Wild Circus 256 Review
Wild Circus 256 is a 4-reel, 256 payline slot developed by SYNOT Games that sees random symbols chosen on a Circus Wheel to become wild on each and every spin. In addition, this Circus-themed slot can see players pick up large instant wins upon landing 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.
This jovial slot is pretty basic, but that's not detrimental by any means. The game is set in a circus big top and the reels are surrounded by flashing lights. The symbols are all those that you would find in your standard fruit-machine themed slot, these are cherries, a lemon, an orange, a plum, a watermelon, a bell and the number 7. The game's scatter symbol is a star with the word MYSTERY across it.
In terms of music, Wild Circus 256 features typical music you might hear whilst actually watching an act at the circus, so expect instruments such as xylophones and accordions. In addition to this SYNOT have incorporated some classic slot noises to give it that extra layer of authenticity, noises that you might expect to hear whilst playing fruit machine or slot machine in an actual casino.
As mentioned earlier in the review, this slot revolves around the Wild Circus Wheel, this wheel of fortune spins in tandem with the main game reels, however, when the last reel has stopped spinning the wheel will stop. The symbol that appears on the reel will see all corresponding symbols on the game reels turn into wilds, potentially leading to a number of winning paylines.
In terms of navigating the slot, everything can be found on an action bar that runs along the bottom of the game reels. From left to right there's a hamburger menu that features the game rules and paytable, stake selection buttons, max bet, spin and autospin buttons.
As much as we enjoy playing SYNOT Games slots, the one area they tend to fall short on is win potential. This slot has RTP ranges, with the average RTP being 95.95% which is 0.5% below the bare minimum industry average for a non-jackpot slot. The maximum win players can rack up playing this medium volatility slot is also disappointingly low, sitting at 499.2x the player's stake.
Don't get us wrong, the Wild Circus Wheel mechanic was a lot of fun and saw us pick up some decent-sized wins from base game spins, and the Mystery Symbols led to some tasty instant wins... But 499.2x the player's stake is hard to look past when we've gotten bigger wins during base gameplay in other slots.
Everyone loves it when the circus comes to town, and we're no different! This SYNOT Games slot is delightfully simple and fun to play, we love the unique Wild Circus Wheel mechanic and we've not seen much like it in other slots! Had this slot offered more in the way of winning potential then we'd be singing this game's praises, but it's hard to get too excited when big wins are that low.