We all know the old rhymes about the Queen of Hearts baking tarts, and her troublesome son stealing them away. But have you ever considered it as a possible slot theme? Microgaming have, and the result is a seductive yet playful game that’s part of their Rhyming Reels series. So, lick the crumbs from your lips and get ready to play Hearts and Tarts – just one of the fantastic slot games available at Lucky Nugget Casino.
A new spin on old stories
If the ‘hearts and tarts’ theme doesn’t sound familiar, then never fear. It’s based on a poem first published in 1782 that has the Queen of Hearts baking tarts. The Knave (aka the Jack card) steals the tarts, and is then beaten by the King for his sins. We can find this story played out in the Rhyming Reels slot thanks to the beautiful symbols.
Alongside numbers and generic King, Queen and Jack symbols, there’s also some specific images. Find the resplendent Queen of Hearts enjoying a snack, beautiful maids holding plates of baked goods, and heart-patterned oven gloves on the matrix.
It’s also a fairly easy game to understand: there are five reels and three rows, with a total of 15 visible symbols. There’s also 30 paylines on offer, which is a fairly decent number. It’s enough to land those wins without much effort, but not so many that you lose track. It’s also easy to bet on, as each spin won’t cost huge sums of money!
Bountiful bonuses await
There’s a couple of ways to up your wins in Hearts and Tarts. In the base game, the highest-scoring standard symbol is stacked, making it more likely you’ll get some of them spread across your payline. The other bonus features are a wild symbol, and the free spins scatter.
The wild symbol is the logo, as is typical in many Microgaming slot games. Any win involving the wild symbol is automatically doubled – and they’re also the most lucrative symbol in the game. Landing five of them in a row across a payline will land you 4,000 times your wager. That’s a pretty sweet treat!
Scatter bonus symbols are the other big draw. These take the form of a shining golden crown and will give you a small payout in addition to your line wins. They also give you 10 free spins with a 2x multiplier. You can retrigger free spins in the game, making it easy to keep on winning. There are stacked wild symbols in the free spins game too, to make the bonus round that much more enticing.
With a return to player rate (RTP) of 96.1 percent, Hearts and Tarts is also quite a generous slot so you can expect frequent wins. Keep on landing those delicious free spins to rack up the score, and make the most of the stacked wilds to score multiple paylines on each spin. If you’re looking for a fun yet silly slot game, Hearts and Tarts is the perfect slot for you. Play it at Lucky Nugget Casino tonight, and discover what all the fuss is about.