In February and March, it is a festive season with carnivals taking place across the world. If you want to join them and enjoy a festive atmosphere with music, dance, costumes and masks, you don’t have to travel a long distance. With carnival-themed video slots, some of the best festivals come to your nearest desktop or mobile devices allowing you to enjoy them from the comfort of your home or on the go. We have done our homework and made a selection of the best carnival-themed slots you can play wherever you are for a chance to win big.
The first slot machine in the list is Carnaval Forever coming from the Betsoft creative kitchen. While the developer is well-known for their cinematic 3D slots, in the 2019 release they decided to use simple, colourful graphics. Along with a matching music score, they will take you to Rio de Janeiro directly. The slot uses a 5×3 layout with 10 paylines. The biggest star of the game is the Carnaval Queen. She is in charge of triggering free spins.
The game features Wild that will complete your winning combinations. Land 3 or more Carnaval Queen Scatters and you are granted between 5 and 9 free spins. During the feature, all spins are winning and you can win more freebies when Carnaval Queen Scatter hits the reels. This is another Betsoft title offering the Buy Feature allowing you to purchase free spins at a certain prize. If you feel like risking, you can use the Double Up feature and try to increase your payouts.
The 2013 NextGen title takes you to Venice on 5 reels and 25 paylines. The carnival-themed slot comes with a romantic twist with lots of flowers and gondolas and bridges featured in the backdrop of the reels. A charming lady assumes the role of Wild which substitutes for all other symbols and pays the top prize. An ornate mask represents Scatter that triggers the free spins feature.
Once you land 3 or more Mask Scatters on the reels, you will activate 10 free spins during which your payouts are trebled. You can retrigger the feature in the same fashion and get more free games with tripled prizes. The Gamble feature is available as well offering you to guess the colour or suit of a mystery card and double or quadruple your winnings.
After Rio de Janeiro and Venice, we take you to New Orleans where the streets are crowded with people celebrating Mardi Gras. The Thunderkick 2019 title features a 6×4 grid and offers staggering 4,096 ways to win. The game benefits from the Avalanche feature removing winnings symbols from the grid and replacing them with new ones thus providing you with an additional chance of winning. On each winning spin, a multiplier increases by 1. Avalanches continue with multipliers increasing as long as you win.
The symbols on the reels are the combination of theme-related and playing card icons. The one you should look up for is Mask Scatter that triggers the bonus game awarding 12 free spins. The feature can be retriggered and you will benefit from the Avalanche feature within it as well. What’s great about free games is that a losing spin does not restart the multiplier. Instead, it keeps increasing infinitely. In addition, on a losing spin Wild will remove all symbols except for Scatter vertically and horizontally providing you with an additional chance of winning.
The 2016 slot release by Play’n Go takes you once again to Brazil. Featuring colourful visuals and a soundtrack that matches its theme, the game uses 5 reels and 15 paylines. Feel the rhythm of samba and join feathered dancers while Maracas Wild completes your winning combinations. Not only that it replaces all regular symbols but it also awards a multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x when contributing to a win.
Keep an eye on the drum symbol as 3 or more of these activate the Bongo Bonus feature. You will be offered to pick from 3 drum sets to reveal a coin prize worth up to 150x your bet. The game offers no free spins, but you can win big thanks to Wild carrying up to 5x multipliers.
The last carnival-themed title is inspired by Venetian masks and it comes from the Ainsworth production. The Australian-based developer decided to go for a different approach to the theme with the setting that looks more intimate. Forget about streets and squares as this is a show on 5 reels and 30 paylines just for your eyes. The protagonist of the game is a masked brunette that acts as Wild and completes your winning combinations by replacing standard icons. However, she shows up on the central three reels only.
The logo of the game stands for Scatter and you will need 3 or more of these to trigger 10 free games played on a different reel set. During free games, you will benefit from Wild comes with up to 3x multipliers. Another feature that can boost your winning chances is expanding Wild that carries a 3x multiplier. The Wild features change on each spin, so keep an eye on the meter above the three central reels where you can see which one you will benefit from. The best news is that in the Ainsworth 2016 release multipliers multiply each other, so you can hit some hefty prizes thanks to up to 9x multipliers during free games.