The Heart of Rio slot will have you dancing and shaking to the tunes of 10,500x your bet max win. Now if that doesn’t get you moving, we don’t know what will.
This is a beautiful video slot game theme, but as is any machine based around the Brazilian carnival.
You’ve got the purple and green dancer as the higher paid symbols, followed by the mask and cocktail. Then you have the Ace to J as low-paying ones. In total that’s only 4 symbols on the paytable, which are great odds for a mid-variance slot game with some balanced wins.
Heart of Rio is a 5×3 15 payline mobile slot machine with a stacked wild, scatters that trigger free spins, and instant cash money symbols that payout with just the right symbol trigger.
Add some wonderful animations that bring the characters alive and some tropical music, and this makes for a really good-looking and fun-to-play game.
The stacked wild of the red dancer is the one who will create the most wins on your day-to-day base spins, that’s for sure.
But there are some special symbols that pop in and out from everywhere that don’t do much. Like disco balls on reels 1-4 with random cash symbols and hearts on reel 5.
The two rarely meet, but when they do, special things happen. Like a collect symbol that will collect all the money in the disco balls, or add multipliers to the amounts and collect all the cash, or expand the money symbols to give you more cash to collect.
It’s exciting when it happens, just as it’s exciting to catch 3 scatter bongo drums and play 8 free spins.
During the Heart of Rio slot free spins, the money disc balls are present but all the money pots are collected as they are found on the screen. On the very last spin, that disco ball turns into a massive symbol in reel 1-4 with the full pot amount.
If a heart symbol lands on reel 5 (and it doesn’t always) you will win the full amount in that pot. It’s so fun to watch, but it’s also very frustrating when it doesn’t land.
And honestly, we have the problem that both the money symbol and the free spin bonus happen so rarely, this feels like a higher variance slot than it actually is. So you have to be prepared to enjoy those stacked wilds for the most part, with some big highs when the disco balls show up.
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|Mobile Slot released||June 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.5% / 96.5%|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 125|
|Max win||10,500x your bet|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins / Instant Cash Wins|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Scatters, Instant Cash Spins, Free Spins, Respins, Expanding Symbols, Multipliers|
Wilds: The red carnival dancer is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols except for Bonus money Symbol and Collect. It appears on all reels except 1 and often comes stacked.
Money Collect Feature: The disco ball is the money symbol and it appears on reels 1, 2, 3, and 4. You'll then spin to catch more money symbols with instant cash wins. And then you have a collect symbol on reel 5 that show up and add some bonus wins:
Scatters and Free Spins: Bit 3 bonus symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4 and you'll trigger 8 free spins. Money symbols and all collect features are active during the feature. The money symbol amounts are added into a bonus pot. After all free spins end, the value of the bonus pot is returned to the reel in the form of a giant money symbol on reels 1-4, and one final respin is triggered. If collect is hit on reel 5, the value of the bonus pot is then pair.
Hit 3 or more scatters to retrigger 8 more free spins, with no limits.
We were surprised by how much we liked this Heart of Rio slot, especially as this is a pretty basic game. But that's part of the charm.
You have a beautiful slot theme, with stacked wild on 4 of the 5 reels, and instant cash wins that make your wallet pop.
It's fun having special symbols on every spin, even if they hit so rarely we wonder sometimes why they are even there. Still, the free spins add some extra thrills, as does the 10,500x your bet.
All in all, a great accompaniment to the Pragmatic slots that came before.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 10, 2022 - Rating