Carnival Queen Slot Review – Thunderkick
It’s been a couple of months since we’ve heard from Thunderkick, their last release was back in late November. In November they released ‘Rocket Fellas Inc’ which is one of my favourite Thunderkick slots now. It is hard to bonus, but there is huge potential in both base and bonus. I hit some 100-150x hits just in the base game when playing for myself. They have finally announced their first release of 2019. Maybe they are late to the year compared to other providers but the wait could be worth it. Their new slot is called ‘Carnival Queen’ and is being released worldwide on all sites ‘February 20th‘.
The slot has a very vibrant carnival theme, it is visually pleasing with detailed graphics and cartoon styled premium symbol art design. The background is very colourful and a simple backdrop for the reels. It is set up with 6 reels and 4 rows, there are 4096 ways to win and a set RTP of 96.1%. This slot has insane potential with a max win of 22,700x which is crazy for a Thunderkick slot.
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.
Carnival Queen Slot Review Paytable & Symbols
This slot has 13 symbols, 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 high paying 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 Slot Review Bonus Feature
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 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.
Carnival Queen Slot Review Conclusion
Overall, this slot is a very fun slot to play, this slot is definitely Thunderkicks most volatile to date so they have done a great job producing this game. You benefit from the growing multiplier in both base and bonus game. The cascading symbols are something new for the provider but work very well with this slot. The bonus game is exciting and you benefit from the expanding wild symbol which can help create some big wins. The max win is 22,700x so the game is worth a go. Carnival Queen is released worldwide February 20th on all good casino sites. Remember to check out our Twitch stream, where you might see me play some Thunderkick games.
Gameplay – 4.5/5
Volatility – 5/5
Bonus Feature – 4.5/5