Wicked Circus, a five-reel video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming, a software provider renowned for the elaborate graphics and innovative features of their games, tells the story of a spooky circus and its whimsical star, Joker.
The game is played at 10 fixed paylines on transparent reels set on a wooden stage populated by six regular symbols commonly seen in classic slot machines like stars, bells, sevens and various fruits. Stunning graphics accompanied with smooth animations are the hallmark of the game which pays both ways and provides players with inventive features.
What We Love
We fell for the visuals of the game from the very start as they are meticulously designed and fulfilled with outstanding animations. Along with a creepy soundtrack, they contribute to the overall spooky atmosphere of the game. Another beneficial aspect of the game is its pays both ways structure allowing you to form winning combinations starting from left or right.
The symbols usually come in stacks as the video slot houses only six different regular symbols. This may result in covering your reels with the combinations of matching symbols and adding huge winnings to your account. The most lucrative feature is undoubtedly Mystery Win, triggered by landing three or more Jokers on the reels, as you may earn up to 6,000 coins.
What We Do Not Like
No matter how attractive the appearance of the game is, the game offers only 10 paylines. To be precise, it pays only for forming five combinations left to right and vice versa. Besides, the game does not contain Wilds which usually come in handy on your way to payouts. The Joker symbol does not substitute for other symbols.
Another drawback of the game is the lack of the free spins feature, as spins in the Jokerizer mode or respins in the Hold mode cost 20 and 60 coins respectively so you may lose all you have earned by trying to improve your balance. The developers claim that your chances are increased during the Jokerizer mode triggered whenever a winning combination is created, but the truth is that the game just doesn’t return to players as some other games we have played do.
Being a variation of another Yggdrasill video slot, even creepier The Dark Joker Rises, Wicked Circus will entertain you for sure, but you may not be satisfied by what you get from it. Especially if you are a high-roller, you will be disappointed by the betting range it offers, as the top bet is only $10. On the other hand, Wicked Circus slot offers a supreme visual and audio experience due to its top-notch graphics and an engaging music score.
If you decide to try this game out, be very careful with the bonus options as you may spend all you have earned previously on them. Don’t forget that all the payouts you have won may be collected before you opt for the Jokerizer or Hold mode.