Having a circus themed game to play is not that unusual, the topic being part of a lot of other slot machines, from various developers. Perhaps it is the connection that so many people have with the circus and the memories they have as children with it, that makes this such a popular theme. Microgaming did right by it, and used symbols which are properly themed and designed, so we don’t have anything that doesn’t belong on those reels. Features don’t seem to have wild symbols among them, but scatters, free spins and bonus games are included. The reels come with 20 win lines at most, and their wins can offer you $20,000.
Betting and Prizes
The complete betting range is between $0.01 and $200. The lowest value is the minimum denomination for one coin, which is enough to get the player one active line. The line bet can be increased significantly though, and you can have up to 10 coins of $1 for it.
The rewards will reach 100 times the bet, or $20,000, in the base The Grand Circus game, but they can reach $50,000 (250x bet) during free spins.
The Grand Circus Slot Features
You’re not going to locate any wild features in The Grand Circus, but the scatter is there, and it can be very useful. Landing the Tent symbol which is marked The Circus, will get you prizes of up to 100 times the bet, plus access to a bonus feature. The problem is that you need those scatters on reels which are next to each other, and starting from the 1st one. They are not true scatters, even though the position on those reels is not important.
The bonus feature will give you either bonus coins, or it can trigger up to 20 free spins for you. While in those free spins, the payouts available thanks to the scatters increase, and now they can reach 250 times the bet.
There are two other symbols which will have the ability to pay as scatters, though they can also form regular combinations, and they do even better then. The Logo and the Ringmaster are the two symbols which will do this, pay up to 50 times the bet, in exchange for up to five symbols which appear left to right on consecutive reels.
Theme & Design
It’s a circus themed slot , which shows off various characters and animals from the circus, an experience that a kid will not forget easily. The symbols are entirely themed, without any that don’t belong. Images with the ringmaster, with cannons, bike riding bears, lions and elephants are used.
The Grand Circus slot is an interesting enough game if you look at its graphics, but its features don’t manage to do as well. There are no wild symbols, while scatters are severely limited. Overall, it’s not a game that I would recommend.