Mon, Dec 24, 4:17am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:30pm
A Medieval Love Story on this Dual Reel Poker Machine
Instead of the usual single set of reels, Dream Rose from Aristocrat has two sets. These play at the same time, side-by-side. Matching symbols which hit the same position in both sets of reels become wild. The theme is a medieval love story. Think princesses, a knight in shining armour and lots of diamonds! Between the reels, you will see a meter which leads to jackpots. Collect roses which appear at random with come symbols to win these prizes.
Why Playing Dream Rose can Lead to a Fairy Tale Ending
There is a lot going on with this pokie. Not only with the unusual design and setup, there are the following interesting game-play elements.
These reels are big. You get 2 sets, each with 8 rows of symbols on 5 reels. This gives you plenty of winning opportunities over the 80 win-lines. There are no regular wilds on the reels – instead you need to match up symbols to create them.
When you get the same symbol in the exact same position on the left and right reels, you’ll see an animation. First, the left side symbol turns green and says ‘wild’. This then moves (with a blur effect) over to the right, turning the matching symbol there wild too.
This can happen at any time, though the dream scenario is to get two of the extra-large symbols in matching positions.
Note that the prince and princess symbols also match. The prince appears on the left and the princess on the right.
At any time while you are playing the base game and always in the free spins, mega symbols can appear on the reels. These show the higher paying symbols and are 3 reels wide by 4 rows tall.
They can create a lot of wins when you match up the left and right reels with the mega symbol. If you get two of them completely on the reels, you will trigger the free spins game.
15 Free Spins with more Mega Symbols
During your free spins bonus, mega symbols are available on every spin. Matching positions of these will cause that big 3×4 block to turn wild on both sets. This is where the biggest wins on the Dream Rose pokie will come from – making up for the fact that the individual line wins are on the small side.
You can retrigger for more spins with 2 more mega symbols completely on the reels.
Some symbols have small roses on them. These look like gems – and appear on the bottom left corner of symbols at random. It is normal to hit a few on each spin, though to make them pay you need at least 5.
In between the reels is a golden meter. This contains lots of holes which the roses go into after you spin. If you get 5, you’ll win the mini-jackpot. To win the biggest (Grand) jackpot, you need to get 15 roses on a single spin.
After each spin the roses disappear. This jackpot game is active during the free spins bonus as well as in the base game.
With two big sets of reels in play, you’ll have a lot of opportunities to hit wins. There are 80 win-lines, with bets starting at 1c per line.
Prince and princess symbols have the biggest prize. These are worth 100 coins for 5 of a kind. This is on the low side, though you have the potential to win this 80 times on both sets of reels. Other big winning symbols include an evil looking black knight, diamonds, lockets and keys.
Aristocrat produce many non-regular setups, though this one is unique in the world of poker machines. With 2 sets of reels, and wilds appearing when symbols match on both sides, there is a lot of potential for winning combinations.
Add to this the mega symbols, free spins and shot at a progressive jackpot every time you spin, and this is a slot which can certainly lead to a fairy tale ending for your bankroll!