Romeo and Juliet is easily the most famous tale of star crossed lovers. This play by William Shakespeare has become immortal through stage and film adaptations in different languages. This article looks at two video slots based on Romeo and Juliet that have done full justice to the theme. That the slots developers are new in the online casino industry is extremely creditable.
Romeo & Juliet is from Blueprint Gaming. The reels are set in the iconic balcony of Juliet’s room. The pair of lovers is the wild symbol and it also awards the highest line payouts. The other symbols are the game logo set in a heart, coat of arms, rose and dove. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. The Lover’s Super Spin feature can be triggered randomly on any spin. You select a heart to win a modifier. These include Juliet Wilds and Romeo Wilds that offer additional payout possibilities. The Lovers Win Spin adds high paying symbols to the reels with a guaranteed win. The bonus symbol is the poison bottle used by Romeo to kill himself. This symbol triggers one of the three bonus rounds. In Romeo’s Mystery Win Bonus you have to pick from three shields. Revealing Juliet will award a cash prize. In the Juliet’s Wheel of Fortune Bonus you have to spin the wheel and win multipliers. In Star Crossed Lovers you are awarded five free spins across two reel sets, which are Romeo reels and Juliet Reels. Romeo & Juliet includes a progressive jackpot as well.
The Gamomat video slot with the theme is Book of Romeo and Julia. The change of name from Juliet to Julia may not go down well with purists, but there will be no other complaint. The highest paying symbols are Julia and Romeo. The other symbols are well-known icons from the story. There is Romeo’s dagger with which Juliet kills herself, a red ribbon used to indicate blood in Shakespearian theatre and the sealed letter was written by the friar to Romeo. The low paying symbols are aristocratically designed playing card icons. The game logo is the wild symbol. It also awards scatter payouts and triggers 10 free spins. A regular symbol is randomly chosen as the bonus. When bonus symbols form a winning combination payouts are first made. Then the bonus symbols expand across the reels and payouts are made again for new combinations if any. You can activate one of two gamble games after any win.