Hot Ink

Hot Ink is a fun, tattoo-themed video slot from Microgaming that features caricatures of artists and models from a tattoo parlour. It’s a five-reel non-progressive game with 1,024 ways-to-win and exciting features like scatters, wilds, bonus features, and free spins, topped off with a maximum jackpot of 10,000 coins.

It’s a good choice for slot players who like unusual themes and not just the latest games that are based on box-office movies or feature new 3D technologies. It’s affordable for all types of budgets with a betting range of 0.50 up to 125.00 and a coin bet range of 0.01 up to 0.25.

The theme is very rock ‘n’ roll which is emphasised by the upbeat rock music soundtrack that accompanies you as you spin the reels. The symbols include a picture of the outside of the Tattoo Parlour, an Artist’s Chair, Angel, Luci, and five tattoo designs which are the Flaming Dice, the Winged Heart, the Horseshoe, the Star, and Cherries. There are also three special symbols which are the wild, the scatter, and the Fish which triggers the free spins feature.

Wild symbol:
The wild symbol is represented by the Hot Ink Logo and it replaces all other symbols in the game to help make winning combinations (apart from the scatter).

Scatter symbol:
The scatter symbol is represented by the Yin-Yang symbol, and if three or more of them appear anywhere on the reels, you’ll receive twenty free spins.

Free spins round:
As we’ve just mentioned, three Yin-Yang scatters will automatically reward you with twenty free spins, and during this round all payouts will be doubled, plus you can retrigger the feature if another three scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. There’s the potential to win up to 100,000 coins during this round which is pretty impressive.

Bonus feature:
If three, four or five bonus tattoo symbols appear on the reels, you’ll be taken off to a second screen where you’ll need to open three picture albums (one of an arm, one of a leg and one of a back) which contain different tattoos. If you can make a complete set then you’ll receive an additional ten free spins during which time all wins are doubled.

Re-spin feature:
For a small cost, you can choose to re-spin the reels for the chance to rake in even more cash.

Our verdict:
If you’re into tattoos and rock music, then Hot Ink is instantly going to float your boat. However, even if that’s not your usual cup of tea, this slot offers a huge number of winning chances, and it’s a refreshing change from many of the more ‘normal’ online video slots.