Samba Carnival’s theme is focused on the Samba dance, but also on the Rio Carnival, the biggest in the world and a place where this particular dancing style is celebrated and enjoyed by millions.
Given the theme, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the sky in the background is filled with gorgeous fireworks, while on the reels many of the images have something to do with dancing (attractive Samba dancers) or with music. The rest of the symbols get tropical fruits which look ready to be used in some sort of cocktail, the little umbrella being already there.
The creator of this game is called Play N Go, a pokie machine developer that is based in Sweden and which has a decent collection of titles that are on the market already.
They’ve been around since 1997 and they have all sorts of games, not just pokie machines. They’re still one of the smaller companies though, but they’re catching up and their latest titles are truly impressive. The older ones can be a bit too simple at times.
How To Play It
The game has 15 paylines and you place your bets on as many as you like. You can change the number of coins to be used in each line bet as well, the range being 1 to 5. The Coin Value is another option you have, and it will go from $0.01 to $0.25. A line bet of $1.25 can be placed, with the total for the game being $18.75 at most. All these betting options are available in the bottom row, on the left side.
The interface uses the same type of colors as the rest of the game, the green and yellows which are part of the buttons looking right at home in this case. The game looks very good, but the beautiful dancers are the ones that seem to save it, as without them it would’ve been only a fruit themed pokie machine.
One simply way to get a good prize here is by landing three bonus symbols at the same time, and getting access to the bonus game that Samba Carnival has for you. The symbols in question have three Bongo drums each, and they can be colored in green, pink or yellow. Once the bonus feature starts, you are simply asked to pick a bonus symbol, and you are given a prize. Its top value can be 150 times what the round’s bet was.
The only other major symbol has the power of a wild and it will be used as a substitute when it lands in the right position and on the payline where you need it. A multiplier of 2x to 5x will also come with it, increasing the value of the prize for that combo. Wild symbols will not substitute for the bonus scatters, but that’s the only exception.
One thing that makes the pokie interesting is the method it uses to form combinations. Any 3+ symbols which are next to each other and on the same line can form a combo, even if they don’t start from the leftmost reel.
You can expect payouts of up to $15,625 while playing Samba Carnival, but only if certain things happen. First, you need a combination of Pink Samba Dancers, where a wild with a 5x multiplier is also present. The payout would be 62,500 coins in that case, the cash value being at most $15,625.
The prizes available inside feel too low for a game which offers only 15 lines, even with the All Ways system it uses to offer winning combinations. It also doesn’t have enough cool features, the exception being the multiplier wilds.