About NetEnt - the developer of the online slot Hotline
NetEnt Slot Machines are well known in the industry for being both unique and a lot of fun, with excellent graphics, generous payouts, Hotline has an RTP of 98%, and innovative sound effects. With offices in Malta and Sweden, and a 700+ strong workforce, NetEnt is a force to be reckoned with. Having started out in land-based casinos in the mid-1990s, the company has shifted focus to incorporate an impressive share of the digital casino market.
Providing both front and back end resources means NetEnt deal with over 150 different online casino operators - which between them offer a variety of mobile slots, online and regular table games, and other options such as scratchcards and Keno.
So what’s the online slot Hotline all about?
Hotline is a 5-reel, 2-line video slot with 30 fixed paylines, different bet levels, and the innovative Hotline Bonus Bet feature. If playing for fun you get a generous 5k to wager with, and there are plenty of ways to increase the cash pot as things play out. All players can place small stakes if that’s their preference, but there’s plenty of scope to go large too as there’s a high limit in place.
From the pre-slot ‘action drama’ the theme of this game is made very obvious, with a soundtrack blending 911 dispatch and radio chatter with 80s mood music, and images which are very Miami Vice - including the famous white suits and sunglasses. It’s tongue-in-cheek but there’s no messing when it comes to opportunities to win.
Let’s talk about money and success
Most online slots feature base wins and bonus wins, but there are three strands to Hotline - both those mentioned, and the extra - the Hotline Bonus Bet. Let’s take a closer look at these three elements.
Hotline base game
This is where you could expect to get most of your winnings from, simply by landing between three and five matching symbols on a line. The most generous of all the symbols is the mysterious woman in a low-brimmed hat, with her top payout of 5x matches bringing in 200 coins, followed by the gun bearing cop who has a top prize of 120 coins, and his colleague with the killer suit, who manages 80 for five matches. You may be surprised that there are no standard numbers and picture playing card letters in this slot, instead, a pink jewelled crown, an elaborate emerald neckpiece and a sapphire ring bring up the rear - paying between 20-30 coins for five matches. All base icons pay for three and four matches too.
The wild is represented by a red sports car (no surprise there!), and this can show up on any of the reels and subs for all barring the scatter symbol - which depicts a stunning sunset with palm tree silhouettes.
The Hotline Bonus Bet feature
This is a unique option which players are able to activate as they wish. This special option boosts your chances of landing more wilds and respins, but it comes at a price. During base play (when 1 Hotline is activated) 15c is the least amount of cash you can wager, and by activating a second Hotline this figure doubles, and three Hotlines trebles it to 45 coins or cents.
The RTP of the game changes depending on how many Hotline bonus bet lines are activated.
Base game = 1 Hotline - RTP is 96.13%
Double bet = 2 Hotlines - RTP is 96.70
Treble bet = 3 Hotlines - RTP is 97.04%
Free spins feature
You need three scatters together on reels 1-3-5 to release the seven free spins feature.
The mobile Hotline experience
NetEnt design all their games to be ready to play on any kind of device, with no loss of visuals, and no compromise to the slot experience. This is great news for both iOS and Android fans who appreciate the option to play Hotline on their mobile and tablet if they choose to.
Other NetEnt games to enjoy
If you have enjoyed reading about and playing Hotline why not try a few more NetEnt slots? We have made this really easy for you by getting some details together on a couple of our (many) favourite NetEnt online slots. Why not take a look?
Drive: Multiplier Mayhem!
There is no prize for guessing this is all about cars, futuristic fast cars, in fact. Our hero ‘Jette’ takes on a fierce set of rivals to reach victory in a slot with a possible 20x stake win. Drive Multiplier Mayhem Slot is definitely intense, and rewarding too, with those multiplier wilds, free spins, and Nitro symbols.
Pyramid Quest for Immortality
This 720 payline slot from NetEnt has a fun avalanche feature which works with the multiplier feature to have the wins come cascading in. The top prize possible is actually an outstanding 36,000 times the wager you staked on the winning spin! Not bad for what is NetEnt’s first true Egypt themed game.
Hotline is an online slot which is a joy to play from start to finish, and as it is cleverly designed to appeal to a wide range of people, whatever their experience, background or motivation to play, it is destined to become a long term classic in NetEnt’s portfolio of amazing online games. Getting the balance right between an engaging storyline, believable characters, and the right number and kind of possible rewards is never easy - but NetEnt developers need have no worries about Hotline meeting all of those criteria not only well, but actually in an outstanding kind of way.
* Hotline is a Net Ent game. The trademark is owned by Net Ent. Online Slot NZ is not approved by Net Ent.
|Themes:||Luxury / High Life, Retro|
|Features:||Free Spins Wild Symbols Multipliers Scatter Symbols Respins|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.15|