WMS Gaming are obviously trying to cash in the success of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with this Brazilian carnival themed video slot.
The game features a pretty standard array of features, and serves up your usual selection of creative and colourful imagery, dancing girls, and more. One also has to commend the way that WMS have tried to blend in the wagering menu bar and other features into the slot.
To begin with, we have been exceedingly nice about this slot, and there is a reason for that. Other features in the game are not so nice, and may lead players to wonder if Dancing in Rio is going to get much attention now that the Olympics are one and dusted with. If it isn’t the season for carnival, will Dancing in Rio still prove attractive? That’s a big question.
How to play it
The developers have come up with a fair wagering range for the Dancing in Rio slot. It is hardly cheap, though neither it is extortionate. In effect, it is in the Goldilocks range – just right.
Minimum bets are going to cost you around 40p per spin, which isn’t exactly bank busting stuff. Maximum stakes are capped at £50 per spin, which is fair whack for this kind of slot machine. And makes it affordable for most high-rollers who really wish to flex their financial muscles with this slot.
How Much Can You Win?
Dancing in Rio is pretty strict about the terms it carries for its progressive jackpot. In order to win the progressive jackpot, players need to land 4 green icons on the first four reels, and a red icon on the fifth reel. Moreover, they must also be wagering more than £2 a go. If they aren’t, and they land that winning combination, they will only win a Surge non-progressive jackpot.
Five other non-progressive jackpots are also present in the Dancing in Rio slot. They require players to land entirely different combinations for a win. Landing 3 or more green trigger icons in various positions will unlock these big money non-progressive jackpots.
Play For Real Money Dancing in Rio Slot With These Bonuses:
Wild symbols: Wild symbols are incredibly basic in this video slot machine game. They can replace all standard paying icons, but not scatters, or green or red trigger icons. Wilds only show their races on the final four reels of the slot, and actually aren’t that common at in the base game.
Scatter symbols: There is no shortage of scatter icons in this game. They resemble masks, and may have a +2, +5, +10, or +20 value added to them. Scatters can trigger a free spins bonus, but we’ll discuss these in greater detail in just a moment.
Trigger icons: As we touched on a few moments ago, the green and red trigger icons are needed to land jackpots. They do nothing on their own. Red trigger icons can only appear on the final reel, but green ones can appear on the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth reels. Wilds cannot replace these symbols.
Free spins / Bonus features
Free spins: When 3, 4, or 5 mask scatter icons are located on the reels, players will be rewarded with 10, 20, or 50 free spins.
They will also pocket 1x, 2x, or 5x multipliers for each respective scatter located. Mask symbols with numbers on them will add that figure to the free spins tally when 3 or more are located anywhere on the screen.
Overall experience and final thoughts
Dancing in Rio certainly looks like it is a bonus heavy, and jackpot-laden game. Hold on a second, though. There are plenty of symbols on the reels of this slot (if you count the numerous scatters, and triggers), and these cannot work in conjunction with other symbols to provide wins.
This means that unless they form a part of a winning combination themselves, they are entirely useless and simply take up space on the reels. As a result, wins are fairly hard to come by in this video slot machine game, and that is certainly not going to sit too well with slot machine lovers.
We love the progressives, and the free spins, but WMS Gaming could have tried a bit harder with this slot to make it friendlier and less of a chore to play.