Hot Ink Online Slots by Microgaming in Review
Retro images, brightly coloured reel symbols and fast paced game play are all part and parcel of Microgaming’s Hot Ink online video slots game. This online slot does away with the traditional payline format and offers players 1024 Ways to Win instead.
A 5 reel slots game, Hot Ink may not have a progressive jackpot, but it does have a fixed prize payout of a generous 122, 500 coins.
On the Reels
Hot Ink is a graphic rich slots game that’s vibrant colours and superbly rendered images certainly add to its appeal. The sound track is suitably fitting and plays the sort of music you’d expect to find in a tattoo parlour, adding to the games ambience.
The reels are set against a stunning backdrop with winged angels peering over each side, psychedelic swirls, playing cards, castle and other tattoo-inspired imagery.
On the reels players will find exterior and interior shots of the tattoo parlour, a tattoo artist hard at work, sexy pin up tattoo models, tattoo designs such as the winged heart with devil horns and spiked tail, 8 ball cherries, horseshoes, faming dice, a star, fish and yin and yang symbols.
Hot Ink doesn’t feature any multiplier symbols but there are Scatter and Wild symbols that will add to player’s potential payouts.
Win with Wilds and Scatters
The Hot Ink game logo is the Wild and can stand in for all other logos except for the game’s Scatter in order to create a winning combination. When 3 or more of these Wild symbols line up on the reels, the Tattoo Bonus is activated, making the Wild even more rewarding.
The Fish symbol is the Hot Ink Scatter and when 3 or more of this symbol appear anywhere on the reels the free spins bonus is triggered. Players will be rewarded with 20 free spins, of which all payouts are doubled.
This free spins feature can also be retriggered if 3 or more Scatters appear during the bonus round. In total, the maximum winnings in the free spins bonus round can amount to 100,000 coins, making them incredibly lucrative.
Tattoo Bonus Game
If players activate the Tattoo Bonus game by lining up 3 or more Wilds, they’ll have the chance to win additional free spins like punters who get free bets in eSports betting. In this game players are presented with three albums of tattoos, each matching a part of the body.
If they can match the tattoo to the leg, back and arm they’ll be rewarded with 10 free spins and a 2x multiplier. The games main jackpot prize can be won during this bonus round and there are 122,500 coins up for grabs for any lucky player who gets inked.
Hot Ink boasts Microgaming’s innovative Respins feature, which allows players to increase their chances of winning. After every spin, a respin value will be displayed beneath every reel.
Players can choose to spin a reel again by paying the respin value, keeping all other reels fixed and hoping that the reel they’ve opted for then lines up a winning combination. Respins can be activated after every spin and every respin and will only deactivate if the betting parameters are altered.