Hot Ink Online Slots
Hot Ink is Microgaming’s tattoo-themed online vide slot that makes use of the innovative 1024 Ways to Win format. Doing away with traditional paylines and increasing players chances of striking it lucky, the 1024 Ways to Win format adds an extra element of excitement to this 5 reel game.
Hot Ink’s reels are emblazoned with retro tattoo-themed images, including winged hearts with devil horns, flaming dice, fish, yin and yang symbols, the Hot Ink tattoo shop, horseshoes, 8 balls, a tattoo artist and sexy pin up tattoo models. The graphics are incredibly well rendered and the game’s theme is carried through to the background and logo, which ties in well with the overall imagery.
With 1024 Ways to Win every spin could be successful. Hot Ink may not feature paylines but with so many winning combinations available on every spin, players wont feel like they are missing out.
The coin range runs from as little as 0.01 up to 0.25 and the max bet amount is 500 coins. Although there is no progressive jackpot, the fixed prize amount that’s paid out by Hot Ink is a whopping 122,500 coins.
Hot Ink may not feature any multiplier symbols, but it does boast Wild and Scatter symbols, along with Bonus Round and Free Spins. There’s also the unique Respin feature, which makes the game all the more appealing and potentially rewarding.
The Hot Ink game logo is the Wild symbol and will stand in for all other symbols except for the Scatter to create a winning combination. The Wild also triggers the bonus game when 2 or more of these symbols line up across the reels.
The Tattoo Bonus game takes players to a second screen where they are presented with tattoo albums, which feature images of tattooed arms, legs and backs. Players have to click on all 3 albums to see whether they can match a full piece and win 10 free spins. This game plays out much like a scratch card as the images are revealed one by one.
As it only takes 2 Wild icons to trigger the Bonus game, Hot Ink has added an extra way to increase winnings by offering a multiplier for players who manage to land more than 2 Wilds at once. Up to 100x your total bet could be awarded if you manage to attain 5 Wild symbols on the reels at once.
Scatter Symbol and Free Spins
The fish symbols are Hot Inks Scatters and if 3 or more of these appear anywhere on the reels, the free spins feature is triggered. 20 free spins with double payouts are awarded and these free spins can also be retriggered during the bonus round.
Possibly Hot Inks best element, the Respins feature is an exciting addition to slots play that can add to player’s chances of a large payout. After every spin a respin value is assigned to each reel and a player can choose to have that reel spun again, whilst the others remain fixed, trying their luck in creating additional winning combinations. This feature is optional and will change whenever the betting parameters are adjusted.