Immortal Romance Basic information:
Remember Twilight? No, don't walk away yet, hear me out. It turns out the who concept actually works pretty was a theme for a pokie game. Rather than pale and cloying twenty-something-year-old ‘teenagers' we have slots, money and bonuses.
Created by the skilled programmers and designers responsible for the Microgaming gaming software, one of the most popular and powerful gambling software systems ever developed, Immortal Romance is a pokie game released at the end of 2011, at the height of the Twilight craze. The game has obvious heavy inspiration from this media, with the general basis being the true love between a young woman and a man many decades her senior. Immortal Romance indeed.
The Microgaming software platform runs on most devices which support Flash operation, this means most computers and laptops, as well as many tablets and other mobile devices.
Immortal Romance comes with a total of 243 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 1
- The maximum coins bet sits at 10
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 0.02
- The return to player offered by this game sits at around 96.8%, towards the higher end of RTPs.
In order to access most of the option the player need only click on the options button on golden bar at the bottom of the screen. Once opened the options are displayed under three headings, there are as follows:
- Game Play Settings
Here the player has the option to enable quickspin in both regular and freespin games, this speeds up the reels so there is less time waiting around.
- Sound Settings
This section comes with four options. The first option switches off all sounds, which can also be accessed via the main game page. The options switch of individual sound sources, including game sounds, win sounds and background sounds.
- Balance, Bet and Win Values
Here the player can choose whether they wish to display their currency as either coins or credits.
Other Helpful Additions
The regular game page comes with a Bet Max button, which sets coin size and coins bet to max and automatically starts a spin.
From here the user can also click on the expert button on the golden bar on the bottom of the page to bring up a more customisable experience. This allows the user to change the amount of coins which they bet in more ways, and access the autoplay options.
The autoplay section gives the player access to 10x and 25x quickspin options. This also has an autoplay button which can be clicked to set further rules. These rules allow the player to enter a custom amount of spins to complete and choose between two spin-end settings. The first of these settings allows the player to stop when all spins are complete. The second allows the spins to stop when wins equal or exceed a certain amount.
Also offered on the game itself is question mark icon which, when clicked, leads the user to a help page to answer any basic questions which the user might have. By clicking the view pays buttons on the lower-left side of the page the player can check the various payout amounts and bonus game features.
Immortal Romance also comes with a stats button on the golden bar at the bottom of the screen. When this is clicked it brings up a display showing various statistics from the current game session. this includes total spins player, session time, spins per hour and the top three highest wins by the player.
Talking about the background of this really just involved talking about the whole Twilight phenomenon which became popular extremely popular around 2010.
The general concept was that a mopey girl who didn't fit in at her high-school formed a bond with a strange boy who also didn't fit in. It just so happened that this boy was a: incredibly handsome, b: a sparkly vampire and c: 5 times her age. Apparently it was easier to make a 100 and something year old go to high-school than just pretend to be home-schooled.
It was the whole romance plot combined with the concepts of fate and love that really helped the series reach the incredible level of popularity it did. This was followed by films and other media, along with numerous knockoffs which aimed to take advantage of the theme and popularity.
Immortal Romance is one of those knockoffs, though one which many would argue is better than the original. The story in Immortal Romance involves adults and witches, though the age differences are still horrific. If you care to read about the story you can do so in the view pays section of the game.
Other Features and Bonuses
The wild symbol in this game comes in the form of the of an Immortal Romance symbol set on a background of teal, this symbol also doubles the win gained on a winning payline.
- 3 of these give a bonus of 1
- 4 give a bonus of 2.5
- 5 give a bonus of 15
These can substitute for any icon except the scatter symbol.
The scatter symbol comes in the form of a golden lion headed door knocker. gaining three of more of these gives access into the Chamber of Spins Bonus Game. If this game is accessed multiple times it can unlock other bonus games.
The scatter symbol multiplies the total bet which was placed by the scatter bonus, which is then added to the regular winnings, these do not need to be on an active payline to payout.
- 2 of these give a bonus of 0.30
- 3 give a bonus of 0.60
- 4 give a bonus of 6.0
- 5 give a bonus of 60.0
The Wild Desire Bonus Game is activated randomly during the regular slot game. When this is actiavted up to 5 of the reels are transformed into wild reels. During this game the regular scatter and wild symbols do not appear. The free spins bonus can also not be activated when this game is running.
The Chamber of Spins Bonus Game operates in four different tiers. Which one is accessed depends on how many times that the bonus games has been accessed, in total.
Amber Bonus Spins
This game is accessed from the 1st to the 4th trigger of the free spins game. In this the player is given 10 free spins with a 5x multiplier. Free spins can be retriggered within this game.
Troy Bonus Spins
The game is accessed from the 5th to the 9th trigger of the free spins game. In this the player is given 15 free spins and the vampire bats feature. This feature randomly turns symbols into 2x or 3x multipliers. The maximum multiplier which can be awarded is 6x.
Michael Bonus Spins
This games is accessed from the 10th to the 14th trigger of the the free spins game. In this the player is given 20 free spins with the rolling reels feature. With this, consecutive wins increase the multipliers from 2x up to a maximum of 5x.
Sarah Bonus Spins
This game is accessed from the 15th trigger onwards of the free spins game. In this the player is given 25 free spins and access to the wild vine feature. This involves a vine symbol which can occur on reel 3. If this does appear then it randomly transforms other symbols into additional wild symbols. This game can also generate further free spins if scatter symbols appear. 2, 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols will retrigger 1, 2, 3 or 4 free spins, respectively.
How to Play:
In regular play the user needs only select the amount of coins they wish to bet (between 1,5 and 10) and the coin size. After this they simply click spin. Alternately the bet max button can be clicked to automatically spin once at maximum betting settings.
If the expert mode is run by clicking on the expert button on the golden bar on the bottom of the screen autospin options are offered, and the player can choose exactly how many coins they wish to bet, within the 1-10 range.
The expert version gives 10x to 25x autospin, plus a button to further customise the spin rules. These allow the player to enter their own amount of spins as well as stop when either this number of spins are completed or when a certain amount is won or exceeded.
Overall Design and Usability:
This game could have easily just have been a simple cash in, but it is anything but. Everything in this game is well suited to the theme, including the card symbols. With an actual backstory and nice graphics, this game really impresses. The look is so nice, in fact, that it can easily appeal to those who may despise its inspiration.
When it comes to usability Immortal Romance offers most of what you would expect. This is a way to win game though, so paylines cannot be changed. Other betting, autoplay and stop options are all great. The game itself runs well and is fast to respond.
Where to find it:
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You don't need to be a fan of Twilight and vampires to enjoy Immortal Romance. This is a game developed with real care and attention, in ways many others are not. Easy to understand, quick to play and with a couple of fun bonus games, this is one which stands towards the top of what Microgaming has to offer. Check it out if you want something new, you might be surprised at what it has to offer.
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