The Festival Queens online slot game from 2×2 gaming transports you to Brazil, just in time for Carnival in Rio. With sparkling sounds effects and numerous bonus features, the game is designed to brighten up a dreary day. So grab your festival mask and tambourine and get ready to party South American style.
Festival Queens is a five-reel online slot with four rows up and 40 paylines, giving you plenty of opportunities to win. The overall design sticks to the theme of the game fairly well. It features a sparkling blue and green background, which you can see through the reels as there is no backdrop behind most of the symbols. You’ll find a good variety of symbols throughout the game including carnival masks, shining red hearts, fireworks, and tambourines. There are also four different festival queens symbols dressed in spectacular costumes, and the symbol featuring the word “Festival Queens” against a glimmering purple background is the highest paying symbol, worth 1000 times the amount of credits you bet.
Like other free online slot games, you begin the Festival Queens slot by placing your bet at the bottom of the screen and pressing the large, green Play button. Adjust the Chip Size field to alter the number of credits you’re betting during the spin and the Chips Per Line box to change how many times per line to place the bet. Adjust the number in the Lines box to change number of lines you’re betting during any given spin, you can use the numbers on the side of the reels to activate and deactivate single play lines individually. By altering the boxes at the bottom of the screen, you can bet anywhere from 0.40 to 160 coins per spin.
You can place a bet for 160 coins without adjusting the numbers at the bottom of the screen by selecting the Max Bet option. If you want to play the game without betting before each spin, use the autoplay button to set a predetermined amount of spins for your game. Once the spins are complete, autoplay will stop on its own.
To win the game, you need to match at least three consecutive symbols — from left to right — on any of the play lines you’ve bet. The spade, heart, and tambourine symbols are the lowest paying symbols, followed by the the carnival mask, drums, and fireworks. The four festival queens symbols sit in the second-highest paying tier, right beneath the Festival Queens game symbol worth 1000 times your bet.
Festival Queens has a wild symbol that simply displays the word “Wild.” It appears on reels two, three, four, and five, and replaces any symbol on the board with the exception of the scatter symbol.
The scatter symbol displays the word “Carnival,” and it activates a free spin round when three or more are displayed consecutively. If three Carnival symbols appear, you’re awarded 10 free spins, four Carnival symbols award you 15 free spins, and five Carnival symbols award you 20 free spins. Before your free spin round begins, you need to choose one of the festival queens to play. If the festival queens you’ve chosen appears three times consecutively on your win line during your free spin rounds, your winnings are doubled. If you land three or more Carnival symbols during your free spin round, you are awarded more free spins.
During normal gameplay, you may see carnival masks appear above the reels and remain there. Once you have masks above all five reels, you are allowed to choose one of the masks to be awarded additional coins. If you’re really lucky, the masks won’t disappear. They’ll stay in place for a second spin, allowing you to choose a second mask from the bunch.
Like the Wild symbol, the White Mask Symbol appears during normal gameplay and replaces other symbols to create a match. However, the White Mask symbol can be stacked to increase your chances to win.
Festival Queens is a free online slot game that has a fairly simple design. However, with 40 win lines and a variety of special symbols and features, it’s a fun game to play.