Based on Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers, Romeo and Juliet is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. This classy looking game comes with wilds that award re-spins as well as a bonus feature that offers 25 free spins. Stakes range from between 25p and £125 per spin.

The design in Romeo and Juliet is rather nice – set against a cloud-filled, moonlit sky, the reels include lower value A to 10 playing cards, a single white rose, a dagger, a bottle of poison and members the Capulet and Montague clans. The most rewarding symbol is the woman in green pulling the Kenneth Williams ‘ooh matron’ face – 5 of these award 1,000 coins.

The undoubted stars of this game are the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, both of whom are wild. When Romeo lands on reel 1, he will move 1 place to the right and trigger a re-spin. These keep on coming until Romeo has exited stage right. The same applies to Juliet – when she lands on reel 5, she moves 1 place to the left and awards a series of re-spins.

The ideal combination is for Romeo and Juliet to meet on their wild travels – if they both end up on the same symbol, they will merge and turn that whole reel into a stacked wild. Better still, you’ll activate the Free Spins feature and be awarded 25 free spins. The stacked wild will remain locked in place for all 25 free spins! The wild re-spins aren’t in play during the feature but the 25 free spins with a stacked wild is still a pretty generous allocation.

We found plenty of action in the base game in Romeo and Juliet – the wilds with re-spins landed very frequently and offered plenty of smaller wins. The free spins feature was much harder to come by but the stacked wild made it worth the wait though.

Shakespeare’s tragedy is considered a classic – the slot version of Romeo and Juliet doesn’t quite hit those heights but it still offers plenty of entertainment. Boasting good design and some innovative features, this is another impressive release from Pragmatic Play. I also recommend you try 3 Genie Wishes from Pragmatic Play which is superb.