Deliciously dark and slighted twisted, The Twisted Circus slot is a casino game that will genuinely entertain. Though the ticket price may not come cheap, you won’t regret meeting these charismatic freaks.
The Twisted Circus mobile slot requires a little patience. It’s a medium variance mobile slot game, meaning there may be times when you’ll feel like there is not much happening in this tent. Patience and the ability to know how to budget are key here. Thank-fully there is enough happening on the 5 reels to entertain, with every once in a while a decent win bringing you back on top. So fear not brave watcher, let this circus take you under it’s dark wings…
The free spins here are your best friends, 13 of which somersault into your touch screen with a 3x multiplier which makes all the difference to your budget. We’ve walked away with an easy 50x our bet, allowing us to get back our bank roll to a satisfying level. You’ll get these, on average, about every 100 to 150 spins however, so you need to be able to last till then. That said, we’ve also walked away with only a measly 10x our bet, so it cannot be depended on either.
However, the free spins bonus aren’t the real stars of the show. That belongs to the common but fiery wild symbol. What? You didn’t expect that? Well, to be fair, it’s a combination of both. The wild symbols come with a 3x multiplier on all wins it replaces. Our biggest wins on this 243 ways to win slot machine, in fact, came during the base game, giving us decent 60x our bet.
And if you get those golden wilds on the free spins round (giving your winnings a 6x multiplier) that’s where you’ll strike gold.
Ultimately the best way to enjoy this Microgaming Twisted Circus slot on mobile is to allow for the fact that you are chasing some pretty big wins, and you might find yourself facing the hermaphrodite rather than a beautiful lady, so don’t be disappointed if you walk away with less than you came in. The fun is in the thrill of the chase.
On the reels, every win feels like a show stopping number, with flames, fireworks and dancing monkeys littering the reels. The sounds may be generic when you spin, but when you win you are transported straight into that circus.
No where are the graphics more beautifully utilised than on the click me bonus as the ringmaster allows you to match 3 symbols for bigger wins. It doesn’t hit as hard as the free spin feature and you’ll probably walk away with a conservative 10x to 20x your bet, but it’s great fun turning those gongs and seeing if the wild will show up for that one big huge win.
Again, this circus is all about the wilds.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4% / 96%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.20|
|Min/Max bet||0.30 / 120|
|Free spins||13 Free Spins / 3x Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Click Me & Free Spins|
Wild: The Twisted Circus logo is the wild symbol replacing all other symbols except the scatter and bonus symbol. We love this beauty when it shows up on the reels in a ring of fire, it's where most of our decent base game wins appear.
Scatter & Free Spins: The slightly tatty and freaky circus tickets are the scatter symbols, with three or more anywhere on the reels triggering the free spins rounds. Though at times the wins here are not as big as you'd hope, and they don't come round half often enough, every once in a while, you'll get a sky high trapeze adrenaline thrilling win.
Click Me Bonus: The ringmaster is the bonus symbol, you'll need three to show up on reels 3, 4 and 5 to trigger the pick me feature. How often does it happen? Not as often as we'd like but not so seldom that we miss it. Not helpful? That's because this feature is fairly unpredictable. We've gone a good 200 spins without seeing it, and then hit it three times in less than 50 spins.
You'll be transported to the inner sanctum of the circus tent where you'll pick gongs to reveal symbols. Match three and you 'll get the value of that symbol, plus a little show and entertainment (watch the Siamese twins ballet dance, the strong man break out of chain etc...).
The trick to getting the most out of this bonus feature is to hit two wild symbols after you've hit one of each of the other symbols, so you win all the prizes associated with this feature. The perfect combination is: wild symbol, one each of the other symbols, and then wild symbol again. Get two wilds or two of the other symbols and you'll win just one of the symbols feature.
The thrill of the reveal is good enough to bring this click me feature a few notches above the usual simple pick me bonuses.
If you like your mobile slots a little less darkly themed and a little more predictable, then remove a couple of stars from this Microgaming mobile slot. For us however, we fell in love with each of the characters, even the bearded lady, and it appealed to the slots player in us who loves chasing a big win, but being constantly entertained.
We'll probably only head over to The Twisted Circus slot when we have a bit of spare cash in the bank and won't mind if this time, luck is not on our side. But that's the way of the circus; unpredictable, risky, a little crazy, but a whole load of fun.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating