When we were children we all loved the carnival. The bright lights and loud noises carried with them the added mystery of never knowing what was around the next corner. Carnivals were a magical place for children, full of strange people and things they may never have seen before.
Carnival Royale from Genesis Gaming is based on that childhood delight. The games five reels have lots of bright colours and the symbols invoke the various exciting experiences that could be found at a carnival. The 243 ways to win are fixed, meaning that you have to play all of them al the time. This can be offset however by choosing your coin amount and the amount of coins you wish to play per spin. The minimum here is 0.02 and the maximum wager is 75 coins per spin. This means that Carnival Royale is a game that will suit players of all budgets.
Carnival Royale is a flamboyant looking slot with lots of patterns and swirly detail. The graphics are not 3D however, falling more into the old school category of slots graphics. The reels sit on a vague background that may or may not be a big top tent. To either side are curly golden patterns. The reels have been edged with round lights, the same type that one would find on a carnival ticket booth. A sign to each side says Pays All Ways which explains how the 243 ways to win system pays out.
Strongmen and Pretty Ladies
Carnival Royale has some base symbols which are taken from a deck of poker cards, as well as a number of theme based symbols. The lowest paying symbol which is theme based is a performing pretty lady, followed by a strongman, a lady in pink and the ring master. The ring master will pay out up to 1000 coins for five of him on one of the 243 paylines.
The acrobatic monkeys are the games wild symbol. These can only appear on some of the reels, namely four, three and two. The monkeys can replace all base symbols in the game. This excludes the two scatters.
Carnival Royale has not one but two scatters symbols. Each scatter launches a different mini game that works to add to your total. The first balloon burst which launches the balloon game and the second is a fortune teller which launches the Attractions game.
This is basically a pick me round based on a popular game which could be found at many carnivals around the world. Here you simply have to click on different balloons to pop them. When the balloon poops it will reveal a prize inside which could be a range of different cash amounts.
The fortune teller launched this game and can be found on reels one, two and three. Here you get choose between the carnival attractions. Each one has a number of free spins and a corresponding multiplier. The more spins you get, the lower the multiplier, so choose wisely when playing.