Immortal Romance - a 243 Ways to Win slot that you might love forever
The Twilight series of books and films at their height and Robert Pattinson is found on every magazine cover as he and Taylor Lautner divided the globe as to whether you were a 'vampire' or a 'wolf'.
It is hardly surprising given the popularity of the series, which built on other Gothic stories of forbidden love, such as Dracula, that slot developers would take heed and produce an offshoot game along those lines. However Microgaming did much more than that; they have produced Immortal Romance, which has all the makings of a bona-fide classic.
Using the popular structure of the Thunderstruck II as its underlying template, the Immortal Romance slot built its own theme and bonuses around that structure, added a fantastic base game bonus which can be randomly triggered and produced one of the very best slots of all time, together with a massive jackpot of over 3.6 million coins available to be won.
Let's take a look at the slot now and discover what it is that makes this supernatural slot so wonderfully terrific!
- Game: Immortal Romance
- Developer: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Pay Lines: 243 Ways to Win
- Minimum Bet: 0.30
- Maximum Bet: 6.00
- Jackpot: 3,600,000 coins
- Free Spins Bonus: Yes
- Other Bonuses: Yes
- Progressive: No
- Volatility: High
It is clear that the Immortal Romance slot has its heritage in the supernatural love stories. The presentation comes complete with a mournful, yet spooky romantic soundtrack which plays as you spin, together with some more dramatic sound effects and visuals as you trigger the bonus features of the slot.
The darker atmosphere of the game also gives it a spooky edge, which makes the game seem edgier than your standard romantic fare. The presentation isn't hugely impressive when compared to the technological achievements in some more modern slots, but where Immortal Romance lacks in presentation, it more than makes up for depth of game play.
What is on the reels?
There are a total of 14 symbols on the reels in Immortal Romance, which is a higher percentage than standard slots, but that does include the Wild and the Scatter. Of the 12 standard symbols, six of them are lower value playing card lows, ranging from the nine through to the Ace. You need to hit five of these symbols on a pay line to earn a win greater than your stake though, but you can win across multiple pay lines per spin which does increase the value of some wins.
The Higher Value symbols start off with what look like some letters under candlelight and a large Gothic building. The four main characters of the slot, Amber, Troy, Michael and Sarah are the four remaining higher value symbols with Sarah having the highest paying jackpot of the quartet.
The only other symbols on the reels are the Wild and Scatter which unlock some of the key bonus features of the slot as explained below.
It is very easy to spot the Wild symbol in the Immortal Romance slot as it is the Immortal Romance logo. It can appear anywhere across the five reels and serves a number of purposes. Firstly, it can substitute for any of the standard symbols to help create multiple winning lines on a spin. Furthermore, if you land Wild symbols in a row across the reels, then you can win up to 50x your total stake for landing five, one across each reel.
Furthermore, all wins that a Wild is part of are subject to a 2x multiplier, which doubles the value of all Wild wins.
It is worth noting that there is a randomly occurring Wild feature in the base game called the Wild Desire feature. Trigger this and between one and all five of the reels will be turned completely Wild, which can of course land you some of the biggest value wins in the base game.
Free Spins features
This is where the Immortal Romance slot goes from being a great high variance game, into being one of the all-time classic slots as, similar to the Thunderstruck II slot, if you can land three or more of the Lion Door Knocker Scatter symbols anywhere across the reels, then not only do you win a cash prize of up to 200x your stake, but you then enter the Chamber of Spins.
Each time you enter the Chamber of Spins, the number of times you have visited increases by one and over time, you will unlock each of the four different Free Spins bonus games in turn. Each game has its own bonus features and an increasing number of Free Spins to be played through. The bonus features are named after the four characters in the slot and the details of their bonuses are:
- Amber Free Spins - Available from the first entry into the Chamber of Spins. Here you receive 10 Free Spins with a 5x multiplier on all wins. You can also re-trigger the bonus feature from within Free Spins offering you up to 20 Spins in total.
- Troy Free Spins - Once you have entered the Chamber of spins for the fifth time, the Troy Free Spins become available. Here you get 15 Free Spins with the. Vampire Bats feature in play. This feature sees Bats flying around the reels on Free Spins, which turn into symbols that offer either a 2x or 3x multiplier on any win using that symbol. If you land two symbols on a line, then the multipliers combine to produce a 6x multiplier win.
- Michael Free Spins - This feature is available after you have entered the Chamber of Spins 10 times or more. You receive 20 Free Spins with Rolling Reels in play, together with a Multiplier Trail which will increase from 2x to 5x with each consecutive Rolling Reel win.
- Sarah Free Spins - After you have entered the Chamber of Spins 15 times or more, then the Sarah Free Spins feature becomes available too. This comes with the Wild Vine feature in play and you receive a huge 25 Free Spins. The Wild Vine appears on the third reel and it can randomly change symbols into Wilds. Furthermore, land two or more Scatters during the Free Spins bonus and you receive 1, 2, 3 or 4 Free Spins in addition to your standard 25.
Once you have entered the Chamber of Spins 15 times or more, then all four bonuses are available each time you enter the Free Spins bonus and you can then select which one to play in future.
Best feature of the Immortal Romance slot
Where do you start when you want to pick the best feature of the Immortal Romance slot? The base game random bonus Wild Desire is a fantastic addition and you can win a massive 1,500 times your stake if you get really lucky but the crown jewels are the four Free Spins bonuses you access from the Chamber of Spins and which you unlock in sequence. Your progress is saved so you don't lose out when you finish a session and this adds a real quest element to the slot which adds depth and excitement.
Immortal Romance may have piggy backed on the same slot framework that gave us the classic Thunderstruck II, but this is an iconic and must-play slot in its own right. Boasting an even higher jackpot than the slot that came before, plus four outstanding Free Spins bonus games, a fantastic and potentially lucrative randomly triggered Wild Desire feature in the base game, this is a slot that has everything you need to keep you playing session after session, year in year out. Few games deserve the title of a truly classic slot, but Immortal Romance is most likely to be one of them. This is brilliant, high variance slot gaming of the highest quality.
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