This is quite interesting from developers Microgaming, an online slot game based on the culture of tattoos. Tattoos may have a certain target demographic, but a game based on the artistry of the craft is pretty universal. The slot is called Hot Ink and, being of the theme it is, is rather quite colourful and vivid. Here Microgaming definitely deserve a nod, as they’ve time and again become known for their notable theme work. The sound track and Symbols also pull together the majority of the slit’s theme.
The pokie itself is 5 reels wide, and consists 1024 ways to win. This effectively means that there are lots of smaller wins more often, over slightly larger ones less often across pay lines. Microgaming have also laid out enough buttons and widgets to add quite a degree of choice to the betting, so a goodly range of players can experience the game. There are Wilds, an interesting free spins feature and a somewhat standard free spins feature in Hot Ink slot.
The Theme Style of Hot Ink Slot
The artistry behind a well done tattoo is always evident and has led to some stunning designs. As a slot theme this may be rather unusual, as the relation between tattoos and slots is rather far off, but because of the imagery and symbolism that this theme induces on the reels the theme of Hot Ink slot still looks good. For sound effects players can expect some hard rock to accompany them onto the reels, which creates a rather energetic atmosphere for a slot. The backdrop to the game is a collage of different tattoos which highlights the theme and reels effectively.
With a tattoo themed slot game it is fair to expect some pretty spectacular symbols on the reels, what with all the possibility. In reality Microgaming did actually quite well, replacing their usual lower valued playing card symbols for intricate tattoo designs in various colours. The main symbols focus more on the tangible aspects of the tattooing industry, like various clientele, the tattooist himself, that famous tattoo chair and a tattoo shop. The latter symbols are a rather weird choice but works to attribute this slot to the entire industry, as opposed to just the resultant effect.
Featured Bonuses Incorporated into Hot Ink Slot
Even a slot as artistic as this one requires a few bonus features to keep the players entertained for a length of time. Fortunately Microgaming have done this a couple of times before and have made the wise choice of involving a few. The Wild symbol is always a fun addition, and just increases the chances of combinations forming, especially in a 1024 ways to win slot.
There is also a Respin feature, which enables Australian online slots players to spin individual reels after a spin to try and acquire more combinations. This does cost coin to do and in the long run doesn’t really improve the odds, but can be fun for a spin or two.
The two features that offer free spins in this game are a tattoo bonus game and a Koi fish Scatter. Hot Ink slot’s Scatter triggers 20 free spins with doubled wins when 3 or more land on the reels. The tattoo bonus game is triggered through same name bonus symbol and is a mini game where players match up tattoos from 3 different books of them. Match 3 to win 10 free spins with doubled wins as well. Otherwise the game awards prizes based on the revealed tattoos.