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The wombat says: Harlequin Carnival slot from Nolimit City whisks you away to the 17th century and its famous masquerade balls, when uber rich folk donned masks at lavish parties and got up to all sorts of shenanigans incognito!
The tradition of the Harlequin party originated in Italy but quickly spread around Europe – and before you knew it every member of the aristocracy was at it! Sadly, it didn’t extend to the Aussie Outback…
Fancy masks aside, we’ve been told this slot is a volatile as a smoking volcano, so let’s spin to win!
Look and Feel
The backdrop is pretty plush – with the stairs to a Venetian palace rising from a canal and some over-the-top flower arrangements decorating the palace’s opulent arch. As for your reels, they are flanked by two Baroque marble statues while the soundtrack is a plinky Casio-keyboard version of Danza Húngara No.5 by Johannes Brahms (classical music lovers may need to cover their ears).
It’s crazy, elaborate and exactly how you’d imagine those Medicis would have thrown a party. This slot is brighter than Beat the Bobbies at the Tower of London and that game is full of Bobby Dazzlers.
Harlequin Carnival Slot Game Play
Harlequin Carnival slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 pay-lines, just under the number you´ll see on Parrots of the Caribbean and other games. You’ll make wins by landing 3 to 5 matching symbols from left to right. Pop on your mask wombat fans and spin from £0.20 to £100 per go.
Your symbols on the reels include the spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs card suits in olden filigree plus 5 different masqueraded ladies; one in a grapevine mask, another sporting a bird’s beak, a glamorous white cat, a half moon and a golden sun. Land 5x of these icons on a payline and you’ll scoop 15x your stake.
Meanwhile, the red and black harlequin chick is the Wild in the game and will land stacked as 1×3 on reels 2, 3 and 4. It will also trigger the xNudge Wild mechanic when it lands in partial view. But more on that later…
The harlequin’s face with ‘Bonus’ written on it is your Scatter icon, and the way to enter the highly volatile Free Spins Round where you can get your paws on wins of up to 5861x your stake!
Free Spins and Bonus Features
As mentioned, the harlequin symbol is the wild and as an XNudge Wild it will appear stacked. When a part of it appears, it will be nudged up or down to cover the whole reel. For every nudge that it gets, the multiplier increases by plus 1. It’s a cool little feature that this Wombat has admired before…
When the xNudge Wild icon lands completely on the reels you’ll set off the re-spins feature. You’ll now receive up to 4 depending on how many reels are to the left of your Wild.
Next, the stacked Wild will turn into a walking wild icon and on each spin it will move left until it drops off from reels giving you many more chances to hit those winning combos.
Let’s get to the guts Wombat fans: this is where you’ll win that jackpot sum of 5,861x your stake. If you’re very lucky of course…
Land 3x or more Harlequin scatters anywhere on the reels and you’ll scoop 8 free spins. In this money-making bonus round, the Wild will land with an 3x multiplier on reel 5 and will move from to the left until it drops off the screen. But best of all, the multiplier increases by 1x with each step it takes. This means at least 8 spins with a 7x multiplier… Oh, and the respins feature is active too – adding to that multiplier mayhem!
Land another 3x scatters during the feature and another Stacked Walking Wild will be added to the 5th reel. Edging you ever closer to those mega payouts.
Buy Your Own Bonus
If you’re having problems setting off the Free Spins, you can buy your own bonus – but it’s not cheap at x70 your bet for the pleasure. This option isn´t available in all countries, including UK
Harlequin Carnival slot looks nice, but it’s the high variance gameplay that’s got this wombat in a right old tizz! Set off those Free Spins and the big wins really will kick in. As for the ‘buy your bonus’ – tread carefully wombat fans!