Slot Review of Queen of Hearts Deluxe by Novomatic
Queen of Hearts Deluxe online slot was created by Novomatic subsidiary Greentube and is themed to Love and Romance. There are 5 reels with 3 symbols on each and up to 10 paylines. You will also find a Wild symbol, a Scatter symbol that launches free games and a double or nothing round.
Queen of Hearts Deluxe Free Games
When you land a combo of 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, 8, 15 or 20 free games rounds are launched respectively. At the end of each spin Cupid may appear and start placing random Wild heart symbols on the reels, which can help to create, complete or extend winning combinations. The start button launches one spin of the reels and the multipliers will be the same as during regular spins. Combinations land more frequently during this round than in normal play and if three more scatter symbols land during the free games session, you will win another round of Free Games.
Symbols and Multipliers
When identical symbols land on adjacent reels, along an active payline from left to right, starting with the leftmost reel, they are considered to be winning. Only the highest win per line will be paid. This slot has a Yellow Rose, a Palace, a Crown or a Ring themed symbols and playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Their multipliers are found in the paytable and are applied to the bet per line.
The Wild symbol is a Heart and awards its own multipliers for combos of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 symbols. It can also be used as a substitute for all other symbols except the Scatter to complete or extend existing combos
A blonde lady is the Scatter symbol, it can land anywhere on the screen and awards multipliers for combos of 2, 3, 4 or 5 symbols. Additionally 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols award you with 8, 15, or 20 free games
If you have felt the thrill of the free play versions of online gaming, imagine just how much more exciting it can get if you play for real money.
Double or Nothing
When a winning combination lands, at the bottom of the screen you will see the amount that you have won. You can now choose to collect your winnings using the Collect button or gamble them in the Double or Nothing game using the Gamble button. A new screen will open and you will see the back of a playing card with a heart design which rapidly changes from red to blue. To the left of it is a Red button and to the right, a Black button that says Black. At the top of the screen you will see the Gamble and Gamble to win amounts and the previous 5 cards are displayed. Click on either Red or Black and if successful you can continue to repeat this process or collect your winnings. If you are unsuccessful then you will lose all your winnings and return to the main game.
Buttons and Controls of the Slot
There are two different versions of this Gaminator slot by Greentube depending on the country or device you are playing from. The original version has a control panel beneath the reels and the new HTML5 version has a menu box on the right of the screen which opens the settings for the game.
Queen of Hearts Deluxe Original Version
The majority of the controls and information about the game are in the control panel located under the reels at the bottom of the screen. Your balance in credits, winning amounts and messages all appear here.
Below this information you will see:
- Autoplay - instantly activates the autoplay mode. Using your current bet settings, the reels will keep spinning, until your balance has insufficient funds or you stop them manually, using the "stop" button which replaces the autoplay button during autospins. During autoplay mode the risk round is not available
- Paytable - shows the multipliers for all the symbols, to view further information about the game, you can also use the "More Info" button, which replaces Gamble when the paytable is open. Each click will take you from the paytable, to the information about the wild and scatter symbols and free games and the rules of the game
- Lines - the number of paylines can be changed from 1 to 10
- Bet/Line - click on the - or + boxes to change your bet per line
- Bet - shows your current bet per spin, this is calculated by multiplying the number of lines by the bet per line
- Gamble - opens the double or nothing bonus round
- Start - to start one spin of the reels with the current bet settings, click here. If a spin is successful this will turn into the "Collect" button so you can collect your winnings. During reelspins, you can click on this button again to instantly stop the reels
To the left and right of the reels you will see 10 coloured boxes which are the paylines, the route of them are shown when you change your bet per line and when winning combinations land on them.
In the top right corner of the screen you will see the help button, this opens a detailed description of the game and the Exit button closes the game. A musical note that adjusts the background music settings and the speaker icon switches the sound on or off. The box with arrows pointing from the left and right sides to the middle, opens the widescreen view and the box with arrows pointing from the centre to each corner, opens the full-screen mode. The current time is also displayed here. If you want to add credits to your account use the Top Up and Pay In buttons in the top left corner, where you will also see a reel spin counter.
Queen of Hearts Deluxe HTML5 Version
On the right side of the screen you will see a transparent box that has two sections, the top section opens the menu options and the bottom section allows you to spin the reels once or start the autospin mode. By clicking on the Menu section you will see the following options:
- Sound - turns the sound on or off
- Music - turns on or off the background music
- Paytable - opens the paytable. The figures displayed here will change to reflect your bet and line settings
- Top Up - in the paid version of the game, will take you to your account where you can increase your balance
- Exit Game - exits the game
- Lines - to change the number of active paylines from 1 to 10 click on the arrows above or below the numbers
- Bet/Line - using the arrows above and below the numbers you can change the amount of credits you wish to bet per line
- Max Bet - just one click here will instantly set the maximum bet and number of lines
- To manually stop the reels spinning, click anywhere on the reels and they will instantly stop
If you wish to switch the slot to Autospin mode, you need to click and hold the mouse button and once the background of the button has changed colour from the top to the bottom, release the mouse button and the Autospins will start. Click this button again to stop the Autospins.
The total bet for each spin is shown at the bottom of the screen. The balance in credits and the amount of credits previously won are shown on the dark blue line below and the clock is in the top left of the screen. If you enjoyed the play for free Queen of Hearts Deluxe, you might like to find out about another magic story playing the Fairy Queen slot online for free.
Reality Check - This new feature is only available on the html5 version of this online one armed bandit. You can set it to interrupt your game after a certain time has passed and it will give you the statistics of your game play including session duration, how much you have bet, the amount of winnings you have received and your account history. You can then choose whether to continue to play or close the game.