Queen of Rio from EGT: Slot Review - it's Carnival time at the Copacabana
This game celebrates all things Brazilian, in particular, the huge carnival atmosphere it generates each and every time there is a celebration or festival taking place.
Brazil is an incredibly diverse country, full of tropical beaches and deep rainforests ant it is also the largest country in South America. It’s no wonder why tourists flock to this country by the bucketload each and every year. It was a no-brainer when EGT decided to make a slot about this cool country so you can experience it for yourself without ever leaving your home.
The game has 5 reels, 20 paylines, and contains some nice features such as free spins and a gamble option.
The first thing I noticed while playing this game was the Wild symbol which is denoted by a beautiful samba dancer. As per usual, this symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter symbol which is illustrated by a night time view of the famous Copacabana beach.
If you manage to land 3 Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels then you will trigger the Free Spins feature. In this feature, you will be awarded 15 free spins and not only that but Wild symbols will also appear stacked. A really nice thing about this feature is that free spins can also be retriggered. This gives you ample opportunities to win a nice payout.
The last feature to highlight is the Gamble option. This is triggered when you form a winning combination on the reels and it involves guessing the colours of some random playing cards. If you guess the colour correctly then your win is doubled but be very careful as if you guess incorrectly then you will lose your current winnings and be taken back to the main game.
Theme, Graphics and Sound
The game is wonderful to look at and really does look like a postcard from Brazil.
The colours are vibrant and you can tell there is a real carnival atmosphere going on as soon as you start spinning those reels.
The symbols really stand out in this game as they feature a variety of dancers, musicians, flowers and cocktails. The animations are crisp and really pop when you land a winning combination. I especially liked watching the musician shaking his maracas when I had a winning payline!
The music is quite samba-based and really kicks in when you form a win across the reels. I found my feet unintentionally tapping to the music of the game at times but that was probably because I was landing some wins!
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 20 paylines, a good RTP of 96.28%, a maximum payout worth 750X your current bet, and a four-level mystery jackpot known as Jackpot Cards.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Bet Range: 0.01, 0.02, 0.04, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.40, 0.50, 0.80, 1.00, 2.00, 4.00, 7.50, 8.00..40.00
- Drummer Symbol: 10 for 2X, 50 for 3X, 200 for 4X, 750 for 5X
- Musician Symbol: 50 for 3X, 150 for 4X, 500 for 5X
- Maracas Symbol: 20 for 3X, 100 for 4X, 400 for 5X
- Flower Symbol: 20 for 3X, 100 for 4X, 400 for 5X
- Cocktail Symbol: 10 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 200 for 5X
- Head Dress Symbol: 10 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 200 for 5X
- A Symbol: 5 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- K Symbol: 5 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- Q Symbol: 5 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 100 for 5X
Our Verdict on Queen of Rio
Queen of Rio is made by EGT and it’s a fun-filled trip to the Copacabana and really puts you in the party mood. Although the game does not have that many features, the carnival theme really appealed to me. So if you like festivals and the wonderful delights of Brazil then this slot is definitely for you.
Shake your maraca with the Queen of Rio right now!