Van Gogh Slot
- A great theme based on the famous artist Vincent van Gogh
- Some colourful features with giant symbols and free spins
- Some big payouts available with exciting gameplay
Van Gogh slot from Sthlm Gaming is all about, as you probably guessed from the title, Van Gogh and his many paintings. It uses some of his artwork as both the symbols and the backdrop, and whether you’re a fan of his work or art in general, I think most will appreciate this unique and pleasing design. I especially like how some of the symbols are paintings of fruits, just like a classic slot machine.
Where this slot really shines, however, is in the mechanics of the features on offer here. There are 3 total features, although 2 of them tie together so that you collect things like Wilds and multipliers for the Free Spins Bonus. This makes the game both exciting and potentially very rewarding, but I’ll come into more detail on how this works shortly. The basics of the game are simple though with 5×3 reels and 20 paylines. You just spin to spin these reels in order to get a winning combination from left to right using the following base symbols which are listed in ascending order based on their value:
- Jack or Queen (lowest value)
- King or Ace
- Bowl of Lemons
- Bowl of Oranges
- Bowl of Apples
- Blue Flowers
- Yellow Flowers (highest value)
Van Gogh Slot Bonuses and Features
Van Gogh slot also features 2 special symbols with different properties to those of the base symbols. First, you have a Wild symbol shown as a portrait of a man. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the Bonus symbol to give you a better chance of a win, and appears as an overlay over the reels. You also have the Bonus symbol shown as a paint set, and when 3 of these appear anywhere on the reels at the same time you will trigger the Van Gogh Free Spins Bonus.
Brush Stroke Wilds. This is an in-game feature whereby Wild symbols may appear as either 1×1, 2×1, 2×2 or even 3×3 symbols over the reels, substituting for all other symbols apart from the Bonus symbol.
Colour Splash Collects. Add a splash of colour to the reels to improve your Free Spins Bonus. If a particular colour is added to a symbol during the base game, the following properties will apply on the next Van Gogh Free Spins Bonus:
- Purple Colour. This will add 1 free spins, and if you collect 11 of these you will get another 15 free spins.
- Orange Colour. This will increase your multiplier during the next bonus by 1x. If you collect up to 6 of these you’ll be awarded a 7x multiplier.
- Green Colour. This will add 1 Wild symbol up to a maximum of 5 Wild symbols, each on different reels.
- Blue Colour. Each of these will remove a low-value symbol. If you collect up to 4 of these, you will remove the Jack, Queen, King and Ace.
Van Gogh Free Spins Bonus. As mentioned earlier, this is triggered by 3 or more Bonus symbols appearing anywhere on the screen during the base game, and all the collected colours from the Colour Splash Collects feature will be applied, meaning you could have a lot of free spins with extra Wilds, multipliers and high-value symbols. Additionally, you can also trigger the bonus by collecting each colour to its maximum extent, but in our experience this will less likely as you’d expect. Aside from the properties of collecting the colours, there is nothing else special about this bonus.
Van Gogh slot is a really interesting concept that reminds me a lot of Davinci Diamonds Masterworks slotwhich proved to be very popular. I really like the design and how the symbols are each a painting, even with fruits on them just like a traditional slot game. The way the features work, however, is even more impressive and original. The Brush Stroke Wilds feature is a nice little bonus, but the main attraction here is the Van Gogh Free Spins Bonus which has the potential for a lot of great extras with more Wilds, multipliers, free spins and high-value symbols, something you very rarely see all together. What does this mean? It means you can win some big payouts through the bonus, and it also makes the game more interesting and exciting. I have to say this is a great slot from Sthlm Gaming and I advise you to give it a go.