NetEnt announces Hotline™ slot as newest NetEnt game
The Hotline™ slot will be the latest offering from NetEnt and is planned to be released on the 22nd of March. From this day, players will be able to enjoy another new and innovative slot feature thanks to the Hotline mechanics, hence the name of the game. The game’s theme seems to be inspired by the popular 80’s series Miami Vice.
Miami Vice themed video slot
At first, I had no idea how I was going to introduce the Hotline™ slot, but luckily it wasn’t too hard to find out that it was the action tv series Miami Vice, aired from 1984 to 1990, that inspired the NetEnt developers.
Miami Vice and Hotline™ have way too much in common to think anything else. There’re the two main characters that leave me without a doubt while the music used in the Hotline™ slot made me think of Miami Vice straight away.
Even though some 80’s series were launched when I wasn’t even born yet, it was thanks to the Dutch television that I’ve seen them all anyway. Repeated over and over again, I had the chance to watch all seasons of the A-Team 1983-1987, Knight Rider 1982-1986, MacGyver 1985-1992, and Airwolf 1984-1986.
I have to admit Miami Vice isn’t on the above list, but it still didn’t take me long to figure out the Hotline™ slot has been inspired by the popular action series in which two undercover detectives and their extended team are followed through the mean streets of Miami.
What to expect as soon as the Hotline™ slot is out
Inspired by an action series from the 80’s, you can start looking forward to a lot of action on the reels. This Hotline™ slot will bring you all the best of popular action series from the 80’s including the fashion and trends from that period while typical 80’s sounds can be heard throughout the game.
If you would ask me with which NetEnt slots I can compare the Hotline™ slot, two slots come to my mind straight away. The Drive: Multiplier Mayhem™ slot for sure followed by the Thief™ slot.
If it comes to the slot features the Hotline™ slot will be offering as soon as the game is available at the NetEnt Casinos from 22nd March, a new innovation will be introduced soon known as the Hotline mechanics.
The Hotline mechanics
It is going to be a simple concept in which you as a player can choose a row. This row will become a Hotline and Wilds landing on that row expand to cover the entire reel and stick during Re-Spins.
You’re always able to pick at least one hotline, but in return for a higher bet, you can select either two or all three rows to become hotlines.
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.
Thanks to the Hotline Bonus Bet feature, the Hotline™ slot can be seen as a multivariance NetEnt slot which will attract many players, especially those who love some extra action on the reels.