Carnival Queen

Carnival Queen is a light-hearted, festive slot with a booming bass backdrop music that is entertaining despite its average return to player (96.1 percent) and moderate volatility.
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Carnival Queen – Carnival Queen is a light-hearted, festive slot with a booming bass backdrop music that is entertaining despite its average return to player (96.1 percent) and moderate volatility.

Carnival Queen RTP 96.1%

Slot functionSlot description
Slot Provider:Thunderkick
Slot date created:February 2019
Features:Free spins, Autoplay
Carnival Queen themes:Comics, 6-Reels
Popularity:Very low
Available on:Mobile, Desktop
Win lines:4096

Carnival Queen is the subject of this review.

Theme and plot of the story

Carnival Queen, which is based on the Brazilian event of Carnivale, incorporates the floral headdresses and anonymizing masks of the festival into a vibrantly colored and jazzy slot.

Thousands of happy faces of Carnival revelers are adorning the reels, which are set against a vibrant New Orleans-like backdrop, which represents the American city that most fully embraces the spirit of Carnivale each year.

The selection of this theme results in a lighthearted and lively slot with a cheerful demeanor and a dash of exotic flair.

Graphics, sounds, and animations are all included.

The visuals are rather well-designed, and they make effective use of the topic. In the background, a purple night environment serves as a backdrop to the brightly colored reels, which are packed with amusing characters.

The graphics and animations are only as complex as they are required to be, despite the fact that the game is produced at low resolution. For the best visual experience, play the game on a smaller-screen device.

The music, with its cheerful dancing vibrations, is greatly influenced by the carnival culture and draws heavily on it. The reel noises have been tuned to perfectly coordinate with the underlying music, resulting in a great party atmosphere while you play. Unfortunately, the short loop time will most likely begin to grate on the nerves of most gamers before too long if they continue to play.


Carnival Queen is a six-reel slot featuring four rows on each of the reels that can be played online. The game is played using a “any way wins” strategy, which results in a total of 4, 096 possible winning combinations on a grid of that size.

There is also a cascade mechanism in place, which eliminates any winning symbols once they have been added up and then causes fresh symbols to fall down from the top of the screen. This may result in more victories and cascades of events. A multiplier is added to the current multiplier for each time a cascade occurs. With each spin, the multiplier is increased by one.

Overall, this results in an engaging basic game with a respectable, albeit uninspiring, collection of bonuses and special symbols to supplement it (see below for full details).

Wilds, bonuses, and free spins are all included in this game.

The Wild symbol may be used to replace any other symbol with the exception of the Scatter symbol. During Free Spins, if a Wild symbol appears on a reel during a spin in which no wins are possible, it destroys all of the symbols on that row and reel, resulting in a cascade of winning symbols.

When you get three or more Scatter symbols on the reels, you will be awarded a Free Spins bonus, which awards four Free Spins per symbol for a total of up to 20 Free Spins. The landing of two or more Scatters will result in the addition of free spins during the Free Spin bonus, albeit the rate of exchange has been reduced to three spins per Scatter symbol.

The cascade multiplier (described in further detail below) does not reset between spins when you are participating in the Free Spin bonus game.

Bet sizes, return on investment (RTI), and variance

The return to player for this game is 96.10 percent, which is more or less in line with our perception of the industry’s typical return to player. This game has a medium level of volatility, which makes it a poor fit for our favorite slot machine methods because of its low level of variance.

The range of bets available on the site we tested ranged from a minimum bet per spin of $/£/€0.10 up to a maximum bet per spin of $/£/€100.00, a great spread that covered the majority of people’s preferred bet sizes.


With a thumping music, strong gaming mechanics, and a totally acceptable return to player, Thunderkick’s Carnival Queen is a fantastic-looking slot (despite its low-resolution display).

The biggest disadvantage of this slot is that, being a medium volatility slot, it is of little benefit to players who use our recommended slot techniques. In spite of this, players who want to go their own way may find Carnival Queen to be a rewarding and entertaining experience.