bet way win. Other reels can be turned into hotlines with bonus bets.
Hotline 2 is a 5 reel, 3 row video slot played with 243 bet ways and up to 1944 in the Free Spin round featuring the expanding hotline wild symbol, the Hotline feature, and Free Spins with expanding reels. To enter the feature you need to land 3 of the beautifully drawn scatter symbols
Hotline 2 is played with the Base Bet and two Bonus Bet levels: the Double Bet and the Triple Bet. At Base Bet, reel 3 is a Hotline. More reels can be turned into hotlines. Here’s how it works:
When the Double Bet is activated, reels 3 and 4 are Hotlines, and the bet is doubled.
When the Triple Bet is activated, reels 2, 3 and 4 are Hotlines, and the bet is tripled.
As explained above, a Wild symbol landing on a Hotline expands to cover the entire reel if resulting in a bet way win. Other reels can be turned into hotlines with bonus bets.
In this slot, wild symbols can appear on reels 2, 3, and 4 in the base game and the free spins and substitute for all symbols except for the Scatter symbols. Wild and expanding wild symbol substitution pays the highest possible winning combination on a bet way according to the Paytable. If a wild symbol lands on a Hotline, it expands to cover the entire reel.
Hotline 2 Paytable
Final Thoughts On Hotline 2
Hotline 2 has an RTP of 96.05% and Netent list the game as medium volatility, however, personally I think this is determined more by how many active hotlines you play with, 3 hotlines will be vastly lower variance than playing with just 1 which would be the way to realise maximum volatility. The max win in this sequel is a respectable 5,184x stake per spin where as the original only has the maximum potential of a paltry 2,800x stake!
As always, thanks for reading and good luck if you’re having a punt.