Rio Stars: Demo
Where to Play Red Tiger Gaming’s Rio Stars Slot
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Rio Stars Theme/Symbols
Visually, Rio Stars is colourful and vibrant. Based on the world-famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro, this flamboyant offering has a kaleidoscopic feel as the reels are surrounded by moving feathers – it looks superb by the way. The soundtrack is festive and will make you feel like you’re in the streets of Rio.
Symbols include low value A, K, Q, J and 10 royals as well as bowls of fruit, cocktails, maracas and parrots. The latter is the highest paying normal symbol with rewards of 10 x stake for 5 in combination. Then you have samba feathered dancer who is the wild symbol – as well as substituting for all symbols mentioned above, 3, 4 or 5 in combination will pay 2, 5 or 20 times your total stake.
The carnival drums appearing are key as they can randomly trigger a bonus feature. These include:
- Carnival Reels feature – all low paying royal symbols are removed from the reels leaving only higher value symbols.
- Rio Dancers feature – extra wild symbols are added to the reels.
- Mega Wild feature – a Mega Wild, 3x3 in size, appears on the reels to boost your winning chances.
- Rio Multiplier feature – a multiplier up to 20x is applied to your next winning combination. If you get consecutive multiplier features, the multipliers are combined.
Rio Spins feature
Lastly, there’s the Rio Spins feature – this is played when you get the Rio Spins scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. With a random number of spins awarded, the Carnival Drums appear on each free spin meaning you can see low value symbols remove, see extra wilds, benefit from a 3x3 Mega Wild or a multiplier up to 20x.
Rio Stars thoughts
Vibrant and packed full of bonus features, Rio Stars is a bold and entertaining slot which is perfect for the carnival season. With the random features triggering fairly frequently, the best is the Rio Multiplier feature as a potential 20x multiplier can give you big rewards.
Medium variance with an RTP of 95.73% (which isn’t the highest), the max win is 2,500 x stake (per spin or free spin) – the key is the Rio Multiplier feature. In theory, a screen full of wilds will result in a 600 x stake payout – add in the 20x multiplier and you should be able to win 12,000 x stake – unfortunately that isn’t possible which is a shame.
If it’s party time you want, Yggdrasil Gaming’s Brazil Bomba has the same theme – whilst it’s a little more understated design wise, it has just as many bonus features and a higher RTP (96.3%). More importantly, the max win is 8,975.6 x stake per spin/free spin which is telling.