The story of star-crossed lovers served as inspiration to numerous artists including William Shakespeare and Book of Romeo & Julia is another take on it. Released by Bally Wulff in 2016, the 5-reel slot played at up to 10 paylines takes you to Verona, Italy, where you will meet the two lovers who pay the top prizes. The reels are set against a charming landscape and look like they are made of wood making up a nice background for symbols in vibrant colours to land on. Visually, this is one of the most attractive Bally Wulff titles and once you load it, you will hear a romantic soundtrack. Unfortunately, it turns into generic sound effects as soon as you start spinning the reels.
The reels are home to high paying symbols depicted as Julia, Romeo, daggers and letters while playing card symbols populate the rest of positions. Julia herself awards the top fixed jackpot of 500x your stake. Another lucrative icon is Wild represented by the book that replaces all other symbols in the base game. What’s more, Wild triggers the free spins feature with a bonus symbol randomly selected and paying scattered. This is the only icon Wild cannot substitute for. If you land 5 Wilds on the reels, you will cash in a prize of 200x your bet.
Book of Romeo & Julia can be played on either 5 or 10 paylines. Choose a preferred number of paylines and a bet per line ranging between $0.01 and $0.60 to set your total stake. It can start at $0.05 and go up to $6 per spin, which is definitely more suitable for casual players than high rollers. If you push the Max Bet button, you will set the stake to the maximum value instantly while the Autoplay feature will spin the reels until you turn it off. High-value symbols pay even when you land 2 of a kind on an active payline left to right while icons of a lower value pay when you match 3 or more.
The book acts dually in this Bally Wulff release, serving as Wild and Scatter. By landing 3 or more of these anywhere in view, you will activate 10 free spins that can be retriggered. Before the feature starts, the book will reveal one of the symbols except for Wild/Scatter. It will appear on the reels as a bonus symbol during free games. When it can create a winning combo, the active bonus symbol will expand and cover all the positions on the reels it appears on. The good news is that bonus symbols will pay scatter wins as long as a sufficient number of them hit the reels.
Whenever you hit a win, you can play the Card or Ladder Gamble game for a chance to increase your winnings. Although it may seem tempting, use this feature carefully as it can result in a loss too.
With an RTP of 96% and medium volatility, Book of Romeo & Julia will provide you with regular payouts. The slot offers straightforward gameplay with only one bonus feature you have probably already seen in other games from the developer. While playing it, you can win up to 5,000x your stake provided you activate all 10 paylines.