Head to the Venetian Canals for a Little Pokie Romance
Venice is known as the city of love. A city that young couples flock to each year to enjoy the romantic gondola trips through the iconic legendary canals. The leading character in this NextGen pokie is a beautiful young female, who also acts as the wild symbol. This game has a hint of mystery too, as it seems the female lead is heading to a masked ball, with her mask acting as the scatter symbol, while a masked male leads the standard symbols. With a gondola, petite golden binoculars and a pink fan on the reels too, Venetian Rose is a gambling machine set up for love.
Venetian Rose offers an attractive trip through the canals of Venice, featuring a high-paying free spins feature with a win multiplier.
Here is a summary of the setup and highlights:
The scatter symbol is represented by a cream and red mask on a pink background surrounded by flowers. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these scatters anywhere on the reels and you’ll win 1x, 5x, 20x or 200x your total stake respectively. Three or more scatters will also enter you into the free spins bonus feature.
During the feature, you’ll be awarded with 10 free spins, while you can add to this number by retriggering at any time (10 more spins will simply be added to your total). Any time you win during these free spins, there is a 3x multiplier applied. This would make a very good time to line up the attractive female symbol five times in a row, turning the top prize in the game from 3,000 coins into a stunning 9,000 coins.
Every time you win, the gamble button is enabled. If you choose to gamble, the gamble feature screen will now overlay the reels. You’ll find a face down blue playing card in the middle of the screen.
To the left, you can click on red or black. If you’ve chosen correctly after the card is revealed, you’ll double your money. To the right you can click on each of the four playing-card suits. If you choose correctly this time, your win will be multiplied by 4. Your winnings may be gambled up to five times. Of course, any time you choose incorrectly, you’ll lose that initial win.
This NextGen Gaming designed online pokie plays out on the increasingly popular 5×3 reel set up. Venetian Rose features 25 win-lines that pay from left to right as usual.
The lead female wild symbol has a top prize of 3,000 coins, while four symbols in a row pays 1,000 coins (the second largest prize in the game). The masked male character is worth 750 coins, while the gondola pays 500 coins. The binoculars and the pink fan are joined by the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A at the low end of the pay table.
Venetian Rose features the backdrop of the Venetian canals. Three gondolas bob up and down on the canals, while those classic and almost medieval buildings that frame the canal are in full view. The reels have a white backing, perfect for showing off the range of colourful symbols. While love is all around, the game does have that hint of mystery, with the coming of the masked ball – what lies behind the mask of the male character? Throughout the game you are treated to romantic violin music, only adding to the atmosphere of love hanging in the air.
Venetian Rose is certainly a pokie for the more romantic among you. You can’t help but get drawn in by the setting of the Venetian canals, while the music that plays throughout adds to the enchanting atmosphere. While the gameplay wouldn’t be considered original, there are some nice touches. The potential 3,000-coin win at any time (9,000 in the feature) is enticing, while the free spins with that 3x multiplier can be real rewarding. And even if you don’t win, you might find that perfect match!