Valentine’s Victory is what’s known as a combo slot, making it one of the more unusual games on offer, and meaning you won’t find any of the usual Paylines featured in most slots here. (Although you will find a pretty standard five reels and three rows.)
It’s medium variance and developed by Random Logic, the in-house software developer of 888.
Rather than Paylines, winnings are based on up to five combos which can crop up, all including formations of between four and five heart-shaped symbols.
To the right of the reels and against a backdrop of blue sky and sunshine, a little golden-curled Cupid character can be seen floating dreamily away on a cloud, bringing an element of Greek mythology to proceedings. There’s also some subtle detailing including twists of ribbon in the visuals.
Valentine’s Victory is nothing if not cute. But it doesn’t have to be February 14th for you to play or enjoy it.
How to play
It may be a little different to the standard slot fare, but it’s more straightforward to play and get used to than you may think initially, and will appeal to newcomers as well as more experienced players.
Coin sizes in this game range from 25p to £500. The idea is to create the combos of four or five identical symbols wherever possible on the reels.
Valentine’s Victory essentially has seven heart-shaped emblems, all of which are sweet treats of some kind. The highest-paying, a little box of chocs, is worth 500x total wager if you land four of them in a row.
You won’t find any Wild symbols in this game, but Valentine’s Victory does feature a ‘Pick Me’ heart-shaped gift-wrapped icon which activates the bonus feature of the same name.
Pick Me bonus
Land the Pick Me symbols on Reels 1 and 5 in the same spin for the chance to make your selection from the symbols on offer, to discover the multiplier of your total stake.
If you land two combos with one spin, this will activate the Super Combo round. Here, you get one free spin, with all wins being added to your Super Combo win.
As above, but applies when you land three combos in a single spin, with the reward being two free spins.
Super Mega Combo
As above, but applies when you land four combos in a single spin, with the reward being three free spins.
You’ll find a couple of these in Valentine’s Victory, adding considerable interest to the game. The totals, known as Cupid’s Jackpot and Valentine’s Jackpot, are both displayed above the reels. What’s more, they’re won totally at random. However, as usual, the higher your stake, the greater your chances of winning one.
Return to Player (RTP)
Return to Player or RTP in medium-volatility Valentine’s Victory is fairly standard at a whisker under 95%.
Valentine’s Victory is a pretty engaging slot, and comes with plenty of personality, without any cheap gimmicks. Reviewers have praised its solid gameplay, while the many features and those progressive jackpots up the entertainment value considerably.
As long as you’re a fan of sugary love hearts, we’re sure you’ll soon be all loved up. And, if it’s too saccharine to be The One for you, well, plenty more fish in the sea!