Samba Carnival gets its inspiration from the Rio Carnival, the biggest in the world, with over 2 million people attending it each year, dancing on the streets, singing, drinking cocktails and having loads of fun.
Samba dancing is a huge part of that carnival, and the various schools of dance will show off against each other, the dancers being mostly in skimpy clothes and decorated with lots of feathers. The game’s layout is not as impressive as the design, offering 15 lines for the 5 reels. It’s a title which was released by Play’n Go, which gives you up to 5x multipliers, various other cool features, plus the option to create combinations just by having adjacent symbols on paylines.
What We Love
One of the things that surprised me about this game, and which I haven’t really seen anywhere else in this form, is the ability to form combinations with symbols that are just adjacent, nothing more. You can get paid by landing three matching icons in the middle of the payline, not touching either the right or the left side of the screen. Or, it can start from the rightmost position, or from the leftmost one, like it happens in other slots. This way of offering prizes should give this slot an advantage over other 15 payline slot machines.
The presence of a wild symbol with multipliers which vary between 2x and 5x is also something to love in this case. The multiplier of the wild depends on the number of noise maker style musical instruments that appear in them (two to five possible). These symbols substitute for regular icons only, not for the bonus ones.
As for the bonus symbols, they have three drums on them, they are scatters, and the color on them can vary. Get three of these symbols during the same spin, and you will be asked to pick one and get its prize. It’s not a very elaborate feature, but it does pay up to 150x the bet value.
Thanks to the carnival themed design, and the high quality of the images used for symbols and for the background, you have every reason to love the game because of it. The usual classic fruit icons have been replaced here with versions that have cocktail umbrellas and straws in them.
What We Do Not Like
Normally, it would be the small number of paylines that would bug me the most here, but since the game makes it so much easier to form a combination, it’s not that big of a problem.
Based on everything that I’ve seen, it’s a game that I’d recommend. Fans of Samba or of Brazil will especially enjoy what it has to offer.