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Hot Ink slot

Hot Ink slot
Five years ago, the Microgaming company released Hot Ink slot. Today it is one of the most popular products of the company. And the reason for that is not only good coefficients of the return of the slot but in many respects, its success is due to the original theme. If you start playing free in the demo of this slot machine without the registration, then you will go to the real bets.

After all, in addition to the ability to browse through the catalogue with tattoos, you can earn up to 100,000 coins during free spins and up to 122,500 coins in the bonus game.

Personal testers opinion

The slot has an unusual (for 2011 release) number of pay lines (1024 lines are involved here) and a system that makes re-spin of a separate reel for a progressive cost. Despite the long-running start of the slot machine, it is still popular. After all, you can complete the bonus requirements for it.

And the probability of launching free spins is equal to 1.08%. Also, the special hopes entrust on the usual spins. In it, the probability of a hit is 37.77%, and 76% of the total prize pool is reserved for the payment. However, I still managed to win the maximum prize of 42 coins. Be careful, here to lose everything on bets easily. I would leave only neutral recommendations.

Hidden parameters and settings

  • The frequency of triggering the bonus is statistically every 93rd spins (1.08%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winnings) is 37.77%.
  • The distribution of winnings is equal to 76% in the usual spins and 24% in the bonus.
  • The maximum winning during the tests was 42x.
  • The medium winning from the bonus was 21x.
  • Volatility - 3.11 out of 20 (low).
  • The cycle length is short.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5.71 out of 10.
  • The winning percentage (RTP) is equal to 96.49%, which allows you to get a positive expectation of winning.

Description of the slot machine

The slot machine is devoted to tattoos. Therefore, you will see on the five reels the different tattoos and other symbols that are fully relevant to the theme of the game. The animation here is rather modest, which, however, allows the thematic symbols not to be secondary and remain the main decoration of the game.

The musical accompaniment consists of heavy rock music, which quite corresponds to the chosen theme. The emulator is equipped with a useful option of re-spin, which is located under each reel. That allows you to start each reel separately, which increases the ability to compile the winning row many times. You should remember that every subsequent re-spin could cost a player more than the previous one.


  • Provider - Microgaming company
  • Number of reels - 5
  • Pay combinations - 1024
  • The value of one coin is from 0.01 to 0.25
  • The number of coins per line is from 1 to 10
  • Diapason of bet sizes - from 0.50 to 125
  • The maximum winning is 122 500 coins (Logo of the slot)
  • Wild symbol - yes
  • Scatter - yes
  • Free spins - yes
  • Bonus game - yes
  • The expected percentage of the payment at the slot machine is equal to 96.49%.

Symbols and payments

  • All tattoos will bring you from 3 to 150 coins.
  • Tattoo salon, armchair and master of tattoos will give 15 - 400 coins.
  • Two models - Angel and Lucy work in tandem, and payout the winning, either individually or together. Only together, they will give from 50 to 500 coins, and in their combinations 75 - 750.
  • The hot Ink logo, as well as a Wild symbol, will replace all symbols except scatter. If a wild symbol is formed into the own combination, you can earn 150, 250 or 1000 coins per line.
  • Fish, formed in the symbol of Yin-Yan, will play the role of the scatter. 3 or 5 scatter symbols will give the prize in the amount of 2, 10 or 100 coins and trigger free spins.
  • A tattoo Bonus is a symbol that can appear on any reel. At least 3 such symbols, and you will get in the bonus game plus 2, 10 or 100 coins as an encouragement.

Free spins

When 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols fall out, the player has accrued 20 free spins with a multiplier of x2. The developers say that during their action, you can earn up to 100,000 coins. The repeated appearance of scatter symbols prolongs free spins.

Bonus game

In the Tattoo Bonus of the bonus game, you can win up to 122,500 coins. For you, the separate screen will open, on which will appear a model and three books with tattoos. Click on the books and see which picture will be chosen. If the pictures in all three books match, you will get 10 free spins with the multiplier x2.

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