Rhyming Reels is a popular series by top online gaming software developer, Microgaming. Each game in the series is themed around a different classic nursery rhyme, such as Old King Cole or Georgie Porgie. Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts is all about the well-known limerick about the Queen of Hearts.
The slot was originally named Queen of Hearts but, presumably for copyright reasons, was later changed to Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts. It has the usual five reels, 30 paylines and pays out up to 2 400 000 coins.
A Fun Bedtime Story Theme
The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts all on a summer’s day.
The Knave of Hearts, he stole the tarts and took them clean away.
The King of Hearts called for the tarts and beat the Knave full sore.
The Knave of Hearts brought back the tarts and vowed he’d steal no more!
This should give players a fairly good idea of what can be expected from this slot. Some of the Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts symbols include saucy French maid, a tray of heart-shaped tarts, oven mitts with a heart motif, the usual playing card symbols, and, naturally, the coquettish pastry-baking Queen herself.
The wine-red-coloured reels are set against a background of finely embroidered burgundy fabric.
A King’s Ransom for a Stacked Queen
Unlike in most other online pokies NZ, the most valuable Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts symbol is not the wild. Not to be outdone, the Queen of Hearts herself occupies this position of honour… But only when she appears stacked across the entire queen, in which case a large payout of 30 000 coins is awarded.
Wild Hearts and Scattered Crowns
Although it has been unseated by the Queen as the most valuable symbol, the Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts wild heart can still yield some handsome rewards. As is the norm, the Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts wild can stand in for any other symbol except the scatter to complete winning combinations. The slot can be accessed on computer, tablet and other mobile devices.
But the real money lies with the slot’ scatter symbol – the Queen’s crown. Aside from the fact that, as is the norm, the scatter pays out for two or more of a kind even if it does not appear on an active payline, the crown unlocks free spins bonus rounds.
If three or more crown symbols are landed in a spin, 10 free spins and a 2x multiplier on all free spins wins are unlocked. These Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts free spins rounds can be particularly lucrative because both the Queen and the wild heart become stacked, yielding payouts of 2 400 000 and 1 200 000 coins respectively when the entire screen is covered.
Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts Wagers and Winnings
If the 2 400 000 coin jackpot mentioned before sounds like a bit of a tall tale, players should bear in mind that there are just two very small coin values – 0.01 and 0.01 – with a 10-coin bet max. This makes Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts a good bet for inexperienced players, who can play it safe by keeping the stakes low.
The maximum slots’ base game payout is 30 000 coins, which is awarded when players land an entire screen of stacked queens. Other symbols that are fairly valuable include five-of-a-kind tarts, little boys, and oven mitts, whilst the Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts playing cards are the least valuable.