We’re in New Orleans and it’s Mardi Gras time, baby! There’s a huge street celebration going on and you’re invited thanks to software developer Thunderkick. You’ll be up near the front to witness all the crazy and wild events. Don’t worry about the people around you, they’re having just as much of a good time as you are.
You might be asking yourself how you’re able to participate in such a well known festival all the way from South Africa, well that’s where Thunderkick’s incredible art, design and sound team come in. You’ll be transported through your screen to this magnificent festival without having to leave the comfort of your couch.
Join us as we push past the crowd so we can check out every wonderful thing on display. We’ll let you know what to pack and what to prepare for when you eventually decide to join in on the fun!
Theme & Symbols
Carnival Queen is themed around Mardi Gras, a yearly festival that usually takes place in New Orleans, in the United States of America. This huge street festival is without a doubt one of the biggest there is, colour, masks and outright revelry are a common sight during Mardi Gras.
The first thing you’ll notice when loading up this title is the incredible soundtrack, it’s a jazzy tune while keeping upbeat. The game is worth playing for the soundtrack alone but that isn’t the only great thing about this title. Sound effects do a superb job at keeping you informed about your current game state.
The background is awesome, three rows of people stand between you and the grid and all of them are moving along with the music. Persistent animations are always great to see, especially for a game like this one. Night has just fallen on this New Orleans street, the decorations are out and the atmosphere is alive.
There is no grid to be seen, the symbols hover above the crowd seemingly held up by everyone’s energy and excitement. The lack of a grid is a great thing as you’ll be able to take in more of the ambiance that way.
Overall, the look, feel and aethstetic of this title shines, you can really tell that the design team over at Thunderkick has a great time coming up with the look of this game.
We’ll begin with the low-paying icons. These are represented by playing card values. Expect to see 9, 10, J, Q, K and A appear quite frequently as you drop the symbols on the reels.
Next up are the high-paying symbols. These are all represented by the types of folk you’d expect to see living it up at a Mardi Gras festival. They all wear colourful masks over their eyes and huge smiles on their faces. There are four of these symbols along with a shiny golden crown that represents the highest paying icon.
A bright ‘W’ is representative of this title’s Wild symbol. The Wild can substitute for any other common icon in the game and will help you to build winning combos easier.
Of course the Carnival Queen herself is this game’s Scatter, she brings with her the most valuable bonus of all, extra spins! Land her on enough of the reels during a single drop and you’ll earn bonus spins.
Online Betting Options & Features
Carnival Queen is a 6 – reel, 4 – row cascading video slot game developed by Thunderkick. There are an incredible 4,096 ways to win, wins are determined by matching symbols in joining reels. The RTP for this game sits at around 96.01% with a volatility of 47.
Like with most cascading video slot games, whenever a winning combination lands the winning symbols will disappear and new symbols will fall in their place. Each time this happens, there is a multiplier that increases by 1.
By landing 3 or more Scatters you’ll earn yourself 12 bonus spins. Any Scatter that lands after 3 will add an additional 4 bonus spins. During bonus spins you will be able to retrigger them by landing additional Scatters. As an added extra, if there are no winning combinations, a Wild will explode and remove all other symbols vertically and horizontally.
Come and experience Mardi Gras with Thunderkick and the Carnival Queen herself!