- Provider: Thunderkick
- Reels: 6
- Paylines: 4,096 ways to win
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £10
- Maximum Bet: £100
- RTP: 96.1%
- Maximum Payout: 22,700 times the bet
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multipliers: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Carnival Queen slot review
It is the time of the year when everybody wants to be a part of the biggest carnival in the world. Unfortunately, not everybody will have the chance to visit Rio these days, but, thanks to Thunderkick, the carnival will arrive to your homes. Carnival Queen is Thunderkick’s six-reel, four-row video slot that benefits from 4,096 ways to win and offers a maximum payout of 22,700 times the bet. Playable from £0.10 per spin, the 2019 release offers an Avalanche feature with increasing multipliers and the Free Spins feature with Wilds that remove symbols horizontally and vertically.
The reels are set on the streets of Rio and are packed with a cheering crowd. The Queen herself is the Bonus Scatter that triggers the Free Spins feature, while her Crown is the regular symbol that pays the most, offering 20 times the bet for six of a kind. Four visitors from the crowd are taken to act as high-value symbols: the Red-haired Girl, the Black Guy, a Green-haired Guy and a Blue Girl. Low-value symbols are represented by simple playing cards. Letter W is used as a Wild that substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter.
The Carnival Queen video slot features six reels, four rows and offers 4,096 ways to win. To win a payout, gamers need to land at least three matching symbols on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel. The Crown is the only regular symbol that pays even for two of a kind. The Avalanche feature will make sure that all winning symbols disappear from the reels, making room for new symbols to appear and create a new winning combination. Thanks to the increasing multiplier, each successive win will be boosted by a multiplier, which starts at 1x and increases by 1x for each successive win. Once the Avalanche feature is over, the multiplier resets at 1x.
To trigger the Free Spins feature, gamers need to land three or more Carnival Queen Scatters on the reels. Three Scatters get you 12 freebies, while any additional triggering Scatter will get you 4 extra free spins. During the feature, two or more Scatters will get you extra freebies, starting at 3. Any additional Scatter will get you 3 more free spins. The Avalanche feature is also active during the Free Spins feature, but this time the multiplier will not reset once you land a non-winning spins. Also, if you land a Wild in a non-winning spin, it will remove all symbols horizontally and vertically.
The maximum possible payout is set at 22,700 times the bet, which is quite nice. Set the bet to the max and you can win up to £2,270,000. The Crow is the symbol that pays the most, offering 20 times the bet for six of a kind. The biggest payouts can be expected during the Free Spins feature, due to the fact that the multiplier will not reset. Carnival Queen’s RTP is 96.1%.
Carnival Queen on Mobile
As we mentioned in the beginning, not everybody will be so lucky to visit Rio during the carnival, but the good people of Thunderkick made sure that everybody can feel the carnival excitement from the comforts of their homes or on the go, because the Carnival Queen video slot is playable across all devices.
+ The Avalanche feature with increasing multipliers in the base game
+ Free Spins with Avalanche feature and a multiplier that will not reset
+ Festive theme
– Generic playing cards
– Graphics could have been a bit better
Due to the fact that we are big fans of the Carnival in Rio, we really like all video slots themed after the big fiesta, especially when a video slot is packed with action, which is the case with the Thunderkick product. Thanks to the Avalanche feature and the increasing multiplier, big wins can be expected both in the base game and the Free Spins feature. The only thing we did not like in the 2019 release is the fact that Thunderkick used generic playing cards and that the graphics are not as good as we expected. Other than that, we really think that Carnival Queen should be one of your choices these days.