Floating Your Boat
Images of the cast from the show will be a real winner for any devoted fans, and brings a certain quality to this game which can be lacking when the graphics aren’t quite up to par. It’s a strange mix of symbols as alongside these high quality pictures are basic white silhouettes of cruise ship related objects such as rubber rings, drinks glasses and playing cards.
The five reels are set out in the standard 5×3 configuration and contain 25 fixed paylines. These can’t be adjusted so you’ll be playing on the full set every time. This is a fairly average number of paylines, neither particularly low or high, so should suit most players. If you have a tight budget you can opt to drop the value of the coin. This is particularly flexible, offering a minimum of 0.01 and a maximum of 25.00, with plenty of intervals in between. This offers a total min bet of 0.25 and a max bet of 625.00 thereby accommodating both low and high rollers.
Although the theme of the game will be a reward in itself for any player who enjoyed the show, there’s obviously the question of prizes. And as you sail off into the horizon you’ll be hoping to bag a good haul of cash. To find out what you could win, you’ll need to check out the paytable which you can reach through the “info” button on the bottom left of the screen, a portal which is easily located.
The prizes on offer in the paytable don’t alter with the amount you bet so this won’t be a factor in deciding how to wager. You’ll need to match the same symbols along the 25 paylines moving from left to right on consecutive reels. All bar the top two symbols require a match of three to quality for a payout. However, the captain and the doctor are the most valuable and only need two matches in order to get a win.
Cruising for Cash
The Love Boat will have you falling head over heels with the number of bonuses on offer on the reels. The Matchup Bonus comes alive when you land the special symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 and will leave you to pick a girl and a guy to hopefully fall in love. The meter will check out the potential of your match and will award you between x1 and x5 depending on whether it’s a certain friendship or true love. The Love Doctor Free Games will hand you out freebies when you spin this symbol so keep an eye out for a touch of his TLC.
And just as a finishing touch, there’s the Dream Cruise Jackpot, a payout which is awarded randomly whenever the dream ticket appears on reel 5. Anyone can win but the more you bet with the greater your chances of being lucky! With the winning number of the ticket being revealed one agonising number at a time, you’ll be keeping everything crossed that it’s you who wins the top prize of 10,000…
A Dream Voyage
The Love Boat from Playtech is an online video slot which brings the retro TV show back to life with a bang, and should create a whole new generation of fans. With generous prizes and medium volatility, it’s a shame the RTP isn’t slightly higher than 93.98% but it’s still a good play that everyone can enjoy.