Vampire romance stories have been popular for a long time, and Anne Rice's books about the life of Lestat are a good example. Realtime Gaming has taken advantage of the popularity of this theme by putting together Eternal Love, a game based on a familiar theme of a woman caught between the love of vampires. The theme of this game is captured very well with the graphics and soundtrack, and it feels like you're in the middle of someone's story when you play. This title also has solid gameplay with multiple features that make sense given the concept of the game.
If you're a fan of games with a high hit-rate, then you'll like the fact that this title has a 243-ways format across five reels and three rows. This is a format that Realtime Gaming (read more) doesn't use all that often, but it really makes sense here. With so many ways to win on each spin, you'll get a lot of payouts to keep your bankroll afloat while you wait for your opportunity to hit the biggest wins in the game.
Bet sizes are based on wagers of $0.30 per spin. You can increase this to up to $150 per spin, so it's clear that penny players, high rollers and everyone in between will have plenty of options for their bet sizing.
There are five top symbols in this game. The first is the woman with the green background, and she pays 1,000x for five of a kind. Next up is the man in the suit with the blue background, and you'll give you 500x for five. A win of 250x for five of a kind in the man with the dark hair and jacket with the red background is also available. On top of that, both the blue pendant and red bracelet pay out 125x for five of a kind wins.
It's worth pointing out that all five of these symbols pay out for just two of a kind. That's a pretty big deal, especially considering this game uses the 243-ways format, and it helps the hit-rate quite a bit.
Six different symbols round out the lower end of the pays. They all require at least three symbols to win. The A, K and Q symbols give you 100x, 20x or 5x for five, four or three of a kind. Along similar lines, the J, 10 and 9 symbols can give you 75x, 12x or 3x for five, four or three of a kind. These are reasonable payouts for the bottom end of things, and the way that all six of these symbols are stylized with gothic letters on headstones really fits the theme overall.
The Eternal Love symbol is the wild in this slot (see more here). The key to the value you get from this symbol is in the fact that it's always stacked on the second and fourth reel. While it doesn't give you its own payouts, it does give you a multiplier of up to 3x on your wins. This stacked wild increases your chances of winning and also increases the prizes you receive when you win at the same time.
Scatters and Free Spins
The coin symbol is the scatter, and you can win up to 200 times your total bet for five of a kind with this symbol. Players earn 10 free spins for three or more anywhere on the reels, and you'll also get a random win worth between three and 100 times your total bet in addition to the free spins.
What's more is that the Extended Life feature gives you a chance to get even more free spins if you don't get enough wins from the original set of them. This gives you a chance to get even more value from this feature since you won't go through it and not win anything.
This game captures the theme of the vampire romance story perfectly. It's also a good example of Realtime Gaming showing that they can compete when it comes to producing games with great graphics and features. Overall, this game is of a reasonably high quality, and the gameplay is smooth with a high hit-rate, which is something that players tend to enjoy.