Enjoy the passionate rhythms of Andalusia in Flamenco Roses, a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot from Novomatic. This Spanish-themed game is a highly volatile affair and comes with a bonus feature that awards up to 22 free spins complete with sticky wilds. Bang your castanets from between 50p and £50 per spin.

As far as Novomatic powered video slots go, the design in Flamenco Roses is pretty good, conjuring up a real feel of traditional Spain. Set against deep red reels, symbols on show include A to 9 playing cards, a flamenco dancer’s black hat, a classical guitar, bracelet and necklace.

The female dancer is the most lucrative of the standard symbols, offering payouts of 2, 15 or 50 times your total stake if you manage to land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. The male dancer is the game’s wild, replacing all other symbols apart from the scatter (the yellow rose). Landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these awards payouts of 1, 5, 20 or 100 times your total stake.

The chief attraction in Flamenco Roses is the Free Games feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more of the yellow rose scatter. As well as a payout of 5, 20 or 50 times your total stake, you’ll also be awarded 11 free spins. Every time the male dancer wild lands during the feature, it will be locked in place for all of the free spins that follow. You can also retrigger the feature with 22 free spins available.

The flamenco is known as a passionate dance so it’s appropriate that this is an extremely volatile video slot. The action here is very high variance so expect lengthy spells when your bankroll only heads south. Get lucky with the frozen wilds in the free spins feature though and big wins are possible in the relative blink of an eye.

Flamenco Roses is a well-produced game – the visuals are good and the classical Spanish soundtrack a big improvement on the generic backing that’s found in many Novomatic titles. The gameplay is simple enough but carries a weighty punch.

If you’re looking to recreate a memorable trip to the Costas, enjoy dancing or just want to play a well-designed and highly volatile game, Flamenco Roses gets a big ole! If you’re after something Spanish, Playtech’s The Riches of Don Quixote is recommended.