The dating show is a type of program which has exploded in popularity in recent years, with viewers enjoying shows from First Dates to Love Island. Each has its unique appeal and resonates with the population at large. Those at Playtech Vikings have tapped into this new enthusiasm for the dating show by creating this exciting and cleverly themed slot game, Lovefool. The game is played on a 5-reel 3-row board with 25 ways to win. To win combos, players must match the romantic symbols in matching formations across the board from left to right. Bonus features for Lovefool include gift box wilds, expandable wilds, multipliers, sticky symbols, as well as a hold and re-spins feature. Bets for Lovefool range from 50p to £37.50 per spin. The maximum win for this game is 50,000 x your stake. Lovefool is a medium to high volatility slot game wrapped in a romantic bow, with a return to player percentage of 96.32%.
Graphics and Theme
Playtech Viking have gone for a shiny tabloid theme for this game, complete with bright pinks and sparkling purples. The finish is high quality, with well-drawn symbols and seamless gaming dynamics. This game’s background is a soft-focus love hearts motif with hearts of various opaqueness appropriate for the dating theme. The board is a fairly simple design with few features beyond the few sheening corners dancing in the light. The regular symbols look like a collection of letters and numbers.
On the other hand, the specials are a selection of the dating show’s contestants smiling radiantly. These include both male and female contestants. Lastly, the hearts with cash values that crop up on the board make a pleasing sound and are decorated with luminescent edges. The music is a gentle lounge rack that might be playing in a relaxing café that one of the dates could take place.
There are plenty of fun bonuses for Lovefool. The first concerns the gift box wild. This wild can only land on the three middle reels. It can step in for all of the regular symbols. Every time that you land a gift box wild, it will expand to cover the whole reel on which it has landed. In this way, it is possible to land up to 3 expanded wilds on the centre three reels, giving you access to bigger prize potential.
The next bonus focuses on the heart symbol, which can land on either reel 1, 2 or 3. This symbol comes with an attached multiplier between 1x and 100x your stake values. To bank the cash symbols on the three first reels, you need to also land 2 of the bouquet scatters symbols simultaneously. These flowers scatters will only land on reels 3, 4 and 5.
In this sequence, one of the bouquet scatters then turns into another heart cash symbol, while the other scatter turns into a multiplier which will be applied to that spin. These multipliers range up to 5x. Landing just two of the bouquet scatters is the minimal requirements for triggering this feature.
Alternatively, if you land three bouquet scatters simultaneously this will trigger the Valentines bonus round. All of the heart symbols on the reels become sticky for this round. Two scatters will also turn into sticky cash symbols too. Then the third turns into a sticky multiplier symbol.
Finally, this will trigger the Hold and Re-spins feature. You will only land new heart symbols, blanks, or special award jackpot symbols on the reels for this feature. If you get a spin with only blanks, the feature will end. If you land symbols in all places on the reels or fill them with blanks, all the cash that you have accrued during the round will be deposited in your total. You should especially pay attention to the fixed jackpot symbols as there are three fixed jackpots up for grabs during the Streak Re-spins feature. The special awards symbol during this feature will reveal the jackpots. You need 3 of the jackpot symbols to match to win one of the following jackpots:
Minor jackpot =250x your stake
Major jackpot =2,500x your stake
Grand Jackpots= 50,000x your stake.
Playtech Vikings makes setting up and playing Lovefool easy with a range of betting options provided along the bottom of the screen. Using this menu, players can set the bet per spin and win and loss limits. Once these parameters are set, players may spin the reels. This can be done either using the manual spin button or by setting up automatic spins. To win, players must match symbols across pay lines from left to right.
Lovefool on Mobile
Lovefool can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.