Here’s a game that really does have a fantastic look to it. ‘The Twisted Circus’ comes from Microgaming and it’s another of their games that looks stunning, has an excellent theme and can certainly pay out some good prizes.
As you might imagine given the title of this game, this is no normal circus. Forget the lion tamers, the cheerful clowns that scare the proverbial out of some people or even the trapeze artists. This is more like the Circus of Horrors really and there’s a bit of a gothic feel to the game and its look.
‘Twisted Circus’ has five reels, three rows of symbols and there are 243 ways to win. It does that by allowing matching symbols on adjacent reels to pay out. Playing the game costs you between £0.30 and £300 so it’s a game that everyone should be able to find a stake level that pleases them and fits in with their financial budget.
The backdrop to the slot certainly sets the mood for this game. Rather than a circus It looks like a really old theatre with a dark red curtain, it was probably white before the knife throwing act lost his touch. Symbols include a lady with a moustache who’s eating a melon, a character who appears to be half male/half female (perhaps they ran out of cash before the operations were completed), a monkey playing an accordion, contortionist twins who managed to squeeze into one reel, a tattooed strongman, a female snake charmer who seems to have lost most of her clothes and a fire breather. No playing cards for a change which is always good to see.
The wild symbol is the Twisted Circus logo and can substitute for other symbols to get you a winning combination. There’s a ringmaster bonus symbol and also an entry ticket scatter symbol.
The Circus Match Bonus can be triggered if you are able to get the ringmaster scatter symbol on the third, fourth or fifth reels. This then takes you to another screen where there are sixteen stars set out in a square. Your job is to keep on picking stars until three matching circus characters are revealed. Doing this wins you a prize but also look out for the three wild symbols because if you find those first then you’ll be really cheering as you win payouts for all the characters.
Landing three or more of the entry ticket scatter symbols anywhere on the reels wins you 13 free spins, is that a lucky or unlucky amount? Well if you keep getting wins you’ll definitely decide it’s a lucky amount because all wins are tripled. It’s also possible to re-trigger the free spins and activate the Circus Match Bonus. Not bad for a load of spins that don’t cost you a penny.
I really love this game. The theme is a good one and brilliantly adhered to. The bonus games can be profitable especially with triple wins and the chance to get more free spins. Make sure you have a look through the paytable to find out more about the game.