Hotline 2 Slot by NetEnt – Review, Free Spins & Demo

Buckle up slot’s aficionados, we’re about to return to the burning hot streets of Miami in the sequel to the original Hotline title. The Hotline 2 slot 2020 release delivers a lot more thrills, cash spills and bonus features without tarnishing the overall theme that we’ve come to know and love!

Detectives Quinn and Riviera are hot on the heels of Kitty Weiss, a seductive, charming woman who loves to live life on the edge – edge of danger! Set within an 80’s Miami with retro graphics and sounds, Hotline 2 takes players closer to the action than ever before!

What we know this far is a jewellery heist took place in broad daylight and now, the investigation is set to be blown apart by the discovery of even more thefts, all carried out by one woman, and it’s your job to help put her behind bars! Just like the original Hotline release, Hotline 2 comes with a ‘Hotline’ feature which when activated, can increase your chances of landing expanding wilds, which in turn delivers more ways to win and more winnings!

Accessible across all devices, NetEnt’s Hotline 2 slot was released in the summer of 2020 with a host of features; Wilds, Expanding Reels, Free Spins, Hotline Bonus Bet and Multipliers as well as a base game bet, a double bet and triple bet – the better your bet, the better your winnings become! Boasting an RTP of 96.05% and a medium volatility engine makes this action-packed slot game a must for all slots players – regardless of their budget!

Hotline 2 Slot Bets and Pays

Detectives Quinn and Riviera want to cut to the chase, so there’ll be no lingering! Head to the bet panel and choose your stake from one of the pre-set value options (30p to £150) and get ready to hit the road. Symbols on the reels include the two detectives, a chopper driver, Kitty Weiss, pink diamonds, ruby heart necklace, amber and diamond-encrusted broach, amethyst necklace, aqua pendant and emerald ring.

High-value symbols are the characters that pay between £15 and £40 for a five-of-a-kind combination (on max stakes). All other symbols despite their lavish and luxurious presence, pay between £2 and £12.50 based on a five-of-a-kind combination. Now, these values may not seem like much, especially given that you’d need to be spinning at a rate of £150 per spin, but it’s those win ways that make the symbols much more valuable, especially when double and triple bets are brought into play and those win lines expand to their maximum of 1,944!

Hotline 2 Slot Features

During the base game and in free spins, the centre reels (2, 3 and 4) are ‘Hotlines’. Wild symbols appear on these reels only and substitute for all other symbols (bar scatter) to help create winning combinations. Should a wild fall within this area, it will expand to cover the entire reel, but only if there is an available win. During free games, a wild will expand regardless of whether there is a win or not.

A trio of Scatter (neon flamingo signs) symbols appearing within the ‘Hotlines’ in the base game activates 7 initial free spins. Any wilds appearing during the feature will increase the ‘Hotline’ height by 1 symbol and as a result, delivering even more bet ways. The maximum ‘Hotline’ height is 6 symbols and if achieved, this will lead to the maximum of 1,944 bet ways. Once a ‘Hotline’ has reached its maximum, an additional 2 free games are awarded.

Hotline 2 Slot Statistics

  • Developer: NetEnt
  • Reels: 5
  • Win Lines/Win Ways: 243 to 1,944
  • Variance: Medium
  • Mobile Compatible: Yes
  • Release Date: 2020
  • RTP: 95%
  • Theme: Retro, 80’s, Detective, Crime, Car Chase, Heist, Miami,
  • Minimum Bet: 30p
  • Maximum Bet: £150
  • Maximum Win: 5,184x
  • Progressive Jackpot: No
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Bonus Game: Yes
  • Other Features: Wilds, Expanding Reels, Free Spins, Hotline Bonus Bet, Multipliers

Control Panel

As ever, the control panel is positioned to the lower of the screen. Single, double and triple bet options are stamped to the lower of reels 2, 3 and 4 and can be activated and deactivated on a click of a button.

Your bets are displayed alongside your bankroll and wins to help keep track of your progress in putting Kitty Weiss behind bars.

The Quick spin and autoplay buttons are also available, plus rules and additional settings (such as space bar spin) within the menu icon to the lower left of the screen.

What’s the Verdict?

Stunning graphics, immersive sounds and features and plenty of ways to win are afforded to players, which is great. But on a first impression, those pays are nowhere near as generous as the maximum win states! Kitty offers the highest win at £40, but that is on every 5-of-a-kind combination and with up to 1,944 win ways, you could land Kitty on every one of those, resulting in an eye-watering win! Same can be said for all other symbols too!

Just like Detectives Quinn and Riviera, you’ll have your work cut out for you when it comes to tracking down the loot because this is one medium volatility engine that requires some effort before it hands over its goodies! Wins may be few and far between but they’re enough to keep you hot on the heels of Kitty. Scatter symbols like to tease with instances of two appearing and the third reel taking what seems an eternity to display a losing result.

Hotline – the original release from 2018 may be basic in terms of graphics, but its offerings are anything but! There’s a maximum win of 60,000 coins up for grabs, free spins, a ‘Hotline’ bonus bet (only on a different setting!) and pays are considerably more per symbol. Kitty awards up to £400 for just a £90 stake! However, the number of ways to win is capped at the 30 win lines compared to Hotline 2’s 1,944 bet ways!