The wombat says: Are you ready to Samba wombat fans????? Well this wombat is, and he’s grabbing his jewel-encrusted bikini and over-sized feather headdress faster than you can say ‘Copacabana’!
Inspired by the riotous Carnival in Rio de Janerio this colourful and crazy slot from Microgaming (the designers behind the Around the World slot) gives us the chance to take part in the world’s biggest street party, all from the comfort of our favourite armchair! Which is ideal if you’re feeling a bit lazy… The infamous Brazilian carnival is known worldwide for it’s seductive samba, dancing girls, sexy costumes and spectacular procession that sees millions of party people head to the beach city every February- which reminds me, have you also tried the Big Break slot? Monkeys on surf boards, but I digress.
Anyway, the soundtrack to the game contains partying street sounds and Carnival’s trademark Samba music which really does add atmosphere. So how does the slot match up to the real thing? Well, let’s see.
With 3 rows, 9 pay lines and 5 reels, the game feels a bit on the compact side, but the reels spin faster than a Brazilian girls booty, which more makes up for it! Your low value symbols include some very spangly playing cards – 10, J, Q, K and A – while the higher paying symbols include; a trumpet, a carnival hand drum, a weird clown guy, a dancing girl and her colourful headdress and the Carnaval logo. This is the highest paying symbol in the game scooping you 20, 200, 800, or a cool 5,000 coins when either 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x of these symbols appear on your reels.
Your Wild in this game is the ‘WILD’ feathery logo, and your Scatter in Carnaval slot is the exotic blue and gold Scatter symbol. Bets starts at 0.25 and go up to 5.00, and you can bet a maximum of nine coins on each spin.
Errrrr, well there none basically. Sorry about that. For those who like Free Spins and other off-reel Bonus Games, this could be an issue. The Scatter symbol, which would normally trigger a bonus acts, just like any another symbol in this slot, although it will of course give you wins even if it’s not on a pay-line. Plus, your Scatter wins are multiplied by the total number of your credits staked, which is a nice little extra.
Carnaval slot is a very simple game. If you’re new to slots and looking for an easy game to introduce you to the basics, then look no further than this fun and fast treat. If you like this slot, you’d probably enjoy the Big Kahuna slot by the way.
Experienced slots players may find the game play a little frustrating and need to look elsewhere for their lucrative bonus features and Free Spin rounds…
Wombat score: 3/5
An fun-filled easy slot to play. It loses 2 points due to lack of features though. Come on Microgaming, it’s time for Carnaval 2 isn’t it?