Do you like tattoos? Do you have any tattoos anywhere on your body? Is it exposed or hidden? Hmm, sorry, it's just my cat-like curiosity when it concerns tattoos. Nah, I don't have them, don't intend to have them either, because tattoos never caught on with me. But I do like to see them, not the normal simple ones though, but those beautiful colourful work of art. Those tattooists are real good artists, I can say that much, and I really wonder how they can keep calm when doing tattoos on women's bare bodies. I certainly can't! Hahaha.
This Hot Ink game is all about tattoos. See that guy in the game there? He's playing with the hot ink, probably waiting for a beautiful lady to come by and ask him to do a tattoo on her body. Hmm, must be a very nice thrilling job being a tattooist, don't you think so guys? Hehehe. Hmm, never mind. This game plays with 5 reels and 4 rows, with 1024 ways to win, and it's something that I don't really like. Not the 1024 winning ways, but the clustering of all those icons on the screen. Looks very crowded to me, and I don't like crowds either. The game also offers a 'Respin' feature for any individual reel to complete a missed winning combination. If you've played games like Wild Orient and Dragon Dance, then that 'respin' feature is the same for Hot Ink too. I don't really like that feature, it eats credits much more hungrily that it could give out wins, so to me, it's all a blardy waste of money.
'Hot Ink' is the Wild symbol, 5 of which pays 1000x the line bet, and does nothing else but only to substitute for other symbols, except for the Scatter symbol. It doesn't double any wins, it doesn't expand, nor does it come stacked. There are 2 types of Scatter symbols in the game. The Bird symbols pays 100x the total bet for 5 of them, getting 3 or more of these Bird Scatters award 20 free spins with all wins doubled, and more free spins can be retriggered too. The Tattoo Bonus symbols also pays 100x the total bet for 5 of them, getting 3 or more of these Tattoo Scatters award the 'Tattoo Bonus' feature game, whereby you click on each of the three albums to win cash prizes. Getting 3 matching symbols award 10 free spins with all wins doubled. Nah, I've never won this 10 free spins so far, only the regular 20 free spins, so I don't even know if those 10 free spins would play and pay as the regular 20 free spins would. The symbols in this game pays from 750x the line bet to 50x the line bet for 5 of each kind.
Without going into too much details, those 20 free spins can pay big but can pay very small too. I've had wins ranging from just 6x up to 67x my bet amount. The Tattoo Bonus games are more stable, with wins from 20x up to 36x my bet amount. The wins can be higher of course, but I haven't got any such huge wins so far, so I cannot say for certain how high the wins could go. Nonetheless, this Hot Ink is enjoyable to play and do give out decent payouts.