Booming Games drop this saucy little number on us from a great height. It’s a nice slot with a risqué but interesting theme. Based around a world of scandal and the conflicting love interests of the super-rich, La Romantica takes you off to a place of which you probably have little knowledge.
Presented over a standard 5 x 3 setup with 20 paylines, this slot follows the turbulent love lives of four main characters. With wins that stretch to a massive 25,000x the line bet value, there could be a serious argument for sitting pretty and holing out for this one to go wild. There are also some nice bonus wins to be had from the game’s free spins round, with a wild reel for yet more chance to win.
A soap-opera of scandal and romance
The traditional slot themes of Asian princes, lucky Irishmen, monsters and spacemen are not relevant here. This one is presented like a TV soap, with characters that you might want to affiliate with – we’re sure you’ll want to affiliate with them. The old rich old man and his gold-digger wife, a sweet, young and innocent girl and a tall, dark and handsome stud roving around half naked. It’s like Love Island meets Dynasty, and it’s a lot of fun to be honest.
The Life of the Wealthy
Spin the reels to get the character chatting and more, if they get on particularly well you’ll be looking at some cash coming your way. The amount of that cash will depend on how many symbols you get in line across the active paylines. You can play with a setup running from just one payline to the full 20, with the ability to place bets from 0.03 to 3.00 credits. The setup does give you a nice range of options and we like that control. Take a rick on 3.00 credit line bets and potentially get a win of 75.000 coins. Insanely good.
The bonuses of playing out your life in public
There’s a tasty bit of bonus material here, a treat for the true fans of course. The wild in the game comes in the form of a postcard of two lovers. It replaces other symbols to form wins and make prize=winning combinations.
Present as a bottle of heart medicine (yes that is weird) is the scatter. Bringing a bet multiplier of up to 300x your win when you get three or more across the reels, as well as a host of questions about what the hell it is and who it’s for. It also brings ten free spins with an active reel of wilds that stay in place throughout, this one is good for cash boosts.
La Romantica is a quirky slot, with an interesting twist. The visual are nice, the soundtrack a little sickly but bearable, but the real value here comes from the potential prizes. The bonuses can flair up to ridiculous prize amounts, making it worth the long haul. That addition of the storyline gives the whole thing a point, which if we’re honest, most slots just don’t have.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring