Travel to the Copacabana beach on the first grid slot from Yggdrasil for a Brazil Bomba reel carnival. Join the feathered dancer in the annual parades and party that dominate the beaches and streets of Rio de Janeiro every February. Cascading symbols with Dropdown Wins and progressive multipliers as well as a Bomb feature and a free spins round with unlimited win multipliers can lead to wins of up to 8.975 times your bet.
Brazil Bomba is a 6×8 grid slot with cluster pays and Dropdown Wins. Pays are awarded for clusters of 6 or more matching symbols connecting horizontally, vertically or diagonally. You can take part in the reel festival on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 50 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility with an RTP of 96.30%.
The first annual carnival in Rio was held as far back as 1723 and to this day starts every year on Friday before Ash Wednesday, filling the street of the Brazilian metropolis with colourful parades, elaborate floats, marching bands and dancing troupes. Yggdrasil is taking us to a beach on the Copacabana in their design with the Sugarloaf Mountain in the distance and a feathered dancer standing ready with a blaster cannon on the side of the game grid.
The pay symbols are artistic icons that are hard to put into words. At the low end, you have a range of card suit-style diamonds in purple, yellow, red, blue, green and red colours, awarding 100x your bet when you hit a full-screen cluster with 48 symbols. They are followed by a range of drum-shaped symbols in blue, green, purple, pink, yellow and red colours with the latter being the most valuable at 1,000x your stake for a 48-symbol cluster. There is no wild symbol on the reels but a Free Spin icon with minimum three needed to trigger the feature.
Trust Yggdrasil to have put all possible resources to create an exhilarating game for their first grid-style slot. They opted for an unusual 6×8 grid and a mechanic they call Dropdown Wins. Slot connoisseurs will quickly realize that it is just another description for tumbling reels. A spin sequence starts with 48 symbols dropping onto the grid and clusters of six or more symbols being first paid before they disappear to make room for new ones to, yes you guessed right, drop into place. This allows you to potentially win again and again in the same sequence. It all comes to an end once no new winning clusters appear after a tumble.
And there is one more kicker. A win multiplier is displayed at the right of the grid (desktop version) and will start increasing from its default value of x1 the soon you hit a win. It will go up by x1 for each dropdown win or after the Bomb feature (more to that shortly). There is no limit as to how high it can go but in the base game, it will reset to x1 once a spin sequence concludes.
Bomb symbols can land at any time in the base game and free spins. They will stay on the screen until no new winning clusters occur and will finally see then the girl firing up her blaster cannon to trigger the Bomb feature, letting it explode to remove up to 16 adjacent symbols except free spin and other bomb symbols. New symbols drop then into place, potentially creating more winners that will keep the spin sequence going. It will also increase the win multiplier by x1. Only one bomb will explode at a time, meaning that if you have more in view, you will get additional feature triggers and possibly more winning clusters.
The grand finale to the reel carnival awaits in the Free Spins round. Three, four, five or six scatters will trigger 5, 10, 15 and 20 free spins respectively, which can be retriggered. Any active multiplier on the triggering spin will be carried over into the bonus round and will keep increasing without resetting to x1 after each free spin. Again, there is no limit to how high it can go. Plus, the Bomb feature can activate too.
Well, here we go. Yggdrasil Gaming finally succumbed to the commercial pressure to release a grid slot as they have proven to be immensely popular in the casino community. Jammin’ Jars, Wild Frames and Dragon Fall are just a few examples that have become the talk in the forums with countless screenshots being posted showing wins far exceeding 10,000 times the stake. Brazil Bomba doesn’t go to that level as the maximum is noted with 8,795x but then the volatility is not as sky-high as on the other titles. Rather fitting considering the carnival and party theme, more relaxed and fun-focussed than totally geared towards hardcore slotting.