Midnight Show Review
Midnight Show is a 5-reeled slot, 3 rows high with 20 fixed pay-lines. They reward both directions – from the leftmost reel to the right and from the rightmost reel to the left. Thus, the 20 pay-lines function double as much. The game has medium volatility and an RTP of 96.10%. Its hit frequency is 46%, which is very rewarding – almost every second spin will be a winning one. You can play with wagers from 0.10 to 500 credits.
In Midnight Show 2 wild symbols trigger a special Walking Wilds feature. You will also relish in 3 randomly triggered events. These function like mystery symbols. There are a bonus game and free spins as well.
The frequency of activating the available 3 random events and respins is 1 every 88 spins. The bonus game and free spins are likely to trigger once every 94 rounds. In the main game, you can win up to 53 times your stake, from respins – up to 151x bet. You can win from the bonus game up to 155 times your stake. The largest win you can achieve from the free spins – 631 times your bet.
Midnight Show is set on a picturesque and magical circus scene that displays from a carriage. On both sides of the reels, there is a lantern and you can see the wheels of the carriage on the bottom. Red curtains are neatly folded around the reels, which have no frames. On them, you can see 4 maps with wild animal faces on each, golden masks, drums, crystal balls, gold bonus symbols.
There are also purple potions, boxes with puppets, a Showman and a Beauty as walking wilds. The images are clear, precise and look superb. The soundtrack is melodic, tranquil and creates a very pleasant atmosphere. The menu and bet sizes are on the bottom of the screen.
Midnight Show Gameplay
The game has 8 regular symbols, 2 different wilds, a scatter and a bonus symbol. Of the 8 regular ones, 4 are low-paying and include 4 maps on parchments with the faces of 4 animals. The one that looks like a dog pays 0.10, 0.70 and 1.75 times your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols. The bear map rewards 0.20, 1 and 2.50 times your bet for 3, 4 and 5 symbols. The lion-shaped map pays 0.30, 1.20 and 3.50 times your stake. The snake grants 0.50, 1.50 and 4 and times your stake wins.
The high-paying symbols are various circus items. The drums reward 0.70, 2 and 5 times your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols. The purple crystal ball pays 0.80, 2.50 and 7.50 times your bet for 3, 4 and 5 symbols on a line. The pink potion in the bowl is second in value – 3, 4 and 5 of it pays 1, 3 and 10 times your stake respectively. The most valuable of all symbols is the box with the puppet. Land 3, 4 or 5 of it in winning combinations to get 1.20, 5 or 15 times your stake.
You score wins with combinations of identical 3 to 5 symbols. You must land them on any of the 20 pay-lines from left to right and right to left. The paying both ways system gives you double chances to score wins and pays double as much.
The bonus symbol is the gold label symbol with the word itself. It appears on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. Landing 3 of it in a spin activates the Bonus Game. The scatter symbol comprises of 2 masks. It also appears on reels 1, 3 and 5 only and 3 of it in a spin activates the Free Spins.
The wilds symbols are the characters of the Showman and the Beauty. They substitute for all except for the bonus and scatter symbols. During the random event, both wild symbols appear on all reels. In free spins, you can see them on the 1st and 5th reels only.
Midnight Show Features / Bonuses
The Random Events occur on losing spins in the base game. There are 3 types of Hocus pocus events. The Type 1 event involves the landing of curtains on reels 1 and 2 and covering them. Then, the curtains reveal a random regular symbol on the places they landed. These transformations can result in new winning combinations.
Type 2 event involves curtains landing and covering of reels 2, 3 and 4. The curtain turns the positions it has covered into a random regular symbol. This can form new paying combinations that will pay both directions thus, two times each. The Type 3 random event is of the curtain landing and covering reels 4 and 5. It turns their positions into a random symbol of the regular ones. This may result in the creation of new paying combinations too.
The 3 events function very much like mystery symbols. The curtain play the role of mystery symbol. It can reveals a random identical symbol on all its positions.
Another feature in the game is the Walking Wilds. After a wild symbol has landed on the reels and you get paid for your wins, it moves one position horizontally. You also get one Respin. The wild symbols that shift horizontally during respins are called Walking Wilds. There are 2 types of them:
Beauty Walking Wilds – appears on reel 1. It moves one position to the right horizontally at the start of the Respin until reaching reel 5.
Showman Walking Wilds – appears on reel 5. It shifts one position to the left horizontally at the beginning of the Respin until it reaches reel 1.
Both Walking Wilds remain on the reels and continue to activate Respins until they leave the reels. The largest number of respins you can get from this feature is 4 for each walking wild.
You can trigger Free Spins with 3 to 5 scatters landed in a spin. During these rounds, the Showman and Beauty Wild symbols can appear on reels 5 and 1 respectively. They can merge together during free spins.
You can get one of the wild symbols in full size on reel 1 and the other one on the opposite direction during free spins. In such a case, you trigger the Free Respins. During them, Beauty Walking Wild appears on all reel 1. It moves horizontally one position to the right.
Showman Walking Wild does exactly the opposite. He appears on reel 5 and with each Respin moves horizontally one position to the left. Wilds merge on the second Free Respin, after which the respins end and you continue your free rounds. Werget wild stays on the reel until the Free Spins end. No more wild symbols can land on the reels as long as it is present.
Besides the 3 random events, the walking wilds, the free spins and the free respins, there is a Bonus Game as well. In the beginning, you have to choose red or blue is your colour and then the wheel will start to spin. If after stopping, the pointer shows your chosen colour, the multiplier value on it will be added to your total multiplier. Then, you can spin the wheel again and choose one of the colours once more.
You have a maximum of 5 spins on the wheel in total if you are lucky. After a spin with a different colour from your choice, you win the accumulated multiplier so far. Then, the bonus game ends.
The Bonus Wheel has 8 sectors that alternate 4 blue and 4 red ones. On the first spinning of the wheel, the values on each segment vary between x2 to x5. On each following spinning of the wheel, the values double. The Bonus Wheel has the following prizes:
On the first spin the multiplier rewards are x2, x3, x4 and x5;
On the second spin the multiplier rewards are x4, x6, x8 and x10;
On the third spin the multiplier rewards are x8, x12, x16 and x20;
On the fourth spin the multiplier rewards are x16, x24, x32 and x40;
On the fifth spin the multiplier rewards are x32, x48, x64 and x80;
At the end of the Bonus game, your wins are multiplied the total accumulated multiplier. It is applied to any wins from the spin that triggered the Bonus game.
Midnight Show is a great video slot game with a lot of extra feature and ways to get wins. There are walking wilds, multipliers in the bonus game, free spins. You will trigger free respins, three random events and more. All these ensure amusing rounds, but the sums that you can win are somehow limited. The largest win is given during free spins and it is 631 times your stake. Still, the game worths every player’s attention and is a pleasure to play.