1X2 Gaming’s Sinister Circus Slot Review

Join a mischievous ringmaster for a showcase of the macabre in Sinister Circus, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from 1X2 Gaming. Highlights of this performance include expanding wilds and a bonus round that awards 8, 10 or 15 free games with sticky wilds. Play on all devices from between 25p and £100 per spin.

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The design here is excellent. Set against a circus backdrop, you’ll see heart, diamond, club and spade symbols adorned with glowing bulbs. They’re joined by a trio of animal performers and a fortune teller. The creepy magician is the best standard symbol. This pays 1.6, 6 or 20 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. The ringmaster’s whip is the standard wild. This is joined by the rather deranged looking clown which is a second wild. Whenever the clown appears, it expands to turn the whole of that reel wild.

The knives symbol is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on the same spin and you’ll trigger the game’s Free Spins feature. On offer here are 8, 10 or 15 free spins. A new symbol joins the action here, the axe thrower’s target. This is another wild symbol. When this lands, it locks in position for the next 3 free spins.

We enjoyed this carnival show. The design is terrific and backed by a creepy backing track that’s a perfect fit for the theme. There’s nothing especially innovative about the gameplay here. We’ve seen a similar selection of features in plenty of other slots. The expanding wilds can certainly pep up the base game though. The Free Spins feature can be well worth hitting too thanks to the sticky wilds.

We found the variance to be in the medium range with the top payout 500 times your stake on each spin or free spin. Visually, we were pleasantly surprised by Sinister Circus. It looks and sounds excellent and comes with some simple but very playable extras.

Saying that, it doesn’t offer anything we’ve not come across board in terms of gameplay. If you want a trip to the circus, albeit a more conventional one, Play ‘N Go’s Golden Ticket would be my choice – you can also win up to 20,578 times your stake!

Sinister Circus Slot Information

  • Game:
    Sinister Circus
  • Software:
    1X2 Gaming
  • Type:
    Video Slot
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  • Coins Range:
    0.25 to 100.00
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  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (2)
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Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.