Football Carnival Slot Review

This is a slot dedicated to football fans. Playtech’s Football Carnival is a 5 reel 3 row game with 50 paylines, set to a Brazil backdrop – the home of Ronaldo and other famous footballers, as well as host to the FIFA World Cup in 2014, the year the slot was released.

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Sports
  • Lines: 50
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Wild Symbol: Green / Yellow Football
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: Playtech

How to Play

The whistles are blowing and the colours are vibrant. Football Carnival is a fairly standard video slot, so it’s quick and easy to get moving with the action here.

To begin with, set you line bet. This ranges from £0.01 to £25 per line. All 50 paylines are active, so that means minimum bet is actually £0.50 per spin. Pay attention to this, because the bet per spin can go up very quickly when you are betting on all 50 lines at once!

Once set, just hit the “Spin” button, and if you’re comfortable, you can even set Autoplay on to sit back and wait for the win to roll in. There’s also a Turbo mode, which will give your spinning reels a faster and more rhythmic kick.

In descending order, Football Carnival’s highest value symbols are:

  • Wild on Football
  • Brazilian Flag
  • Woman Football Fan with Flag
  • Lady from Carnival
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio
  • Different Footballers (as Stacked Symbols)

You’ll need at least 3 matching symbols on a payline to win, except for the Wild and Scatter symbols, which only need 2. There are different footballers as well, and although they aren’t very high value themselves, they are stacked symbols, meaning that it’s like having 2 of the same within one reel.

Important Symbols

  • Wild: Wild on Football
  • Scatter: Football Carnival Logo
  • High Value Symbol: Brazilian Flag

Jackpot

Football Carnival’s fixed jackpot can be won by spinning 5 Wilds on a payline, and it’s worth 3,000 times your line bet. Of course, it’s not as crazy as a progressive jackpot, but you can still easily pocket a few grand with this slot.

Special Features and Bonuses

Football Carnival is known for its free games bonus feature.

  1. Football Free Games with Multiplier: Get 3 Scatter symbols, and you will trigger this feature. You’ll get 10 free spins. The first spin has a 2x multiplier, and the multiplier increases by 1 every 2 spins. So for example, on your 4th spin, you’ll have a 3x multiplier as well, and your wins during that 4th spin will be multiplied by 3. On top off that, you will always have a Wild in the center reel during free games, increasing your chances of winning.
  2. Stacked Symbols: There are 6 symbols (4 footballers, the Christ Statue in Rio, and the corner of the football field) that appear as stacked – this means they will take up 2 spaces vertically. It’s like having the same symbols on top of each other, and they pay regularly and independently of each other.

Graphics and Sounds

Even though Playtech released this slot in 2014, the look and feel of this game does feel a bit old. You have the usual pops and beeps of a slot machine against the background of a cheering crowd. It’s colourful and spins fine, but let’s just say no one is going to play this for awesome graphics.

Conclusion

Football Carnival is a reasonably entertaining game, although it’s not groundbreaking in terms of its graphics. With a RTP of 91.32% it falls into a medium to high variance slot, which means that it doesn’t pay out so often, although when it does it can be quite generous. On top of that, players must bet on all 50 lines, this is not going to be a good choice for a beginner player. However, for more experienced thrill seekers who have a bit of extra dough in their casino account, then Football Carnival can provide some hours of rewarding and adrenaline packed entertainment.