Thu, Jul 12, 5:16pm by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Fri, May 15, 10:17am
There was a period of time a few years ago when vampire-themed TV shows and movies were everywhere. Immortal Romance takes a storyline ‘inspired’ by Twilight – and turns in into a hugely popular slot.
Immortal Romance shares a setup and list of bonus features with Thunderstruck II. It is different enough in terms of graphics, atmosphere and sound effects to be enjoyable even if you are familiar with that slot. Both pokies are from online slot specialists Microgaming.
Bonuses are focused on the ‘Chamber of Spins’. As you visit this, you unlock bonus games themed on the different vampire characters. There are separate games for Amber, Troy, Michael and Sarah. You’ll also get a ‘Wild Desire’ random bonus in the base game.
With the ability to win up to 3.645 million coins in a single spin, Immortal Romance pokies deliver more than a great storyline.
Like all Microgaming Pokies, you’ll be able to check out Immortal Romance in demo mode before you play for real money. This will allow you to see the features and get a flavour of the complex love story of the vampire theme. Keep in mind that playing for free means your progress through the chamber of spins won’t be saved. If you want to get to the ‘Sarah’ free games over several sessions, then playing for real money is a must.
There are no complex decisions on the optimal number of win-lines and coins to make before you can enjoy Immortal Romance. This game uses an all-ways setup. That means any 3+ matching symbols on reels from the left triggers a win. As long as there are no full-reel gaps, any combination counts. In all, there are 243 winning paths from left to right over 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols on each. Bets are in increments of 30 coins.
You’ll want to see the gothic ‘Immortal Romance’ logo as often as possible. This is a wild, which doubles any win it forms a part of. It is also the highest paying symbol, worth 1500 coins for the maximum 5 of a kind.
There are 4 vampire characters that make up the highest paying of the unique symbols. These are Amber, Troy, Michael and Sarah. They have max prizes of between 500 and 350 coins. Two more symbols, showing a chamber and a castle complete the unique symbols. Playing cards have been given an elaborate gothic makeover, these are used for your smaller wins.
The final symbol is a demonic-looking golden door knocker. This is a scatter symbol, which pays based on the total number anywhere on the reels. If you get 3 or more, you’ll enter the chamber of spins.
Most online pokies have a single bonus feature – with some wilds or other base game extras on top. Immortal Romance has 4 different free spins bonuses. Each one comes with a unique song and graphics that tie in with one of the vampire characters.
What is unique about these bonuses is that you need to visit the ‘Chamber of Spins’ multiple times before you unlock all of them. You need 3+ scatter symbols to trigger a bonus. The first 4 times you do this you only get the Amber free spins. After the 5th you unlock the Troy spins – and can choose either one. As you hit 10 then 15 visits, two more (Michael then Sarah) spins become available.
Each vampire has a story, you can access this via the paytable. You can read it, or have it narrated. This gives the background of each vampire – and gives you clues as to the evolving storyline.
This bonus gives you 10 free spins. They can be retriggered with 3 or more scatters. The advantage here is that each one comes with a huge 5x boost compared to the regular paytable. Wins with wilds are doubled on top of this.
You’ll get the next instalment of the Immortal Romance story, and unlock the Troy feature, from your 5th visit to the chamber. This bonus has a ‘vampire bats’ feature. The creatures will fly onto the reels, adding wilds with 2x or 3x multipliers where they land. If they land on the same spot, this becomes a 6x wild. There are 15 free spins to take advantage of the vampire bats.
Rolling reels come into play for the Michael bonus You get 20 free spins to start with. Each time you win the winning symbols disappear. Other symbols drop into the gaps, with new ones falling from the top of the reels into their place. More wins can be created. Each time they are, your win multiplier increases.
If you are lucky enough to get a cascade of 5+ wins, you’ll be enjoying a 5x multiplier each time. This bonus becomes available on your 10th visit to the Chamber of Spins.
The final bonus you can unlock becomes active on your 15th visit to the chamber. This involves a ‘Wild Vine’ feature. A special symbol appears on reel 3. This becomes animated, growing out to touch other symbols at random. They then turn into wilds.
You get 25 spins this time. You can add extra spins (up to 4 at a time) when you hit between 2 and 4 scatters during this bonus.
Yes, a ‘Wild Desire’ random feature can add extra wild symbols to the reels on any spin. Those wilds can create multiple wins via the ‘all-ways’ system. Wins with wild symbols pay double.
No, MicroGaming slots are not currently available for real money at Australian online casinos. You’ll be able to access free-play versions of this slot – though a VPN may be needed to get around geo-blocking.
No, though the biggest win from a single paid spin is certainly jackpot sized. You can win more than 3.6 million coins each time you spin. This would require a bonus feature with big wins and multiple retriggers. There is plenty of big win potential that does not get close to this number with the wilds and win multipliers in the various bonus features.