The subject of Gypsy Rose slot is not the American burlesque icon, but a crystal ball-gazing gypsy named……Rose. This sharply-designed video slot, by Betsoft, commits to the tarot card-reading Romanian theme right down to Rose’s Eastern European accent. It also adds six special features on top of its familiar gameplay keeping mesmerized players spinning a little longer. Gypsy Rose, a five-reel three-row slot, is available in free and paid modes for mobile and desktop platforms.
From the animated background to the symbols to the candle-strewn gameplay buttons, the slot’s graphics are intricate and lifelike. But it’s the star of the show, Ms. Rose, with whom the designers were most meticulous. Many graphics-heavy slots include animated characters cheering on wins, some of these figures being scantily-clad women. And though Rose is curvesome to the point of being anatomically incorrect, she keeps her full set of clothes on, never abandoning her spot behind the crystal ball.
To the right of the gypsy are large well-marked buttons that make gameplay straightforward. One can choose the bet’s coin value, from 0.02 to 0.50. Playlines can be selected from one to 30. Between one and five bets can be placed per line. The large “Spin” button starts individual plays, while automatic spins can be customized up to 100. Game options and extensive information windows are available at the top of the screen.
Gypsy Rose slot includes playing card values (10 through Ace) for the lowest paying symbols. The more valuable symbols are thematic. In increasing order of value, they are: Crow, Magic Book, Gypsy and Love Potion.
The game’s wild card appears only on reels one and five. It pays out well, substitutes for all regular symbols and even triggers a feature, as noted in the next section.
Gypsy Rose also has a Crystal Ball symbol that appears in the third reel, and can trigger one of four bonus features.
While some games strain to give players one feature game, this slot comes with six!
After any single spin win, the player can click the “Double Up” button to gamble the payout. This is the player’s moment for a close-up with Ms. Rose. Once she flips a coin, a correct heads-or-tail guess doubles the payout; an incorrect choice zeroes out the win.
The Wild Card Toss occurs when two wild cards land on payline one, two or three. Rose then throws multiple wild cards onto the reels, which can greatly increase winnings.
When two love potion symbols show up on reels two and four, while the crystal ball sits on reel three, the player wins Love Potion Free spins. These number around 12 and offer the opportunity for additional free spins.
When crows appear on the reels on either side of the crystal ball, the Crow Wild Re-spin feature begins. The two crows turn into wild cards, and lock into place for a re-spin, allowing for the potential of two payouts.
The player is rewarded with the Magic Book Instant Win, of up to 20x the total bet, when magic book symbols appear on reels two and four, while the crystal ball sits on reel three.
The most complex feature is the Tarot Card Bonus Round. Triggered by Gyspy Rose symbols on the reels adjacent to the crystal ball, this game presents the player with a selection of seven out of fifteen tarot cards. Payouts are determined by both the cards’ figures and colors.
With all the attention put into Rose’s appearance, it’s odd the designers have kept her to “Ahhhhh” and “Woo-hoo” (a gypsy quoting Homer Simpson?). It’s almost as if she was meant to be seen and not heard…
But players of all types will come to Gypsy Rose to learn of their fortune. The wealth of features makes this slot unique even amongst Betsoft’s games. They enrich the familiar gameplay and should maintain the interest of advanced players. Newer gamers will enjoy the both the easy-to-learn gaming and all its features.