Football Carnival Slots
The summer of 2014 saw the FIFA World Cup come to Brazil and for a solid month the eyes of the world were firmly fixed on stadiums in towns and cities such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasilia and Fortaleza. The tournament ended in heartbreak for the Brazilian team after a crushing defeat in the semi-final to Germany, but the month long carnival was a great success and would provide a lasting legacy. This slot is based around the events of that amazing month of football, featuring players, fans draped in the colours of Brazil, flags, football boots in the gold and green of the host country and the iconic ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue that overlooked the stadium in Rio.
The background to the slot shows a Brazilian coastline, with the golden sands of the beach separating the high rise buildings from the sea. As you might imagine, the reels are a splash of different colours. Alongside the gold and green, you’ll find a number of kits representing the other nations competing. Jennifer Lopez performed at the opening ceremony at the World Cup and she is shown here in full Samba costume, dressed in green, yellow and red plumes of feathers. An appropriate Samba soundtrack plays throughout the game, while the sound of the crowd adds to the atmosphere.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Football Carnival
Football Carnival is a 5 reel game with a fixed number of 50 win lines. You’ll choose your line bet value and multiply this by 50 to set your total stake for each spin. On the reels you’ll find that a number of the symbols, which includes each of the four footballers, are twice the height of standard symbols, these acting the same as two single symbols on top of each other would. To start the game you’ll hit spin, although you could also enter ‘turbo mode’ where the game is certainly quick!
You might find a little easier to win at this slot than Brazil did, as you’ll simply need to land three or more consecutive symbols on one of the fifty win lines from left to right. Of the standard symbols, the Brazilian flag is the most profitable, with five in a row paying out 1,000 coins. The Brazilian fan and Jennifer Lopez are next in line, paying 600 and 400 coins respectively. The rest of the symbols pay out between 200 and 30 coins for a full house, with the goalkeeper being the lowest valued symbol of all.
The wild symbol is a football in the Brazilian colours again. This will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter, giving vital additional wins. This is also the highest paying symbol at the game, as five of a kind will pay out an impressive 3,000 coins – you also have the advantage of earning a win for just two wilds in a row.
A World Cup tournament always offers a great amount of excitement, drama and tension and this is replicated somewhat during the feature. On the reels you’ll find a scatter symbol which is represented by the title of the game and two or more of these anywhere on the reels will gain you an instant prize. Alongside this, land three or more and you’ll gain entry into the free spins round. You’ll have 10 free games, but these are very different from the base game. You’ll find a Brazilian globe at the centre of reel 3 and this is an additional wild, acting in exactly the same way as the wild football. This round starts with a 2x multiplier, but every 2 spins sees the multiplier increase by 1, meaning that the final two spins will see a 6x multiplier in place. Just like in the game itself, the excitement increases as you move nearer to the final whistle, where the biggest wins can be gained.
Whether this PlayTech slot will appeal to all players is not certain. Graphically, although the colours catch your eye, it’s not the most modern looking game and for some the gameplay might be lacking, with just a single free spins feature, with nothing at all away from the reels. However, this PlayTech slot is certainly one that will appeal to fans of the Beautiful Game, and for those that lived through that amazing month in the summer of 2014; this will be a nice reminder of the sparkling football and the carnival atmosphere. Give it a go and you might be the one celebrating at the end of the game