Time to lay back, drink some cheap merlot and appreciate the beautiful swirling French countryside in this very unusual Van Gogh mobile slot.
If you were to tell us to come up with 10 ideas for video slot game themes… the art of crazy expressionist painter Van Gogh wouldn’t even be in our top 50.
Yet… Yet… It kind works. So well done Relax Gaming for coming up with a beautiful theme that truly surprised us. Because even if you are not an art lover, you would have probably heard of or seen enough of Van Gogh’s paintings to appreciate the unique style.
What do we mean by ‘too chilled out’? Well, it’s not just the art, that makes this a chilled out affair. It’s the classical music. It’s the barely there crescendo when you get a big win of 20x your bet or more.
And we did get some impressive features, especially when the wilds are painted onto the screen mid-spin and you wonder if you’ll get 2 or 9 wild symbols pop up.
Yet, at no point was our heart racing with joy or excitement, other than that one time we got 50x our bet… and that’s because we got 50 times our bet.
What we are saying is that if you are going to have a low variance slot machine, you need to make us feel more excited when the little wins come.
And that’s the problem. This online slot based on a historical feature just kept dividing us.
Like, take the free spin bonus for example. We love that you can collect extra features during your base game spins which can lead to up to 15 free spins, with a 7x multiplier, no low paying wilds and 5 sticky wilds on screen at all times! Doesn’t that sound exciting?
Sure it does. But mostly you get maybe 4 or 5 free spins, with a 2x multiplier and (if you are lucky) one wild or one of the low paying symbols removed. Again no drama.
In short, there are moments of greatness in this Van Gogh slot online, but much like the famed painter, we’re not sure this mobile video slot will be appreciated by its generation.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.17% / 96.83%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Free spins||Starts With 4 Free Spins / 1x to 7x multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Multipliers, Richer Reels|
Brush Stroke Overlay: At any point during the game, the Van Gogh self-portrait wild symbol may appear in patterns of 1x2, 2x2, 2x2, or 3x3 over the reels.
This wild symbol substitutes for any other symbols, except the bonus symbol.
Colour Splash Collect: On any symbol, you have a splash of colour which gets collected to the side of the five reels. These are then added when you trigger the free spins bonus game.
Van Gogh Free Spins: Get 3 bonus symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the free spin bonus round.
You start with 4 free spins and a 1x multiplier. Depending on what you've collected during the colour splash collect in the base game, you can increase the bonus round significantly.
We gave this Van Gogh slot on mobile a 3 star review because we couldn't quite make up our minds about it.
On one hand the theme is truly lovely, well crafted, and true to it's painter roots, with beautiful calm music.
On the other it made appreciating all those little wins really hard because if you weren't paying attention, there wasn't much calling you to look at the screen.
The free spins have so much potential, and sometimes they surprise you with richer reels, sticky wilds and great multipliers.
But mostly, they don't, leaving you feeling like maybe you should be the one missing an ear for having wasted 10 minutes of your life.
So we've placed this Relax Gaming slot right in the middle - try it if you like Art and want some high-brow spins. Or don't and get down and dirty with some sci-fi pulp in the Iron Girl slot machine by Play'n GO.
Whatever floats your boat.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 20, 2020 - Rating