The Love Boat Slots
The Love Boat was an American TV series that was set upon a cruise ship, which would star guest actors from episode to episode. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the series ran between 1977 and 1987 for a total of 249 episodes. The show was a romance themed situation comedy, which would usually feature a number of simultaneous storylines and would also be one of the few hour long shows which would use canned laughter. This slot is based on the TV show and features all of the main characters including Captain Merrill Strebling, Doctor Adam Bricker, the bartender Isaac Washington, ‘Gopher’ Smith who was the ships purser and the cruise director Julie McCoy. The highlights of the game are the features; including a romance based pick me round, free spins and a jackpot draw.
Upon starting the game you’ll find yourself on the deck of the Love Boat, with the rail overlooking the sea, while a plane emits a multi-coloured gas trail across the bright blue sky. The five character symbols are all photographic and these are joined by a number of white silhouette style symbols including a love heart, a doctor’s chart, clinking wine glasses and lifebuoys on the reels. The very 1970’s soundtrack plays throughout your time at the slot and occasionally you’ll see video clips from the show – if you like retro, you’ll love this!
How to Play & Real Money Versions of The Love Boat
Little did they know it back in the 1970’s, but the Love Boat would become a 5 reel, 25 win line slot over a quarter of a century later. The 25 win lines are set, so you’ll multiply your chosen ‘line bet’ size by 25 to see your total stake for each spin. Wins come along when you land at least 3 symbols in a row from left to right on a win line, although the doctor and the captain both pay out wins for hitting just 2 in a row. The captain is the highest paying standard symbol, with 1,000 coins coming your way should you land 5 in a row, while the other four character symbols are worth between 400 and 150 coins for a full house. The white silhouetted symbols are the lowest paying on the reels.
A red outline of the Love Boat is the wild symbol at the game and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the three that activate the bonus games. This is the highest paying symbol of all at the game, with an impressive pay-out of 3,000 coins for five of a kind.
While you may not find romance when playing this cruise ship based slot, you will find yourself loving the features, of which there are three.
The Match Up Bonus – This round is activated by hitting the ships controller on reels 1, 3 and 5. You’ll be taken to a screen showing the silhouettes of six men and six women in a variety of different shapes and sizes. You’ll pick one of each which will reveal a cash prize. Then the game will decide upon the compatibility of the two and award you a 1x, 3x or 5x multiplier.
The Love Doctor Free Games – This feature starts when you land the title scatter three or more times across any of the reels. You’ll have 10 free spins, but you’ll notice a meter to the left hand side of the reels. On the meter you’ll find freezing wilds and more free spins awarded, this meter being filled every time you land the doctor on the reels during the free spins. Should you reach the top of the meter, you’ll be awarded additional free spins and a multiplier.
The Dream Cruise Jackpot – Every time you land a ‘Dream Cruise Ticket’ symbol on reel 5 you’ll win a random number of tickets for the Jackpot draw, the higher your stake the more tickets you’ll win. The jackpot draws are held on a recurring basis and at this point you’ll be taken to a screen showing all of your tickets. The prize number will be revealed one digit at a time and all of your tickets that are still able to win will be highlighted. If you do indeed have the winning ticket, you’ll win the Jackpot amount of €10,000.
The Love Boat has become something of a cult TV show in the years since it ceased being produced and this PlayTech designed slot certainly keeps the spirit of the series alive. Fans of the show will love the game, but even if you’ve never heard of the Love Boat, you should certainly give this slot a go. With three very different and entertaining features, there is something to keep you involved throughout, and who wouldn’t want to win the €10,000 Jackpot amount? Why not hop aboard and give it a go?