Enjoy a virtual romantic break in one of Europe’s most amorous cities in Lucky Valentine, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Goodies on offer from Cupid’s Arrow include random wilds, mega 3×3 wilds, multipliers of up to 20x, and high value symbol spins plus free spins and the Tower Bonus where up to 800x can be won. Head to Paris from 20p per spin.
The design in Lucky Valentine has a cartoon feel – thankfully, it’s not too overloaded with saccharine given the romantic theme. With the Eiffel Tower in the background, the reels include A to 10 playing cards as well as an ice cream, his and hers phones, a teddy bear and a bottle of bubbly. The Valentine’s card is the top paying standard symbol. 5 of these on a payline pays 16 times your total stake.
The usual symbols are joined by a wild which replaces everything bar the bonus scatter. 5 of these on a payline will get you 20 times your total bet (or 400 coins). There are plenty of extras on offer in Lucky Valentine. We’ll start by looking at the randomly triggered features.
- Cupid’s Reels feature – watch out for the tornado that can randomly blow on to the reels. This sucks up all the lower value symbols from the reels making it that much easier to land a higher value combination.
- Mega Wild feature – the animated Cupid flies onto the screen and adds a giant 3×3 wild diamond ring symbol to the reels.
- Love Bomb feature – Cupid fires arrows from his bow and in the process turns a random selection of symbols into wilds. A new payout is made with the new wilds in place.
- Love Multiplier feature – Cupid floats onto the reels and perches himself next to what looks like a bin. He’ll nudge the bin which releases multiplier extras. The more nudges the higher they go. You can boost payouts here by up to 20x.
There are also 2 bonus features that are triggered by landing specific symbols:
Free Spins feature – and 3 of the heart symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin to trigger this feature. Choose 1 of the 3 triggering hearts to reveal how many symbols you’ve been awarded.
Tower Bonus feature – 3 Bonus symbols trigger this variation on the cash trail. Work your way up the tower and win prizes as you climb. Awards of up to 800 times your total stake are on offer if you reach the summit!
Lucky Valentine is a nicely designed slot with a decent range of features – the randomly triggered extras come along regularly and can provide some timely base game boosts. Like many Red Tiger Gaming slots, the triggered features are much, much harder to land.
We feared a schmaltzy overload when we opened up Lucky Valentine – yes, it’s a bit cheesy but it could have been much more overpowering. The features, when you hit them, are pretty good. If Cupid’s arrow works its magic, this Parisian break could prove to be a memorable one. If you like love themed games, Playtech’s Dirty Dancing (which is based on the iconic film) is worth a look.