Do you love the 80s? Especially the cheesy TV shows like Miami Vice? Well now you can go retro in the slots world thanks to Hotline, the latest game by NetEnt. The studio who made Finn and the Swirly Spin and Hansel and Gretel are well-known for fun ideas, but this is one of the best to date.
Hotline is 80s to the core, from the artwork to the cool, synth soundtrack. Really, you’d think this was music composed for an 80s cop drama or a retro movie. The game even starts with a fuzzy version of the NetEnt loading screen, as if you’re watching on an old square TV! Talk about attention to detail. The symbols look amazing, showing scenes of racing cars in the romantic 80s cityscape.
You can expect palm trees, sunsets, neon lights, sports cars and stylish suits in this 80s cop thriller. You’ll see it rolled out to various NetEnt casinos, such as Mr Green where you can also claim free spins as a new player.
This game has a 5-reel setup with 3 rows, so it’s pretty simple at the core, but gets exciting with expanding wilds, respins, free spins and a unique new multi-level feature: the Hotline Bonus Bet. This allows players to optionally make an extra bet on more lines, which increases the chance of expanding wilds and respins. The more Hotlines, the higher your base bet level, but the more exciting the game. For example, a wild expands only if it drops into a Hotline.
Henrik Fagerlund, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, said: “The innovative Hotline Bonus Bet feature has the ability to give players extra options, which also has some cool new mechanics to make it standout from other slot games. With this game we wanted to provide operators with the ultimate player entertainment by bringing the popular 80’s retro look and feel to our players and I believe we’ve achieved that with the creation of Hotline™ and its great soundtrack.”