Cirque Du Slots

A circus is hardly a new place to go in a slot game, even though there are not too many of them around. We have a delightful place for you to visit in this review, as seen in the Cirque Du Slots game. This is inspired by the Cirque Du Soleil, of course, so that might give you an idea of what to expect here. Shall we explore?

About the slot game

This is an impressive game, one that comes complete with top hats, characters, balls, and everything else you would expect to see in a circus. However, we are ready to explore beneath the surface to see what else might be there.

The developer for the game is…

Rival Gaming. That should tell you how appealing the game is. Many of their newer slots have the same familiarity about them that this one does. That said, there are lots of elements separating this from others released by this developer.

Looking at the demo

Rival is great at delivering demo games for you to play. So, if you want to try the Cirque Du Slots game without placing real coins on the paylines, this is the way to begin.

Theme details

We’ve covered this already, confirming we are on a visit to the circus to see what’s happening there.

Do we like the design?

We do, especially since the background is dark yet filled with sparkles, adding a sense of magic to the proceedings. We can also see the flourish of a curtain and various symbols superimposed over the top of it. You can of course expect some familiar and appropriate icons turning up as well.

The basic features of the Cirque Du Slots game

For starters, we should confirm the presence of five reels here. If you’re looking for a game that offers a progressive jackpot or two, this is not the one for you. However, the paytable reveals there is a purplish character who can deliver up to 600 credits for five appearances on the same paid line. The top hat delivers a reasonable prize too, going to a maximum of 400 credits for five on a paid line.

A greenish version of the character mentioned above is the wild. This expands whenever it can form a new winning line by doing so. This carries with it a 3x multiplier as well – another reason to look out for it.

Elsewhere, we have a unicycle – a key part of many circuses. It forms a key part of this game too, for reasons we’ll come to later. The unicycle is a scatter symbol, as is the clown.

How many paylines?

There are 25 lines on the screen, shown by the numbers either side of the reels.

Place your bets using these coins

There are just four coins to choose from when you want to play this slot. They range from one cent to a quarter, but you get additional options when you notice there are 10 coins to be placed on each line, should you wish to do so.

An easy access paytable

This is seen in both top corners of the game. Just select it to see the various pages of the paytable, so you can learn more about the game.

Does the game include a bonus?

It does, but not in the way you might expect. There are three acts to this circus – a three-ring circus, perhaps. Each act sees the behaviour of the wild icon changing when you are in the free spin feature.

When you trigger Act 1, you will notice the wild expanding horizontally whenever they appear. Once Act 2 begins, the wilds can expand either horizontally or vertically, while adopting a 2x multiplier for anything you win. Finally, upon the third unicycle triggering combo, you enter Act 3. If you manage to reach this stage, every time a wild appears in a free spin, it will expand horizontally and vertically at once. Can you imagine how good this could be?

Free spins are down to the clown

Remember the clown we mentioned earlier? This is the trigger for seven free spins, but of course you must find three clowns to get these. We must also confirm that no retrigger is in place for them.

Do we know the RTP?

After some exploration, we believe the RTP to be around 94.28%. It is challenging to find the percentages for Rival games compared to several others.

Our rating for this game is…

We love the three acts, which ties in nicely with the theme. We also like the free spins, although we would love to see them retriggered, or at least to get the chance to do this. However, there is enough here to entertain us as all good circuses should. That’s why we are giving this 8 out of 10.

Any winners worth hearing about?

There isn’t any news regarding winners for the Cirque Du Slots game from Rival. That is quite appropriate given its small jackpot and lack of progressive prizes.

Start by playing the demo only

This is a good way to make sure you get the chance to see what the slot can offer you as a player. Some will love it while others may prefer another circus game. Which group are you going to fall into?

Playing for real means setting a budget you can afford

Always remember this. The game is entertaining, for sure, but you should always be aware of what you are spending on the game if you do switch to the real version.

No mobile option with this game

It’s not a surprise to find this game doesn’t have mobile capabilities. Its age means it came before many mobile slots, and so if you want to play it you’ll need to find a Rival-powered casino you can access online. Fortunately, there are lots of those to choose from.