The reboots of classic Microgaming slot games continues here on Carnaval. No sooner had we finished playing through and reviewing Bush Telegraph than here we are on a game that ditches safari animals and focuses instead on party time. The name alone is probably enough to evoke some memories among our readers as this game became pretty popular in its heyday, probably because of the inherent simplicity. We do not actively seek out simplicity nowadays, even on the mobile reels, as phones and tablets are more than capable of powering some truly modern, exciting features, but if you really want to stick to the board in pursuit of wins, and have a fun atmosphere around you while you do so, then Carnaval might well be a game that is worthy of a closer look.
What to Expect
We usually go into reviews of these older Microgaming slots that are making more recent mobile debuts with a bit of negativity clouding our thought process, as they are simply not up to scratch in just about any department. However, we were pleasantly surprised here on Carnaval by just how well the look and feel of the game has stood the test of time. It just goes to show that a bit of extra effort in the original design can pay off in the long term and of the reboots offered at the best Microgaming mobile casinos, this is the one that actually most looks the part.
To be honest, it is a good job that the looks hold up as they do, as there is not a whole lot else to talk about on this game! There are just nine win lines which, while previously commonplace, can feel rather slow by modern standards. There is a wild card, and it helps out a bit but is nothing to really write home about, and then we have the scatter. In the apparent effort to avoid bonus features at all costs, this symbol will simply pay out a prize when three or more appear in any position on the board, regardless of anything that the win lines have to say about it. Specifically, landing three, four or five of them on the board at the same time will lead to the award of two, ten or fifty times your stake.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
As we have mentioned quite a bit in reviews of similar games to Carnaval recently, the only appeal here is to revisit an old favourite, and to be honest we cannot even see that lasting all that long. The mobile slots industry has basically passed this game by and left it behind. While we know that there are still players out there that actively avoid bonus features at all costs, they are comparatively few and far between and the result is that this game has a minority audience at best. Judging Carnaval in a vacuum, compared to the modern slots of today, leaves us with the only option of recommending giving it a miss.