Microgaming’s Hot Ink Video Slots
Microgaming developed and released a non-progressive video slots gamed titled Hot Ink, which focuses on a tattoo theme centred around the Hot Ink tattoo parlour. The game offers five reels with an astronomical 1 024 ways of winning, and combines graphics, sounds, and bonus features.
The game offers high quality graphics focusing on a few main characters titled Angel and Luci, as well as their accompanying tattoo artists, and includes various tattoo theme symbols, such as flaming dice, lucky horseshoes, glittering stars, winged hearts, oracle or magic eight balls, and four-leaf clovers. Each symbol is tied to its own rewards, and winning combinations of each have different payouts as pre-set by the pay table. The game also includes animations, fitting sound effects, and background music to aid the tattoo parlour theme.
In addition to quality graphics and sound, Hot Ink also offers various scatter symbols, a free spins round, and a Hot Ink logo wild symbol.
The Wild Symbol
The Hot Ink logo acts as the game’s wild symbol. The wild symbol may substitute any of the other symbols, except the scatter symbols and bonus symbols. By representing other symbols, the Hot Ink logo wild symbol can be used to make up the best possible winning combinations.
The Scatter Symbol and Free Spins Bonus
The Yin Yang Koi fish symbol is the scatter symbol in the Hot Ink video slots game. If two of these symbols appear on the reels, the free spins bonus feature will be activated, and players will be immediately rewarded with twenty free spins. In addition, a two time multiplier will apply to the winnings of these free spins, making the Yin Yang Koi fish extra appealing.
The Tattoo Bonus Game
The Tattoo Bonus game is triggered when three or more Tattoo Bonus symbols appear on the reels. Once the bonus game is triggered, players will be presented with three tattoo albums, representing the arms, back, and legs. By clicking on these albums, three tattoos will be revealed.
Players will receive a coin reward for each of the tattoo designs revealed. In addition, if the three designs match each other, then players will receive an extra ten free spins with an additional two time multiplier.
Betting, Playing, and Winning
The Hot Ink video slots game pays out on symbols that are adjacent to each other. Winning combinations are pre-set and may be viewed on the pay table, which is accessible via the ‘View Pays’ button on the screen.
Players do not need to select pay lines per se, but they can adjust the bet denomination and adjust the number of coins bet per line. By selecting the ‘Bet Max’ button, players will be able to select the maximum lines and credits per line. Once all the bets have been selected, the player has to click on the ‘Spin’ button to spin the reels. Once they have come to a stop, the winning combinations, if any, will pay out.
Hot Ink also offers a re-spin feature, which allows players to re-spin the reels after a successful winning reel. Players can run the cursor over the reel itself to determine how much re-spinning a particular reel will set them back.