In May 2018, Yggdrasil Gaming interestedly announced its partnership with a sports company so as to create a slot game with a sports entertainment touch. This came to fruition on November 15, 2018, the date of the release of Nitro Circus. But this is not the only circus-inspired game in Yggdrasil’s portfolio; examples are Wicked Circus (October 2016) and Jokerizer (March 2016). Rivals include Reel Circus from Spinomenal, Circus from Vista Gaming, and Big Top Circus from MultiSlot.
A branded product, the “Nitro Circus” game is named after a California-based extreme sports entertainment company called Nitro Circus Live Pty Ltd. The game play concerns performing stunts while riding mountain bikes and adventure motorcycles. Generally, the players match three, four, or five helmets or stunt performers.
Nitro Circus Game Characteristics
The volatility rating of Nitro Circus is between 33 and 37; the game has a 5X4 grid and 25 fixed pay lines. There are nine major symbols: four high-paying, three low-paying, and two special symbols. Based on the passport-size photos of real-life motorsports competitors, the “high pays” symbols are: Travis Pastrana in a red cap; Ryan Williams with a green background; Kurtis Downs with a purple background; and Todd Meyn in a bicycle helmet.
The “low pays” symbols are: a brown off-road motorcycle helmet; a jungle green open face motorcycle helmet; and a light blue half bicycle helmet. The special symbols are: a free spins-triggering nitrogen bomb and a blazing (substituting) “Wild”. There are other items like a golden coin, “speed booster” can, multiplier jerry can, bonus spin-triggering N-I-T-R-O letters, and four Nitro Jump run-triggering items—a rocking horse, sofa chair, mini car, and bath tub.
The starting page mentions a nitro blast side game triggered by nitro bombs, free spins and multipliers, and the possibility of winning as much as 50000 coins. Players get a free 1/5 of a rocking horse as welcome bonus, and have to find the other 4/5 to trigger the Nitro Jump bonus spin.
Nitro Circus’ coin values are: $0.004, $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.07, $0.16, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $0.70, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, and $5.00. The Nitro Circus total bets: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.25, $0.50, $0.75, $1.00, $1.25, $1.75, $4.00, $5.00, $7.50, $12.50, $17.50, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100.00, and $125.00 (maximum bet).
The Nitro Circus payouts for three, four, and five matching symbols: Travis Patrana pays X125, X250, and X500; Ryan Williams pays X25, X70, and X140; Kurtis Downs pays X25, X60, and X120; and Todd Meyn pays X25, X50, and X100; the brown off-road motorcycle helmet offers X10, X30, and X60; the jungle green open face motorcycle helmet has X10, X25, and X50; and the light blue half bicycle helmet offers X10, X20, and X40.
Three, four, and five Nitro Bombs offer ten free spins, 20 free spins, and 30 free spins, respectively. Also, one or two bombs randomly offer a Wild, one to three extra free spins, or a multiplier, each. Nitro Circus has a $258750 non-progressive jackpot.
The Nitro Circus software is one of a kind because it is Yggdrasil’s first and only branded slot game, and Nitro Circus Live’s only slot game adaptation. The animated 3D graphics, especially the dangerous motorcycle stunts during the winning rounds, blend in with the amazing electro soundtracks.
Luck in Nitro Circus
A game of chance, Nitro Circus’ RTP rate is 97.0%, and the house edge is 3.0%.