Mardi Gras Themed Online Pokies From Microgaming
January 29, 2016
This year the Rio Carnival runs from February 5 and ends on February 9, Mardi Gras Day. In Australia the festival is a few weeks later. But when you are online you can celebrate both events with some fantastic online pokies. Microgaming is the leading software provider to Australian online casinos. It offers two Carnival themed video pokies in its portfolio.
The first one is Mardi Gras Fever. The symbols on the reels are straight from Mardi Gras parades. You have the samba dancer, musicians, jester, queen of the carnival, crown, cocktails, alligator and masks. The upbeat music in the background keeps the tempo high. The Mardi Gras Fever logo awards the highest line payouts. Three or more jester symbols appearing anywhere on the reels activate the free spins feature. You are awarded only 5 free spins but with the huge payout multiplier of 10 times. Three or more Bourbon Street symbols anywhere on the reels trigger the Mardi Gras bonus game on the second screen. You have to select 3 windows out of 12 displayed on the screen. A samba dancer appears in each of the chosen windows to award bonus credits.
Carnaval is the second video pokie from Microgaming with the Mardi Gras theme. It uses the Latin spelling. In keeping with the festive theme, the colours on the screen are bright and the symbols are bold. The Carnaval logo awards the highest line payouts. The thematic symbols used in this online pokie are the samba girl with her feathered head dress, the clown who is a part of the parade, the pendant and the trumpet. The low paying symbols are not thematic, but consist of the usual playing card icons. The Wild Logo is the wild symbol and the Scatter Logo is the scatter symbol. The background music of drum beats and trumpets plays an important role in creating the festive atmosphere. Carnaval does not have features like free spins or bonus games but it is a fast paced online pokie with a fairly high variance.
Microgaming also offers a classic 3-reels online pokie in its portfolio titled Mardi Gras. Apart from the name, the only other aspect of the theme is the image of a Rio style parade in the background. The online pokie is extremely simple. It has only 1 payline and 8 winning combinations that consists of different types of bars and 7s. The 7s award the significantly higher payouts, but you need to wager with three 3 coins to be eligible for them.