Mardi Gras and Carnival are the names given to the feasting and festivity that preceded the fasting of the Lent season. Today the Carnival has acquired independent stature with grand parades, dancing on the streets and other forms of merry making. Though the Carnival is celebrated in most Christian communities, the festivities in Rio and in New Orleans have become very popular. In order that online casino players may enjoy the Carnival, software providers have several slots games with this theme.
Carnaval is a slot game from the software provider Microgaming. It uses the Latin language spelling of the word. Bright bold colors and a strong background tempo greet the players. The Carnaval Logo awards the largest line payout of 5,000 coins. Carnaval uses the Samba girl and the jester as symbols. Both are integral to ant Carnival parade. The Wild Logo is the wild symbol. This slot game does not offer any additional features like free spins or bonus games. Microgaming has another Carnival themed video slot titled Mardi Gras Fever. The symbols bring alive the visuals one would see in the parade. These include the queen of the pageant, her crown, her mascot the alligator, dancing girls, jesters, musicians and masks. Mardi Gras Fever is set in New Orleans and therefore includes as symbols Bourbon Street where the parades take place and the Mississippi showboat. In the bonus game on the second screen players choose three out of twelve squares to win bonus credits. Mardi Gras Fever also has a free spins in which the payouts are multiplied ten times. Carnaval and Mardi Gras Fever are live at Microgaming online casinos like All Slots, Roxy Palace, Jackpot City and Platinum Play.
Samba Nights slot game from Cryptologic is a much later release and this is evident from the visuals and features. Samba Nights has 50 paylines that run across four rows of symbols and this results in more frequent payouts. The Samba Girl is the perfect wild symbol. It doubles payouts when substituting in winning combinations and can appear stacked on the reels. If the stack covers all four rows then the symbol expands to full length dancing Samba girl. The scatter symbol is the beach of Rio de Janeiro, which is jam-packed during the Carnival season. The other characters that participate in the parade and are included as symbols are the fire eater, the trumpeter and the tambourine man. The cocktail symbol represents the drinking and merry making. Even the high value card symbols have been designed in bold colors with a psychedelic appearance. The Samba Nights slot game completely brings the festive atmosphere to the reels. The bonus feature awards 20 free spins with doubled payouts. Samba Nights can be played at Cryptologic online casinos like InterCasino.
The latest carnival themed slot game is Brazil Samba from Playtech. As expected, the Samba girl features prominently. The Samba girl is represented by the face and the bust. Both symbols are wild symbols and can appear stacked. If the stack is of three then the symbols are converted into a full length animated figure of the sexy Samba girl. The other thematic symbols are the fire eater, the maracas and the drum. The playing card icons appear in the green and yellow colors of Brazil. The Samba Brazil logo awards scatter payouts and triggers the Samba Music Bonus. Players have to pick maracas and win cash prizes, free spins or free spins multipliers with each pick. Brazil Samba is live at Playtech online casinos like Omni Casino and Bet365.