The Hotline 2 online pokie is one of the most talked-about new online pokies in 2020, and the good news for New Zealand players who are looking to have a few spins on this game is that it can now be found at Casino.com. It was released on desktop and mobile in August 2020, and it takes just seconds to launch in most web browsers, no download required.
The game is the sequel to another popular online pokie from NetEnt called Hotline, which has been keeping players entertained since it first arrived in casinos back in 2018. If you enjoyed playing on the original Hotline online pokie, then you should also enjoy playing on this exciting new version too. Central to this new NetEnt pokie is the Expanding Reel set and ‘Hotline’ game mechanic.
It has 5 reels and 243 different ways to win per spin, but the Expanding Reels game mechanic will see some spins being played with up to as many as 1,944 active win ways. The Hotline zone covers the three middle reels vertically (from top to bottom), but on the original Hotline pokie, the Hotlines stretched horizontally across rows one, two and three. You can play with one, two of three Hotlines active, but I recommend playing with all three Hotlines active so that you never miss out on a win. To change the number of Hotlines each spin is played with, use the tiny button that’s located just above the main spin button.
You basically need a Wild Symbol to land in any of the active Hotlines to expand the reel. During normal play, it can also see the Wild Symbol expanding too, and completely covering the entire reel from top to bottom. There’s also a Free Spins Bonus Round to win prizes from, and this will only ever trigger when 3 or more Scatter Symbols land in any position on the reels on the same spin. The Free Spins Bonus comes with Expanding Reels and Expanding Wilds, and each time a Hotline reaches the top, you’ll receive another two Free Spins.
To play on the Hotline 2 or original Hotline online pokies right now, go to Casino.com. If you enjoy playing on this popular 1980’s/Miami/Retro/Neon-themed online pokie, then you may also like to try some of these similar games too. There’s Prime Zone from Quickspin, Miami Glow from Snowborn Games (developed exclusively for Microgaming), and Narcos from NetEnt. You may also like Neon Rush: Splitz from Yggdrasil Gaming, and Electric Avenue from All41 Studios.