Slot Review: Immortal Romance
Immortal Romance is a wonderfully dark video slot that takes players into the world of vampires. It is developed by Microgaming, one of the top slot producers in the world who are known for many other classics such as Thunderstruck, Jurassic Park: The Slot and Titans of the Sun. Just like all of these titles, Immortal Romance combines classic slot action with a lot of atmosphere.
The slot features a stunning theme with great HD graphics and a fantastic soundtrack. In fact, at first glance it looks and sounds more like a video game than a slot. Together with the rich backstory and a host of characters that look like they belong in a hit TV show, Immortal Romance is definitely one of the deepest slots out on the market.
Besides having an amazing theme, Immortal Romance is also a very solid slot that boasts great bonus features and an amazing reel layout with 243 paylines. Players can bet between $/€/£ 0.30 and $/€/£ 6 per spin, which means that it’s not the best slot for high rollers or absolute beginners, but rather for the millions of slot fans who are somewhere in the middle.
Overall, Immortal Romance is an absolute joy to play and there’s a reason it has built up a huge fanbase since its release.
Theme and symbols
As we mentioned, the theme is very dark and settled in the realm of vampires. The graphics are beautifully made and the soundtrack accompanies the theme perfectly, including the funky rock song that starts playing as soon as the game’s bonus feature is triggered. The only problem we have with the theme is that it’s so dark that some of the symbols are hard to distinguish from one another. However, once a winning combination is triggered it is highlighted in the game and the player will therefore never miss any of the action.
As always, the game’s standard symbols are the poker symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. They are the lowest paying symbols and will award the player with between 0.16x and 5x the wagered amount. The higher paying symbols are a library and a castle, which pay out between 0.5x and 10x the initial bet. And then there are the characters, who come complete with backstories to lend some depth to the already dense theme. There are four of them and they pay out between 0.66x and 16.66x the bet.
In addition to the standard symbols, Immortal Romance has both a scatter and a wild symbol. The scatter comes in the form of a lion and activates the free spin feature once 3 or more of them show up anywhere on the reels. The Immortal Romance sign is the game’s wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols except for the scatter.
Bonus features of Immortal Romance
Immortal Romance has two fantastic bonus features. The first one is called Wild Desire and is triggered randomly throughout the game. When this happens, up to five reels are turned into wilds. You can guess how many massive wins you can create once this feature is triggered, so look forward to some serious coins once it happens. While the Wild Desire feature is active, the free spin feature cannot be triggered.
This free spin feature is called The Chamber of Spins and it is triggered when 3, 4 or 5 scatters appear anywhere on the reels. The feature consists of four parts, which are led by the four main characters of the game. Here is an overview of the different bonus features:
Amber – This bonus is available from the 1st trigger of the bonus feature. With this feature, the player receives 10 free spins. All wins are multiplied by 5x and the free spins can be retriggered.
Troy – This bonus is available from the 5th trigger of the bonus feature. Here, the player receives 15 free spins with Vampire Bats Feature. That means that vampire bats can randomly turn symbols into 2x or 3x multipliers. In addition, any winnings can be multiplied by up to 6x.
Michael – This bonus is available from the 10th trigger of the bonus feature. The player receives 20 free spins with Rolling Reels. That means that consecutive wins will increase the multiplier up to 5x. In addition, Rolling Reels can award multiple consecutive wins.
Sarah – This bonus is available from the 15th trigger of the bonus feature. Here, the player receives 25 free spins with Wild Vine Feature. The Wild Vine is a special symbol that can appear on reel 3 and randomly transforms symbols into additional substitutes. In addition, 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols will retrigger 1, 2, 3 or 4 free spins respectively.
You can see that the bonus features in Immortal Romance are where the big money is at. Because they are triggered progressively, it makes sense for players to keep playing until they hit the final one. Once they do, they better prepare for some serious wins.
Immortal Romance: Betting options and ways to win
The betting options in Immortal Romance are one of the only thing we can really criticise about the game. The $/€/£ 0.30 minimum bet per spin is a little high for beginners and the maximum bet of $/€/£ 6 per spin won’t really satisfy any serious high rollers.
Still, the betting options should be sufficient for the majority of players, who can definitely win a lot of money in the game, especially once they hit the higher bonus features. The game features an incredible RTP of 96.86%, which is among the highest you’ll find anywhere.
Summary Immortal Romance
What Microgaming has done here is produce one of the most atmospheric slots on the internet. The wonderful theme together with the stunning soundtrack and deep backstories create a very dense experience that not only fans of vampires will appreciate. In addition, the slot features a great reel layout with solid basic payouts and some truly staggering bonus features.
The hunt to reach the higher bonus features will have you playing for hours on end, and collecting some massive wins along the way. It’s hard to describe the feeling when you reach the final feature for the first time, so hang in there and you’ll be rewarded with a lot of fun and even more cash in the end.
Who is the Software Provider: Novomatic
Game Features: Wilds, scatters, free spins, bonus features
Number of Reels: 5
Number of Paylines: 243
Min Coins Per Line: 1
Max Coins Per Line: 10
Min Coin Size: $/€/£ 0.01
Max Coin Size: $/€/£ 0.02
Return to Player: 96.86%