Although you’re not going to find James “Sonny” Crockett and Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs on the reels in the Hotline™ video slot, the upcoming NetEnt video slot is obviously inspired by the popular 80’s series Miami Vice. NetEnt did manage to create the familiar Miami Vice atmosphere, perfectly combined with the new and innovative Hotline slot feature, two reasons why you should start looking forward to the Hotline™ video slot launch the 22nd of March.
No branded slot, but definitely Miami Vice-themed
While most of the popular 80’s series were launched when I didn’t even catch my first breath yet, it was thanks to the Dutch television that I’ve seen them all anyway. Until today, series like the A-Team 1983-1987, Knight Rider 1982-1986, MacGyver 1985-1992, and Airwolf 1984-1986 are constantly repeated and all seasons can be watched over and over again.
Totally understandable! Simply because television at that time offered pure quality with the emphasis on the word pure. Good acting, good humour, and no endless series of special effects while enough action anyway. These 80’s series had it all and even I, as a girl, could not get enough them.
Unfortunately, Miami Vice wasn’t on my list of 80’s series I appreciated. Not because of the quality, but simply because I never watched it. Shame, I guess, as it seems like a good series to me as well.
Now I get a second chance to experience the typical Miami Vice atmosphere so recognisable from the crime series that was aired from 1984 to 1990 and has obviously been the inspiration source for the soon to be launched Hotline™ video slot.
Hotline™ and Miami Vice have too much in common to think anything. There’re the two undercover detectives and the mean streets of Miami while the music used in the Hotline™ video slot could’ve been an original theme song of any of the above 80’s series which leaves me rather impressed.
The Hotline™ video slot is on the way
With only one week to go to the release of the Hotline™ video slot and arrival at the NetEnt Casinos, you don’t have to wait too long for the introduction of another innovative NetEnt slot feature, the Hotline™ Bonus Bet.
That’s not all there’s to enjoy as this new NetEnt slot is going to offer lots of action on the reels. In the style of the Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ video slot and the Thief™ video slot, a fast-paced game can be expected which will for sure result in increased adrenaline levels.
Besides the Hotline™ Bonus Bet, this new NetEnt slot will also bring some well-known slot classics to the reels such as Wild and Expanding Wild substitutions, Re-Spins, and Free Spins. However, it will definitely be the unique multi-level bonus bet feature that will be in the spotlight in the Hotline™ video slot.
The Hotline Bonus Bet
Hardly ever will NetEnt introduce a new video slot to the NetEnt Casinos without introducing a new video slot feature. Sometimes NetEnt keeps it simple, having a focus on a theme or the animations, but this time a truly exciting new slot feature is introduced.
It is going to be a simple concept, though, but it will be responsible for so much more excitement on the reels. At least, how much excitement, that’s up to you as you’ll be in charge while playing the Hotline™ video slot as soon as this game is available at the NetEnt Casinos the 22nd of March.
As simple as can be, you as a player can choose a row, two rows or three rows. This row, or these rows, will become Hotlines and Wilds landing on these hotlines will expand to cover the entire reel and stick during Re-Spins.
How many Hotlines you play with, that’s totally up to you. You’ll be able to change the number of hotlines at any time during the game. One Hotline will be activated standardly, but in return for a higher bet, you can select either two or all three rows to become hotlines. All three rows for the best chances of covering all reels with Wilds.
When a Wild appears on a hotline, it will expand over the entire reel while a Re-Spin is activated as well. If another Wild appears on a hotline, this Wild will again expand and another Re-Spin will be activated. This process will continue until no new Wilds appears.
During Free Spins, activated when at least three Scatters appear on the reels, the expanded Wilds stick for the entire Free Spins leading to the ultimate video slot excitement.
Enjoy this unique multi-level bonus bet feature and have a criminally good time on the reels as soon as the Hotline™ video slot has been released next week Thursday.