Hot Ink

Hot Ink

Hot Ink is a tattoo theme slot machine from Microgaming that uses the relatively rare 1024 Ways format. The game has three bonuses with the option to re-spin reels, free spins and a Tattoo Shop pick a box bonus stage.

Game Data

  • Type : 5 Reel + 1024 Ways
  • Coin Sizes : 0.01 - 0.25
  • Maximum Bet : 500 coins
  • Jackpot : 1,000 coins
  • Wild Symbol : Yes
  • Bonus Features : Free Spins + Pick a Box
  • Multipliers : Yes
  • Gamble : No
  • Volatility : Medium
  • Software By : Microgaming

Hot Ink Slot Machine Review

Tattoos have become much more mainstream in recent years with nearly 38% of Generation Y in the USA in 2010 sporting at least one tattoo. The art of tattoos has also been showcased in popular TV shows like Miami Ink, LA Ink and London Ink. Now Microgaming have released a tattoo theme slot machine called Hot Ink.

Hot Ink uses the relatively rare 1024 Ways format that works in the same way as the more common 243 Ways games just with more ways. To achieve mor ways to win the game uses a 4x5 symbol layout instead of the usual 3x5 layout.

Luckily you do not have to bet on each individual way to play. Instead a bet of 50 credits activates all 1024 ways. You can bet up to 10 credits per way which multiplies you way wins and increases the potential jackpots. Coin sizes on Hot Ink range from 0.01 to 0.25.

On the reels the Hot Ink logo is the wild symbol and pays 1,000 coins for five of a kind or 10,000 coins if you are betting max. There are then two ways to hit the second highest pay of 750 coins with either five Angel or Luci symbols. Third highest way win is 500 coins for five mixed Luci or Angel symbols.

In total there are 40 different winning combinations on the reels which give you lots of ways to win. You can also win on many different ways in a single spin so for example if you get the five wilds you will also get a lot of other five of a kind wins at the same time.

The Fish symbols are scatters and award the free games. Get three or more and you win 20 free spins with all wins paid double. This increases the top jackpot to a big 100,000 coins. The free games can be re-triggered an unlimited amount of times although the re-spin feature cannot be used during the free spins.

The second bonus on Hot Ink is the Tattoo Bonus which is triggered by getting three or more of the Tattoo Bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. You then move to a second screen stage where you have three books. Click each book to reveal a tattoo style. Each pick awards a bonus win and if you match three tattoo styles you also get 10 free games. You can win up to 122,500 coins with this bonus.

Hot Ink also has a reel re-spin feature. This was first seen with the Retro Reels slot and gives you the option of re-spinning any of the five reels at the end of a paid spin. The re-spins are not free and the cost of each re-spin is based on the potential rewards. While it is great to have the re-spin option, the cost of some of the re-spins is prohibitive.

All in all, Hot Ink brings the tattoo theme to the reels well. The bonus stage captures the theme and the 1024 Ways mean there are over 1,000 ways to win on every spin.

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