Circus Themed Online Slots

Published: June 22, 2012

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The circus has the perfect material for online slots games. There are many different personalities and animals on which to base the symbols and plenty of action for the bonus games. It is therefore surprising that there are so few online slot games based on the circus theme. Perhaps software providers consider it a children’s concept that will not appeal to the adult constituency of online gaming. This article reviews some of the circus themed online slot games that offer both visual appeal and attractive gaming features.

Big Top from Microgaming was one of the earliest circus themed online slots. It is a slot game that has no bonus features, but is ideal for players who like fast paced action with attractive payouts. The Big Top logo offers a fixed jackpot line payout of 5,000 coins. The other thematic symbols offer lower payouts, which are nevertheless attractive. These symbols include the lion dressed up like a ring master, the clown, the elephant on a cycle and the seal balancing a ball. The symbols are bold and colorful. The remaining symbols are the high value cards, which are equally bright and colorful. The Wild logo is the wild symbol. It does not multiply payouts but appears quite frequently on the reels and this is the competitive advantage of the Big Top online slot. The Scatter logo offers scatter payouts. Big Top is live at Microgaming online casinos like River Belle, Platinum Play and 32Red.

The latest circus themed slot game at online casinos is Happy Circus. Top Game, the software provider, has used background music resembling the band played in circuses. The focus of the symbols is in depicting circus related activity. The strongman lifts weights, the acrobat twirls a hoop around her legs, the lion jumps through a ring of fire, the pony shows off its head gear and the elephant plays with a ball. Most of the symbols start paying when they appear on the first two reels of active paylines and therefore there are frequent payouts. The clown juggling balls is the wild symbol. The big top is the scatter symbol and awards up to 20 free spins. The magician pulling a rabbit out of his hat is the bonus symbol. In the bonus game players select presents to win bonus points. Happy Circus is live at Top Game online casinos like Mona Casino, Diceland Casino and Rome Casino.

The best circus themed slot game by far is Captain Cannon’s Circus of Cash released by Ash Gaming at online casinos like Virgin Casino. It boats of nine thematic bonus rounds. There are three in-reel bonus rounds. In the Fire Breather bonus a fire eater appears and turns up to three reels having all wilds. In the Lion Tamer bonus the lion tamer cracks her whip and converts up to five symbols into wilds. The Rampaging Elephant knocks out some symbols. New symbols drop down to fill the vacancies. The Caravan Side Shows are bonus games on the second screen. In the Bearded Lady bonus the player picks one of the bearded ladies to win bonus credits. In the Strongman Contest the bonus credits awarded depend on how long the strongman can hold the weights. The Main Event bonus rounds offer a chance at the progressive jackpot if the gold clown appears on the screen during the bonus. The games are Clown Car, Tightrope Motor Bear and Captain Cannon Bonus.


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