If there is one thing Aristocrat are very good at, it is taking a winning formula from one slot and recreating it with another. More Hearts is a classic example of this. The game-play, feature and even the pay table is identical to the Mexican ‘More Chili’ game. The theme could not be more different with romance central to the action. More Hearts is available at live casinos, and can now be found online too.
One of the innovations shared by More Hearts and More Chili is the extra sets of reels which become available during the bonus round. You start off with 2 sets of reels, and can get to 3 or even 4 by collecting the logo symbol while the feature is running.
In addition to the innovation there are a lot of familiar aspects to this game. You’ll find the click-click of the reels as they stop is the same as all the other Aristocrat slots. The playing card symbols and ability to gamble after wins by choosing the color or suit of a playing card is also present. Most of the symbols on this game are new, with love birds, hearts and diamonds giving this a sickly sweet romantic feel.
This game has 25 lines, rather than the 243-ways action of many other Aristocrat slot games. You can select any number of these, though I like to play 25 to ensure that wild symbols can be involved in as many lines as possible. Betting units start at a penny and go through to $4. You can also add an extra 6 coins to each spin. This ‘ante’ bet gives you extra free spins when the feature is triggered. Since the big wins come when you get to the 4th reel in the feature, this increases your chances of a big score. The extra bet increases the overall RTP of the game to a reasonable 95%.
The diamond symbol is wild in this game, and also has the single biggest payout. You can get 2000 coins for 5 of these. The diamond also substitutes for any symbol other than the logo (which is the scatter). This means you are likely to hit multiple win lines when you do get several of these symbols on the reels. The leopard, roses, birds, butterfly and gift make up the rest of the winning symbols.
The More Hearts logo is the scatter, this will also trigger the free spins feature. You’ll need 3 or more logos anywhere on the screen to hit this.
All Aristocrat slots feature free game rounds nowadays. The More Hearts game has a twist on the standard run of spins, giving you multiple sets of reels. You will start off with 2 sets, split across the bottom of the screen. When you hit the logos, your ‘hearts’ count increases, and you’ll get to 3 and then 4 sets of reels. This is the same idea as More Chili, only you are collecting hearts and not Chili peppers.
When you get the 4th set of reels, the final two reels become all-diamonds (wilds). This can mean a giant payout, with multiple combinations turning from 3 to 5 symbols across all 4 sets of reels. Better still, the free spins will sometimes retrigger, giving you extra winning opportunities.
If you have a great game, then why not use it to appeal to a different demographic?
I like this slot, it has all the best features of More Chili, with a more relaxed theme and easy to play setup. This one is available online too. Remember to make sure that you add the extra 6 coins to your bets. If you run out of free spins just before you get to the 4th set of reels (with the extra wilds) then you could seriously regret not adding this.