Rio Stars Slot Review – Red Tiger Gaming

Red Tiger Gaming has started 2020 with a collaborative slot sequel with NetEnt. NetEnt acquired Red Tiger Gaming in 2019 and has finally used the studio along with their Megaways license for a new game. Piggy Riches Megaways looks to be a promising game sequel and I hope more sequels are launched thanks to both studios. Now we have a new game announcement for February. This game is by Red Tiger Gaming only and titled ‘Rio Stars’, set to release 6th February.

Rio Stars has a theme of the Rio Carnival, which is more unique compared to other game themes. The background is a bright purple with fireworks. The reel border is crazy with feathers, ribbons with many different vibrant colours. Premium symbols relate to the theme along with all visuals. I really love the visual look of this game and the theme.

This game has a setup of 5 reels by 4 rows, this includes 30 set pay lines. Rio Stars is a medium variance game due to the set RTP of 95.73% and max win capped at 2,000x. You can bet from £0.20 – £40.

Rio Stars Slot Review Symbols & Paytable

Rio Stars has 11 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A. There are also 4 premium symbols, these are represented by fruit bowls, rainbow drinks, shakers, and parrots. In addition to these paying symbols is a Rio dancer wild and Rio spins scatter. The highest paying symbol is the Rio dancer wild, which pays 60x for 5 across a pay line.

Rio Stars Features

There are 4 mini-features that can occur when carnival drums sound effect happens. This does not guarantee a feature and can just tease. These 4 mini-features are;

  • Carnival Reels – All low paying symbols are removed for a guaranteed win.
  • Mega Wild – A 3×3 mega wild.
  • Rio Dancers – Wilds land on the reels.
  • Rio Multiplier – Multiply your wins by up to 20x.

Central to Rio Dancers is the ‘Rio Spins’ feature. This is triggered by landing 3 scatters on reels 1,3 and 5 during one spin. The number of spins is random but around 10 spins as the average. On every free spin one of the mini – features can occur or additional bonus spins. The multiplier is held until the next win in the base game.


Overall, I appreciate this is something new from Red Tiger Gaming. However, the game feels very generic with the modifiers and free spins feature. The max win is low and I think some improvements would help the success of this game. Be sure to try the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.