|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Visual display is good||Low value symbols during free spins|
|Buy Feature||Buy Feature is risky|
|RTP is above 96%||No scatter pays|
|Scatters award extra free spins|
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It’s that time of the year again folks…Carnival time in Rio! Betsoft’s Carnival Forever had us kicking the game’s tires again, we’ve tested the mechanics of this medium volatility slot machine at different coin bet options.
To be honest we have mixed feelings about it and we’ll go as far by saying that it’s not the developer’s best release especially when compared to Faerie Spells that boasts plenty of bonus rounds including 4 progressive jackpots.
A stand out feature about Carnival Forever is that it comes with a ‘Buy Feature‘ which appears to be the trend with Betsoft’s newest slot releases. Carnival Forever has 10 paylines (yep only 10), 5 reels and pays a top cash prize (non-progressive) of 750x your stake on a single spin.
Symbols on the reels are bright and colorful starting with the beautiful Carnival Queen which acts as both the wild (expanding wild during free spins) and scatter, samba king, the different colored dancers (green, purple, red and blue) and low value cards from 10 to Ace. The premium symbol is the wild, 5 of them on the reels at the maximum wager pays 50x your stake.
The RTP or theoretical return to player percentage is 96.63% during the Free Spins. You can play the 3D slots at our best mobile casinos from $0.10 to $10 per spin. The Free Spins feature can be initiated in two ways: Through the Buy Feature or the conventional way by getting 3 or more scatters (Carnival Queen).
(Free Spin wins)
Players who want to jump right into it can activate the Buy Feature (Free Spins) from the get go obviously at a cost. Once the feature is triggered 10 Free Falls is awarded. If your average bet per spin is $0.10 it will cost you 10 bucks ($10) to activate the feature and if your max bet is $10 the Buy Feature will set you back a lofty $1,000. We suggest you use the Buy Feature with discretion because it’s volatile.
For the most part we experienced losses of 15 to 20%. The first time we tested the Buy Feature our average bet per spin was $0.10, activating it set us back $10 we started off with a bankroll of $210. Taking the size of our bankroll into account it’s not bad at all, we managed a win of around $8 (see screenshot). If we can go out on a limb we’d say that one in three Buy Features pays (wins of 30% or more).
The free spins bonus is applied when three or more carnival queens (scatters) pitch which gives you 10 free spins and the expanding wild symbol (carnival queen) combines with 2 or more symbols for the bigger wins. For every scatter that appears during the free spins you’ll gain an extra 2 free falls. When 5 scatters pop you’ll be rewarded with an extra 9 free spins. The scatters appear often which makes it a rather exciting feature. However, we have a serious gripe with the free spins feature for 3 reasons:
1. Betsoft should have removed the low value symbols from the reels.
2. Offered scatter wins and
3. Bigger payouts.
If you’re looking for free slots bonuses look out for Betsoft’s Chillipop slots.
We have mixed feelings about Carnival Forever especially when it comes to its Buy Feature, it does increase the RTP slightly but that’s as far as it goes. Not the best release by Betsoft in our books since we deem the Buy Feature too volatile. If you’re about town and you want to give it a whack keep your average bet per spin within $0.10, $0.20 to $0.50.
Carnival Forever medium volatility slots frequently asked questions
How many special features does Carnival Forever have?
It has two. The Buy Feature which can be used to trigger the free spins immediately and the Free Spins which can be triggered in the conventional way when 3 or more carnival queens appear during the base game.
Which online casino do you recommend to play the 3D online slots?
We highly recommend MYB Casino because it’s been plodding along at a steady pace for many years now. Players can boost their bankrolls with huge deposit bonuses/free spins, rebates on losses, daily and weekly promotionsplus VIPs receive red carpet treatment.
Which symbols combinations offer the highest wins during the Free Spins?
The high-paying symbols in combination with the expanding wild offer wins of up to 750x your stake (carnival king 5 of a kind). Further, the dancer symbol offer payouts on every second to third spin. It’s possible to get a full screen of expanding wilds.