Samba de Frutas is an 8 reel, 100 payline video slot powered by IGT. It has a carnival theme with tropical rhythms and Samba dancers who shake their maracas. The game is colourful and high-energy which makes for an exciting experience – the soundtrack is also pretty lively.

You can play from £1 to £1,000 (playing all 100 paylines) and it’s also available on mobile/tablet devices. Look out for the Samba dancers though as they appear stacked on the reels including the base game. You also have the Wild Fruit Hat symbols which are the wilds are can appear stacked for big wins.

These are richer and more fruitful in the Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered when you get 3 maracas Bonus symbols on the middle 3 reels. You will then be awarded 2 times your stake as well as 5 free spins. You can re-trigger the feature multiple times with 5 free spins awarded each time you get 3 Bonus symbols – I’ve managed to get 25 free spins possible which lead to a total win of 740 times my stake in the feature.

Bigger wins will come in the feature with more wilds and stacked symbols with maximum wins of up to 250 times your stake available on each free spin. In the base game, it’s half that. Samba de Frutas is a medium variance slot which is nicely balanced.

I like the fact it’s fact paced and is very similar in gameplay to Apollo Rising. However, I prefer this theme and the variance is in the middle as opposed to being low (in Apollo Rising). It’s not my favourite IGT slot but definitely a welcome addition to the portfolio. If you like the theme, Play ‘N Go offer you Spin Party which should also get you in the mood.