Players do have the choice for an additional bet to trigger the Hotline Bonus Bet feature, by doing so they can choose more Hotlines to increase their chances of winning more expanding wilds and re-spins on their rows. Players can choose from 2 or 3 additional Hotlines and it goes without saying that activating all three rows will provide the best chance to amass prizes. Players don’t have to worry though as each of the three rows can be activated or deactivated making this a slot that is ideal for all players whether experienced or not.
One Hotline is always activated and is charged at 15 coins per bet, if two Hotlines are in play the bet is doubled (30 coins per bet) and with all three activated the bet triples (45 coins) and it is suffice to say that the more lines you have the more chances you have of winning.
The wild can appear at any time on all the reels in the main game, and the free spins and re-spins can substitute for all symbols apart from the scatter. If players land a wild on any of their activated Hotlines, it will expand and cover the reel in its entirety. The highest paying winning combination on a bet line is a culmination of the wild and expanding wild substitution and this is shown on the slots pay table.
When playing the main game and Re-Spins, if players land a Wild symbol on a Hotline that is activated, it will expand to cover the whole reel and players will be treated to an extra re-spin once all their wins have been evaluated. The expanding wild will stay on the reels until the re-spins have ended and the re-spins end when wilds stop landing on the activated Hotline. There are three scatters that will appear at random on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels in the main game and these can award players with up to seven free spins.
When players are playing in Free Spins, if they land a wild on an activated Hotline it will cover the whole reel and remain in place until the free spins round ends. Players cannot amass additional free spins during the free spins feature.
The slot Hotline is extremely well produced and there is no doubt that NetEnt have invested some vast resources into Hotline and all their productions, this could be why their slot games are becoming increasingly like a video game in looks. Good looks are great but if the solid game mechanics and potential are not included then we are not sure that this hits the mark.
When it comes to winning the maximum players can achieve with a single spin is x400 when the screen is full of expanding wilds. However, on the bright side as the wilds are sticky in the bonus players could technically amass x2800 but for this thy would have to land all the wilds on their first spin. The maximum win limit is €60 000, or €2000 on a single bet line (30 bet lines).
When I first tried this slot out, it didn’t take too long for me to activate the first bonus, and this paid out a handsome x50, but, it really was all downhill from there! The re-spin feature was great fun, but this is really all that kept the slot interesting. When testing the game, it didn’t take too long to trigger the first bonus, which payed around 50x but after that it was downhill. The Re-Spin feature in both main game and bonus is a bit fun and the only thing that keeps this game somewhat interesting, the symbols pay little and the slot appears to be missing the excitement and potential players yearn for when playing slots. but symbols are low paying and there is no sense of great potential to keep one excited.