Based on William Shakespeare’s tragic romance Romeo and Julia, Bally’s Book of Romeo and Juliet game has five reels and five fixed paylines where you can win a jackpot of a maximum €10,000 per line!
The symbols and background show Verona’s fairytale setting in Italy with lots of greenery and a lake. The symbols for the lower payouts are the standard playing card symbols. There is a knife, envelope, and a book in the middle, at the top Romeo and Juliet, which offer the highest payouts. The graphics are quite nicely designed, but the music and sound effects are relatively average in the standard game rounds but become a bit more thematic, especially in the free spins, and better support the gameplay.
The betting stakes in Book of Romeo and Julia range from €0.05 to a maximum of €10 and the theoretical payback to the players is 96.12%.
The game’s unique features are mainly the book, which substitutes for other symbols like a wild symbol and is also the scatter symbol. 3, 4, or 5 of these start ten free spins and give you an instant win. During the free spins, a random bonus symbol is also chosen. After the game round, the normal wins are then paid first, but if two or more bonus symbols appear anywhere on the reels, they will spread to the entire reel and be paid as scatter wins. You can also retrigger the free spins. Suppose Juliet is the bonus symbol, and a combination of Juliet and multiple wild symbols appear on a payline. In that case, the payline is calculated as if it is a Romeo combination. You can also use your winnings in the ladder risk game or the card risk game if they are less than €150. You then have the chance to increase your winnings to a maximum of €150.
Unfortunately, Book of Romeo and Julia slot is not available for mobile devices, so you can only play the game on your computer or laptop. I liked the theme of the tragic romance, and the game was a lot of fun, especially with the free spins.
Wild symbol: The book is the wild symbol, and it substitutes for all other symbols for winning combinations.
Scatter symbol: The book is also the scatter symbol, and it gives you an instant win and free spins from 3 symbols.
Free Spins: 3 or more book scatter symbols anywhere on the board will give you ten free spins, in which there is an additional bonus symbol that can expand to cover the entire reel.
Gamble option: there are two gamble games where you can increase winnings from less than €150 to a maximum of €150. Either guess the correct next card suit in the card risk games or click at the right moment on the risk ladder.
Bonus games: none