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Brazil Carnival slot review

Added by Mancala gaming. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

User rating:

- (0)

Tester rating:

2.7 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Mancala gaming

Release date:05/2020

RTP:95%

Volatility:Low

Max. win:bet x 2555

Mobile version:Support all devices

Highlights

Volatility

Freespins

Paylines from both sides

Scatter symbols

Wilds

Themes

Music

Cartoon

Party

Sexy

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RTP (Return to player):
95%
Volatility:
Low
Max. win:
bet x 2555

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
33
Mancala gaming score (compared to other slots of supplier)
81
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Slot tester's review Ville Saari

Slot tested

Loosen up a little and join the party on the streets. Brazil Carnival is a colourful slot full of dancing and fireworks.

Mancala Gaming released Brazil Carnival in the spring of 2020 among their first wave of games. It is fairly easy to tell that this is a part of their first-ever releases, as there are some rookie mistakes present.

Mancala also made an interesting choice when releasing their first games. A lot of them are mechanical clones of each other and the only difference is the theme. So if you don’t like carnivals, you can play the same game with a boxing theme in Mortal Blow or with a vampire theme in Blood Romance.

So, what did we get? Brazil Carnival is your bog-standard slot with all the classical features. The game has free spins, a bonus game, win both ways feature and low volatility.

Graphics and sound

Brazil Carnival is full of joy and energy. Everything is colourful, the dancers are standing by and the sky is lit up with fireworks. At first glance, the game looks promising.

When you play for a while, you notice that the game feels a bit flat. The animation on the dancers is minimal and everything seems to be just standing still. Even the symbols start to look more like 60s hippie art.

One thing the game has going for it, is sound design. The music is energetic and the sound effects work well. I actually had to stop playing for a second to make sure that some of the sounds were in fact sound effects, and not just a part of the music. The song in the background is a bit short, but it loops nicely.

Many of the issues Brazil Carnival has can be chalked up to inexperience. This is the kind of game that most developers released when they started out.

Symbols and wins

The reels are full of colour. The symbols look energetic, even though they have a bit of a hippie vibe going on, rather than a Rio vibe. There are a total of eight regular symbols and three special ones.

The special symbols are simple. The wild is just a regular wild, the free spin symbol gives you free spins and the treasure chest is worth a random treasure. You need three free spins to activate the Free Spins feature and the Bonus Game will be activated by a single chest.

These features are a pain to activate. The chest is the easier one, but it takes quite a few spins to even get one. If you manage to get three free spins, you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Surprisingly, the treasure chest is worth more because there is less variance in its wins.

The game has low volatility and it shows as a string of low-valued wins. It is very hard to get a good-sized win, especially when the features are so difficult to activate. I never felt like I was getting ahead, just slowing my inevitable downfall.

Features

  • Win Both Ways: Paylines work both ways

Winning is a bit easier in Brazil Carnival, as the paylines work from left to right and from right to left. If there are two wins on a single payline, only the highest win will be paid.

  • Free Spins: Dance your way to victory

Free Spin feature is activated by the free spin symbols. Not that imaginative, but easy. If you get at least three of them anywhere on the reels, you activate the spins. The free spins are no different from the regular spins, so this is just a way to play for free.

  • Bonus Game: Pick a card, any card

When a single treasure chest shows up, you get to play the bonus game. Five cards are shown to you and then shuffled. You get to pick a card and you win whatever is on it. You can get a bunch of free spins or a cash prize. Cash prizes average around 10x your bet.

My experiences

Brazil Carnival is a mediocre game, which doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. If you take into consideration the fact that this is one of Mancala’s first releases, then I guess it’s fine. They have a lot of work to do to compete with the best, but for a first attempt, it’s okay.

The game has issues with its balance. It is hard to get ahead and even holding your bankroll steady takes a bit of work. If the features would activate more often or the high-tier symbols would show up more, then the game could work.

One thing I need to point out, which annoyed the crap out of me. The game is extremely slow. There is no quick play mode and you can’t skip any part of the spin. The only way to play fast is to activate the autoplay, but that doesn’t help much.

Speaking of autoplay, it has issues of its own. There are no settings for it at all. You can’t choose how many spins you play and can’t make the game stop at a certain point. It only has on or off and nothing else.

Mancala is still a rookie developer. They have some neat ideas, but they need to work on the execution.

Overall rating:

2.7

Features

Wins and bets

RTP (Return to Player):95%

Volatility:Low

Max. win:bet x 2555

Min. bet:£0.25

Max. bet:£22.25

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Reels & playlines

Reels:5

Rows:4

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Max. lines:25

Min. lines:25

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Languages

You can play Brazil Carnival in English, Swedish, Spanish, Italian and 4 other languages.

All supported languages:
English, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese

Currencies

Brazil Carnival supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 86 other currencies.

All supported currencies:
GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), CZK (Kč), USD ($), NZD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), UAH (₴), AZN (ман), TMT (m), GEL (ლ), KGS (C), MDL (L), KZT (〒), AMD (Դ), TJS (ЅМ), TRY (₤), MNT (₮), COP ($), XAF (₣), XOF (CFA), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), IRR (﷼), CLP ($), PEN (S/.), ARS ($), VEF (Bs F), MXN ($), UYU ($), HTG (G), PLN (zł), CHF (₣), BGN (лв), HRK (Kn), HUF (Ft), RSD (din), RON (L), ALL (L), BAM (КМ), ISK (Kr), MKD (ден), BOB (Bs.), PYG (₲), UZS (so'm), BDT (৳), VND (₫), KRW (₩), INR (₨), ILS (₪), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), PHP (₱), SGD ($), THB (฿), TWD ($), NGN (₦), ETB (0), EGP (£), CDF (₣), TZS (Sh), SDG (£), KES (Sh), UGX (Sh), GHS (₵), MZN (MTn), AOA (Kz), HKD ($), IDR (Rp), MMK (K), BYN (Br), ZMW (ZK), ZWL ($), PKR (₨), KHR (៛), DOGE (Ð), DZD (DA), BHD (BD), BWP (P), BIF (FBu), CVE (Esc$), KMF (CF), DJF (Fdj), ERN (Nkf)

Stats

Release date 05/2020
21st newest on Mancala gaming 472nd newest on Bojoko
RTP 95% 0.86% < average
The highest on Mancala gaming 2,130th highest on Bojoko
Win up to 2555 x your bet
29th highest on Mancala gaming 1,180th highest on Bojoko
Paylines 25 25% > average
4th highest on Mancala gaming 893rd highest on Bojoko
Min bet £0.25 per spin
44th lowest on Mancala gaming 1,895th lowest on Bojoko
Max bet £22.25 per spin
12th highest on Mancala gaming 2,150th highest on Bojoko
Rated 0 by 0 members
The most rated on Mancala gaming 39th most rated on Bojoko
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Game supplier:Mancala gaming

Release date:05/2020

RTP (Return to player):95%

Max. win:bet x 2555

Mobile version:Yes

User rating: 0
Tester rating: 2.7

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