Hotline 2 review
NetEnt fans can already guess that Hotline 2 is a sequel of the original Hotline pokie. Once again you get to roam the streets of Miami taking down the criminals that aim to corrupt the city.
But, as expected, the new and improved version brings much more excitement to the reels and increases the chance for bigger payouts than the original.
For this pokie the NetEnt designers decided to go with a modern 243 ways to win design. But that’s not all. During the free spins bonus, the number of ways to win can move up to 1,944.
Combined with the features in the game the increased number of ways to win has the potential to bring massive payouts to the reels.
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How to play?
Hotline 2 is a pokie featuring 5 reels and 3 rows. Before you start playing the game you need to set your betsize, which can range from $0.10 up to $50.
Once all is set all you need to do is hit the Spin button and hope for the best. If you want to give your hand a chance to rest you can also use the Auto Play feature, for up to 1,000 auto spins.
The symbols in Hotline 2 are divided into low, medium and high payout symbols. The lowest payouts in the pokie come from the six Jewel symbols, awarding payouts of up to 2.5 the total stake for 5 of a kind wins.
The medium payout symbols are the three Cop symbols, awarding a top payout of 5 times the total stake when 5 of them land across the reels.
The top payout in the pokie comes from the Lady Criminal, set at 8 times the total stake for 5 of a kind wins.
Hotline 2 has a pretty complex set of bonus features and bonus bets, so it’s a good idea to see what they are first before you start playing the game for real money.
The Bonus Bet feature gives you a chance to win a bigger number of Expanding Wilds. In Base Bet only reel 3 is a Hotline Reel. When you activate the Double and then the Triple Bet reels 2, 3 and 4 all become Hotline reels.
Of course this also doubles or triples the bet size accordingly.
The standard way to trigger the feature in the game is by landing 3 Scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4. But by using the Buy Feature button you can instantly trigger the feature at the price of 60, 120 and 180 times the total stake.
The price depends whether you want to play the free spins with 1, 2 or 3 active Hotline reels.
The Wild lands only on reels 2, 3 and 4, replacing for all other symbols except for the Scatter. When the Wild lands on a hotline reel it expands to cover the entire reel.
The Scatter symbol is the Scatter Logo and it lands only on reels 2, 3 and 4, triggering the free spins bonus.
Once the feature is triggered you are awarded with 7 free spins. Every time a Wild lands on a reel it expands to cover the entire reel and also adds one row on top of the reel.
Expand the reel up to a maximum of 3 rows to get extra 2 free spins.
The top payout in the game can come in the free spins bonus and is set at
5,184 times the total bet.
Conclusion and RTP
The RTP of Hotline 2 is set at 96.3%, while the volatility is set at medium.
This means that you have a pretty good chance to hit some great payouts during the free spins bonus.
Of course, the Buy Feature option is welcomed by all players who want to invest more money to get more in return.
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24th August, 2020