Float high above the clouds and join the god of love in Cupid’s Arrow, a romance-themed slot from Eyecon. It’s a 5 reel, 25 reel game that comes with double wild payouts as well as match and win, pick me and free spin bonus rounds. Fire those arrows from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.
The design in Cupid’s Arrow is nothing special – the reels are set against a cloud-filled, celestial backdrop and include lower value A to J playing cards alongside symbols more in keeping with the amorous theme. Look out for laurel wreaths, teddy bears, harps, bouquets of flowers and boxes of chocs. The most rewarding symbols are the bow and a quiver full of Cupid’s arrows – land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll win 5, 100, 200 or 1,000 coins.
The golden heart is the wild. It replaces everything apart from the trio of scatters. Whenever a wild is part of a winning combination, the payout is doubled. Like many slots from Eyecon, there’s plenty to get stuck into here as far as features are concerned.
Match & Win feature – land 3 or more cloud heart symbols from left to right and you’ll win a payout of 5, 15 or 25 times your stake as well as triggering the feature. Just pick clouds until you find a pair that reveal the same multiplier prize. That’s what you’ll then win.
Prize Pick feature – 3, 4 or 5 candy hearts anywhere on the reels awards 5, 15 or 25 times your total stake as well as opening up the Prize Pick. Choose hearts to reveal prizes that can reach up to 100 times your stake.
Free Spins feature – 3 or more Cupid scatters landing in left to right formation triggers this round. As well as a payout of 5, 15 or 25 times your total stake, you’ll also receive up to 9 free spins. The candy heart symbols are replaced on reel 1 by chocolate. Cupid is replaced by candy hearts on all other reels. Watch out for Cupid who can fire arrows at candy heart symbols on the same row and award instant bonus prizes of up to 100x or up to 10 extra free spins. You can win free spins up to 15 times giving you a potential total of 159 free spins.
Cupid’s Arrow follows a similar formula to what we’ve seen in other Eyecon-powered slots. The theme may be celestial but this is by no means a thing of beauty. The visuals are a little clunky and the soundtrack does little to add to the atmosphere.
The features are impressive though, offering plenty of variety as well as some very decent winning opportunities. Even the picks round, which are often pretty pedestrian, can deliver. It’s a low to medium variance game with potential wins of up to 300 times your stake on each spin.
This virtual trip with the god of love didn’t really leave us in a romantic mood. It’s certainly no looker. Delve beyond the surface though and there’s a decent slot here. In this case, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. If it’s love you’re after, Cupid Wild at Heart from Blueprint Gaming is recommended.