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Miami Vice theme to return to the reels once more with Hotline 2™ slot

Get ready to go back to the 80s once again with the upcoming Hotline 2™ slot! From the 24th of August, you get another chance to experience Miami Vice on the reels. Instead of James “Sonny” Crockett and Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs, however, you will again see the detectives Quinn and Riviera in action. Keep reading to see what’s new in the Hotline 2™ slot and what’s new regarding the design and the slot features.

Detectives Quinn and Riviera are brought in to investigate a jewelry store robbery in sunny Miami. But what started out as a simple jewelry heist investigation just got a whole lot more complicated when it turns out the devious Kitty Weiss is involved!

About the Hotline™ slot

Two years ago, in 2018, NetEnt launched the first episode of its very own Miami Vice with the Hotline™ slot. From this moment one, detectives Quinn and Riviera were indispensable. Who else was going to fight the crime? But what’s a crime-fighting video slot without a badass character right?

That’s where the femme fatale comes in. She looks like she’s involved in the diamond industry. Any industry with a lot of money involved and an illegal circuit will eventually create victims. That’s why you always need a small bunch of the good guys, fighting crimes like these.

Now again, the femme fatale and the detectives Quinn and Riviera return to the reels. Hotline 2™ has the same hosts and some slot features will be recycled. Nevertheless, the gameplay will look totally different so have a look what’s about to change.

 

Hotline 2™ slot versus Hotline™ slot

NetEnt launched the Hotline™ slot two years ago and in those two years, NetEnt evolved its games again. That’s what they do best! That’s the reason why the two Miami Vice-themed slots are alike, but yet totally different.

NetEnt recycles the theme and slot features if they proved successful. They blend it in with new characters or an eventful event like a car chase. To add to that, they add some new innovations to make the game even more attractive.

That’s exactly what’s different between the Hotline™ slot and the Hotline 2™ slot. In the beginning, you think you’re playing the exact same game until you see the reels expanding. That’s when you know it’s Hotline 2™ you’re playing!

Hotline™ overview

  • Wilds
  • Expanding Wild substitutions
  • Re-Spin
  • Free Spins
  • Hotline Bonus Bet

Hotline 2™ overview

  • Wilds
  • Expanding Wild substitutions
  • Free Spins with Expanding Reels
  • Hotline Bonus Bet
  • Buy feature

How do you activate the Hotline feature?

Just like its predecessor, Hotline 2™ slot comes with the Hotline feature. The feature increases the chance to attract Expanding Wilds in exchange for a higher bet.

Once you experienced the Hotline feature, you know it’s worth it to pay a higher bet for more of the Expanding Wilds to appear. And in the Hotline 2™ slot, it’s getting even better. The reason why is that not only the Wilds will expand, also the number of symbols on a reel!

Reel 3 is a hotline in the main game and that’s where you want a Wild to land. It’s because a Wild symbol landing on a Hotline expands to cover the entire reel.

You place a Hotline Bonus Bet and you activate more Hotline reels for more Wilds to appear. It’s worth it!

Hotline 2™ slot

What other features can you expect to find in the Hotline 2™ slot?

While the attractive Twilight Miami backdrop, retro-cool soundtrack and 80s-style graphics remained kind of the same, you can’t say the same about the gameplay.

Expanding Wild symbols

Wild symbols can appear on reels 2, 3, and 4 in the main game and Free Spins. As usual, they can substitute for all symbols except for Scatter symbols.

If a Wild symbol lands on a Hotline, it expands to cover the entire reel.

Free Spins

Three Scatters activate the same number of 7 Free Spins. So far it’s the same as in the Hotline™ slot.

In Free Spins, Wild symbols can increase the height of a reel in order to create more bet ways. The number of bet ways in Free Spins starts with 243. But thanks to the additional Expanding Wilds feature, the ways to win can reach up to 1944!

Buy feature

The Hotline 2™ slot appeals more than its predecessor with its different levels of variance. Additionally, the game offers the innovative Buy feature. This feature provides a one-click shortcut to Free Spins feature. Of course, at a certain cost!


By on 8 August, 2020