Another game that is moving us more and more away from the concept of fruit machines and into the realms
of fully-featured Vegas style slot machines, the Immortal Romance slot is -in Little Britain parlance - "summin't else!".
When it first came out I'll hold my hands up, I wasn't sure. I know it is based on the second incarnation of the
Thunderstruck slot, using the same engine but actually quite different.
The random "Wild Vine" feature is based on Wild Storm from Thunderstruck 2 but although it seems to occur more rarely, it often
makes 3 or 4 reels wild which leads to some decent wins from time to time. In fact, the whole Immortal Romance slot seems
to be aimed at making it higher variance (more volatile) which will suit those who don't mind longer periods of nothing
followed by the odd whopper of a hit! Ie: me!
The free spin feature in Immortal Romance is actually 4-way - you get to choose from one of four once you have unlocked them
all (one more gets unlocked every 5 times you get the feature). There's not much between them in terms of how much you win
and I'm guessing that's the idea... but some of them definitely hold a higher risk-reward ratio, especially the first one
you get which gives 10 spins at 5x.
Overall I have to say I think Microgaming have done a good job on balancing higher volatility with entertaining gameplay,
a job that slots like Novomatic's Book Of Ra and Dolphins Pearl
try to do but don't quite manage. I've put up a more detailed review of Immortal Romance on my TS2 micro-site
(Immortal Romance slot review) but suffice
to say it is definitely a slot I am going to enjoy for long time - which is why I have put it up here at GFM.
Footnote:Jackpot City casino are currently offering
players who want to try Immortal Romance for real dosh two seperate 100% match deposit bonuses followed by 30 free spins. See
the baner below: