Rhyming Reels – Hearts & Tarts


Rhyming Reels – Hearts and Tarts Slot Review

Here’s another game from the successful Microgaming Rhyming Reels series. We’ve also reviewed Old King Cole and a randy Jack and Jill, now it’s time for another nursery rhyme we used to sing in our schooldays to be turned into a slot game.

This time around we have the Queen of Hearts who it seems is preparing for the Great British Bake Off by baking some tarts. Unfortunately the Knave of Hearts stole the tarts which rather upset the Queen as she was so looking forward to meeting Mel and Sue (someone has to be). The King of Hearts found out about this and punished the Knave of Hearts who decided not to steal any more in the future.

The game has five reels, three rows of symbols and there are 30 paylines to try and get some wins on. The actual reels of the game are set inside the pages of a book as is the case in other games in the Rhyming Reels series of games from Microgaming. You don’t have to activate all of the paylines on every spin of the reels. Playing the game costs between £0.30 and £75 so you should have few problems finding a level at which to comfortably play this game.

Symbols here are all theme-related apart from the playing cards which are the ten to Ace and they are the lower paying symbols in this game. The main symbols have the Queen of Hearts who looks as if she likes to sample most of her cooking. Don’t dare criticize the Queen though because she’s stacked, well she does look it to be fair. The symbol can appear on top of each other on the reels and this makes it easier to get some winning combinations. Other symbols include the Knave, a couple of sexy looking maids, the heart-shaped tarts that get pinched by the Knave and some oven gloves.

The wild symbol here is the Hearts and Tarts logo. This can get you some excellent wins as it has the ability to substitute for other symbols in the game. It can’t sub for the crown which is the scatter symbol here and helps get you into the bonus game.

Make sure to have a look through the paytable to find out all about the game. Also have some free games to see everything in action.

Bonus Game

To get some free spins you need to get three or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Doing so awards you ten free spins and during them all the wins you get will be doubled. Even better news is that if the Queen gets you a win then that’s quadrupled and that’s more than likely as she’s stacked here too. It’s also possible to re-trigger the free spins so this can be quite lucrative if your luck is in.


An enjoyable game as are all the others in this Microgaming Rhyming Reels series. It looks and sounds good and the stacked Queen, free spins and ability to re-trigger it can really get that account balance of yours climbing.