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Everyone loves carnivals. The whole atmosphere of a carnival is an amazing experience. From carnival queens to over-the-top masks and outfits, it’s a nice way to relax and have fun no matter if you’re in Rio or New Orleans. If you can’t travel that far, though, you get to experience a carnival first hand in Thunderkick’s Carnival Queen online slot.
Obviously inspired by fancy carnival queens, the slot has amazing graphics and an excellent soundtrack. The sound elevates the atmosphere to a whole new level. Carnival Queen has been designed with a lot of attention. That shouldn’t come as a surprise – all of Thunderkick’s games are rich in detail. The reels are not exactly framed – they’re simply set against a background of a carnival which is probably being held in New Orleans. How do we know? Well, the voodoo and magic glowing signs to the left and right are a good hint.
The Carnival Queen slot has a RTP of 96.1%. It comes with medium variance which means you can expect small wins in the base game and bigger in the bonus round. The maximum win is set at 227,000 coins, which isn’t half bad. It’s a visually stunning slot with unusual reel set and prizes worth 22,700 times your stake, making it a surefire hit.
The Carnival Queen slot has a rather unusual 6×4 reel set and gives you 4,096 ways to win. Playable on desktop and mobile devices, it doesn’t feature traditional paylines, instead relying on winning combinations from left to right for massive prizes. It gets even better when you learn that the slot has an ever-growing multiplier. Along with the 4,096 ways to win, Carnival Queen has a pretty rich prize fund to share. When it comes to bet sizes, you can play for €0.10 to €100 per spin.
There are common card suit symbols on the reels along with numerous carnival figures. Landing 6 crowns on the reels will give you a prize worth 1,000, with all carnival artists bringing smaller, but still hefty prizes. The wild symbol replaces every other symbol apart from the scatter and plays a special role in the bonus round.
When it comes to the scatter, it’s a symbol depicting the carnival queen. Landing three on the reels will trigger one of the slot’s two special features – the free games bonus round.
The first special feature of the slot is called Avalanche. It’s essentially a chain-reaction type of engine which replaces all winning symbols on the reels before a new spin starts. The cascading animation can bring you successive wins and will only stop when there are no winning combinations. At the same time, the Avalanche feature triggers the multiplier which rises by 1 whenever you win. This is also present during the bonus round, where the slot really shines.
Three scatters on the reels will trigger the free games bonus round. You’ll get 12 free spins for 3 scatters, 16 for 4, 20 for 5, and 25 free spins for 6 scatters on the reels. The bonus isn’t that different from the base game except for the multiplier. Unlike in the base game, it won’t reset to zero when you don’t land a winning combination. It simply rises up and up, endlessly boosting your wins. We managed to hit a 10x multiplier and score a big win during our playthrough.
For each losing spin, the wild will eliminate all standard symbols from the reels (horizontally and vertically) giving you another chance to hit the jackpot.
Thanks to the Avalanche feature and ever-growing multiplier, Carnival Queen is a great slot for all Indian players. It has massive winning potential and all the tools to make you a winner. The graphics are impressive, the atmosphere unmatched, and the base game and bonus round are more than exciting. What more could you ask for in a carnival?