Circus Launch Review
After seeing the success of Spaceman, Playtech decided to cash in on the crash game mechanic to create Circus Launch. Like most other crash games, this one does not contain any reels or paylines. This crash game is all about cashing out before the astronaut crashes.
In Circus Launch, all of the astronauts are anthropomorphic animals that are all part of the circus. Throughout the slot, you'll be greeted with bright and colourful graphics as well as all the joys that come with crash games.
As previously mentioned, the astronauts are all animals and can be selected on the left-hand side. These characters do not affect the gameplay but allow some visual differences in the gameplay.
There are five characters which include a warrior panda, a cheeky pig, a strong monkey, a robot fish and a chicken. One funny little detail is the fact that these animals transform during the crash. For example, the chicken will turn into fried chicken.
When the slot opens up, you'll find the game takes place in space. There is a floating circus filled with lights that happen to be in space. Thankfully, this is animated in the base game making the game come to life.
In the base game, there is ambient music throughout. This involves synth noises paired with bells to create something futuristic. Each of the characters also has a unique dialogue which is a great attention to detail from the developers. When the astronauts actually fly, there is whimsical music playing building up the suspense.
Like most other crash games, this slot is all about predicting when the astronaut will crash. To get started with the game, you must pick your character and then set the bet. This can be done through auto collect or just by selecting the bet.
Then, all you need to do is watch the astronaut fly. Auto collect will mean that the money will be collected at a certain point. If you have not selected this, then it is up to you to collect the cash whenever you see fit.
One disappointing aspect of this game is the lack of a chat feature as well as the real-time gaming aspect. This means that there is no multiplayer aspect to the game and it plays solo like an online slot.
Overall, the gameplay is entertaining with thrilling moments. There is no telling when the astronaut will crash, but that's all part of the fun.
Like most other crash games, this one does not contain volatility. Ultimately, this means that the choice is up to you. There is the option for smaller and more frequent wins by playing it safer and cashing out sooner. However, there is also the option to play riskier for bigger wins reaching up to 5,000x stake.
Unfortunately, the RTP for this slot is 95.99% which is under the average acceptable level for online slots and is quite low for a crash game. We are happy to report that our gameplay felt quite balanced and did not experience any negative aspects with the RTP.
As previously mentioned, the maximum win for this slot is 5,000x stake! This is massive for a crash game and we didn't see anything close to this win. This ultimately means that if you are looking for a big win in a crash game, Circus Launch could be the one for you.
Circus Launch is presented in such an incredible way. The overall design was not expected from Playtech and we were pleasantly surprised. With the character selection and overall design, we were blown away.
For most of the gameplay, we found ourselves enjoying the ride. Our only critique would be the lack of chat functions or the live game aspects. However, we imagine that fans of crash games will certainly have an amazing experience with this slot.
It's safe to say that Circus Launch is a valiant effort from Playtech for a crash game and we cannot wait to see what else the developer does in this genre.