Immortal Romance is an online video slot, developed by MicroGaming. The slot has a vampire theme and even though we have seen this many times, and it might seem a bit unoriginal, Immortal Romance has still managed to become some what of a cult classic.
Immortal Romance – Slot Review
Immortal Romance was released at the same time as the Twilight: Break Dawn 1 movie, and this has maybe helped the slot to gain such popularity. All in all, Immortal Romance has a great story, and the audiovisual theme is quite impressive, when you consider the slot was released in 2011.
The stakes range from 30p and up to £30 and have a RTP of 96.86% which is considered high for an online slot machine. This basically means that the player can expect to win £96.86 back, for every £100 they stake. Immortal Romance has a high variance, making massive wins unlikely. More likely is to get many small wins instead. The slot itself consists of 5 reels with 3 rows, and 243 winning ways. A winning combination is achieved when the player lands 3 or more matching symbols, beginning from the first reel. As mentioned above, the slot has a paranormal vampire them, and consists of 4 main characters:
Amber: Descends from a family of Caribbean witches and has supernatural power.
Troy: Born in the 18th century into a Hungarian aristocratic family, now a vampire playboy.
Michael: Academic, 800-year-old vampire, who has a crush on Sarah.
Sarah: Our hero, who believes that aging is a blood disease that can be cured and is vigorously trying too.
Immortal Romance – Slot Features
The Wild symbol in Immortal Romance is the logo of the game, and when it lands it substitutes itself for all the other symbols in the game, except for the scatters. If it replaces itself with a symbol and thereby forms a winning combination, it doubles the payout. The other features are:
Wil Desire: a base game feature that will activate randomly and makes up to 5 reels go crazy, in the sense that it could give the player 1500x the total stake.
Chamber of Spins: if the player gets 3 or more of the Lion Door Knocker symbols, they will enter The Chamber of Spins and receive access to 4 free spin features, that are related to the 4 main characters that was mentioned earlier:
Amber: This feature will award the player 10 free spins with a 5x multiplier. This feature is always available, and if the player reactivates the feature, it will give 20 free spins in total.
Troy: This feature will award the player 15 free spins and the Vampire Bat feature. This will turn the symbols into 2x and 3x multipliers. This feature is available when the player has entered the chamber 5 times or more.
Michael: This feature awards the player 20 free spins and the Rolling Reels feature. If the player gets continuous wins, the feature will increase the multiplier from 2x to 5x. This feature is available when the player has entered the chamber 10 times or more.
Sarah: The feature will award the player 25 free spins and the Wild Wine feature. The Wild Wine appears in the form as a key on the third reel and will change symbols into Wilds at random. If the player gets 2,3,4, or 5 scatters, they will receive 1,2,3 or 4 extra free spins. In total the player can receive up to 29 free spins. This feature is available when the player has entered the chamber 15 or more times.
Immortal Romance – Conclusion
The theme behind Immortal Romance is maybe a bit unoriginal, but the story behind the characters and how this is implemented into the slot makes it a great game and it is not surprising that it has received cult status among slot players. The audio side is also great and provides an atmosphere that is captivating and sets the stage for the game. The feature of the game is also well thought out and they give the excitement that is expected in an online video slot. On the downside, the high variance and lack of massive wins can be a bit frustrating, but if you play the game patiently, it could still be quite a rewarding experience when it comes to winning. Ultimately you can win up to 12.150x the size of your total. On the plus side, it is worth mentioning that this video slot was released in 2011! This makes it generally an impressive slot.
Immortal Romance is a well developed online video slot, where the backstory in particular, is what carries the game. Without it, it would probably never have become as popular as it has, and it would have drowned in the amount of other vampire themed video slots. Overall, Microgaming has nailed it, but there is room for minor improvement.