For Love and Money Slot
The introduction video clip for this slot is not immediately clear on the topic. You see a damsel in distress, who is rescued by a muscular ‘hunk’ and appears to fall in love. When the shot changes to an author type guy under a tree thinking of all the money his novel will make him, things become clear. This topic of this game is the writing of a love story.
When you see the reels, these are colorful to the point of being garish. This is not helped by the fact the symbols are large enough to feel crowded – with plants growing between them too. I have a strong feeling that this is one of those slots that you’ll either love or hate, though of course, my review will remain as neutral as possible!
How to Win on the For Love and Money Slot
Regular wins are triggered by hitting 2+ of the top symbols or 3+ of the regular symbols on a win-line from the left hand side. There are 15 win lines in total, though this number can be adjusted downwards.
The author is the best paying symbol. 5 of these on a line will get you the 5000 coin top prize, while 4 are worth 2000, 3 worth 150 and 2 a token 10 coins. This is also the wild symbol and will substitute for everything except the scatters, when the wild helps to create a win the prize is doubled from that shown on the pay table.
Next on the pay table comes one of the villains from the opening clip – this is worth 1000 coins for all 5, and pays all the way down to 2 of a kind. The hero is next at 400 coins for 5 – the same prize is awarded for the female object of his affections. There are no playing card symbols on this Rival Gaming powered slot. Instead the smaller wins are made up by more characters from the book, and then objects like a quill pen, rose and two colorful looking ‘love birds’.
There is a scatter symbol in the form of a cupid. This pays a multiplier of your total spin amount depending on how many are in view on the reels. This is 2x that total spin amount for 2 or 3, 3x for 4 and a generous 100x your total spin amount for a set of 5.
Free Spins Bonus Game
3 or more of the cupid scatter icons will also trigger the free spins bonus game. You get 10 free spins to start, regardless of how many more scatters you hit. You can win more spins during the bonus by hitting 3+ cupids again. The main difference between the free spins round and the main game is that all wins come with a 3x multiplier during the bonus games. The remaining spins and total won are kept track of in a box in the top right. This is made to look like a parchment, which is a nice touch in keeping with the general theme.
Setup and Design of For Love and Money
You’ll start the game with a default 15 lines, which can be adjusted downwards if you wish. This game also has a good variation in the size of your coin, ranging from 1c up to $1. You can play up to 5 coins per line, either on manual or automatic play.
As mentioned above, the overall design of this slot is bold, brash and colorful. You’ll hear a bird tweeting in the background, and notice that the reels are encased in a garden setting – there are even plants growing between the reels. Control buttons are a bright pink, with the bold colors of the roses, birds and cupids in particular providing a lot of contrast.
Ok, I’ll let the cat out of the bag – this slot is really not the kind of game which would attract me to go back again for another spin. Not only is the story a little too romantic, the colors are just that bit too intense, and the birds and cupids just a little too ‘cute’.
Having said that this is a solid slot which has been nicely produced. Having the shot at big wins always helps, and in this game the 10,000 top prize can be multiplied by 3 if you hit it during the free spins bonus round.