Hearts and Horns is a fantastic February 2021 game from developer AGS. It is a video slot adaptation of the love god Cupid—alleged Mercury’s winged son— and the love goddess Venus, in the ancient Roman mythology, thus its romantic, musical, floral, and archery symbolisms.
“Wild” heart, dove, arrow/bow, wreath, harp, rose, A, K, Q, J and 10 require three, or four, or five combinations.
Hearts and Horns Game Characteristics
Hearts and Horns’ special features: two major substitutes, ten transformed substitutes, two denominations, five bet levels, few one-off free games, five progressive jackpots with three re-triggerable re-spins and collectible hearts, and 50 rightward pay lines.
Hearts and Horns’ golden-framed dark 5X3 grid is set on a blue-and-white wispy sky, where there is a smilingly levitating golden-winged, ginger-haired and purple-eyed love god Cupid in a purple-and-white attire and wielding a brown-and-golden bow and arrow.
Hearts and Horns’ denominations: $0.01 and $0.05. Bet levels: 50, 100, 150, 250 and 500. Thus, the game’s ten total bets: the $0.01 denomination-associated $0.50 (minimum Bet), $1.00, $1.50, $2.50 and $5.00; and the $0.05 denomination-associated $2.50, $5.00, $7.50, $12.50 and $25.00 (maximum bet).
Hearts and Horns’ fourteen special symbols include four main special symbols and ten transformed special symbols. Main special symbols: the first substitute is the free games-activating cupid; the second substitute is the golden-and-purple “wild”; the bonus-related and jackpot-triggering feature is a colorful ideographic heart with a keyhole; and golden-and-cyan heart ideograph.
The substituting transformed special symbols (resulting from the ordinary symbols): golden dove, golden bow/arrow, golden wreath, golden harp, golden rose, golden A, golden K, golden Q, golden J, and golden 10.
Hearts and Horns’ ten ordinary symbols: white dove (Venus), brown-and-golden bow/arrow, heart-embedded red-and-golden wreath, golden harp, red-and-green rose, red A, blue K, orange Q, green J, and purple 10.
Hearts and Horns has X3 to X250 payouts. Three “wild” hearts pay X50, four “wild” hearts pay X100, and five “wild” hearts pay X250. Three doves pay X8, four doves pay X30, and five doves pay X100. Three bows/arrows pay X8, four bows/arrows pay X25, and five bows/arrows pay X80.
Three wreaths pay X8, four wreaths pay X20, and five wreaths pay X75. Three harps pay X8, four harps pay X15, and five harps pay X60. Three roses pay X5, four roses pay X12, and five roses pay X60. Three A/K pay X5, four A/K pay X10, and five A/K pay X20. Three Q/J/10 pay X3, four Q/J/10 pay X8, and five Q/J/10 pay X15.
Five matching regular symbols—in a combination including Cupid in the fifth reel—offer six free games, where the winning symbols transforms into its golden counterpart. 3+ scattered holed hearts redirect to a fiery 5X4 celled grid, below a trident-holding blue-eyed golden-horned red devil.
The grid’s “mini”, “minor”, “major”, “mega” and “grand” rows have corresponding horned purple, golden, green, blue and golden hearts beside their respective jackpot counters. The new grid’s four cascading heart-shaped credits may get locked in one row, thus offering the following self-adjusting maximum jackpot limits for $0.50 to $25.00 bets.
Purple-and-golden hearts: $10, $20, $30, $50, $100, $150, $250, and $500 mini jackpots. Golden hearts: $25, $50, $75, $125, $250, $375, $625, and $1250 minor jackpots.
Green-and-golden hearts: $50, $100, $150, $250, $500, $750, $1250, and $2500 major jackpots. Blue-and-golden hearts: $500 or $2500 mega jackpots. Red-and-golden hearts: $5000 and $25000 grand jackpots.
Hearts and Horns’ features: mobile and desktop versions, and a simple HTML5 technology-based software. Sound effects: jingling, ringing, retro, whoosh, beeps, sigh, strummed harp, and chirping.
The animated 3D graphics: glow; dispersing wisps of clouds; inferno; wagging devil; burning jackpot spins; red hot plasma; impaled and ascending hearts; and Cupid’s blink eyes and flapping wings.
Luck in Hearts and Horns
Hearts and Horns is a game of luck. RTP rate: 95.34%. House edge: 4.66%.