Lovely Lady, a slot game designed by Amatic, has no theme tying its design and gameplay together, but it does include a bonus game and well-paying wild cards. It runs on a five-reel, three-row design and is available for free and paid play on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
Lovely Lady has ten easy-to-follow paylines along its five reels. The player can adjust the amount of lines in play by clicking the Lines button. The line bet can be set between 1 and 50 credits using the Bet button, resulting in total bets ranging from 1 to 500.
The Start button initiates single spins, while the Auto Start button launches and stops automatic spins. As with other Amatic games, Lovely Lady allows only 20 regular spins before shutting down the free demo.
Also common to Amatic games, Lovely Lady’s help/paytable screen isn’t easy to find, represented as a tiny question mark scrunched in the upper left corner of the window.
The game’s symbols are a mess of random icons. The crystal ball, four-leaf clover and horseshoe appear to be referencing luck and fortune. But then there’s the toadstool, child’s piggy bank and ladybug. Then there are the playing card values, and the eponymous dark-haired winking lady.
Wins are achieved when consecutive symbols are aligned from left to right on a payline, starting from the leftmost reel. The scatter symbol is exempt from this, paying out no matter where it aligns, with a minimum of two required.
As in most other slot games, the playing card values pay out the least. The horseshoe and clover pay out the next highest amounts. The piggy bank delivers bigger wins, while the ladybug and toadstool provide the largest payouts of all the regular symbols.
The Lady symbol serves as the game’s wild card, substituting for all symbols except the scatter. But she’s more lucrative than the average wild symbol, doubling the prize for any win she’s a part of, AND delivering the highest payout of all the game’s symbols.
Lovely Lady’s scatter symbol is the crystal ball. Aside from issuing the game’s second highest payouts, it also starts the “Bonus spins” game when three or more appear on a spin.
The “Bonus spins” game starts with 15 free spins on reels that function similarly to the base reels, but with two advantageous features. First, bonus game wins earn payouts three times that of the regular reels. Secondly, the player wins an additional 15 free spins when three or more crystal balls appear. The combination of these two factors can lead to exceptional winnings.
Lovely Lady also comes with a gambling feature, available after every win on the regular reels. As with all other Amatic games, the help screen provides no information on this feature. Luckily it’s easy to learn. The player has an opportunity to guess a facedown card’s color or suit. A correct guess of the color results in one’s winnings being doubled, while picking the right suit quadruples the payout. One wrong guess results forfeits the entire payout. The game does not mention if there’s a limit to the amount consecutive correct guesses.
The slot’s lack of a consistent visual theme is compounded by the recycling of sound effects from other Amatic games. Another drawback—one that may be more relevant to most players—is the frequency of “wins” that are less than the total bet.
The good news is the Lady wild symbol proves profitable, offsetting some concerns about the low paying wins. Meanwhile, with its many free spins and better payouts, the bonus game proves to be more fun than expected.
The fact that Lovely Lady has these features gives it a leg up when compared to most of Amatic’s other games. Lovely Lady should appeal to new players thanks to the simple gameplay, while drawing in more experienced slot gamers who are willing to overlook style and substance for good wins.