The successor of Hotline.. Also called Hotline 2 was released in August 2020 with upgraded graphics, animations and features. The game itself works like the previous version, but with some twists to the gameplay. It comes with an RTP of 96.05% and is considered a medium volatile slot.

Hotline 2 Base Game
Hotline 2 Base Game

Hotline 2 Theme

Like the old version, it takes it’s players back to the 80’s in Miami, where there were palm trees, beautiful sunsets and fast cars. The slot comes with a total of 10 different symbols, where the lowest paying are jewelry and the highest paying are gangsters and the police.

On the new version of Hotline the scatter looks like a neon sign with bright colors, palms, a sunset and the text scatter written across it. The wilds are still represented with fast cars, but now have the text wild written on it.

Features

Hotline 2 Bonus Bet

Hotline 2 comes with a bonus bet feature, where a player can choose to increase their chance of getting expanding wilds. The difference between Hotline 2 and the old version is that on the new version the bonus bet feature activates hotlines on reels instead of rows. Online reel 2, 3 and 4 is available for activating hotlines. If a wild lands on either of them, and the spin results in a win, the wild will expand to cover the whole reel and issue a re-spin.

  • If one hotline is activated, the game is played with base bet.
  • If two hotlines are activated, the game is played with double bet.
  • If three hotlines are activated, the game is played with triple bet.

Wild and expanding wilds

Wilds can appear at any time randomly on the reels. If a wild appears on a reel that has hotline activated, and the spin results in a win. The wild will expand to cover the whole reel.

Free Spins Bonus

If 3 scatter symbols appear, the free spins bonus is activated. The scatters can only show up on reel 2, 3 and 4 and the bonus is always issued with 7 Free Spins. When the bonus is activated new features show up on the screen. In the bonus all wilds expand to cover the whole reel, but won’t be sticky like in the old version. The wilds make the reel it lands on expand, to give more ways of winning and at the same time the reel collects wilds. If three wilds are collected on reel 2, 3 or 4 through a bonus additional spins are awarded. If the reel has hotline activated, the player will get 2 additional spins, if the reel doesn’t have it activated, the player will get 1 additional spin.

The number of ways to win starts at 243 ways like in the main game, but can increase all the way up to 1944 as the height of the reels increase!

Hotline 2 Feature Buy
Hotline 2 Feature Buy

Feature Buy

Unlike many slots from NetEnt, Hotline 2 comes with a feature buy option. This means players can buy their way into a bonus feature, and easily get the excitement from opening the bonus available.

Hotline 2 on mobile

The slot is optimized for all devices, making it possible to play on both mobile, tablets and desktop computers. It doesn’t matter if the mobile devices operate with iOS or Android, as it works on both.

Conclusion

Hotline 2 comes with a slightly lower RTP than its predecessor, but it comes with some great new features and a new way of thinking from NetEnt. The expanding reels in the bonus gives a player a great chance of winning big, as the reels expand and more ways are added. If you haven’t tried it already, you should!

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Play Hotline 2 at a licensed casino

Hotline 2 was released by NetEnt and with them being as popular as they are, it’s quite easy to find a casino that offers games from them. Check out our list of casinos that work with NetEnt as a provider.

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