A night of revelry and fun, this Venetian Carnival is completely over the top. Just make sure you don’t get too intoxicated and lose your head and your wallet.
The Masques of San Marco mobile slot can only be played in portrait mode, and it’s not because it’s far better suited as an Android phone or iPhone slot.
It actually looks beautiful on the bigger screens as well, but once you load it, you’ll see that what you get here is two games in one. Or two sets of 5 reels, with 20 paylines each, giving you a total of 40 paylines. Impossible to play any other way than in portrait – it’s just too big.
It’s what IGT like to call ‘dual play slots’, and considering the success of the Da Vinci Diamonds Dual play game, is it any wonder they’ve made a copy and relocated to another, far more romantic, Italian city?
And much like the famous Italian Painter, or Transformers Battle for Cybertron slot (not so Italian, but just as famous robots in disguise), the Masques of San Marco slot machine has cascading symbols.
Every time you win, the symbols disappear in a brilliant fireworks display and more appear from above and tumble down through both sets of reels, giving you extra wins at no extra cost to you. It’s what connects both sets of reels during the base game.
It’s also what makes this mobile phone slot fairly low volatility.
Much like a real life carnival, you’ll pay to play, and get lots of little wins, and yet, before you know it, you’ve spent more than you’d hoped, and got nothing much to show for it except a $2 teddy bear.
Which is why you should always, as with any good IGT slot game, budget in order to catch the free spins.
Here’s where The Masques of San Marco video slot gets really exciting.
The lights dim, the music volume increases, and much like any good night-time festivities, your inhibitions come crashing down and it starts to get wild.
Or in this case, the barrier separating the two reels disappears, giving you an additional 20 paylines (so 60 in total), and you get more wilds showing up on screen.
Yes you only get 6 free spins, but getting cascades of wins is made easier, making the slots bonus games last longer.
You’ll probably not win much more than 30x to 50x your bet on a good round, but when the party is this much fun, it’s great to enjoy all the wins, as long as you are sensible and know when to call it quits (when you’re up by about 20% on your starting budget).
Then it’s time to go home before the hangover hits.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 40 Paylines|
|House edge||6.59 - 4.71%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 30.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.40 / 1,200|
|Max win||150,000 on a single line|
|Free spins||6 Free Spins / Richer Reels & 60 Paylines|
|Bonus rounds||Cascading symbols, Wilds, Free Spins, Extra Paylines|
Freefall / Cascading Symbols: The concept is simple. Every time you get a win over these 40 paylines, the symbols disappear, and tumble downwards, whilst more appear on the top.
This can lead to a chain reaction of wins as more symbols appear to give you more wins.
Wilds: The ornate 'wild' symbol replaces all other symbols except the bonus symbol.
Free Spins Bonus: You'll need to get the bonus symbol (The Masque of San Marco of course) on reels 1,2 and 3 on a payline to trigger 6 free spins.
Not as hard to do as with other IGT games as you have 40 paylines to play with, but still good to budget for a good 100 spins just in case.
Here the dividing line separating the two slots disappears and 20 more paylines are added to the screen. You'll also find more wilds show up.
You can re-trigger the free spins up to an impressive 300 times, but that's a pretty difficult task. One re-trigger is hard enough.
You won't find the biggest wins in the world playing on the Masques of San Marco mobile slot.
Though, as with any good IGT slot machine, there is always hope of hitting 5 of a kind on a wild and walk away with a fortune.
But these night time carnival festivities are more for those looking for some entertainment than serious gambling (for that you'll have to try the similar, but more dangerous Pixies of the Forest slot).
Still, hit a few good free spins and you'll wish the night would last forever.Play Now at Mr Green »
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 23, 2015 - Rating