Animal Carnival Slot Review

Based on our expert’s review. Reviewed by
Fantasma Games Slots
Review by
Martin Backhouse
Updated: 11/08/2022
Review by
Martin Backhouse
Updated: 11/08/2022

The circus has come to town in this Animal Carnival slot from Fantasma Games. Discover the unknown and enjoy a feature-rich game from increasing Multiplier Wilds to a Cannon Respins feature that moves all wild symbols to the top reels. There’s also a Free Spins feature with no upper limit on the number of free spins you can get on your way to 1,642.2 x max wins. Highly volatile, the game’s played in a 5×6 format and there’s a lot going on. But how does it compare to the competition? Explore everything on offer below in our full and unbiased Animal Carnival review.

Max Win
1,642.2 x bet
T&Cs Apply

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Fantasma Games
Type of Slot
Video Slot
Stakes Range
20p to £200
Bonus Features
Yes (5)
Free Spins/Multiplier
Max Win
1,642.2 x
High (4/5)

Animal Carnival Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 10 paylines

Stakes Range: 20p to £200 per spin

RTP: 95.64%

Max Win: 1,642.2 x

The Animal Carnival slot is played on a 5×6 reel setup and has 10 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed by matching 3 or more of the same symbol from left to right or right to left on the bottom 3 rows. The top 3 rows display symbols that will fall during the Avalanche. If you’ve ever played Fantasma’s Hades: River of Souls slot, you will be familiar with the identical setup.

Stakes range from 20p up to £200, so it certainly caters to low and high stakes players. use the coins icon to the right of the reels to change your total bet. There are 20 predefined bet values to choose from. Autospins and turbo spins are also options in most territories apart from the UK.

The Animal Carnival RTP is low at 95.64%. This is disappointing to see as the max win is also low at 1,642.2 x your stake. Not only that but volatility is in the high range and the hit frequency is just 18.22%, which means that just under a 5th of all spins on average will result in a winner.

Theme – join the animals at the circus

Theme: Circus

High Value Symbol: Wild

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop


The theme in the Animal Carnival slot game is all about the circus. The reels are set in the forest and there’s a lot of colour on the reels. The typical bold red colour from the circus is dominant on the reels, and that switches to purple with a night theme when the Free Spins feature is triggered., with festoon lights on the trees and the circus wagon in the background.

In terms of audio, Fantasma has chosen very well here. The soundtrack gets you straight into the spirit of things with a very traditional sound you’ll come across at the circus. Land the Free Spins feature and the audio switches to the Entrance of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik. This is the familiar tune you’d associate with everything circus related. It’s all very nicely done.

On the reels, you’ve got the lower-paying A-10 royals. These are joined by numerous animals you might come across at a real circus – bears, apes, pigs, crocodiles and tigers. The tiger is the highest paying standard symbol but the Wild pays the most, awarding 0.5, 1.5 or 5 x your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

Symbol Payout
animal-carnival-slot-10-symbol10 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.5 or 1.5 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-j-symbolJ 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.5 or 1.5 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-q-symbolQ 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.5 or 1.5 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-k-symbolK 3, 4 or 5 = 0.25, 0.75 or 1.5 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-a-symbolA 3, 4 or 5 = 0.25, 0.75 or 1.5 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-bear-symbolBear 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 1 or 2.5 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-monkey-symbolApe 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 1 or 2.5 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-warthog-symbolPig 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 1.25 or 3 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-crocodile-symbolCrocodile 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 1.25 or 3 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-tiger-symbolTiger 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 1.5 or 3.5 x stake
animal-carnival-slot-sparkle-wild-symbolWild Substitutes for all standard symbols + pays up to 5x
animal-carnival-slot-cannon-symbolCannon 1+ on the reels triggers Cannon Respin feature
animal-carnival-slot-bonus-symbolBonus 3 in view triggers Free Spins feature

Animal Carnival Mobile


Produced using HTML5 technology, you can play the Animal Carnival slot on mobile, tablet and desktop devices. The 5×6 reel layout and the bonus features look good on smaller screens in portrait mode, but I prefer it overall on desktop, to be honest.

Animal Carnival Bonus Features

There are 5 main bonus features in the Animal Carnival slot game. You start the game with Avalances where new symbols appear from above after winning combinations payout. You’ve also got a Win Meter Multiplier, a Sparkle Wild feature, a Cannon Respin feature and a Free Spins feature. Let’s explain how these all work.

Avalanche feature

Any win in the base game or the Free Spins feature will activate the Avalanche. All winning combinations pay out and disappear from the reels. New ones then fall to potentially create new winners. This continues until no new winners are formed.

All wins during Avalanche are collected into the Win Meter in the base game that appears to the left of the reels. All Wilds that disappear are also collected in the Wild Meter. This starts with a 1x multiplier and increases by 1x for every 3 Wild symbols that are collected in the Meter.

At the end of a base game spin, the total win in the Win Meter is multiplied by the Wild Meter Multiplier and paid out

Sparkle Wild feature

1 or more Sparkle Wild symbols in the Animal Carnival slot game will trigger this feature. Each Sparkle Wild will turn itself and 1-4 random positions into Wilds.

Only positions with standard symbols can be selected

Cannon Respin feature

1 or more Cannon symbols appearing anywhere on the reels will activate this bonus feature. When there are no more winners on the reels, each Cannon symbol in view removes itself and 3-6 random regular symbols from the reels. The Avalanche is then triggered.

Free Spins feature


3 Bonus symbols in the base game of the Animal Carnival slot will trigger the Free Spins feature. You will start with 10 free spins, but this can increase by 1 each time another Bonus symbol lands during the round.

All wins from the free spins are collected in the Win Meter, which doesn’t reset until the bonus round is over. At the end of the feature, the total win in the Win Meter is multiplied by the Wild Meter Multiplier above it and paid out.

Players can also buy the Free Spins feature for 70 x if they wish. But please note this isn’t available to UK players.

Animal Carnival Review Summary – a enjoyable circus adventure

Theme & Symbols

Sounds & Music

Bonus Features

RTP (95.64%)

Max Win (1,642.2 x)


The Animal Carnival slot has a fun theme along with bold visuals and a fantastic soundtrack to get you in the mood for a trip to the circus. When I initially looked at the whole setup, I was excited to see how the slot would play. I enjoyed it, I have to be honest. but what really let me down is everything else away from the gameplay – the low RTP, the low max win and the high volatility.

This could have been a fantastic slot but these low values have turned it into an average game at best. Ok, so the gameplay is great. That will keep players interested for a short while. But why would you play this one when there are so many better alternatives on the market? Overall, I enjoyed the features but the rest of it puts me off if I’m being honest. It’s a thumbs up from me though. Just.

Why not give our free demo a try if you’re not sure whether you will spend your own funds on it? It’s a great way to test out the gameplay and the bonus features.

Looking for more circus action with better max win potential and improved return to player percentages? Zombie Carnival from Pragmatic Play is a solid option with an RTP well above average and max wins of 5,000 x your stake. Another one to consider is Big Top Bonanza Megaways, which has solid max win potential, a good RTP rate and some great bonus features.

  • Enjoyable bonus features
  • Great soundtrack
  • Fun in portrait mode on mobile
  • Low max win
  • Low RTP

Animal Carnival FAQs

What is the Animal Carnival RTP?

The Animal Carnival RTP is 95.64%, which is on the low side and below the 96% average for an online slot. With a hit frequency of just 18.22%, this slot is highly volatile too (4/5).

What is the Animal Carnival max win?

The maximum win is 1,642.2 x your stake, which is low. Highly volatile and with a low hit frequency, it’s disappointing not to see the max win higher than this.

Are there any Animal Carnival free spins?

Yes. Land 3 or more Bonus symbols to trigger the Free Spins feature. You will get 10 free spins, and every Bonus symbol appearing in this feature will give you 1 extra free spin with no upper limit.

Is there a Animal Carnival demo?

Yes, the Animal Carnival free play version can be found here at This circus-themed slot can be enjoyed on all devices including mobiles, tablets, laptops and PCs.

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