|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.15 - 75.00|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
The circus is most definitely in town, and it provides quite the entertaining slot. There are performing animals, clowns, a ringmaster, contortionists and so much more to enjoy at 5 Reel Circus from Rival, and all without leaving your home. It’s quite an old Rival slot, meaning that it has inferior graphics when compared to many others, however, it’s still able to get you into the circus mood.
On the reels you’ll find a variety of different symbols, starting with that of the lion. There’s also a bear riding a bike and an elephant standing on its front two legs while on a plinth. A seal balancing a ball on its nose makes for another addition, while a contortionist comes next. There’s also a circus cart, a bearded lady and a clown appearing as symbols. The final three symbols of the game come in the form of the ringmaster, the tiger and the human cannon.
The overall layout of 5 Reel Circus is made up of five reels (funnily enough) and three rows in total, which is a very standard slot interface. At the same time, Rival has opted to add a set of 15 pay lines into the slot, although you can select how many of these you would like to be in operation; simply use the “Select Lines” button at the bottom of the screen. There’s also the possibility of adjusting your bet, by firstly selecting a specific coin value between 1p and £1 and then changing the number of coins in action per line between one and five. This means that the maximum overall bet possibility stands at £75 per spin.
The roaring tiger is the wild symbol here, you can’t miss it as it says ‘WILD’ on it and flashes when it contributes to a win.
It will stand in for any other symbol on the reels to complete a winning combination, but the scatter is not included in this. A nice simple bog standard wild function.
As well as all of the standard symbols that appear in this Rival game, you’ll see a scatter symbol come into play, too. This is represented by the big circus tent, and as a scatter, it is able to appear anywhere and still provide you with a pay-out. Five of them showing up will ensure that your wager is multiplied 100x over.
However, that’s not the only perk of this symbol. The scatter also activates the game’s free spins round if three or more of them show up at the same time. This will grant you 10 free spins, and during the whole round any winning combinations that you form will also have a triple multiplier attached, enhancing your wins. Furthermore, while the free spins round is in operation, you have the possibility of re-triggering it. This is achieved with the appearance of three or more further scatters.
5 Reel Circus definitely stands out as being a much simpler slot game than many others. Then again, it was created back in 2006, so that’s to be expected. The graphics and overall gameplay aren’t quite as good as what you’ll find from slots today, plus, it only has the single bonus feature of the free spins round included. That being said, 5 Reel Circus may serve as an appealing game for anyone who is just getting into slot gaming – newcomers will surely benefit from its more simplistic approach.