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NetEnt brings us back to the hot 80s Miami action in Hotline 2™

George Miller



NetEnt brings us back to the hot 80s Miami action in Hotline 2™
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The crime-busting duo returns in the upcoming sequel of NetEnt’s hit title Hotline™ with a release date set to August 24th 2020. Following its roots, the video slot doesn’t stray too much from the original, but it brings plenty of new features and bonuses.

Detectives Quinn and Riviera are up again to investigate yet another jewellery store robbery in sunny Miami. But things get heated up when we realise that the beautiful Kitty Weiss is behind the curtain and this time, with a bang.

Just like in the first game, the soundtrack is absolutely sublime, fitting nicely into a colourful backdrop and spinning reels, bringing a new upgraded retrospective look to the hot 80s vibe we got already familiar with, in the original game.

The first Hotline™ slot was received well by players, because of unique in-game slot bonus feature which made it stand out from other slot games at the time.

For those eager to jump on the action while you wait for the sequel, you can play the original title with one of the most used casino bonuses like the 888casino welcome offer, where NetEnt is a featured brand.

The slot action takes place across a 5-reel 3-row layout with 243 win ways. However, this can expand to become a 3x6x6x6x3 grid with up to 1944 ways to play depending on the activated features. The volatility’s still set to medium level, and there’re no changes regarding it.

While creating the game NetEnt kept to the core of its predecessor, but they certainly did some quite exciting changes. There is a new reel set, a random modifier and a different free spin feature. Additionally, the Hotlines have been inverted into vertical lines, removing the to need to activate 1 to 3 hotlines we saw previously.

This time, the three middle reels make up the Hotline zone which can be activated separately. This feature increases a chance to win Expanding Wild for a higher bet. A Wild symbol landing on a Hotline reel expands to cover the entire reel if resulting in a bet way win.

The other reels can be turned into hotlines with bonus bets. The slot is played with the Base Bet, with reel 3 as a Hotline and two Bonus Bet levels:

  • Double Bet: reel 3 and 4 become a Hotline, and the bet is doubled
  • Triple Bet: reel 2 and 3 and 4 become Hotlines, and the bet is tripled

Playing around with the Hotlines will also alter the base game RTP value accordingly, resulting in 94.51%, 95.35%, or 96.05% with 1, 2, or 3 Hotlines activated. It is slightly lower from what we had in the first instalment, but it’s a bit higher than the industry average on 96.05%.

The main Hotline feature is especially important when we add in the wild symbols. If a wild symbol lands on any of the 3 middle reels, it will substitute as usual, but if it lands on Hotline, it expands to give you a fully wild reel. Known as the Expanding Wild feature, which you could end up with 3 wild reels per spin.

Landing 3 neon flamingo scatters anywhere on 2, 3 and 4 will trigger the Free Spins feature, with 7 free spins awarded. A wild symbol landing on a Hotline will always expand the actual height of the reel by 1 symbol, up to a maximum height of six.

Having all three centre reels reaching the max height will lead to a 3x6x6x6x3 game window, creating 1,944 ways to win. When a Hotline reel reaches its maximum height, 2 additional free spins are awarded.

But if you’d like to get straight to the action you can use the bonus buy option. Where for a price of 20x, 40x, or 60x, you can get to play the bonus with 1, 2, or 3 Hotlines activated respectively.

Our overall impressions of the Hotline 2™ slot is that it is much better than the original game. The additional ways to win with the Free Spins feature coupled with the expanding wilds option can lead to mega wins of up to 5,184 x your total bet on every free spin.

The game is beautifully designed and packed with a nostalgic soundtrack, boasting a retro atmosphere, that ultimately pays homage to hit tv-show Miami Vice. Even though it doesn’t bring any major changes, fans of the genre and especially those who loved the first game will be pleased with this sequel.

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Stakelogic and iSoftBet Sign Content Distribution Partnership

George Miller



Stakelogic and iSoftBet Sign Content Distribution Partnership
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Stakelogic, one of the hottest online slot developers in the market, has joined forces with iSoftBet to expand the distribution of its content into newly regulated markets and across more operators than ever.

Under the partnership, Stakelogic’s chart-topping slots will be available to a host of global operators powered by iSoftBet in markets such as the UK, Romania, and Portugal. This includes titles like Flappers, The Expendables Megaways and Rambo.

Stakelogic’s full suite of titles will be delivered to operators via iSoftBet’s powerful Game Aggregation Platform (GAP), with its partners, such as NetBet, able to access new releases as soon as they launch.

iSoftBet’s GAP platform is one of the most dynamic and flexible on the market. With a single integration, GAP has enabled the world’s largest national and international brands to rapidly access the latest regulated markets. It comes complete with iSoftBet’s proprietary portfolio of more than 150 best-performing titles, more than 8,000 games from 70 of the industry’s leading game suppliers, and a comprehensive selection of the best-of-breed live casino, scratch card, and virtual games – alongside a suite of engagement solutions and gamification tools such as iNgame in order to engage and motivate players in a creative way.

Stakelogic has built a reputation for developing online slot and casino games based on entertaining themes and that combine stunning design with complex math and state of the art mechanics.

Stephan van den Oetelaar, CEO of Stakelogic, said: “iSoftBet is exactly what we look for in a distribution partner, combining a state-of-the-art platform with a network of prestigious operators targeting regulated markets around the world.

“This partnership will further expand our reach among operators and players, and will be a tremendous success for both Stakelogic and iSoftBet and its partners.”

Michael Probert, Chief Commercial Officer at iSoftBet, said: “We offer online casinos rapid, one-time integration to more than 70 of the industry’s leading online and mobile game software providers, and Stakelogic’s games will make a great addition to our outstanding GAP platform that offers our customers truly world-class content.”

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Week 39/2020 slot games releases

George Miller



Week 39/2020 slot games releases
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Here are this weeks latest slots releases!

MGA Games, who specialise in developing fantastic slots for global operators, have just made the DREAM3TEAM 80’s-90’s slot available for online casinos throughout Spain. This new MGA Games casino slot stars Quique Tejada, Toni Peret and Josep Maria Castells, the legendary DJs behind hits like Max Mix and Bolero Mix who have sold over 30 million records in total. DREAM3TEAM 80’s-90’s is part of the Hyperrealism Series by MGA Games that uses a new hyperrealistic design for the characters. The slots not only impress because of their high-quality graphics but also because of the sequential loading that allows for amobile igaming experience capable of running any game without affecting playability.

DREAM3TEAM casino slot by MGA Games is now available for the Spanish market


Stakelogic has launched its latest slot “The Legend of Hercules” which takes players to the heart of a fierce ancient Greek battle. Players fight alongside the legend himself in this 5×3 reel, 30 payline slot in order to claim their share of ancient treasures and gold. They are helped in their fight for dominance and big wins with a range of bonus features including Stacked Wilds and Stacked Scatters. Wilds can land at random at any time during the base game where they stack on top of each other to increase the chance of landing a winning combination. Stack seven Scatter Symbols across the reels and the Free Spin bonus round will be triggered.

Stakelogic Launches its Latest Slot “The Legend of Hercules”


Start down the scrumptious reels to SWEET wins in High 5 Games latest slot game. CANDYBLASTED is loaded with sugarcoated rewards that will have players craving for more. The 10×10 reel title welcomes players into this candy world with jolly treats and delectable colors. In the base game, when a winning cluster of candy symbols is formed, the Racking Up Riches feature is activated. All symbols not a part of the winning cluster will disappear and new symbols will appear in the empty spaces. If any of the new symbols are added into the cluster, or if a new cluster begins to form, this process will repeat until there are no more additional symbols to add to the clusters, awarding the player the winning amount they racked up.

Enjoy the taste of scrumptious reels and sweet surprises in High 5 Games’ CANDYBLASTED!


GameArt has launched its first ever Megaways™ title, in the form of Rosh Immortality Cube Megaways™.The slot’s fantasy adventure theme comes complete with dark magic, beautiful princesses, evil beasts, and of course, the hero of the story, Rosh, and will immerse players in the battle for the universe’s greatest secret; the Immortality Cube. Taking inspiration from player-generated slot concepts, GameArt’s creative team has worked tirelessly to create a visually stunning game world, while also offering in-depth gameplay, with features including cascading symbols, mystery multipliers, free spins, extra reels, and a bonus feature.

GameArt unveils first-of-its-kind Megaways™slot


Another engaging title from Play’n GO this week as they announce the release of their latest slot offering, Feline Fury. A 5×3 video slot, Feline Fury is a lighthearted game based around the idea of dressing up cats in period clothing and costume; a trend that has become something of a phenomenon on social media in recent times. While sure to be a hit with cat lovers, the game is a simple, easy to play slot sure to appeal to casual gamers and those who are looking for a cheery, fun slot to get into.


Play’n GO Bring the Fury in Latest Release



Kalamba Games has expanded its Joker series with the addition of Joker Lanterns, a spooky edition of the supplier’s smash-hit titles. Launched just in time for Halloween, this 6×4 title is a modern take on a classic fruit slot but with added pumpkin lanterns symbols acting as wilds, bringing some frightening excitement to the gameplay.  The game is Kalamba’s fifth Joker title with previous versions such as Joker Supreme and Joker Max being favourites with players. The game comes packed with jackpots, extra free spins and Kalamba’s signature HyperBet and HyperBonus features to make sure players have a super fun Halloween with massive win potential.

Kalamba Games goes trick-or-treating with Joker Lanterns


Realistic Games has re-imagined one of the most popular land-based slots for online audiences in the latest addition to its portfolio BAR-X™. Released in collaboration with Electrocoin, the mastermind behind the 40-year old land-based original, the 3-reel, single payline slot captures the nostalgia of the low-tech classic for play across mobile, tablet and desktop devices. Realistic’s online adaption gives players the option of three game profiles – BAR-X™ 30, BAR-X™ 40 and BAR-X™ 50 – on launching the game, with each offering maximum pay outs of 90x, 120x and 150x respectively.

Realistic Games Raises the Bar With Iconic 3-reel Slot Bar-x™


Blueprint Gaming has enhanced the popular online and retail game, Fishin’ Frenzy, with the inclusion of its innovative Power 4 Slots mode. Retaining all the characteristics of this timeless classic, the addition of the slot developer’s exciting concept now allows users to play across four sets of reels at the same time, ensuring there are more ways to trigger Free Games and catch big wins. Fishin’ Frenzy Power 4 Slots includes a new Super Games mode for keen anglers, which is activated when three or more bonus symbols appear on more than one-reel set. The upgraded feature sees every Fisherman catch the fish in view and remove the lowest paying Scatter fish, while also rewarding an extra spin.

Blueprint Gaming widens the net for big wins with Fishin’ Frenzy Power 4 Slots



GAMING1 has launched its latest slot game, Feng Li Dragon. The scorching new 5×3 title invites audacious players on an action-packed adventure through ancient China, where learned martial art dojos reveal their top-secret techniques. On the journey to becoming the Feng Li Master’s chosen apprentice, gamblers must undergo a rigorous training regime in the Gold Coin Room to absorb the intriguing guru’s age-old wisdom. Players who obtain coins can then use them to collect multipliers, free spins and up to 2 passing Wilds, with those who land three of the coins winning the coveted Feng Li Dragon Treasure Jackpot.

GAMING1 sets the reels alight with Feng Li Dragon

Booongo has released its newest title, Thunder of Olympus, becoming the latest addition to the company’s Hold and Win library. The supplier’s new 3×5, 25 payline game invites players to explore the splendour of Ancient Greece where the mighty God Zeus awaits on the reels. Incorporating Hold and Win mechanics, collecting six Lightning Balls will trigger the bonus feature. Players have the chance to secure more Lightning Balls to win the Grand jackpot of 1,000x their stake by filling the entire reel set with bonus symbols. Respins are awarded if any Balls land on the reels during the Bonus spins.

Booongo adds electrifying new title Thunder of Olympus



Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the gaming industry, has launched its latest feature-filled hit, Wild Wild Riches. The five reel, 576 payline video slot sees players enter a magical meadow filled with riches, where players look to channel the luck of the Irish to collect Scatter symbols and Bonuses on the reels. To unlock the wins on offer, players must land two Wild symbols on the first two reels, before finding either a Money Scatter or Bonus Scatter on the third. Each Money Scatter has a fixed value of up to 25x a player’s bet, or the three jackpot values (Mini, Major, Mega). If a Bonus Scatter lands, then the free spins mode is triggered, giving players a minimum of 10 free spins. The Money Collect Feature remains active during the Free Spins mode.

Pragmatic Play Releases Irish-Themed Wild Wild Riches


Yggdrasil, has uncovered Valley of the Gods 2, the exciting sequel to fan-favourite Valley of the Gods. The original version of the title has proven hugely popular with a demand from players to build this upcoming sequel. With Valley of the Gods 2, Yggdrasil delivers even more thrilling excitement for slot fans to enjoy. Valley of the Gods 2 has a proven, simple gameplay mechanic which is widely accepted by all player types including casual as well as more demanding players. The game also offers new features, such as collectible wilds, which is a key to higher variance and super big wins up to 5481 times the bet.

Yggdrasil releases action packed sequel Valley of the Gods 2


Red Rake Gaming has launched a new 5×3 reel videoslot with 25 paylines where players can win up to 2000 times their bet! Venture out to the deepest ocean and you will find Lorelei, an enchanting mermaid who will use her songs to guide players to the pearls that she guards, rewarding them with 15 free spins and the “Fusion Minigame,” where they can obtain massive wins. The most exciting feature of this new video slot, which has already been massively popular in previous games from Red Rake Gaming, is the “Fusion Minigame.” It gives players the opportunity to combine Lorelei symbols to form even larger symbols and win up to 2000 times their bet.

Be enchanted by the mermaid's songs and immerse yourself in the waters of Lorelei's Pearls, the new video slot from Red Rake Gaming


Immerse yourself in a quest for the Mythical Treasure. EGT Interactive presents аn unbeatable warrior in his search for a mythical treasure. Be brave and follow his lightning sphere through all fantasy spins!  Let’s enjoy an amazing magical slot with the most wanted treasure of all! This 5-reel, 25 paylines video slot is offering exciting features, outstanding graphics and wild sound effects.Watch out for the Castle Scatter Symbol with an enchanted apple because it will grant you more magical spins.The Golden Phoenix Symbol is your Wild, boosting your winnings.

A legendary treasure awaits! New video slot from EGT Interactive


Stakelogic has included the Mega Super Stake feature in its latest slot game Lion Gold. The new slot is full of bonus features including Wilds, Free Spins and Jackpots. The Free Spins bonus is triggered when three or more Scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels; three symbols trigger six Free Spins, four Scatters trigger 10 Free Spins and five Scatters trigger 15 Free Spins. When Free Spins are active, Colossal symbols land covering a 3×3 grid on the reels. Lion Gold comes with Stakelogic’s innovative Super Stake and Mega Super Stack engine, allowing players to place side bets to multiply their stake by up to 2.5x and hitting insanely valuable win combinations. Super Stake and Mega Super Stake are triggered on losing spins and award six and ten Free Spins respectively.

Stakelogic’s Lion Gold Slot Comes with Mega Super Stake Feature


RubyPlay has launched its new video slot Wolf Haven, which takes players into the sacred mountains where the bears, eagles and wolves rule the wild. Wolf Haven is a 5-reel slot with up to 100,000 ways to win in the Big Reels feature, as well as loads of other fantastic features. The Random Wild Feature enhances any win with extra wilds when a red moon lands. Better and better bonus reels can be chosen during Free Games, which can also be activated by collecting Ruby Coins.

RubyPlay Launches Wolf Haven Video Slot


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Hotline 2 & DogHouse Megaways – 2 Summer Hits

George Miller



Hotline 2 & DogHouse Megaways - 2 Summer Hits
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Slots have been, and they remain to be the simplest casino games to play. They are also easy to access and understand. You don’t need to be a master of strategies or a critical thinker as is the case with some casino games. If you are a fan of slots, you know that it’s about spinning the reels and going. 

Now, here is the real story. With hundreds of slot games and machines available these days in casinos, choosing which slot to play can be a hassle. In this article, we explore two popular summer hits in the UK you can consider namely: Hotline 2 and DogHouse Megaways. You can find these slot games in their online slots UK category. 

Hotline 2

Hotline 2 is not just another release or update of version 1, but it is a slot that comes with amazing features. If you’ve not taken the time to assess it, you might think that it’s not different from Hotline 1. But that’s not the case. 

There are amazing alterations you’ll no doubt find amazing as a slot player. What changed?

First, let’s begin with the soundtrack. It will remind you of popular movies and TV shows in the 80s. Why use such a track? It has a great role to play. It makes the whole thing versatile and enjoyable as well. Most precisely, it is a perfect soundtrack that goes well with a wide range of activities. 

The audiovisuals also have an improvement that makes this slot a perfect summer hit for casino slots enthusiasts. Someone who has analyzed it carefully might argue that the graphics are not that good especially now when there are amazing ones out there. Indeed, while the graphic cards it uses may not be the latest, they are perfect for the theme. 

Another thing to note about Hotline 2 is the theatrics. Talk about Karoline Wagner, the phenomenal guest star and you realize that there’s a lot to enjoy. So, in a nutshell, if you haven’t already played Hotline 2, then this is not just another slot. 

You don’t just play it, but you get lost to it. Indeed, the developer, NetEnt, gives you the best! 

Quick Hotline 2 Takeaways

In a nutshell, Hotline 2 has quite some new stuff to offer. 

The features are great, and the slot is simple and fun to play. It is, therefore, a perfect fit for a player who wants a straightforward game. 

The best part? You can make it even more interesting than you ever imagined, depending on how you play it. 

DogHouse Megaways 

When it was released first in the year 2019, DogHouse won the hearts of many slot enthusiasts for many reasons. First, it was a big studio hit and a welcome one for the casino fans. Secondly, its features, such as the cartoon hounds resonated strongly with players. It’s still the case by the way. 

Now, to the current DogHouse mega ways, there are lots of things to note. While the features are less the same as those of the original version, there are new additions you should beware of as a player. There are not many anyway. Just one or two things added, but it is good to note. 

One great addition to note is a feature called Raining wilds free spins that when triggered 3, 4, 5, or 6 scatters, awards you 15, 18, 25, or 30 spins respectively. But, that’s not all. You also get a chance to buy bonuses instead of waiting for more than three scatters to appear. 

The other thing to remember is that you can only trigger the bonus game once you land three or more scatter symbols. Also, the moment you trigger the bonus game, you have the freedom to choose between sticky wilds free spins and raining wilds free spins. 

You might already beware of these features if you had mastered the original DogHouse. 

Quick DogHouse Megaways Takeaways 

Generally, DogHouse Megaways is a great version though not very different from the original version. It is, however, a reliable release that looks great. As already explained, it all depends on what angle you look at it. 

If you want something that retains the original mega way experience, then this is a perfect slot. However, if you were expecting changes, then do not feel disappointed when you realize they are not much different from what you already knew. 

Slots Are Enjoyable When You Know How to Hit the Right

You’ll agree with us that slots are among the best casino games. They are easily available, and you do not need to be a guru to play them. 

Find the best casino and enjoy the new Hotlines 2 and DogHouse Megaways!

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