The carnival season is all about costuming, parading and partying until dawn. Time for you to do just that on the slot from Thunderkick. A vibrant party awaits with wild substitutions, an Avalanche feature with reactive wins and progressive multipliers and a bonus game with indefinite retriggers and no resetting of multipliers. Hit the reels in your best costume and prepare the beads to score wins of up to 22,700 times your bet.
Carnival Queen is a video slot with six reels, four rows and 4,096 ways to win. Joining the party on mobile or desktop will start at the Thunderkick usual 0.10 credits and tops out at 100 credits. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 96.10%. Use Autoplay to set up 10 to 1,000 consecutive spins without interruption.
As expected with a carnival theme, the visuals on the slot are a colourful feast for the eyes. Set in the midst of a typical road where a parade takes place, the game window is surrounded by lit bars and partying crowds with fireworks visible at a distance. Costumed characters feature prominently on the reels while a samba soundtrack keeps you in a party mood throughout your reel parade.
The colourful design continues on the pay symbols. All can appear from single to fully stacked symbol. At the low end, you will find the usual card royals from 9 to A, followed by four carnival characters in blue, green, orange and red costumes. A crown and the wild are the top symbols. Both are paying 20 times your bet for a single six of a kind. The Carnival Queen herself is the scatter marked with the word ‘bonus’.
The pay mechanic on the Carnival Queen slot is based on the Avalanche feature. On every spin, a set of symbols avalanches onto the screen and any initial winning combo is removed to make place for new symbols to drop into place. This continues as long as a new win is scored after a drop.
And here’s the kicker that can make a huge difference. The game comes with a progressive multiplier. Every winning avalanche in a spin sequence will increase the multiplier by x1 and that indefinite until no new wins drop in. Pays are accumulated for the entire spin sequence and credited once it concludes. The multiplier is reset to x1 at the end of each spin sequence.
Get ready as the party is about to reach its climax. Hit three to six scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin to trigger 12 to 24 free spins. Win 3 to 15 additional free spins during the feature when two to six scatters land on a free spin, and that without limits.
Not one, but two kickers will play a significant role in the free spins. First, the multiplier will not reset to x1 after a losing avalanche. Instead, it is kept at the value and the next winning combo will keep increasing it, and again without limits.
The second could be called a ‘get out of jail card’. On a losing avalanche, any wilds in view will explode and remove all symbols horizontally in their row and vertically on their reel to allow new symbols to drop in place for another chance to hit a winning combo, thus keeping the avalanches coming and the multiplier increasing.
Is this the party you should not miss in your next slotting session? We think it is as the game is entertaining to play aided by the catchy soundtrack, plus the win potential is massive. Multipliers in the free spins can go easily past x20, instantly turning a medium win into a mega win.