The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Whether you remember the hit US sitcom series The Love Boat, have never heard of it or are simply pretending you fall in the latter category to save face, now’s your chance to enjoy a real slice of classic Americana thanks to Playtech’s franchised slot of the same name. Featuring the famously cheesy theme song by Jack Jones, the game makes no attempt to portray itself as anything other than blind date on a cruise ship, with players having to match guests in a special pick and click game and pick up a little help from Doctor Love in the free spins feature.
As mentioned above, The Love Boat is based on the long-forgotten American TV show of the same name and features a cheesy-looking cruise ship background alongside several classic characters from the show. These include Captain Merill Stubing, Dr Adam “Doc” Bricker, Isaac Washington and Julie McCoy, with these familiar faces being complemented by a range of nautical but nice symbols that include wine glasses, love hearts and lifesavers. The game also features original music from the series, with the theme tune playing throughout the bonus features and a full set of unique sound effects being used to greet winning paylines and create a convincing cruise ship atmosphere.
There are three main bonus features in The Love Boat and each is very different from the next. First and foremost, there’s the Matchup Bonus that’s triggered by landing three bonus symbols on reels one, three and five. This takes players to a new screen where they must select a “dude” and a “foxy lady” from the crowd to reveal two cash prizes. The compatibility of your chosen pair is then indicated on the love metre to award a prize multiplier of up to 5x the total win. Next up there’s The Love Doctor Free Games mode which is activated whenever three or more Love Boat scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. This initially awards players with 10 bonus games, but every time Doc Bricker appears during a spin, a prize metre will increase to award additional free spins, frozen wilds and finally a prize multiplier that will boost all winnings by 2-3x. Last but not least, players can also enter a special raffle-style prize draw just for landing a Dream Ticket symbol on reel five. The greater their triggering stake, the more Dream Tickets they’ll secure, with each one giving them a shot at a £10,000 top prize when the draw takes place each month.
Featuring five reels and 25 fixed paylines, The Love Boat is an exceptionally easy slot to get to grips with and only requires players to choose a line bet amount of between £0.01 and £0.50 before each spin. In total, this makes the slot playable from £0.25-£12.50 per game, with a pop-up autoplay menu allowing players to queue up to 99 spins at their currently selected bet and a turbo mode option also on hand to speed up the action.
If classic American kitsch is what you’re after, look no further than The Love Boat. The game features a cast of iconic characters from the series that you’ll either remember fondly or wish you could forget, while a range of unique bonus rounds help to complete an immersive experience that offers plenty of prize potential and a five-figure monthly jackpot to boot.
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Matchup Bonus, Free Spins, Dream Cruise Jackpot, Wilds, Scatters