Carnival Queen Slot Review – Thunderkick
Today we return to the year 2019 to learn all about one of my favorite games, by one of my favorite studios Thunderkick. I have been reviewing many older releases, to relearn underrated releases. I recently reviewed ‘Cosmic Voyager‘, which is Thunderkicks latest slot announcement. Today we are learning all about ‘Carnival Queen‘, originally released 7th February 2019.
This slot is inspired by the Mardi Gras festival, which is celebrated worldwide but mainly in New Orleans USA. This slot really impresses with the visual aspects and details. There is a big crowd of people and Mardi Gras decorations set on a street in New Orleans. There are also animations on all premium symbols, the crowd celebrating with big wins, and more to look out for!
Carnival Queen has a setup of 6 reels by 4 rows, this includes 4,096 pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.1% and max win capped at 22,700x. You can bet from £0.10 – £100.
Carnival Queen Pay Table & Symbols
This slot has 13 symbols in total, this includes 6 low paying symbols represented by 9,10, J, Q, K, and A. These symbols all have a purple background with a different coloured font for each. There are also 5 premium symbols, 4 are represented by carnival performers, all have different vibrant coloured costumes and the highest paying is represented by a golden crown. The golden crown will pay 20x for 6 across a pay line. There is also a wild symbol and scatter symbol for the bonus feature.
Carnival Queen Features
There are 2 features in Carnival Queen, this includes ‘Avalanche Feature‘ and ‘Free Spins‘. In the base game, all symbols are cascading, the base game also has growing multipliers from consistent wins per spin, this is identical to bonus features in BTG slots such as Extra Chilli. For each consecutive win in one spin, the multiplier will increase by 1x for each individual win, this will continue to grow until no win and will reset to 1x for the next spin.
You need 3 or more scatter symbols on any reel to land to activate the free spins feature, 3 Scatters Award = 12 Free Spins, 4 Scatters Award = 16 Free Spins, 5 Scatters Award = 20 Free Spins, And 6 Scatters Award = 24 Free Spins. You can also retrigger during free spins by landing two scatters; this will award +3 spins. This is very common in Thunderkick games as it is also seen in Pink Elephants and Flame Busters.
During spins, the multiplier like in the base game will now not go back down to 1x if the win streak is broken, this is a big benefit during these spins. If you spin in a dead spin, in the spin following you will benefit from a wild symbol that will remove all paying symbols both vertically and horizontally from its position. This feature is very unique and can help increase your chances of wins. This bonus feature is very volatile and worth the grind in the bonus game to land.
Overall, I think this slot is really fun and creative by Thunderkick. With a max win of 22,700x and a Free Spins feature with an unlimited multiplier. Be sure to try out the game for yourself on release. Check out our exclusive casino offers.