Hotline™ 2: Online Pokies Review

Sometimes, just sometimes an online pokie is such a hit the first time around, that it warrants a bigger, better and fully upgraded sequel. That was most certainly the case with Hotline™, the predecessor to NetEnt’s latest online pokies release, Hotline™ 2. The Hotline™ 2 sequel once again takes place in virtual Miami, where players get to join detectives Quinn and Riviera in their efforts to solve the mystery of a jewellery store robbery. Online slots fans in New Zealand are treated to impeccable graphics, great sound quality, user-friendly playing mechanics and a wide range of intriguing bonus features. Set against palm trees and a twilight sky, Hotline™ 2 appeals both in terms of visual quality and overall entertainment. Let’s find out more below.

 

Theme-inspired Symbols

Adding to this pokie’s storyline is a range of symbols, including the various high value icons that made up of detectives Quinn and Riviera, as well as the beautiful jewellery thief – she also happens to be the most rewarding symbol. Other icons include the red diamond, a diamond necklace with a heart pendant, a yellow diamond ring, a necklace with a round purple gem pendant, and a pear-shaped blue diamond necklace.

This title offers flexible bet sizes that can be adjusted to suit the size of your pocket. Adjustable bet sizes are great for novice gamers, as they allow them to play with the minimum stake while getting a feel for the title, and then increase the stake when they are a little more comfortable with the rules and mechanics of the slot. 

Intriguing Bonus Features

The Hotline feature allows players to win Expanding Wild icons by increasing their bet. When the base bet is active, reel three will become a Hotline. When the Double Bet is triggered, the third and fourth reels are Hotlines and the stake will be doubled. Activating the Triple Bet results in the second, third and fourth reels becoming Hotlines, and the stake being tripled. The Wild icon can make an appearance on the second, third and fourth reels during the main game round and during the Free Spins bonus. The Wild replaces all icons apart from the Scatter to help form possible winning combinations. In the base game round, Wilds that land on a Hotline will expand to cover the entire reel – this will result in what’s called a bet way win. During the Free Spins bonus, a Wild icon that makes an appearance on a Hotline will always expand to cover the entire reel.

Then there is the Free Spins bonus – a popular feature amongst many wagering enthusiasts. It is activated by landing three Scatter icons on the second, third and fourth reel during the base game round – doing this will result in a reward of seven Free Spins. If a Wild symbol makes an appearance during the Free Spins bonus on the second, third or fourth reels, it will move up by one icon and create more bet ways. The maximum reel height is six symbols and there are up to 1944 bet ways available during the Free Spins bonus. Hotline™ 2 comes complete with the Buy Feature which allows gamers to activate the Free Spins round by increasing their bet.

Where Can I Find it?

NetEnt’s highly anticipated sequel, Hotline™ 2 is available to play at Wunderino, an online hub that offers a range of entertaining pokies, as well as a selection of responsible gaming tools to ensure that players in New Zealand can have fun in a fully secure environment.

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