It’s February again and one of the world’s most popular festivities will be taking place, travel to Rio de Janeiro to participate in this year’s carnival thanks to Play‘N Go’s video slot Samba Carnival. You will be invested in this game form the first spin thanks to the great design they developed for this game and the traditional Samba soundtrack that matches the theme, set on a beautiful Caribbean night, with a starry background filled with fireworks; the symbols on the reels are gorgeous garotas and delicious looking fruits, all of them were designed specially for this title, replacing the traditional 9, 10, J, Q, K, A symbols usually used in most games.
The symbols have animations that are activated during regular spins, specially designed for male audiences, once you notice them it will be hard to ignore them.
What We Love
If there is something players love is a feature that helps them get big prizes, Samba Carnival brings exactly that. The Bongo Bonus round can be triggered by getting a combination with three or more scatter symbols that were designed as Bongos during a regular spin, this will allow you to choose one out of three drum sets, when you do you will get the chance to win an amount of up to 150x times your initial wager. Even when this mode is not that visually entertaining it sure brings a lot of profits.
The maracas symbol is pretty cool because it works like a multiplier and as a wild symbol. They will display a number in the middle of the symbol, the options are 2x, 3x, 4x, and 5x, that number determines how many times your winnings will be multiplied. A wild can be used with any symbols on the reels to create winning combinations. For example, if you have a symbol on reels 1 and 3 and a wild on reel 2, it will be considered a combination grating you the corresponding prize.
The last feature is interesting but it must be used wisely, by paying a fee you can multiply the total prize on any spin if you correctly guess the color or suit of a hidden card.
What We Do Not Love
If Samba Carnival had an interesting minigame that involved the beautiful garotas it would have been way more appealing to players, it was a theme the developers could have played a bit with to create a more interactive feature, it seems like this game just needed a little something to get the chance to become very popular.
This title does not include a free spins features, and it is a shame since it would complement the features it does bring. But it’s not a big loss when considering that using the wild-multiplier you can get pretty big wins anyway.
To be honest Samba Carnival does not have innovative features or impressive jackpots, but it is a video slot that you can enjoy for a good while before getting bored, and that is something you cannot say about many games on the market. The wild-multiplier feature along with Gamble option will offer many opportunities to get good returns of your play money.
This is not a bad title for people that enjoy simple and pretty games, but if you like engaging experiences I would recommend players to check other ones Play’n Go have developed instead of this one, like Pearls of India, Wizard of Gems and Rage to Riches; those games have very interesting themes but even better features that at the end of the day are what players are looking for.