Do you love tattoo’s, maybe even have a few? Or are you too scared to brave the ink and just like to admire from afar. Well whatever your affinity towards the art of tattooing may be, Microgaming has your back. They have turned their design team to the task of creating the interestingly named Hot Ink! A slot game geared towards the enjoyment of tattoos for all who may want to appreciate and win a few quid into the deal.
Hot Ink is a 5-reel slot that takes full advantage of Microgaming’s 1024 ways to win pay line set up. It offers players a whopping 97.5% RTP and an interesting twist with individual respins available at a price on every reel. All the symbols are tattoo related, with lots of different designs including fish, flaming dice, winged hearts as well as a tattoo shop front, a tattooist and customers. There is a lot going on around the reels too and of course no tattoo game would be complete without some over the top rock music.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Hot Ink begins at just 50p per spin and can be adjusted up to the maximum of £125 per spin. To amend these amounts, you can change the coin value which is held inside the skull to the left of the screen, or the coin level just next to it on the scroll.
Wild Symbol – The Hot Ink logo is the wild and it will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter and bonus. It is also your highest paying symbol too, so if you are lucky enough to land 5 in winning combination you are looking at a pay out of x1000 coins.
Scatter Symbol – A beautiful tattoo of two Koi fish encircling each other is your scatter symbol on Hot Ink. Land three or more to trigger the bonus spins feature and to also receive scatter wins. Scatter wins are paid on top of line wins so landing these can be very profitable.
Bonus Symbol – The words Tattoo Bonus is of course your bonus symbol, landing 3 or more will trigger the tattoo bonus feature game. But just in the same way that scatter wins work, the bonus symbol does the same. So, if you land 3 or more you will be allocated a coin amount for those symbols on top of your line win, as well as triggering the feature!
Reel Respin Feature – At the end of every spin you will be given the chance to respin reels if you wish. Each reel will have a cost at the bottom of it that will be deducted from your balance, if you choose to respin that reel. It is a variable cost that will increase or decrease on every spin depending upon the win potential that reel respin could create. This is a very interesting addition to the game and certainly amps up the excitement a level or two. But be very sure that you want to chance respinning, as if the respun reel doesn’t create any new wins then you will have lost your cash. You can choose to respin a reel as often as you want, or change reels if you think there is the chance of creating a bigger win by doing so.
Bonus Spins Feature – Landing 3, 4 or 5 of the Koi scatter symbol will trigger the bonus spins. Here you are awarded 20 spins and all wins within the round are subject to a x2 multiplier which is good news. If that wasn’t enough, the bonus spins can also be retriggered within the round meaning more potential wins for you on Hot Ink.
Tattoo Bonus Feature – Having landed 3, 4 or 5 of the tattoo bonus symbol, you will trigger this feature and be taken to a new screen. Three tattoo albums will be on offer and you need to click on these in order to reveal your prize. Each book will reveal a tattoo design, if all three make a matching set you will be awarded 10 bonus spins with a x2 multiplier on all wins. Don’t make a matching set, no worries, you will still receive a cash amount for each tattoo revealed!
What can we say about Hot Ink that we haven’t already touched upon? It is definitely a great game to play, with lots of features that are designed to draw you in and keep your interest going. There’s no time to be bored here as there is a lot to do including those reel respins. This means the game won’t go stale and add to that the win potential and you have a winning combination. Whether you agree with tattoos or not this game is certainly going to be a firm favourite of a lot of people, including us!