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Wicked Circus Slot Machine
The circus is coming to town, and you better be afraid! Wicked Circus is a 5-reel slot machine by Yggdrasil Gaming which boasts a thrilling big-top circus theme with a somewhat creepy twist.
This unique aesthetic is realised with terrifying aplomb thanks to some top-notch graphic design by the game’s creators, so you better have a pillow handy to hide behind if you are easily spooked. Even if you are a bit freaked out by creepy clowns, this 10 payline game is well worth a spin thanks to a multitude of exciting extra gameplay elements, including a special “Jokerizer” mode with mystery wins
A Circus of Spooks
Let’s face it, circuses may be a place to fun and entertainment during the day, but they also provide the perfect environment for some creepy, after-dark spooks and scares. That is exactly the kind of vibe that this Yggdrasil Gaming slot machine offers, with a game screen that reveals a dimly lit, dank stage filled with circus props such as cannons, trapeze ropes and balancing balls.
On the reels however, the symbols take on a decidedly classic aesthetic, with a cherries, lemons, and grapes from the fruit machine genre as well as golden bells, lucky 7s and stars. However, far from being plain old retro game icons, these images are rendered in incredibly realistic fashion and they are even designed to emulate the big-top theme. For example, the 7 icon is detailed with some glitzy lights while the star symbols appears as a target board for the knife-throwing performance!
Fortune Favours the Brave…
Wicked Circus has 10 paylines in total with 5 lines which run in both directions across the 5 reels, meaning that spinners have the opportunity to align matching symbols from left to right as well as from right to left. And upon each of those 10 lines, punters will have to place a wager from the following options: 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.05, 0.07, 0.10, 0.20, 0.30, 0.50, 0.70 and 1.00. Admittedly, this is quite a restricting range of wagers in terms of size, but there is ample opportunity for casual players to play without having to put too much at stake.
Each winning combination in normal gameplay consists of three or more matched icons on a payline. And every time that happens, a prize will be awarded according to the size of the line bet, which icon is aligned and how many symbols are involved. So, if you were to line up five cherry icons, you can expect a payout return which is 60x the value of your wager on the winning line while lemons and grapes will both reward a line bet multiplier of 80x. Five golden bells will pay 100x, five sevens will award 200x and five star icons will go for 300x.
Find the Scattered Joker, If You Dare
If you are afraid of clowns, then perhaps this slot machine isn’t the best option for you. However, the creepy clown joker isn’t all bad, because he is actually the games most valuable symbol. This scatter character will appear on the reels to reward mystery wins of different sizes, regardless of whether it appears on a payline or not.
So, you if see three jokers on the reels, a win between 500 and 1,000 credits will be awarded while four jokers will offer wins between 800 and 3,000 credits and 5 jokers scattered over the reels will fetch some whopping wins between 2,000 and 6,000 credits.
Hold Your Nerve for Big Jokerizer Wins
This game has plenty of potential to award bettors with bigger wins thanks to its “Jokerizer” gameplay feature that can be found in a variety of other Yggdrasil games. This special element is activated after every winning combination appears on the reels, giving players the choice to either take the winning payout or play the feature which will potentially offer even bigger wins. Every spin of the reels in the Jokerizer mode will cost punters 20 credits from the previous winning spin, but they will benefit from the fact that only two joker symbols on the reels will reward a mystery win between 40 and 400 credits.
What’s more, players can lock any jokers that do appear with a hold spin that costs 60 credits. This will cause the reels without any joker icons to spin again in the hope that more wild jokers will appear for bigger mystery wins.
Are You Brave Enough to Spin Wicked Circus?
Wicked Circus by Yggdrasil Gaming certainly gives players something different to spin with its unique haunted circus theme and special Jokerizer gameplay feature. Despite limiting punters to a relatively low range of wagering options, the game does offer few decent sized prizes with its mystery wins up to 6,000 credits – which is a good enough reason to overcome a phobia of clowns if you ask us!