The Carnival Cup slot reels hang invisibly over a packed Brazilian football stadium on a bright cloudless day, with an energetic samba soundtrack enlivened even more by referees’ whistles, vuvuzela blasts and the roar of the crowd. With characteristic care to provide a new, attention-grabbing background on the rigid Lightning Box mobile slot template, Carnival Cup captures the noise and excitement of the football World Cup live, and mixes it with the exuberance of Rio’s famous Mardi Gras Carnival.
The game features 9 paylines, on five reels with three windows each, and players can play any number of lines from 1 to 9. Bets can be adjusted at five setting between 0.01 and 1.00 in the relevant currency, so the total bet per spin, between 0.01 and 9.00, is affordable on most budgets.
Symbols Continue the Football Spirit
The theme continues through Carnival Cup’s low-value Poker icons, with the A, K, Q, J and 10 presented as player numbers on a variety of boldly coloured football shirts, which light up every time the feature in a winning payline. All Poker symbols win the same prize for a match of three, running in unbroken succession from Reel 1 on a payline: 5X the line bet. From four of a kind, the prizes increase according to card rank and the number of matches in a combination. So the top payout, for five As, is 150X the line bet at a real money pokies site.
The high-value symbols are comic portraits of football fans from all around the world, wearing bright bird and animal head-dresses in the spirit of Carnival. Whenever they are involved in a winning payline, they wave their country’s flag, which helps identify them. The Italian fan pays 25X, 50X or 300X the line for three, four or five matches. The other high-value symbols, an English fan, a Mexican fan and a Brazilian fan, win prizes for two of a kind or more, as does the game’s highest-value symbol, the Carnival Cup slot logo. This logo, adorned with vuvuzelas, is the highest payer in the game: 2,500X the line bet for five of a kind.
Screen Controls Perfectly Positioned
The four Carnival Cup control buttons are placed on either side of the slot’s reels, where they are within easy reach of thumbs on a smart phone or tablet, in keeping with Lightning Box’s focus on mobile gaming. Nevertheless, the game is also available at certain online casinos, so players confined to desktop computers or laptops can also join in the football carnival.