Harlequin Carnival is an April 2020 pantomime-oriented video slot developed by Nolimit City. Themes: theatrical performance, comic characters, funfair, ace playing card, and Italian architecture. Punk Rocker (Nolimit City; February 2020) is relatable. Nolimit’s other carnival-branded slot game is Creepy Carnival (September 2016). Harlequin Carnival’s rival online games include Twin Harlequin (November 2019) from Red Rake Gaming, Harlequin Dice (August 2019) from SYNOT Games, and Harlequin Queen (February 2019) from Thunderkick.
The slot name “Harlequin Carnival” is borrowed from the nouns “harlequin”—it means a silent character wearing a mask and an argyle-inspired attire—and “carnival”—it means a circus. Two symbols (“wild” harlequin’s headshot and “wild” harlequin’s full body image) require five winning combinations. Nine symbols (sun-faced harlequin, crescent-faced harlequin, cat-faced harlequin, beaked harlequin, fruit-faced harlequin, spades suit, hearts suit, diamonds suit, and clubs suit) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Harlequin Carnival Game Characteristics
Harlequin Carnival has a partitioned 5X3 grid that is embedded on a flowery white Italian patio. There are 20 fixed paylines, eleven symbols, nudged wilds, 25 total bets, two wilds, progressive win multipliers, bonus game, free games, respins, extra free spins, and regularly pays from $0.05 to $1500.00.
The starting page shows Harlequin Carnival’s five special features: Harlequin xNudge Wilds, respin-awarding walking wilds, collectible bonus symbols, Nolimit Bonus, and Nolimit Winners.
Harlequin Carnival has two special symbols and nine ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the full-time wild-and-substitute is full body image of a “wild” harlequin in a red-and-black costume; and the bonus game-unlocking feature is a harlequin’s headshot that is transformed into wilds during the harlequin bonus game.
The ordinary symbols comprise of five high-paying harlequins and four low-paying playing card suits. The colorful harlequins: a golden sun-faced red-haired harlequin in a yellow gown; a blue crescent moon-faced harlequin in a purple costume; a white cat-faced harlequin in a white-and-red costume; a golden beaked harlequin in a gem-embedded blue-and-white costume; and a white-and-purple fruit-faced harlequin in a grape-inspired leafy green costume.
Set on embroidered golden cards, the playing card suits are: a blue “A” of spades suits; a red “A” of hearts suit; a purple “A” of diamonds suit; and a green “A” of clubs suit.
The Harlequin Carnival total bets: $0.20 (minimum bet size), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $1.20, $1.60, $2.00, $2.40, $2.80, $3.20, $3.60, $4.00, $5.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $14.00, $18.00, $24.00, $32.00, $40.00, $60.00, $80.00, and $100.00 (maximum bet size).
Based on the $100.00 bet, these are the Harlequin Carnival payouts. Five full-bodied “wild” harlequins, or “wild” harlequin’s headshots pay $1500.00. Three, four, and five winning combinations: the sun-faced harlequins pay $50.00, $250.00, and $1500.00; crescent-faced harlequins pay $45.00, $200.00, and $1000.00; cat-faced harlequins pay $40.00, $175.00, and $750.00; beaked harlequins pay $35.00, $150.00, and $625.00; fruit-faced harlequins pay $30.00, $125.00, and $500.00; spades suits, or hearts suits pay $25.00, $100.00, and $400.00; and diamonds suits, or and clubs suits pay $25.00, $100.00, and $375.00.
Three stacked full-bodied “wild” harlequins anywhere on the inside reels unlock the nudging wilds that (just like during the harlequin respins) progressively increase the wild win multipliers as follows— X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, and X7. Showed beside seven stacked “harlequin xnudge wilds” win multipliers on golden coins; the slot players press “continue”, prompting the full-bodied harlequin to grab a win multiplier coin at random before moving leftwards while progressively increasing the multiplier, possibly up to X7.
Collecting three harlequin’s headshots along the top margin offers eight free games, wherein the triggering headshot is transformed into a wild that also offers an additional free spin. Harlequin Carnival’s non-progressive jackpot is X5861, which (100X5861) is theoretically $586100.00.
The Harlequin Carnival software is good thanks to its user-friendly interface, user interface guide, and up to 1000 automated spins that can be customized based on win limits and up to 75% balance decrease or up to 500% balance increase. Ambient background: chirping birds; the theme song is seemingly ZAC’s 2019 track Arppyrei. Sound effects include chinking coins and jingling. The 3D graphics include glitter effect, glow, harlequins that briefly remove masks, and, during the walking wilds, the nightly patio illuminated against the red lighting and ascending LED dots.
Luck in Harlequin Carnival
Harlequin Carnival with two sets of RTP rates. The RTP rate of the buyable Harlequin Bonus is 96.21% and the house edge is 3.79%. The RTP rate of the regular game is 96.14% and the house edge is 3.86%.