Microgaming's The Grand Circus Video Slot Review

March 1, 2013


One of the biggest attractions in the world is the circus. There are many different types of circuses, but they always offer a big spectacle that people are drawn to. In the online slot world, the biggest thing that players are drawn to are big jackpots and life-changing sums of money. Microgaming has created The Grand Circus video slot in an effort to combine both worlds. The Grand Circus has chances to win big prizes with their bonus games, but everyone has a good chance to win the regular jackpot from the paytable.

The Grand Circus uses a 20-payline format with five reels. This is one of the most popular video slot formats going today. Players can choose coin sizes that start at a super-low $0.01 each and go all the way up to $1.00 each. This may seem like a limited selection of coin sizes, but it's made up by the fact that players can bet up to 10 coins on each of the 20 paylines. Overall, you can bet between $0.20 and $200 per spin if you have all paylines activated. Turning on all 20 paylines is a good idea in this game because you'll want chances to win multiple times on the same spin with the way the paytable works.

This game is heavily based around scatter symbols. The Grand Circus Logo symbol is one of these scatters, and the Ringmaster symbol is the other scatter. If you get five of either of them, then you'll pick up the 1,000x prize. However, you can also get a lot of wins ranging from 100x to 500x for combinations of these two symbols. Additionally, there are a number of regular line payouts including a 300x prize for five of the Clown symbol on an activated payline and 100x for five of the Snack symbol.

If you pick up three or more of the Circus Tent symbol, then you'll get a shot at a bonus feature, and this is where the real money comes in. You can either get a randomly-chosen prize, a shot at a set of free spins or a pick-a-box style bonus round. With the free spins, you'll have up to 20 free turns with a special jackpot combination of 250x your entire bet for five of the Circus Tent symbol. Overall, this is an atypical game that brings the circus to life.