For those of us that live in the digital world, Valentine’s Day is about more than roses and cheap chocolates, and more than Tinder and Grindr and all those other dating apps that we hope will change our love lives forever – it’s the chance to play some really cute and engaging love-themed slots and maybe change or financial lives as well.
What’s surprising to the CasinoPlay crew is the relative scarcity of Valentine/Cupid/Love and roses-themed slots out there. With games developers able and willing to skin their online slots games with anything from cheesy 80’s hair metal bands to the latest Hollywood blockbusters to whatever the seasonal holiday may be, there is not a lot on offer that speaks to the ‘Day of Love’.
Even more perplexing is that, of the limited online slots games that are Valentine-themed, a lot of them are not available to players from South Africa. We can access most games from Play’n GO, Pragmatic, Microgaming, etc. at our favourite online casinos but every now and again we are blocked for some arbitrary reason. Are we as a nation so feared for our romantic capabilities that the developers need to make sure we don’t clean them out with our lovin’ prowess?
Whatever the reason, CasinoPlay took a little stroll through the Lands of Love, the Homes of Hearts, the Palaces of Passion – you get the idea – and chose 5 of the better Valentine’s Day-themed slots for your playing pleasure.
May the eyes of Lady Luck fall your way and the arrows of Cupid strike your true love to bring you wealth of the wallet and of the heart.
We’ll start off with an online slots game that is not obviously Valentine’s-themed, or even love-themed, but fits in well with our Valentine’s Day nevertheless – Moon Princess from Play’n GO.
Moon Princess is super cute and the feel of the game just shouts romance. This Manga/Anime styled 5-reel online slots game features three princesses (Love, Star and Storm) who each use their unique power to trigger wilds and move you to the ultimate Trinity feature where you can win big bucks.
With cascading reels, multipliers, great artwork, random Girls Power boosts and the chance to win up to 5,000x your bet, Moon Princess is a cute, fun and rewarding online slots game to play.
Full Moon Romance is a weirdly captivating ‘romance’ online slots game. At first the CasinoPlay crew were spinning and watching the usual symbols (J, Q, K, A and Wilds) until we noticed the doggie bone symbol appearing. Now what does a doggie bone pendant have to do with romance?
Full Moon Romance is a 5-reel 50’s drive-in theatre themed online slots game with a twist. Think John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in Grease meets Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Yep. What could be more romantic than snuggling up at the drive-in with a full moon in the background? Or more terrifying than finding out your date is a lycanthrope?
3 or more Full Moon scatter symbols will trigger the bonus free spins games. The sweethearts symbols (Jack and Rosie) turn into werewolves during the bonus game free spins and stack up some pretty sweet wins. If you hit a sweetheart symbol on the first reel during the free spins bonus game it will also clone across other reels to really bring in the wins.
Awesome goosebump-y fun!
Another cutesy 5-reel online slots game, this one very obviously aimed at the lovers and Valentine’s Day fans out there. Cupid: Wild at Heart from Blueprint Gaming has a very pink air to it (obviously to get us in the soft, fuzzy romantic frame of mind) that is a bit odd when you compare it to the main theme of a Greek Odyssey that features everyone’s favourite cherub – Cupid.
But the online slots game does offer some great gameplay that features wilds, scatters, free spins and bonuses galore. The Colossal Spin and Mystery Cash Bonus are particularly rewarding but it’s the Cupid’s Trail Bonus and its progressive jackpot that most players would love to hit.
A well-structured online slots game from Blueprint Gaming that may be a little too sugary sweet for some but the possible wins will definitely help you overcome that.
Is it a love story or a tragedy? The Bard’s famous tale of star-crossed lovers is brought to beautiful life by Pragmatic Play in this 5-reel online slots game. Featuring the priest, the nanny, daggers and poisons aplenty and our eponymous doomed lovers, Romeo and Juliet is a great romantic online slots game that will have you rooting for the lovers as they try to make their way across the reels to fall in each other’s arms once again.
This feature is actually quite unique for the CasinoPlay crew. The Romeo and Juliet symbols actually move from reel to reel towards each other, unlocking wilds and free spins along the way. If you are lucky enough to get the two to meet it triggers an expanded wild and 25 free spins with the wild staying in place throughout to get those winning totals spinning.
Great graphics, one of the most famous stories in history and a good chance to hit free spins – definitely one to play!
Yggdrasil is a strange developer – they seem to be under a lot of people’s radars which is surprising considering the quality and innovative games they are putting out.
Beauty and the Beast is no exception.
Based on the famous French fairy tale (ok, fine, and the Disney movie I guess but really it’s a bit darker than the Disney-fied version) this 5-reel online slots game goes so much further than a simple spinning reel entertainment. Bursting with gorgeous graphics, amazing animations and a beautiful soundtrack, Beauty and the Beast is a testament to what the online slots developers are able to offer players.
Gameplay itself is simple and smooth with great features like bonuses, wilds and free spins. One feature to look out for is the three servants who help you nudge, synchronise or place symbols for extra wins. If you manage to hit the bonus free spin mode you can choose one of the servants to help you. Every time you hit it again during free spin you get another servant and a reset to 10x free spins.
We love slots. And we love the cheesy, heart-filled schmalz of Valentine’s Day. Putting the two together is a match made in heaven. We hope you find a game to get your pulse racing as you go out (or stay in) and play this Valentine’s Day!
Big hearts to all our loyal fans!