If you are looking for some 80’s action, then you are actually looking at it right now. Really, you say? That’s a phone. Make no mistake - this is not just any phone. This is the HOTLINE 8000X. The height of communication in the 80´s. Now this isn’t for phoning anymore, it’s for fighting. 80’s calling. Hello, who’s there? I just called to say.. I hate you.
The Hotline is a rather unusual and impractical choice of weapon considering its real-world equivalent had a notably fragile whip antenna that was prone to deformation and breakage even from the slightest of contact with any hard surface. Had it been depicted realistically, the Hotline's antenna would have snapped off after the third or so charged attack.
A short dial tone can be heard when striking the Hotline against an enemy or hard surface. Likewise, charging an attack causes a series of beeps to play as the player character's fingers squeeze in on them.
The red LED screen does not change as said numpads are dialed, however.