Wild Wild Romance Slot Review
June 1, 2022
Here’s a question for you, players: what do vampires and the Wild West have in common? ‘Not much till Wild Wild Romance came along,’ we were going to say. However, after being drawn in by Google, we uncovered a subgenre of Western vampirism. It may appear to be a niche market for the time being, but who knows, zombie gunslingers may reach critical mass in the future. We returned to Wild Wild Romance after that brief distraction, a slot set in the Wild West with boys, gals, full reel wilds, and four bonus rounds to unlock. The cowboy thing is basically a façade for an engine and bonuses borrowed from Microgaming’s zombie classic, Immortal Romance, if the game’s title wasn’t enough of a signal.
Betting and Prizes
While the numbers in Wild Wild Romance are relatively similar to those in Immortal Romance, there are some differences to consider. The RTP is nearly same, implying that players would receive a decent 96.8% at the maximum setting, however the return value drops dramatically at lower levels. Volatility is considerable, and hits occur at a rate of little less than one in every three, or 31.21 percent to be precise. Any device can be used with stakes ranging from 30 cents to £/€19.50 per paid gaming round.
The cowboy/cowgirl shenanigans take place on a 53-game grid with a 243-way pay system. The symbols are all heavily influenced by Western culture, with 9-A royals at the bottom of the table, followed by gold bars and safes, and finally two female and two male characters. For the lows, a five of a kind victory pays out 3.33-5x the bet, and for the highs, 8.33-16.67x the wager. Crossed pistol wilds can appear on any reel and substitute for all other pay symbols, with five of them across a pay line paying up to 50 times the stake. Finally, when wilds are substituted, any win is doubled.
If you’ve played Immortal Romance, you won’t need to read this part because the two games have similar features. The names may have changed or vanished entirely, but players still have access to Wild Showdowns and four different types of free spins.
This feature, originally known as the ‘Wild Desire’ in Immortal Romance (perhaps the best random feature in slot history), appears at random and turns up to five reels completely wild. When Wild Showdown is active, you won’t be able to activate free spins, but if all of the reels become wild, you’ll hit the game’s maximum win.
Unfortunately, none of the characters or their matching free spin bonus rounds have names, rendering the game personalityless. Whatever the case may be, landing three, four, or five scatter symbols will get you access to them as well as a reward of 2x, 20x, or 200x your stake. Players are offered 10 free spins for the first four triggers, with all wins increased by x5. When you reach 5, 10, or 15 triggers, you can select between the first bonus round and one of the following:
- 15 free spins with a random multiplier of x2 or x3 in the Wild Tumble feature. A multiplier of up to x6 can be awarded.
- Rolling Reels feature – Rolling Reels gives you 20 free spins. Rolling Reels keeps a streak of wins continuing while also increasing a win multiplier from x2, x3, and x4 to x5 before maxing out.
- Wild Lasso feature – Wild Lasso awards 25 free spins. On reel 3, keep an eye out for the Wild Lasso. The Wild Lasso changes symbols into wilds at random. When you get 2, 3, 4, or 5 scatters, you’ll get 1, 2, 3, or 4 free spins.
Theme and Design
Wild Wild Romance has a livelier appearance than its predecessor. It’s not that it’s better in terms of graphics; in fact, it appears to be a little drab, but the sun is shining in a dusty one-horse village that would disintegrate Nosferatu in an instant. The viewpoint may not be to everyone’s liking. Aurum Signature Studios, a Microgaming partner, has used a style that we’re currently deciding whether or not we like. There’s something odd about the clean-cut cartoon aesthetic, a little Stepford Wives about it. The symbols, on the other hand, are quite typical. Maybe it’s because the town’s structures appear immaculate, as if the game was built on a movie set rather than in the weeds. Anyway, I’m not sure, so let’s go on.
Is Wild Wild Romance so fantastic that it needed two names? If you’re a fan of vampires and the Wild West, or simply prefer Immortal Romance’s gameplay in a brighter atmosphere, the answer is almost certainly yes. Wild Wild Romance has its share of exciting moments, and its maximum win of 12,000x the stake is still amazing.