Circus – Online Slot Review

Come experience all of the excitement and wonder of the circus, playing Party Casino’s latest online slot game release… Circus!

With sixteen different bonus games, a wild symbol, scatter symbol and “ability” symbols as well, you can play this twenty line, five-reel video slot for as little as a penny per line up to twenty-five cents per line.There are a total of ten paying symbols during regular play of the game. Only two elephants, seals or contortionists are needed on a payline to be awarded a win. The remaining seven symbols require three. The elephant is the highest paying regular symbol awarding you 1,000 coins if five appear on a payline.

To begin play on this slot, you must first choose one of four characters. Each character has varying levels of ability… strength, courage, balance and showmanship… which influence your winnings in the game. You can earn ability points from certain reel symbols and feature games. Your ability levels increase your win multiplier (the longer you play, the higher your wins). You can change your character at any time during play by clicking onto the character in the upper left corner of the screen.

The ringleader is the wild symbol of the game and substitutes for all other symbols with the exception of the scatter symbol to help you complete a winning combination.

The scatter symbol of the game is the big top tent. Two tents, appearing anywhere on your screen, will award you double your triggering bet. Three or more scatters will trigger a bonus game for you.

Ability symbols will randomly appear during play. You’ll earn extra ability points by getting ability symbols on the reels or by completing a feature successfully. An ability can have a maximum value of twenty points, and are shown and tallied for you, in the upper right corner of the screen.

My Play

I began play with $50, playing all lines at ten cents per line for a total of $2.00 per spin. Mr. Blinky (showmanship ability) was the character I began play with.
Within a total of 32 spins, the wild symbol completed four winning combinations for me, the scatter doubled my triggering bet three times, and no bonus game triggered. I deposited another $50 and decreased my bet to five cents per line for a total bet of $1.00 per spin. Keeping the same ability character, I spun the reels 85 times. The wild symbol completed eleven winning combinations for me, the scatter paid me double my bet five times and two bonus games were triggered. During bonus play I won $12 & $18 respectively. In the end of it all, I was at a loss of $80.


I really enjoyed the theme, lively music and animation of this slot. Even though I lost, it was fun playing! Perhaps I just didn’t understand the whole “ability thing” and should’ve changed my character or something. This was something new for me. Perhaps I’ll try it next time and see if it makes a difference with win amounts.