We’re off for a day out at the circus again in this big top themed offering from Elk Studios, but as the name, Respin Circus implies it’s a special kind of show. The animal entertainers love their respins, and it’s a feature that this game uses throughout and to great effect for your wallet and your heart rate.
With an interesting central mechanic and slavish attention to detail in its design, is this game the ringmaster or is it more of a clown car? Let’s take a look in our Respin Circus review.
Circus games are not uncommon these days, and most of the big developers have at least one, but the Respin Circus slot game at least brings a few new elements to the table in this reworking of a well worn classic. This circus is entirely populated by animals, and aside from the low-value symbols represented by 9 – A, they’re the high-value symbols you want to find. A trapeze artist cat, a mousey strong man and a monkey in clown makeup are the three high payers, while a rabbit magician acts as the wild. They are joined by a variety of other circus equipment like cannons and unicycles, and while generic even the low-value symbols are in the form of knotted balloons.
The design of the symbols and the playing area is detailed and colourful, though the symbols are somewhat sinister-looking, which is appropriate for the slightly darker circus vibe. The music is traditional peppy carnival organ tunes, though, so you’ll feel right at home if you’re a circus fan. With 6 reels and 64 paylines, there are plenty of opportunities to bet and win, and with a generous betting limit of between £/€/$0.25 and £/€/$100, there’s every chance of netting a serious wad of cash. That’s reflected in the higher than average RTP of 96.3%.
The main feature of this game isn’t actually a bonus at all because it occurs so frequently, granting a free respin whenever you land a successful combination. On top of this, the original winning combo is frozen in place while the other symbols spin and each matching symbol that lands gets stuck too, while a new respin is awarded. This continues until the whole screen is filled with the same symbol, or until no more matching symbols are added. This game can be boosted even further if a higher value symbol makes up a winning combo that lands during this feature because then all your existing sticky symbols will be upgraded to match it.
The main bonus is a very similar free spins feature activated by landing three or more scatters, up to a maximum of 24 free spins, which works by awarding the same respin feature after every combo you land in a free spin. This can result in an awful lot of spins, which you can add to further by landing more scatters and retriggering the feature. The magician rabbit that functions as a wild can also join in and perform some magic, giving a random multiplier of between 2x and 4x when it lands or sometimes taking up a whole reel as an expanding wild.
This game really delivers on the promise of respins, and the number that you can achieve with a bit of luck is truly dizzying. Combined with the great-looking theme and the generous amounts of cash that can be wagered and won, this really is a chance to make some serious money and to have fun while you’re doing it. Respin Circus is well worth a look.