Most slots games go for loud colours and insistent music, heavy on the bells and percussion. Venetian Rose, a title from developer NextGen, makes the somewhat unusual choice of using softer colours and more elegant designs, along with the stately music one would hear at a masked ball in 18th-Century Venice.
The five reels used in Venetian Rose, each showing three windows, are displayed in a rose-decked marble frame, hanging in front of a typical Venice scene: canals, gondolas and beautiful ancient buildings. Even the six poker symbols, 9 to A, are rendered in an ornate, curly script to mirror the theme.
Subtle Animations and Varied Options
In keeping with the restrained elegance of the theme, the animations whenever a high-value symbol is part of a win are quite subtle; the lady will raise her fan, for example. The slot presents an air of casual luxury and fun, rather than frenetic need.
It has the usual NextGen casino slot extras: an Auto Play function that can be set for up to 500 spins, and a Gamble feature that gives players the chance to double or even quadruple wins if they can guess a card colour or suit correctly. The player can play 1 to 25 paylines, with bets per line ranging from 0.01 to 2.00 in the currency being used.
Flirtatious Ballroom Theme to Symbols
The six low-value symbols are all paired in value; As and Ks, for example, each win 10, 30 or 150 coins for three, four or five of a kind. The higher-value symbols all relate to the elegant manoeuvres of love and lust that would go on at high-society masked balls. There’s a lady’s fan and a set or opera glasses, which also win equal-value prizes of 15, 50 or 250 coins for three, four or five of a kind.
Next is a gondola, with a lady off to the ball, which pays 2 coins for two of a kind and 500 for five of a kind. The highest ordinary symbol in Venetian Rose, a masked man, also starts payouts at two of a kind, with 3 coins, but pays a top prize of 750 coins for five of a kind.
Wild has a Dual Function
The Venetian Rose Wild, a lady with roses in her hair, can not only double for any symbols except the Scatter to make more winning paylines, but is also the highest-paying symbol in base play. Two, three, four or five Wilds in sequence from Reel 1 on a payline will win 10, 100, 1,000 or 3,000 coins.
Scatter Triples Free Spin Prizes
An exquisite mask, framed in roses, serves as the Venetian Rose Scatter. Three or more Scatters in any position on the reels triggers a bonus round of 10 free spins. To give the player even bigger prize potential during bonus rounds, all prizes won on the free spins are tripled.
The Scatter also wins multipliers of the total bet, starting at X1 for two Scatters, which basically means the player gets their bet back, even if no winning paylines occur. Multipliers for three, four or five Scatters are X5, X20 and X200, respectively.