Provider: Red Tiger
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Rio Stars slot game review
The legendary carnivals of Rio are the theme Red Tiger has set for this game, appropriately named Rio Stars. The Brazillian samba festival is something everyone should experience at least once in life, and here you have a chance to get a taste of it right in the comfort of your own living room.
The game plays out on 5 reels, 4 rows and 30 ways to win, and you can place bets between 10p and £40 per spin across all platforms and devices. The base game will drum up (literally) 4 different randomly triggered reel modifiers, and they follow after a drum roll screen (at least some of the time, if not always).
The good news is that you will benefit from 1 of these 4 bonus features on every spin during the game’s bonus round, and this includes a potential multiplier that can go as high as 20x. This is how you can land the bigger wins on this game, which, despite its high volatility, weighs in at a max win potential of “only” 2,000x your stake.
What symbols are there?
The highest value symbol is the wild, which depicts what we must assume is a “rio star” dancer. The other symbols are a good mix of different things, and you also find the regular low value royal symbols on the reels. You need between 3 and 5 matching symbols to win, and on the paytable below you’ll see how much you win times your total stake for each symbol on Rio Stars slot:
- Samba dancer wild - pays 20x for 5 on a payline
- Parrot - pays 10x for 5 on a payline
- Maracas - pays 7.5x for 5 on a payline
- Cocktail - pays 5x for 5 on a payline
- Fruit bowl - pays 4x for 5 on a payline
- Royals - Pay between 3x and 1x for 5 on a payline
What are the bonus features?
When you hear the carnival drum beat, you will sometimes be granted the random bonus feature that can be triggered at any time during the base game. Sometimes the drums will just tease you, but more often than not, you will get 1 of the 4 following features:
- Rio Multiplier: can give you a multiplier boost up to 20x, and it will apply to your next win (not your next spin). This means that you are guaranteed a boosted win, and you can even get a new multiplier added onto the first, if you’re really lucky.
- Mega Wild: will land you a 3x3 mega wilds symbol randomly placed on the reels.
- Rio Dancers: a bunch of feathers leave a trail of random wilds across the reels.
- Carnival Reels: removes all low value symbols, and gives you a guaranteed win.
Free spins in Rio Stars
The free spins feature is triggered when you land 3 Rio Spin scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You will then be granted a random number of free spins, but you usually get around 10 spins in our experience.
What makes the free spins bonus round so attractive, is the fact that you’ll hear the carnival drums on every spin (and this time the drums don’t “tease”). This means that you can benefit from one of the bonus features from the base game on every spin here, or you will be given extra spins. The Rio Multiplier will even be carried over to the base game, if it’s still active when the bonus round is finished.
What is the jackpot (max win)?
There is not any kind of jackpot to be won on Rio Stars slot, but you can still expect some decent payouts here. The game comes with a max win of 2,000 times your stake, and this means that you can pocket up to £80,000 on a single spin here. A decent potential, but it does not stand up to many other games with similar high volatility.
Where can I play Rio Stars?
You can play Rio Stars for real money at one of the listed casinos below: Where to play Rio Stars.
Don’t want to play for real money? No problem, you can easily play the demo for free here at SlotCatalog: Play Rio Stars for free.
Yes, you can also play Rio Stars on your mobile phone and tablet devices, and Red Tiger always make sure their games are fit for any platforms. This means that you have the freedom to play on the go, and bring the festive, carnival atmosphere with you in your pocket.
Red Tiger has done a good job with the carnival theme here, it’s just too bad that the mathematical model does not quite follow suit. A lot is happening all the time with the drum roll random feature, but the high volatility still takes a toll on your bankroll (even if the festivities distracts you from it). The max win potential is just not high enough to justify that, and this game would have been much better off in the low to medium end of the volatility spectrum.
- 4 drum roll bonus features in the base game
- Free spins with drum rolls on every spin
- Nicely done carnival theme with a lot happening
- RTP is a bit below industry average
- Max win does not quite match the volatility
Rio Stars FeaturesFreeSpins, Mega Symbol (3x3), Multiplier, Random Wilds / Additional Wilds, Scatter symbols, Wild
TagsJoy, Brazil, Parrot, Carnival
ColorsBlue, Red, Violet