Carnival Royale Slots Brings the Carnival to Life
Carnival Royale is set against a fairground background, and brings to life the old circus shows and carnivals at the beginning of the twentieth century. Microgaming’s slot game has produced a traditional travelling show, with symbols on the reels including the clown, the strongman, the magician, and the essential beautiful woman. Certainly the fun of the carnival, with the colours and sounds and party atmosphere it brings, is a theme that adapts well to a slot game.
An Acrobatic Monkey Is the Wild
The Magician in Carnival Royale is the most valuable symbol, offering a huge payout if you find five of them on an active pay line. There are some well designed classic playing cards that represent the lower value symbols, from the ten through to the Ace. The Wild in Carnival Royale is the dressed up acrobatic monkey. He appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only, and can replace all the missing symbols in a winning combination, except for the two Scatter symbols. The Fortune Teller is one of the Scatter symbols, and will trigger a free spins bonus round when you find three Fortune Tellers anywhere on the reels.
Free Spins Games You Can Choose
Carnival Royale is a five reel game, with 243 ways to win, which means if you land any matching symbols on adjacent reels, reading from left to right, you will definitely be a winner. This slots game offers you a choice of three free spins prospects. You can play the Toss the Bottle game which will give you fifteen free spins with a three times multiplier, or the Fortune Teller will award you ten spins with a multiplier of five times, and Hugo the Strongman offers five free spins with a great multiplier of ten times. You make your choice, start the spins and off you go. The free spins round can be reactivated by finding more Fortune Teller Scatters on the reels, and you can even trigger the Burst Balloon feature from there.
This is a strategy of Microgaming, to give the player the choice of more spins or a bigger multiplier.
The Burst Balloon Bonus Round
The Burst Balloon is Carnival Royale’s other Scatter symbol, and also represents the game’s other bonus feature. You can trigger this game by landing three of the Balloon Scatter symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5. You are then given a selection of balloons, and you have to pick which balloons to burst. Within each one is a certain prize, and you can keep bursting each balloon until you hit the Collect sign, which will take you back to the base game, and your prize will be added up. You can win some good payouts in this feature, but the Scatter does not appear often, and will only appear on reels 3, 4 and 5.
Carnivals and circuses lend themselves to the theme of a slot game. Certainly Carnival Royale gives the player many opportunities for winning some pretty good prizes.