Join the party goers at a masked ball in Carnival of Venice, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. Keep a special eye out for the gondolier who can award up to 30 free spins and the bonus symbol which triggers the Unmask The Revellers feature where over 6,000 coins can be won. Play from between 20p and £100 per spin.

Carnival of Venice is a bright and colourful gam – the reels feature 5 party guests, each dressed in an ornate, medieval-style costume. They’re joined by 5 masks which are the higher paying symbols. Landing just 2 of the same mask in a payline will create a win. The 1 you’re really hoping to see is the rainbow mask – 5 of these on a payline awards a massive 15,000 coin payout.

The Venice by night scene is the wild – it doesn’t offer any payouts in its own right but does substitute for everything apart from the scatter and bonus symbols. Carnival of Venice comes with 2 bonus features. They are:

Unmask The Revellers Bonus feature – to activate this, you’ll need to land 3 of the shield bonus symbol on an active payline from left to right. Once triggered, you’ll be taken to a room and presented with 5 masked and robed figures. Pick 1 to reveal a coin prize or a ghost. Keep picking until you land 2 ghosts which brings the round to an end. The prizes on offer vary depending on how many shields activated the feature:

  • 3 shields = 50 to 305 coins
  • 4 shields = 250 to 1,525 coins
  • 5 shields = 1,000 to 6,100 coins

Free Spins feature – 3 or more gondolier scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin triggers this feature. Here you’ll be awarded 7, 15 or 30 free spins depending on how many scatters you first hit.

Both the features land at regular intervals – we found it tricky to land more than the minimum 7 free spins or the first set of pick ’em prizes. Both were a bit hit and miss as far as payouts go too. We landed the minimum 50 coins most times in the Unmask The Revellers Bonus feature and never came close to breaking the bank with the free spins. We’d put the variance as medium.

Carnival of Venice is a nicely designed slot – with bold colours and a sweeping soundtrack, it’s easy on the eye and ear. The gameplay is pretty simple. This won’t be one for fans of volatile, high octane slots that offer potentially big bankroll swings. For some gentle, sedate spins, then you won’t go wrong with this trip to La Serenissima. If you want a taste of Venice, Play ‘N Go’s Royal Masquerade is worth a visit.