On this page we take a look at the best slots games which feature Shakespearean characters or suitably Elizabethean settings. If you're a lover of the bard, check out this hand picked selection of free Shakespeare slots.
We start with 3 different takes on Romeo and Juliet, including our very own exclusive Romeo and Juliet slot game and then we take a look at games featuring Cleopatra, Caesar and more!
In this attractive 5 reel, 25 payline game a handsome Romeo and a beautiful young Juliet. Both looking like they've stepped out a Hollywood movie. Each comes with a unique feature: Romeo is Wild when he appears on reel 1 and then moves one space to the next reel to the right, triggering free spins.
Juliet, meanwhile, is Wild when she appears on reel 5 and moves one space to the left to the next reel and triggers a free spin.
Best of all, if you manage to get Romeo and Juliet to move onto the same cell. Then they merge to form an expanded Wild and trigger 25 free spins. With the Wild staying in place throughout - awww!
That's it in terms of game features and there are no special bonus rounds. On the reels themselves you'll see Romeo, Juliet, a white rose, a bottle of poison, Friar Laurence and five other symbols made up of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten playing card symbols.
This game works well on mobile with full support for Android and iOS phones and tablets.
Where to play Pragmatic Play's Romeo & Juliet Slot? You can play with 25 free spins at Black Diamond Casino. Not suitable for USA or UK players
Launched in February 2017 to celebrate St. Valentine's Day. Our exclusive Romeo and Juliet slot game is actually one of the best free Shakespeare slots games around!
This game's design is one our best free slots games yet. Featuring, as it does, a variety of beautiful symbols set against an Italian courtyard background and multiple bonus features.
This game has 5 reels and 12 paylines and comes with Wild, Scatter and bonus symbols. Romeo and Juliet appear on the reels, of course, as does Friar Laurence. Also on the reels there's a dagger, poison, rose, heart and a Romeo and Juliet Logo symbol. There is also two shields representing the House of Capulets and the House of Montagues.
We think you'll particularly enjoy this game's Match Made in Heaven bonus game. In which you must match up the Romeo symbols with the Juliet symbols. Watch out for the dagger symbols though as if you turn over two of those then the bonus game will end.
In this slot you'll also find a 50-50 bonus game. In which you have to choose either the House of Capulets or the House of Montagues. Only one house will offer up a reward if you're lucky enough to choose correctly.
There is also a classic "Pick me" type bonus game. In which you must pick a heart shaped lock to open. Tap one of the locks and the key will fly over it and open it to reveal your bonus.
Continuing with a Romeo and Juliet inspired vibe. We have the beautiful Amore slot game at Winaday Casino. Launched in 2017 it's one of the newest games to feature on this page.
This 5 reel, 30 payline game has a really enchanting look with a stunning Elizabethan theme featuring Romeo, Juliet, Perfumes, Love Letters and Roses.
One neat graphical touch is a fully animated 3D dove which flies across the reels when the game is waiting for you to spin the reels. The spin button itself is actually a glowing gem like heart.
In Amore the Wild symbol substitutes for any other symbol across the board to form a winning combination on a payline.
While Scatter symbols trigger the Free Spins Bonus Game. In the bonus round you are first taken to the "Pick Me" style screen where you choose between colorful masks to either increase your Win Multiplier, gain more free spins, or gain more coins as your prize. Then your 5 Free Spin rounds begin (or more if the masks awarded you extra).
So which is the best Romeo and Juliet slot game - Pragmatic Play's, Winaday's game or ours?
Well you can try out all three! We're proud of our exclusive Romeo and Juliet slot game which has more bonus games than Pragmatic's. We also reckon it more than holds its own against both Pragmatic's and Winaday's versions.
Click here to play Winaday's Amore slot with $40 free! Offer valid for new players from Free Slots 4U only. Not suitable for U.K. players.
Next up we take a look at a couple of slots games featuring Cleopatra. One of Shakespeare's most important and famous characters. Starting with Realtime Gaming's Cleopatra's Gold.
Cleopatra's Gold is a 5 reel 20 payline game. Staring Cleopatra herself as the game's Wild symbol.
The game itself probably needs no introduction as it's one of the most famous Cleopatra themed games.
Set within a colorful Egytptian theme, landing three or more of the Pyramid scatter symbols anywhere will trigger the free spins feature. The Free Game Feature gives you 15 free games during which all your wins are tripled.
This is one of Realtime Gaming's random progressive jackpot games. With a jackpot that can be triggered totally at random regardless of the amount wagered.
Cleopatra's Gold is a mobile friendly slot with support for both on Android and iOS devices.
For UK based players Cleopatra Jackpots is our hot pick. This attractive 5 reel 20 fixed paylines game features beautiful ancient Egyptian themed symbols with a Sphinx, Eye of Horus, Scarab Beetle, and Hieroglyphics on the reels alongside Nine Jack, Queen, King and Ace playing card style symbols.
The main attraction of this game is the MegaJackpot prize.
Hit one or more MegaJackpots symbols on a line to double that win.
Hit three or more Sphinx scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you'll trigger the Cleopatra free spins bonus 15 free spins are rewarded in the Cleopatra Bonus with all wins tripled (excluding the 5 MegaJackpots award and the progressive symbol). This bonus can be re-triggered (up to a maximum of 180 free spins).
This is one of IGT's famous MegaJackpot games which means that you can win the progressive jackpot by getting 5 MegaJackpots symbols on the center payline on any base game spin or on any free spin in the Cleopatra Bonus. After every spin a Second Chance draw occurs that can also award the MegaJackpots progressive.
Where to play Cleopatra Megajackpots Slot? You can play free Shakespeare slots machines at Mr Green Casino. Not suitable for USA players
For a slot game themed around Julius Ceaser take a look at Realtime Gaming's Ceaser's Empire. Set in Ancient Rome this is a 5 reel 20 payline game with wild, scatter and free spins feature.
Chances are that if you're familiar with Realtime Gaming slot that you've played this one before. It's something of a "Golden Oldie", a typical Realtime Gaming look and play.
Caesar himself plays the role of Wild and triples any wins when he is part of a winning payline. When the Coliseum symbol appears on reel five and Caesar appears anywhere, you get a free spins feature.
During this round any Coliseum symbols are transformed into Caesars or Cleopatra's to give you more chances at big payouts.
You can win additional free games in this round too and best of all, prizes are doubled.
A jackpot of 7,500 credits is won if you can get 1 Caesar and 4 Cleopatra symbols on an active pay-line.
What we like best about this game is that it's another one of Realtime Gaming's Random Progressive Jackpot slots games. Which means that you could win a huge amount after each spin, regardless of how much you've wagered.
Ceaser's Empire can be played on mobile phones and tablets.
The three witches of McBeth are some of the most well known characters from a Shakespeare's work. The line "Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble" is one of his most famous lines so we've picked out a couple of witch themed slots for you to try starting with Reatime Gaming slot game "Bubble Bubble".
Bubble Bubble is a fantastic looking 5 reel 50 payline game in which Scattered Cauldron symbols will trigger one of three special features where special treats are on offer.
If you trigger the Great Ghosts Feature you will win up to 20 Free Games with up to 9 Wild Ghosts invading the reels with each spin.
Trigger the Wild Witches Feature and you get 9 free games and when Winni the Witch shows up, she'll cast a spell on one or two reels to increase your chances of a win.
Trigger the Bewitched feature and you earn 7 free games and Winni the Witch will cover the entire middle reel. This feature can be re-triggered over and over again.
This game has a "Win-Win" feature which guarantees you a bonus feature if you're having a losing streak.
Bubble Bubble is part of Realtime Gaming's mobile games suite so you can play this game on your phone or tablet anywhere.
For UK/Canadian/European based players there is Microgaming's Witches Wealth slot a 5 reel 9 payline game.
This game maybe captures the feel of Shakespeare's witches a lot better than the more cartoon style Bubble. Symbols depict various ingredients and items witches need to cast spells: spell books, potions, toads eye, black cat etc.
The Wild Witch herself is the Wild symbol and substitutes any other symbol combinations, except the Mr. Twinkles (the cat) or the Scatter Bat symbol.
This game features two bonus games which are basically games of chance. In the Spinning Wand Bonus Game (triggered by hitting 3 or 4 Mr. Twinkles symbols on a payline) a wand spins and where it stop decides what bonus amount you win. If the wand lands on bonus then you get to play the Flying Rescue Bonus Game.
The Flying Rescue Bonus Game is activated when you get 5 Mr. Twinkles symbols on a winning payline or when you land on 'Bonus' in the Spinning Wand Bonus Game. In this game you just click on Mr. Twinkles to reveal a bonus amount. The witch then flies across the sky on her broomstick and if she gets to Mr Twinkles without being hit by anything the bonus is doubled. Once the Witch has got Mr. Twinkles (the Cat) she will try to fly back home again without getting hit by the falling objects, if she succeeds your bonus is tripled.
Where to play Witches Wealth Slot? You can play free Shakespeare slots machines at Luxury Casino. Not suitable for USA players
Last but not least we head to Venice via a visually stunning game from top developers Pragmatic Play.
Another game from developer Pragmatic Play which we think has a enough of a Elizabethan look and feel to feature on a page about Shakespearian slots is Venice Carnival (Merchant of Venice is another one of Shakespeare's plays, of course) a 5 reel 20 payline slot.
This is an attractive video slot game with a theme that takes inspiration from the famous Venice Carnival. With five of the symbols on the reels being different types of carnival masks and five symbols featuring carnival characters such as clowns.
This game has an Unmask the Revelers bonus round activated when you get 3 or more bonus symbols on a winning payline. This is a classic "Pick item" type game in which you choose people's masks to take off and reveal a bonus prize . If you reveal a ghostly face behind a mask then the round ends.
Also on the reels is a Gondolier scatter symbol - land 3 or more of these anywhere on the reels to win up to 30 free spins.
Where to play Pragmatic Play's Carnival of Venice Slot? You can play free Shakespeare slots with 25 free spins at Black Diamond Casino. Not suitable for USA or UK players
We'll update this page if and when a new free Shakespeare slots games are released. Meanwhile do let us know what you think of these games in the comments below.