Circus Deluxe – An Upgrade to Circus
We had recently covered Circus, a similar slot by Playson. Circus Deluxe can be thought of as an upgrade to that slot, with more vivid design, more enticing graphics, more immersive sound-effects and of course, a more rewarding experience.
Playson slots usually carry an inimitable blend of simplicity and style, and Circus Deluxe doesn’t fail to fall in line. Being fully HTML5 backed, it is very fast to load, even on smartphones and tablets.
No More Clowning About Here!
As the slot loads, you are welcomed heartily by the Man of the Hour – Grandmaster Playson. His massive presence and mirthful appearance sets the happy tone for what’s about to follow.
Even though circus shows are all about having a swell time, the business itself is excruciatingly serious. You can get a taste of it while playing Circus Deluxe. Sure, 5 reels and 21 paylines don’t really appear intimidating to begin with, but the fact that you are allowed only one coin per line to be put at stake means that you need to spread your money quite cautiously, taking your chances on a few select paylines, while leaving the rest to pure chance.
Just like Circus, the coin values here are bracketed between 1 cent and $5, meaning that you cannot wager more than $105 per spin.
Funny Business, This!
Seriousness aside, let’s focus on the fun part now…
Regular symbols used in Circus Deluxe come off as a great improvement over the ones we saw in Circus. While the bottom ranks consist of A, K, Q and J of cards, the real life of the show are the symbols that actually relate to the theme here. Trapeze artists and circus giants start this trend, to be capped off by the Grandmaster Playson, with circus lions, chimpanzees and elephants making up the remainder of symbols. Grandmaster Playson pays out a hefty sum of 1,000 coins for five-on-five combinations on any given reel.
The Magic Hour
Now, it’s just about the right time to add some spice to this deal – and to do that, we have the company of a charming magician who acts as the sole bonus of this slot. Even though five-of-its-kind combinations of this symbol carry a meagre reward of 50 coins, there is much more that you can look forward to.
This is an expanding bonus and can potentially cover every single slot on your screen, should you have a good enough backing from your lucky stars. Also, it automatically multiplies winnings on all active paylines for the given spin by the total wager you have put at stake.
If that’s not a good news, pray, tell us what is!
A Night so Wild!
A wild night of fantastical celebrations at the circus show cannot turn legendary until the clowns make an appearance.
Doing just that is the wild of this slot – a hearty clown with a sheepish smile. It can help you get rid of frustrating combinations by allowing you to rearrange regular symbols by substitution. But more importantly, for five-of-its-kind combinations, it pays out the biggest bounty of this slot: 5,000 coins, neat and straight.
Scatter Those Fears Away…
We’ve got a great scatter symbol to take care of us! An image of a circus tent acts as the scatter here, and it can grant you as many as 18 free spins, if you end up with 3 or more of these symbols across the screen!
Roll Up, Roll Up
Circus Deluxe plays much like Circus, only more expressive and more rewarding. There are no hitches to worry about and no soft-corners to cut. You only need to trust your instincts and spin on!
Of course, we wouldn’t mind having 25 or more paylines for 5 reels, but even in its present state, Circus Deluxe presents a formidable case to become the new fan favourite penny slot.