What comes to mind when you think about Brazil? Football and carnaval would surely be pretty near the top of the list. That’s what’s on offer in Cup Carnaval, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon. It comes with wilds that treble payouts as well as a bonus feature that awards up to 400 free spins complete with expanding wilds. Join the party from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.

The design in Cup Carnaval is very basic – the plain reels include A to 9 playing cards and a variety of football and party-related imagery. The goalie gloves and the boot symbols award up to 1,000 coins with the horns paying up to 2,000 coins. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of the fireworks symbol and you’ll win 2, 30, 300 or 3,000 coins.

Appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5 only, the green and yellow football is the wild. It replaces all symbols bar the scatter. Whenever it forms part of a winning combination, that payout is boosted by a 3x multiplier and trebled.

The dancing woman is the scatter- when 3, 4 or 5 of these samba into view, you’ll win a payout equal to 5, 15 or 300 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature and with it, 15, 20 or 25 free spins. Eyecon usually throws a multiplier into the mix for its free spin rounds but changes things up here.

Whenever the wild lands, it will expand to fill the whole of the reel. You can re-trigger more rounds of free spins if 3 or more of the dancing woman appear again. In fact, you can retrigger up to 15 times giving you a potential 400 free spins.

Cup Carnaval doesn’t conjure up much of a party feel as far as look and sound goes. The backing track is pretty generic but you can expect a quick blast of Brazilian drumming when the samba queen scatter lands. The visuals are equally basic.

Once again, what redeems this slot is the bonus round. The stacked wilds are a nice addition and can deliver some impressive rewards, especially when combined with the accompanying 3x multiplier. It’s a high variance game with potential wins of up to 250 times your stake on each spin.

It may not be a thing of beauty like Brazil’s 1982 World Cup team. It still delivers plenty of entertainment on the features front. Get lucky with those stacked wilds and Cup Carnaval can hit the back of the net. If you like football themed slots, NetEnt’s Football: Champions Cup is a winner.