The Twisted Circus from Microgaming is a five reel, medium variance slot that boasts an incredible 243 ways to win. This is no ordinary circus, as you can tell by the name. This video slot features a beautifully dark and twisted circus theme that has been inspired by the freakish antics and unabashed weirdness found underneath the Big Top of yesteryear.
Creepy Ambience and Alluring Design
Players will encounter a host of weird and wonderful circus freaks including a bearded lady, fire breather and a beautiful pair of Siamese twins. The Twisted Circus features well-crafted graphics that are incredibly detailed- it almost appears as if the characters are ready to jump off the screen. The sinister mood of the game is enhanced by hypnotic sound effects and eye-catching animated features that all add to the delightfully dark and disturbing ambience of the game. If you have a penchant for the macabre and have always been fascinated by freak shows, then The Twisted Circus is a great game to try.
On the Reels
All the action takes place across the five reels which are set in the middle of the circus ring against a sanguine backdrop of red velvet curtains that are adorned with fearsome gold statues. As one would expect, the reel symbols all relate to the overall theme of The Twisted Circus slot and are striking in their detail and design.
On the reels, you’ll find quite a spectacle unfold before your eyes. There’s an accordion-playing monkey, a bearded lady, a contortionist, Siamese twins, strongman, fire breather, snake charmer and a half man/ half lady performer. They range from high value to low value symbols and winning combinations can see players walk away with a tidy sum.
Scatter, Bonus and Wild Symbols
The fiery Twisted Circus icon is the wild symbol in the game and will replace all other symbols on the reels with the exception of the scatter and bonus symbols. The scatter symbol is represented by an entry ticket and landing at least three of these scatter symbols will trigger the Free Spins Bonus.
Players should also keep a close eye out for the bonus symbol which is depicted by the diminutive ring master. Get a minimum of three of these bonus symbols appearing on the third, fourth and fifth reels to unlock the Circus Match Bonus.
Circus Match Bonus
As mentioned above, the Circus Match Bonus is triggered when players land three ring master bonus symbols on reels three, four and five. A new screen will appear presenting the player with 16 stars to choose from. Pick the stars until you find three matching circus characters, after which your prize will be revealed. There are also wild symbols hidden behind the stars and if you end up matching three wild symbols, you’ll win payouts for all the characters on the screen.
Free Spins Bonus
The Free Spins Bonus is where the fun really starts! Landing three or more entry ticket scatter symbols will activate the round and players will immediately be awarded 13 spooky free spins. All prizes accumulated during this round are multiplied by three and the round can be retriggered.