Once a year, before Easter, the Rio Carnival will captivate locals and tourists alike in what is considered one of the biggest parties in the world. For seven whole days there are festivities on display that need to be seen to be believed, but Play’n Go have attempted to bring you as close to the real thing as possible, with the added benefits of enticing winnings. Let’s see if Play’n Go have done the gem of Brazil justice, or if they’ve created a title more representative of a rained out garden party.
Samba Carnival online slot was released in 2016, so can’t be considered too old. There’s a lot of potential for visually captivating graphics when using a theme such as this, but Play’n Go have perhaps underachieved in this sense by not really creating a spectacle that captures the imagination. However, the symbols are very much in tune with the theme, plus there’s a pretty high paying bonus feature to get you samba dancing around your kitchen should it bear the full fruit it contains. Similar to Rio Riches Slot, it goes without saying that the soundtrack will transcend you right into Copacabana, but if it becomes repetitive then hit the mute button.
Samba Carnival was developed more with players on a tighter budget in mind. The maximum bet is only £18.75, which is small compared to the copious amount of titles exceeding the £100 per spin amount. The minimum bet is £0.01, so depending on your wagering preferences this might just delight you. Surprisingly the highest payout you can achieve is £46,875.00, which is more than enough to get you a front row seat to the carnival floats, let alone a 5 star holiday in Rio.
Samba Carnival is a medium variance game and has a RTP ratio of 95.79%, so it’s quite likely that you’ll find the returns coming in, regardless of whether you’re spinning on your desktop or mobile device.
Play’n Go made sure to make the symbols fresh and colourful, adding a slice of the carnival life. Traditional slot titles were known for using fruit symbols, and seeing as Rio is a tropical location they’ve made the lower paying icons fruit variants. You might prefer playing card symbols to help differentiate the higher from lower values, but the fruit works quite well. In order from lowest to highest there is the lime, orange, watermelon and pineapple. The higher paying symbols are attractive female samba dancers dressed in their carnival attire. Play’n Go have added a cheeky feature that sees certain body parts of the ladies bounce up and down when the symbols come to a rest after spinning. The highest paying of these 3 ladies is the purple dressed dancer, who will pay 2500x your bet in 5 line up across the paylines.
There are 4 wild symbols, each showing shakers with multiplier amounts – 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x. Wilds substitute all symbols (except scatters) to create winning paylines, and depending on the wild that forms a winning combination your win will be multiplied by that amount. There’s also a scatter symbol that is represented by drums with Scatter written across it.
Bonuses and Jackpots
The bonus feature is really easy to understand, and actually not that hard to trigger. You just need to land 3 scatters on the reels, and once this happens, the screen shows three different coloured drum sets. Choose one of the drums to reveal a win multiplier amount.
However, it doesn’t end there. Once being awarded a multiplier amount you can make use of the gamble feature, or simply accept your bonus feature amount. If you choose the gamble feature then you’ll be asked to choose between black or red to double the amount already won. However, there is the chance to go even further and choose between the 4 card suits of a deck to quadruple that amount. The downside is that if you choose wrong, wave goodbye to that carnival spending cash.
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This online slot definitely makes use of a more exciting theme than most rival titles on the market. But even so, it almost feels like a missed opportunity by Play’n Go to give us something truly representative of the beloved Rio Carnival. On the other hand, the gameplay is very respectable, with attractive symbols and a bonus feature that might not bring the wow factor, but will serve its purpose in boosting your winnings. Best of all is the potential max payout which has a max bet amount you won’t need to break the bank to spin. Join our safe and secure online casino and get into the Carnival Spirit by playing Samba Carnival!