Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts Online Slot by Microgaming
The Queen of Hearts is the old nursery rhyme on which Microgaming have based this instalment, Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts, of their Rhyming Reels slot series. Originally titled, Queen of Hearts but subsequently changed the Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts, this five-reel, 30-payline slot is a rather saucy interpretation of the old ditty.
The Symbols of Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts
Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts features a tray of heart-shaped tarts, scantily clad French maids, and a buxom baking queen – tarts in all shapes and sizes, really.
Other symbols include heart-patterned oven mitts, king and queen symbols, as well as the high playing card symbols A through 10, among others. The ruby reels are set against a richly embossed wine-red background.
Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts Payouts
With just two small coin denominations – 0.01 and 0.02 – and a max bet of 10 coins per line, Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts can yield base game jackpots of up to 4 000 coins and up as many as 2 400 000 coins can be awarded during the bonus game.
Although the most valuable symbols are the wild, scatter and queen, others that offer quite respectable payouts are five-of-a-kind oven mitts, tarts, and little boy symbols. In Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts, the playing card icons are the lowest-paying symbols.
Stacked Queen Symbols are the Most Valuable
An unusual feature of Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts is that the wild is not the highest-paying symbol in the game. That royal position has been usurped by the queen symbol, which is stacked. So, although the five queens pay out 1 000 coins less than five wilds do, there is the potential for the entire screen to become stacked with queens, yielding a payout of 30 000 coins in the base game.
The only hitch is that these stacked queens do tend to get in the way of other winning paylines during the base game.
The Heart is Wild
In addition to paying the maximum five-of-a-kind payout of 4 000 coins, the wild heart symbol in Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts may also substitute all symbols except the scatter to complete winning paylines. In addition to this, all wins on paylines containing a wild heart are doubled in Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts.
Scattered Crown Unlocks Free Spins
Although the queen and heart symbols have the greatest monetary value in Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts, the crown is perhaps even more valuable, if indirectly. That’s because, in addition to serving as the scatter symbol, which pays out for two or more anywhere on the reels, the crown unlocks free spins rounds – which is where the greatest jackpots can be found.
Three or more crown symbols will unlock 10 free spins and will double all wins, except the top jackpot, on free spins rounds. In Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts free spins rounds, both the wild and the queen are stacked. A max bet on a screen full of hearts will yield the Rhyming Reels Hearts and Tarts top jackpot of 2 400 000 coins, whilst a screen of queens with at least one reel of wilds will pay out 1 200 000 coins.