Jour De L'Amour is one of these CTXM games, themed on cats in love, but without all the noisy meow-meow-ings in the night. Instead, there's a mellow french romantic soundtrack to sooth the ears, whilst those cats go about with what they need and have to do, whatever those are, hehehe. The paytable doesn't look interesting at all, with very low win values for all the symbols. The Wild symbol is a true blue dumb symbol in my book, not paying anything, not doubling anything, just substituting. The Cupid is the Scatter symbol, almost a dumb one too, except for awarding 5, 10 or 15 free spins without multipliers for 3, 4 or 5 of them. Then there are also 3 Bonus games, namely Goldfish Present, Catch A Bird and Great Mouser, but all three bonus games play in the same way, which is the 'pick-and-win' kind, the kind that I really don't like.
The Goldfish Present game - pick a fish to win coins. The Catch A Bird game - pick a bird to win coins. The Great Mouser game - pick items to win coins, but nothing great in that either. 3 different Bonus games, all playing about the same. all payouts mostly lame. The Free Spins game is no better at all. Those 5 free spins without any multiplier game pays from 0x - 6x the total bet, from what I've got so far, making me wonder why bother to give 5 free spins at all! With no win multiplier attached to the free spins, the whole package becomes damn lousy! The symbols are just the same, paying from 500x down to 150x the line bet for 5 of a kind.
The actual game play, with its french amour-y soundtrack, is not too bad, until you start getting the Free Spins and the Bonus games. Nope, they do not excite you that much, but the blardy low payouts make the game even worse off. I had a recent refresher run on Jour De L'Amour, because my last play on it was many years ago, but didn't fare well either then. Having played a refresher game now makes me realise how ridiculously low the payouts are. Free spins wins of about 1x - 5x total bet, Bonus game wins of about the same lowly amount, and haven't yet seen anything above 10x win amount. Oh boy, does this game sucks!