Carousel Slot Review
I used to love carnivals as a child. That is until I read Ray Bradbury's “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” The protagonists in this iconic fantasy novel were the same age as me and I couldn't help relating to their struggle, all the while being swept up in terror. After that, the next few years consisted of ever increasingly elaborate excuses as to why I couldn't join my family when the travelling carnival came to town! But for those of you who escaped the childhood trauma of that story; carnivals, carousels, candy floss and all the other trappings no doubt bring pleasant memories. WELL GOOD FOR YOU! I'm doomed to address my fears by reviewing Belatra Games video slot entitled Carousel, which is designed to haunt, um I mean to entertain, on P.C, mobile device and tablet. Vivid memories of pre “It” clowns at carnivals and circuses of your youth will no doubt come flooding back – for good or bad. Every stereotype and staple is thrown into Carousel, so this definitely pays homage to childhood.
Carousel is a medium volatility 5 reel and 50 payline slot. The standard symbols are a wizards hat, bumper car, balloons, popcorn, carousel sign, ice cream and glittery 10-Ace icons. A slightly freaky clown is the wild which can substitute for all symbols, except the scatter - a carousel horse. The normal Belatra controls are at play here and while extremely functional, don't blend in with the theme at all. Below the reels are found: Settings (including Paytable Info), Fun, Lines, Credits, Bet, Total Bet, Paid, Max Bet, Start and Autostart. Please ride the carousel round and round at a leisurely pace, because there's no Turbospin.
After each winning spin in regular play, you're given a Risk option in which you can gamble your profits on either a red/black card choice or high card draw (Type of bet can be adjusted in settings).
3 or more scatters anywhere activates 12 re-triggerable Free Spins with chains of wilds on reel 3, which, when landed, initiate a free respin!
An astounding 2 500 000 coins is the Maximum Win in Carousel! Wowee!
Carousel's graphics and animations do their job well, without being particularly memorable. As expected, the necessary carnival music is tiring but does add to the atmosphere. Pretty much the same can be said of the sound effects. The performance was flawless on all devices tested. It's a game that lends itself nicely to a mobile platform.
Don't let my prejudice get in the way of you enjoying an entertaining and exciting slot. Carousel's got brilliant Free Spins and a jaw-dropping Maximum Win. Those two factors alone are enough to warrant giving this hidden gem a few spins!