Romeo and Juliet
“Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean” – we are all familiar with the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, written by the great Shakespeare. It’s been told and re-told in various different ways, so it’s only natural that a gaming company decided to tell it in the form of an online casino game. Say hello to Pragmatic Play’s Romeo and Juliet slot game.
In fair Verona does Pragmatic Play also lay the scene for this slot game, set on a backdrop of a night sky under a full moon (presumably the very same night Romeo stood underneath Juliet’s balcony for the first time). Enter into the warring worlds of the Montague’s and Capulet’s as you play for big winnings – at least this way there’s no violent end.
About the developer
Pragmatic Play was founded in 2007 and is beginning to grow rapidly in online mobile and desktop gaming – their main focus being online slots. Their games are currently played in 78 countries, and strive to deliver a great mobile gaming experience. If you’re looking for innovative ideas and creative gaming experience, then why not give some of their other games a try: Aladdin’s Treasure, Hot Safari, Beowulf and Diablo 13, to name a few.
About the game
A basic set up, with good quality graphics, this Romeo and Juliet slot game is a five-reel, three-row slot with twenty-five fixed paylines. The reels are filled with familiar symbols from the story – a white rose, a sword, a bottle of poison, and two characters (one looks like Juliet’s nurse, the other, we’re not so sure). And of course there’s Romeo and Juliet. Of the story symbols, Juliet’s nurse is the highest-value symbol, match 5 of her and you get $50. You also have the lower value symbols, from 10 to ace.
Wild symbol – there are two wild symbols in this game, Romeo and Juliet. They substitute for any other symbol on the reels. Romeo will appear on reel 1 and Juliet will appear on reel 5, and as the game continues, they will each move towards the centre reel – prompting free spins. If they both meet in the middle of the screen, they will turn the entire centre reel into a line of wilds that will remain sticky until the 25 free spins are over.
A famous story that holds a place in everyone’s memory, Romeo and Juliet is a hard story to retell, especially in the form of an online game. Although the free spins round is quite enjoyable, the slot game seems quite basic. It could do with an extra couple of bonus rounds that are appropriate to the theme, to really entertain players. That being said, the game looks nice, and the free spins round is fun.
Game rules can be found within game.