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With a taste and look of the film noir about it, this game is immediately appealing to those that like the sleeky dark side to what on the surface appears to be classy and elite. Microgaming are taking us down the hidden back alleys and inviting us into La Rouge. A three row, five-reel slot, that literally lurks in the gloom of this 30s urban back alley, on a moon filled night. Beneath the lamp light casts the shadow of a mysterious character as he starts out towards the slots grid.
The games theme is black and white, under the spotlights are your reel symbols, which are the classics card icons hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs. With a mix of roses, microphones, vinyl and old time telephone.
The 5 reel slot comes with 20 pay lines and has a gamble option for any win that comes from the basic game play. The minimum stake is 0.20 and can be played up to 10.00. As the game plays a haze of smoke slowly rises from the cocktail lounge door and the streets air vents. The game has a wild symbol, formed of the seductive female lounge singer. Five for her will see your stake multiply by a 1000, meaning you could strike a 10.000 windfall. The gamble option upon a win will give you the choice to paint the town red or black, when selecting the dice option next to the spin button. The female figure stands before you awaiting your decision. The ladies dress will change colour slowly and is followed by a camera flash when finally selected, showing if your decision was correct and if so you’ll have a total of 5 to match within the feature for the mega win. It’s a 50/50 game so are you feeling lucky? The slot gaming itself has a 95.2% return to player percentage.
Bonuses and Rewards
Rewards come out of the shadows in the form of free spins with an additional multiplier. Symbolised as the male character, 2 free spins and you get x0.5 the multiple of your bet. 3 free spins and your bet is multiplied by 2 times the bet amount, 4 free spins equals a big 10 times multiplier and lastly 5 free spins will give you a massive 25 times multiplier. Free spins can be re-triggered within the feature, so the winning roll could be endless. If the during the free spins you hit new ones these are classed as scatters, 3 will reward you an additional 8 free spins, 4 offers 12 free spins and 5 scattered wilds will land you an additional 20 free spins. That’s a lot of free spins to be had inside of one simple feature.
There’s more… La Rouge offers a bonus round which contains five levels. Each level brings you closer to the big party. The symbol is the Film Clapper board, landing on reels 1, 3 and 5 will trigger the bonus round and will give you a deluge of prizes, ranging from advances in the level, Win-All which is rewards you all prizes in the level and advances you to the next. Lastly you have collect, this rewards the win and ends the bonus round. The game is good, it offers a different feel to most and plays well given the options you have to win. Overall it’s really unsurprising as it is a Microgaming slot and quality always prevails when it comes to the design and its programming.