The Brazilian Way of Life
In Portuguese, ‘oba’ means ‘wow’, and you’ll definitely be saying “wow” yourself when you see the visual presentation of this game. The five reel and three row layout is surrounded by a selection of very colourful flowers, and it’s upon these reels that you’ll get to see the graphically pleasing icons. Of these, there’s the inclusion of A, K, Q and 5 symbols, which are regularly found in online video slots. Meanwhile, these are joined by the higher paying symbols of a musical maraca, a vividly-coloured drum with its drumsticks, a fire-breathing carnival member, a man wearing blue in the middle of the parade banging on his drum, and finally, a woman dressed in vibrant yellow. Each of these higher paying symbols are also included as double symbols as well.
Joining the reels, rows and icons, the developer has also included a total of 30 separate pay lines, and these can also be customised if you do have the preference for doing so. This is done with the up and down arrows at the right hand side of the ‘Lines’ box. Not only that, but there’s the ability to also adjust your bet placed per line. This allows you to choose between the minimum of $0.01 and the maximum of $10 per active line. Therefore, a maximum overall wager of $300 per spin can be placed by having all 30 lines active and the highest bet per line in play.
Dance, Have Fun and Enjoy!
If you’re going to enjoy the carnival to its full extent, you’ll need a few extra special features to do so, and this game isn’t shy about providing these. The first of them is the game’s wild icon, and this is represented by the word ‘WILD’ surrounded by party streamers. As a wild icon, it will stand in for all other symbols on the reels in order to form a winning combination, with the exception of scatter symbols. It will also stand in for any of the higher paying double symbols as well.
As noted, there’s also the addition of a scatter icon in Oba, Carnaval, and this is represented by the golden mask symbol. This can also appear as a double icon, and this obviously counts as two standard scatter symbols. Any four of them showing up in scattered locations will ensure that your wager placed is doubled for your pay out.
However, not only that, but there’s the addition of a freespins rounds, and this is also triggered by the scatter icon. You’ll need to spin a combination of three double scatters or two doubles and single scatter in any position on the reels in order to trigger this. Should you achieve the first combination of scatters, you’ll receive 12 freespins, while the second combination will give you six freespins. The scatters can only show up on reels two, three and four.
The Season of the Carnival
We can’t say that we’ve ever attended a carnival ourselves, but if they look like the one portrayed on the reels of this game, we’d certainly make sure to go to more of them. High 5 Games have created a wonderfully visually appealing game with this one, and we love the soundtrack that plays out while you’re spinning the reels.