From the makers of More Chilli, the clichéd Mexican themed Aristocrat slot, comes a newer version of the free online slot from the same group with a similar title, More Hearts. If the Mexican theme doesn’t quite do it for you, this slot is the one to play, as it differs from the cloned slot only in theme. The concept though is quite unclear to me as the game throws together a varied range of high value symbols like lions, birds, money and roses, over a background of blue hearts. It can be played for free and real money and is available both online and offline making it quite an accessible game, although it is not yet specifically optimised for mobile.
More Hearts is a medium variance 5x3 reel slot providing 25 pay lines and two very lucrative functions; a free spins feature and +5 Extra feature bet. When playing this online slot, I highly recommend that you activate the extra feature bet as it increases your number of free spins when its switched on (a couple extra free spins definitely won’t break your bankroll, quite the opposite!). In fact, the maximum RTP is 96% with the bet feature. The minimum bet is as low as 0.30 credits catering for all sorts of players from new to experienced, whereas the maximum is 60 credits which will probably not appeal much to those high rollers among us. Aristocrat’s standard playing card symbols are of course in there, along with a very cheerful Aristocrat-esque soundtrack. The diamond acts as the Wild and the Scatter is the ‘More Hearts’ logo.
The free spins feature is triggered by three or more Scatters anywhere on the reels. Once activated, one reel becomes two at no extra cost and you are awarded 15 free games on both sets if the 5+ Extra is played, 12 games if not (as you can see it’s more worthwhile when it’s on). Here’s where it all gets interesting because the heart symbols come alive during the free spins feature, otherwise they don’t hold much value in the rest of the game. A heart meter then shows up alongside your reels and counts every heart icon that appears anywhere on the screen. Collect 9 of these hearts and a third set of reels is triggered. Not only are you getting three spins for one, the fifth reel on all three sets also turns wild racking up that jackpot. With 14 hearts in the bag a fourth set is unlocked and this time all the symbols on reels 4 and 5 change into those diamonds Wilds. If you’re fortunate enough, 30 hearts will make all sets of reels 3, 4 and 5 go wild. The winning potential during this round is huge.
As the chance to score some big wins solely lies within the free spins feature, this isn’t something that will be triggered frequently, making patience a must in a game like this. For me the highlight of this game was the prospect of hitting three Scatters to unleash those extra sets of reels, especially with such a high RTP. Although the theme is confusing, the game plays well and surely gets your heart racing when all sets of reels 3 to 5 go wild during that quality bonus feature.