Love from London is a slot dedicated to England’s capital, featuring a host of landmarks and images from across the famous city. This slot features a member of the Queen’s Guards, a black cab and a London bus, while landmarks such as Piccadilly Circus and the Houses of Parliament are also on the reels.
With a free spins bonus round and a huge paying wild symbol, there is plenty to love about this slot. You’ll see a montage of landmarks old and new around the edges of the reels while you spin.
This 888 Games’ design is played out on five reels, each of the reels being three symbols high when they come to a rest. The slot has a set number of 20 win lines and pays from left to right. Aside from the wild, the highest paying symbols are Piccadilly Circus and the Houses of Parliament at 750 coins. St Paul’s Cathedral has a top prize of 400 coins, while the London Eye and a red London bus each are worth 250 coins, while the black cab pays 125 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A.
There is little doubt that the wild symbol, which is represented by two lovers in an embrace on a bench in front of Tower Bridge, plays a hugely important role in this game. First, it is the highest paying symbol of all, with 10,000 coins heading your way when hitting the maximum five in a row. Even if you hit just four in a row, you’ll still pick up 2,000 coins, so in comparison to the standard symbols, this is much more profitable. Even better news is the fact that this wild will substitute for every other symbol in the game apart from the scatter, enabling many additional wins. It gets even better than that as every win with the wild symbol in play will be doubled compared to the regular pay table.
The member of the Queen’s Guard, complete with large furry black hat acts as the scatter symbol. This scatter will activate the free spins bonus feature when you land three or more across any of the reels, while you’ll win an instant cash prize which starts at 2x your total bet for hitting two of these scatters, rising to 100x your total bet for the maximum five.
You’ll have 15 free spins in total and the good news is that every win during this round will be multiplied by 3 (except for when you hit 5 wilds in a row). Even more good news is the fact that you can retrigger the feature round by hitting three more scatters – this will see you awarded with an additional 15 free spins.
The backdrop to this slot shows a street scene with all the featured landmarks in view. I’m not sure exactly in London where the street is supposed to represent, although I’m not sure there is any spot where these landmarks are crammed so close! On the reels themselves, each of the images is fitted into a neat box, while all the playing card symbols are backed by a blue backdrop featuring love hearts everywhere.
Visually, each of the symbols is appealing, although there is no animation on the reels at all and this can make the overall game look a little basic at times. The soundtrack to the game is a strange one too, with a tinkling sound every time you hit spin – certainly not what you’d expect in a slot based upon one of the most historical cities on the planet.
The handiest option of all, the auto-play, is found next to the spin button. Here you’ll simply select the number of spins you’ll have from a pop up list, including 10, 25, 50 and 75, while there is also an infinity option (don’t go out and forget this is running!)
If you’re a fan of London, you’ll certainly enjoy the visuals as each landmark or image appears on the reels, although in terms of gameplay, this slot is solid rather than feature-rich. You have a base game which plays out like many others, though the 2x wins with wilds can give you a boost. The 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier in place is a nice touch during the feature. This alone might make this game worth a play.
You can enjoy 888 Games’ titles based on several other famous cities. If you enjoyed Love from London, why not try out Viva L’Italia or Café de Paris?