For a football-themed slot that features more flair than the Brazilian national team in its pomp, look no further than Playtech’s Football Carnival – a five-reel, 50-payline title that brings the samba spirit to life with its colourful graphics and evocative sound. Boasting six stacked symbols on its reels and a free spins feature that awards 10 games with an ever-increasing multiplier, Football Carnival is a game capable of scoring players some spectacular prize payouts as they bid to become the best team on the planet.
Released just before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Football Carnival marries soccer with samba culture to create a vibrant theme that’s as colourful as it is loud. The game features a number of stacked symbols on its reels including football players, fans, carnival dancers, the statue of Christ the Redeemer and the Brazilian flag, with the game itself taking place to the beautiful backdrop of sunny Rio de Janeiro. The sounds used in the slot are a great mix of stadium atmosphere and carnival music, with drums, whistles and cheers really making it feel like you were at the tournament itself.
Aside from the game’s six stacked symbols – which can be used to create multiple winning paylines – the main attraction of Football Carnival is a free spins feature that offers players 10 bonus games. During this feature, a progressive prize multiplier will increase by one every two spins, meaning any winnings accrued in the final two spins will be worth 5x as much as in the base game. An additional wild symbol is also added to the central reel to help players create more winning paylines during free spins, with this symbol sticking in place for the duration of the feature.
Although the bright colours in Football Carnival make it a bit of an assault on the senses to begin with, the game mechanics themselves are actually incredibly straightforward. Players can use the plus and minus buttons to adjust their line bet amount between £0.01 and £5.00 which, when put through the slot’s 50 paylines, makes the game playable from £0.50-£250.00 per spin. A turbo mode button can also be clicked to enable faster gameplay, while a pop-up autoplay menu can be launched to allow players to queue up to 99 spins in a single click.
In terms of colour and sound, Football Carnival is undoubtedly one of the boldest soccer-themed slots around – and the game certainly doesn’t disappoint with its bonus features either. A regular jackpot of 3,000x your stake makes the base game exciting to begin with, but the presence of an ever-increasing prize multiplier during free spins really does mean that the slot consistently finds the back of the net with its huge prize payouts.
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Stacked Symbols, Free Spins with extra Wilds, Scatters