About Rio Stars Slot
Rio Stars is a better version of presenting the Rio Carnaval than Yggdrasil’s Brazil Bomba. The game has 5 reels, 4 rows and 30 fixed pay-lines. Players can choose stakes from 0.10 to 40 credits per spin and win when they match 3 or more symbols of a kind on a line.
During the base game and free spins, there are 4 modifiers. These grant increased winning chances and more action. Players can win from removing of the low-value symbols on a spin, adding of extra wilds. There are Mega 3×3 size wilds that will make your rounds more lucrative.
There is also a multiplier boost applied for the next win. This guarantees an increased payout that can be up to x20. The multiplier can be summed together with another one in case you are lucky. The Free Spins in the game ensure more wins and their number can be increased too. Rio Stars is a slot with medium to high volatility and an RTP of 95.73%. The maximum that you can pocket from it per spin/free spin is 2,500 times your stake or £100,000.
Rio Stars Design
The game is a flamboyant display of feathers, colour and dancers. These are very typical for the Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval. You will see the grid heavily decorated with feathers that make it look spectacular. The background around the reel set it in purple. On the mahogany reels, can land cards in a different colour each.
There are also parrots, cocktails, bowls full of fruit. Shakers, dancers and Rio Spins symbols land on the reels. These are bursting of colours and make you feel a part of the celebration. You will be presented with a feast of colour, feathers and glamour. The design is swirling and has a kaleidoscopic feel. The music is also in the theme of the festival and enhances the party atmosphere in the game.
Rio Stars Gameplay
The symbols include the cards 10, J, Q, K and A at the low end. The premiums are colourful themed symbols such as a cocktail, bowl of fruit, shaker and a parrot. The bird is the top-rewarding symbol with only 2 of it enough to score a win and 5 on a line giving you a 15x stake.
A central place in Rio Stars plays the wild that includes one of the feathered dancers so typical for the carnival. You can see it landing pretty frequently and it can give you wins of double as much as the parrot. Land 5 wilds in a spin to win 30 times your stake.
Carnaval Drums signalise the feature drop but not always. So, you would like to hear them oftener although these sounds could tease. When you hear the Carnaval Drums you may win one of these:
- Rio Multiplier: you win a multiplier of up to x20. It is applied to your next win rather than on the next spin, which is very beneficial. Therefore, you will get a guaranteed boost from the multiplier on your next win. Moreover, you can hold a multiplier waiting for the following win. At the same time, the Drums can activate another multiplier. This would add their values together. Thus, the winning will be increased with a higher multiplier value.
- Mega Wild: a 3×3 Mega Wild is added to the gameplay and you can see it landing anywhere on the reels.
- Rio Dancers: you will see feathers floating around the playing area. Also, a random number of wild symbols will be added to the grid.
- Carnaval Reels: all low-value symbols of the cards will be removed for the current spin. This results in a guaranteed win.
Rio Stars Features & Bonuses
Rio Spins symbols are the scatter and they appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. If you are lucky enough to land 3 scatters in one spin you trigger the Rio Spins Free Spins. The number of the free rounds you will pocket is random. During testing the game, we were given around 10 on average.
The more helpful feature in these rounds is that during every free spin you will hear the Carnival Drums. This may result in triggering one of the 4 base game modifiers, which are active here. Another outcome is winning Bonus Spins. If you end the free spins with a Rio Multiplier active, you will have it applied on the next winning spin in the base game.
Rio Stars is packed with bonus features. The key to scoring big wins is through the Rio Multiplier modifier. The graphics are vibrant, vivid and brilliant while the winning potential is not bad. The 2,500 times your stake is decent for the slot, which has medium to high level of volatility.
If you like the Rio Carnaval theme and atmosphere and want to win more, you can also try Brazil Bomba by Yggdrasil. You have to make some compromises with the design but can pocket more if this is your priority. Rio Stars, on the other hand, looks much better and great, the images are precise, smooth and look alive. It also has a nice festive soundtrack.