Love Is in the Air
Novomatic aren’t renowned for producing sensational graphics but Cupid’s Arrow manages better than many of their other titles, creating convincing images that create a romantic mood.
On the reels you’ll find a trio of hunks for two beautiful girls to choose from, along with a whole host of traditionally romantic offerings, plus candles to complete the occasion. Some may find it a little clichéd or cheesy, but that’s part of the attraction of the genre!
With a background of soft pink and red rose petals plus Cupid’s wings, heart and bow, the overall design is a real thing of beauty!
With 5 reels and 20 paylines, there are lots of chances to win with stakes which vary from 0.50 to 100.00 per spin of the reels.
With a medium volatility you’ll get a fair number of smaller wins but you can hold out for the big payouts too – if you have the budget, of course.
The paytable is interactive so will change depending on your current stake. Alter the betting level and watch the prizes change in the paytable; a great way of judging the most cost-effective level to bet at.
If you’re hoping for a big win, there’s also the Gamble feature which can bump up your earnings. Novomatic have jazzed it up a bit by sticking the Cupid’s Arrow logo on the back of the card, and adding a flashing colour but it’s essentially the same card game that they have on their other slots.
Guess the correct colour and you could double your money, but get it wrong and you’ll have to give up your prize.
Playing the slots can feel somewhat repetitive, even if the theme of the games is different, so it’s always refreshing to find little touches which provide some originality.
The Cupid’s Arrow Scatter Wild feature might be a bit of a mouthful but it’s an extra which is not to be sniffed at.
When Cupid lands on reel 5 prepare yourself for a flurry of arrows to be launched at the board! Wherever they land, the symbols will change into wilds giving you an extra payout based on the new positions.
This extra is not just a good earner, it’s a delight to see but it’s not that easy to trigger so you’ll need to play for a while if you want to experience Cupid in all his glory.
Random Bonus Games
There are plenty of Novomatic games which don’t include any bonuses but in Cupid’s Arrow, you’ll get the choice of three! If you land the three bonus symbols on the reels you’ll unlock a bonus game and the one you’ll get to play will be awarded randomly.
Cupid’s Arrow Free Games is one of the more basic of the three, awarding you 15 free spins without any other extras. However, the free spins can be retriggered so this bonus can potentially pull in a big win.
The Girl’s Night Out offers free spins too, just 10 this time, but also includes expanding wilds and a feature symbol which pushes the male characters up a level.
The Shopping Spree Pick Bonus is the most complex of the three, offering a total of 4 different locations, all of which contain a choice of 24. Behind each of the 24 picks, you’ll either find a coin or a ticket; you’ll need three tickets to move on to the next location.
All You Need Is Love…
Cupid’s Arrow by Novomatic is an online video slot with a romantic theme which is executed well. In addition to being one of their better designed games graphically, it’s also packed full of features including a choice of bonuses. With medium variance it’s suitable for all levels of experience, but you’ll need some cushion in your bank balance to be able to play successfully.