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Masquerade slot review

Added by Red Tiger. Information last updated: 20/05/2020

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Tester rating:

4.2 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Red Tiger

Release date:10/2017

RTP:96.16%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 1000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Non standard reels

Colossal symbols

Volatility

Mobile version

Automatic play

Themes

Magic & mystery

3D

Party

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RTP (Return to player):
96.16%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 1000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
25
Red Tiger score (compared to other slots of supplier)
37
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Slot tester's review: Martin Anastasov

There are two days of the year that can become a world of masks and folly for all of the revellers and participants: Hallow's Eve and April's Fools. I like both days and rumour has it that there was a person with a funny walk wearing a wig, a bathrobe and boxing gloves on that sunny day in April, who looked like me.

I have no idea what they are talking about, but I do love masquerades. Naturally so, the Red Tiger game had piqued my attention and I found it to be a rather entertaining reel adventure. As far as the potential payouts can go, I can't say that I am too impressed, but if the random number generator treats me to anything near the 1,000x the bet maximum, I won't say no to buying more masquerading paraphernalia.

I found it to be refreshing enough that the Masquerade slot comes with an irregularly-shaped reel set, usually described as 'diamond', that has a middle reel with four symbol positions and two adjacent reels on both sides that have three and two rows.

This kind of layout has its pluses and minuses. For starters, two reels on the first row narrow down the frequency of payouts as opposed to slot games that have three or more rows. On the other hand, I give Red Tiger a huge plus for finding an ingenious way of balancing this out by providing two extra features and decent symbol payouts.

Theme and Graphics

There are two striking features in terms of the graphic design - one is the background that surrounds the reel set and the other is the mask symbol which is responsible for creating all of the mystery symbol possibilities.

The rest of the symbols are drawn quite well and come with an animated finish when part of a winning outcome, but it's the golden mask that makes Masquerade lively and unique.

We have an exclusive ball setting for a premise and one where the attendees must arrive in their best dressed-to-impress mode. The sense of location that I got from playing the game reminds me in an indiscreet way of an infamous Hollywood movie that starts at a masquerade and ends with a lot of unanswered questions.

Sadly, the sound design isn't what it should have been. You can hear music in the background, but only so faintly and it is a pity that the gameplay is dominated by two disproportionately loud sound effects.

Extra Features

The element of surprise is the driving mechanic of Masquerade's gameplay and this is made possible by a single symbol - that of the golden mask. The symbol itself doesn't pay but it can assume the shape of any of the standard paying symbols, thus creating multiple matching symbols across the diamond-shaped reel set.

  • There are two additional attributes related to this symbol. First and more frequent is the Golden Masque feature which is basically the mask appearing in stacks and on multiple reels. The number of positions on which the mask can land is always random. Sometimes it can cover three reels.
  • The Royal Masque attribute is a rare event but not exceedingly absent from the reels. When the random number generator doles out a huge golden mask that covers the better part of the reel set, the end result is three reels covered by the same symbol kind.
  • Getting stacks of golden masks or even the Royal Masque symbol does not necessarily mean that a winning outcome is guaranteed. The mask symbol appears very frequently and as I said, it is what makes Masquerade the game that it is. It can turn into a royal card symbol or it can assume the shape of the red-haired lady and create a potentially tremendous payout.

Bets and Payouts

I said that the diamond-shaped reel set is not the most conducive layout for frequent payouts unless it's a low variance, low-paying game. In the case of Masquerade, the mathematical model is of medium volatility which is quite in line with a payout potential of 1000x your bet.

Red Tiger Gaming has found an ingenious way to make it all work. Most notable is the fact that the game can pay both left to right, right to left and through the middle portion of the reel set, as long as there are three or more matching symbols on adjacent reels.

I can't find anything that I don't like about the paytable. Sure, the royal cards and the ten-card symbols need four or five of a kind in order to return your wager or pay more than that, but the high-paying symbols are quite lucrative:

  • Cylinder hat: 2x, 5x and 12.5x your bet
  • Pocket watch: 2.5x, 7.5x and 15x your bet
  • Seal ring: 4x, 10x and 25x your bet
  • Masked lady: 10x, 25x amd 50x your bet

Conclusion

I’ve enjoyed the game and played it a number of times. Each time, just when I thought I’d seen enough of the mask, there comes the big one to cover the middle section of the diamond, which has resulted in a decent hit.

I can recommend Masquerade to anyone. You can play it with 20p just to try it out, but I can’t say that the gameplay doesn’t get a bit repetitive, because it does and that’s because both extra features are actually part of the base game and are related to the same symbol.

Somehow, you are kind of hoping for a sudden twist, a win multiplier perhaps or a free spins bonus. Nevertheless, Masquerade can provide you with a pleasant surprise.

Overall rating:

4.2

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.16%

    Volatility:Medium

    Max. win:bet x 1000

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£100

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    Reels:5

    Rows:4

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    Max. lines:20

    Min. lines:20

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    Languages

    You can play Masquerade in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 18 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese, Slovene, Korean, Japanese

    Currencies

    Masquerade supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 10/2017
    85th newest on Red Tiger 1,187th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.16% 0.31% > average
    35th highest on Red Tiger 978th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 1000 x your bet
    100th highest on Red Tiger 1,298th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    49th highest on Red Tiger 956th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    The lowest on Red Tiger 480th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    8th highest on Red Tiger 644th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    2nd most rated on Red Tiger 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Martin Anastasov

    Martin Anastasov

    Martin Anastasov is a freelance writer who reviews online slots for Bojoko. He has played, analyzed and reviewed slots for more than four years and counting.

    Martin considers Bojoko to be the social platform for casinos and slots, where he enjoys providing players with the best analysis of mostly exciting and few not overly exciting games.

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    In his free time, in the tiny hours of the night, Martin can be found hunched over a notebook, jotting down dialogs and quips for a zombie-apocalypse novel that he is doubtful will ever see the light of day.

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    Game supplier:Red Tiger

    Release date:10/2017

    RTP (Return to player):96.16%

    Max. win:bet x 1000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 4.2

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