|Manufacturer:||Microgaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.50 – £125.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||97.50%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
Hot Ink may sound like something Heston Blumenthal serves down at the Fat Duck but on this occasion it’s the name of an online slot machine from Microgaming based on the age old tradition of tattooing. Whether or not you agree with this particular practice is of little consequence here – this is a great-looking slot with a rock music soundtrack and some creative bonus features.
Hot Ink uses Microgaming’s 1024 ways to win payline structure across it’s five reels and four rows and that means you’ll land a win as long as the symbols are in adjacent reels. There’s a great range of tattoo-related symbols; the low values are all small tattoos (heart, horseshoe etc) and the higher values are the tattoo shop itself, the chair, the tattooist and a couple of female customers.
The Tattoo Bonus symbol triggers that particular bonus, the fish tattoo activates the free spins and the Hot Ink logo is wild.
This is an interesting innovation – after each spin you will get the chance to respin any of the reels to try and grab a win. The respin will cost you extra and each reel will be priced according to the likelihood of a win being landed. You can respin a reel as many times as you like.
Land three, four or five of the Tattoo Bonus scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you will get to play this mini-game. You will see three books of tattoos displayed on the screen and you must click them in the hope of finding the same tattoo in each one. If you manage that you will get ten free spins with all wins doubled. If not you’ll still win prizes for each symbol you reveal.
The proper free spins round is triggered by landing three or more Koi fish symbols anywhere on the reels; twenty spins are now yours with all wins doubled and you can re-trigger the spins from within this feature.
Hot Ink Online Slot Playing Tips
Don’t be tempted to go for the respins too often, the chances of winning over the long term remain the same however it may appear. Spin once or twice at most and then get back to the base game and also keep an eye on the cost of the spin.
We like this slot; the style of the graphics looks genuinely tattoo-ish and the music should keep you entertained while you play. The variety of bonus features is also refreshingly large.