A brooding dark romance mystery video slot, packed with atmosphere and depth, from Microgaming.
Immortal Romance™ is one of the most popular Microgaming slots, and has always had a big following at EnergyCasino, thanks to a theme that will appeal to players who like dark mysteries, macabre romances, and those who appreciate the recent crop of vampire and neo gothic horror stories.
In terms of layout, Immortal Romance™ has five reels, three rows, and 243 paylines. The game features a Wild (the Immortal Romance™ symbol), that will substitute for any other symbol except for the Scatter, and double a winning combination value. The game also has a Wild Desire feature, that is activated randomly at any time in the game. When the Wild Desire feature is triggered, reels can turn into Wilds – even to the point of all five reels turning Wild. Obviously, this gives the potential for massive wins, and adds a real unknown, with the potential to change everything, to the gameplay.
When playing Immortal Romance™, you will meet several characters, including Amber, Troy, Michael and Sarah – each with their own special features and traits. The Immortal Romance™ Bonus round, the Chamber of Spins, is triggered by landing three or more Scatters (the Golden Lion door knocker) anywhere on the reels. To start with you will only be able to experience Amber’s special feature (10 Free Spins and 5x multiplier), but as you play you will unlock the other characters too; Troy (15 Free Spins & Vampire Bats Feature), Michael (20 Free Spins & Rolling Reels™ Feature) and Sarah (25 Free Spins and Wild Vines Feature).
The game goes into some depth building an interesting story and enabling you to become familiar with the characters’ back stories – for example you can read about Sarah’s scientific experiments – so Immortal Romance™ keeps the interest and intrigue levels high. Think of it as a fully-rounded story that has been turned into a video slot, rather than merely a video slot with a theme.
Slick, atmospheric graphics and dark gothic atmosphere.
Immortal Romance™ boasts slick, detailed graphics, and plenty of atmosphere. Animated particles sparkle in the sunlight, as they enter an old crypt complete with a gargoyle and angel statue, and the reels are trimmed with ornate silverwork. The symbols themselves are details and slick, in an illustrative graphic novel style. When you unlock the Chamber of Spins Free Spins feature, the whole environment changes in terms of graphics – for example, Troy’s Vampire Bats Feature moves the play to a rather creepy graveyard.
The colours are, on the whole, very dark, with flashes of electric greens and warm glowing yellows here and there. Apart from the character symbols, Wild and Scatter, there is also a book with a candle, pen and glass of red wine (or is it blood?), as well as a gothic-style university building. Low win symbols include letters and numbers, all beautifully rendered with art nouveau style flourishes, and atmospheric details like old books, hearts and brass pocket watches.
When you get a winning combination on the higher win symbols, the characters are nicely animated, adding to the depth and enjoyment of the game.
Incredible, immersive audio and endless gameplay
In terms of audio, Immortal Romance™ features a beautiful, haunting piano-based background soundtrack, completing the immersive atmosphere of the game. The soft background music is punctuated at times by more intense sounds, like the thumping of the Gold Lion door knocker Scatter symbol and, during the Chamber of Spins Free Spins feature, the music changes totally. In Troy’s Vampire Bats feature, for example, the soundtrack changes to a heavy rock tune. Details like this help Immortal Romance™ to stand out as something special, and explain why it is one of the most popular video slots at EnergyCasino.
Immortal Romance™ has one of the most complex and detailed stories, and some of the most in-depth gameplay of any video slot on the market, and the production qualities are second-to-non. The audio in-particular – a facet of games that is often overlooked during development by some brands – genuinely adds a lot of atmosphere. With so many possibilities and variations on gameplay, this is one slot that really does offer many hours of enjoyment, and is perfect for those long winter nights.