Here’s a slot from Micogaming that has an interesting theme We often see a narrow selection of themes used for games such as pirates, animals, historical characters and film related slots. Here though we have the subject of tattooing, something this reviewer who’s not over keen on needles wouldn’t go anywhere near in real life. When it’s in the safe world of slot games it’s a lot more interesting and needle free thankfully.
This game which has five-reels and a fantastic 1024 ways to win. How on earth does it get that many? Well in this game to get a win you need to get two or more matching symbols anywhere on adjacent reels. This means there’s no decision to be made on how many paylines to activate. Instead you have to decide your stake and how many coins to play on each spin. The minimum cost of playing ‘Hot Ink’ is just a penny and the maximum £125. Not a bad range and you shouldn’t have much trouble placing a bet that you feel entirely comfortable with financially.
With the game being set in a tattoo parlour it was really important for this game to look great and that’s definitely been achieved. Symbols include a flaming dice, 8-ball cherries, a lucky horseshoe, two fighting fish and a charming devil’s heart with wings. No tattoos here with the name of the girlfriend you’ll split up with in a few weeks time.
The ‘Hot Ink Logo’ symbol is the wild symbol in this game and can substitute for other symbols to get you some winning combinations. If you can get five of the wild symbols across the reels this wins you 1000x your bet.
Playing the game isn’t too difficult at all but a look through the paytable and rules plus some free games will be of great assistance.
After each spin of the reels there’s the chance to re-spin particular reels. This is a good little feature but it does come at a cost. The more likely re-spinning will get you a decent win, the higher the charge to get that re-spin. This can get you some good wins but don’t overdo it or your account balance might suffer.
Three of the tattoo bonus symbols anywhere on the reels will get you into the second screen bonus round. Here we see a woman getting ready to be tattooed on her arm, back and leg. I can never work out why you want a tattoo on your back, you can hardly see it can you? Anyway, your job here is to click on the tattoo albums for each of the tattoos and that reveals a prize. An added bonus is that if the amounts revealed are all matching you’ll receive ten free spins.
If three of the Ying and Yang Fish Tattoo symbols turn up on the reels then this gives you 20 free spins and there’s a 2x multiplier too.
This really is a joy to play. It looks and sounds great and the theme isn’t one you see a great deal. The 1024 ways to win format is an exciting one and the re-spins can get you some good wins. The bonus rounds are fun to play too so there’s lots of reasons to recommend this game.