On January 26, Betsoft, an innovative iGaming developer based in Valetta, Malta, released its latest fruit-themed slot, Hearts Desire™, just a few weeks before Valentine’s Day.
With this slot, Betsoft wanted to make sure that its players experience a sweet and fruity holiday full of fun and cash prizes.
True to its title, the main theme of the game is love, hearts and the color pink. The background allows players to feel the sweet aura of the game with sparkling heart-shaped bubbles rising from the pink background.
To win, players must form a matching combination of 3 or more symbols on consecutive reels, starting with the reel furthest to the left, on a new, dynamic 5×3 grid, which offers 30 paylines.
The basic low-value symbols are cherries, watermelons, grapes and bananas, while the high-value bonus symbols are oranges, golden hearts, 7s and diamonds. A combination of five-of-a-kind low-value symbols is worth 1,66 to 2x a player’s bet, increasing to 6,66 to 33,3x for five-of-a-kind high-value bonus symbols.
The game’s volatility is in the high range, with a maximum win of 1787x a player’s bet, a minimum bet of 0,30 and a maximum bet of 120 and an RTP of 96.13%. However, it is not clear how much of that goes towards the Jackpot!
Although the maximum win is 1787x, players can win a lot more than that in the progressive jackpot!
The game can be played on any device.
Wild Symbol – the main task of Wilds is to replace each paying symbol and thus offer more winning combinations. They can land on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Scatter Symbol – scatters (golden hearts) may land on all reels. However, a combination of 5 or more activates the Free Spins feature.
Stacked Mystery Symbols – each reel has Stacked Mystery symbol positions that are substituted by one random paying symbol prior to the start of each reel spin. Each Mystery symbol position on the board is filled with the same symbol.
Free Spins – hitting 5 or more Scatters rewards players with 5 Free Spins. Before the feature starts, the values on each Scatter are attached to the cumulative meter. Landing regular Scatters throughout this round attach value to the meter and rewards players with extra Free Spin.
Furthermore, players should watch out for pink hearts, as they will win what’s accumulated in the meter plus can multiply it by 2x, 3x or 5x!
Progressive Jackpot Feature – no special symbol is required to trigger this feature. It is activated randomly as all the reels stop spinning. However, players’ chances of triggering this feature grow with the size of their bet.
When the feature is activated, players will have the opportunity to spin the wheel, which offers Minor, Mini, Mega or Major jackpot.
Since this feature is a progressive jackpot, it only reboots when someone wins it.
Commenting on the launch, Anastasia Bauer, Head of Account Management, Betsoft Gaming, said: “Hearts Desire™ is a staggeringly inventive take on a classic fruit slot. Scheduled for release to coincide with Valentine’s Day, this is a game that will never lose its appeal year round. Although it boasts a raft of features, the game is easy to understand and both soothing and immersive simultaneously. Players will definitely fall in love with Hearts Desire™.”
The game is also offered to players in a non-jackpot version.