Energetic slot Brazil Bomba Slot from Yggdrasil Gaming takes Rio’s yearly carnival as its inspiration, and it was released during the month the festival takes place, in February 2020.
It aims to capture something of the world-famous event’s natural, laid-back exuberance. With eight reels and six rows, this game is the Scandi studio’s first-ever cluster pays offering. (Which means you form winning clusters by matching up at least half a dozen similar symbols.)
The setting is a night-time Copacabana beach with Sugarloaf Mountain in the distance, while a feathered dancer is seen to the left of the reels. Look forward to feel-good vibes and a toe-tapping soundtrack!
How to play
Enjoy mobile-enabled Brazil Bomba Slot from as little as 10p a roll, or for up to £50 a pop. Winning icons may touch vertically, horizontally or even diagonally, the latter being slightly unusual.
The low-paying symbols are diamond-like shapes in purple, red, yellow and pink. Among the other symbols are the fire-cracker boxes in green, purple, pink and yellow (in ascending order of value).
The paytable clearly shows all symbols’ values and what they pay, according to the size of your present bet.
Brazil Bomba Slot special features
There are no Wild symbols in Brazil Bomba Slot. And while you may find that a little disappointing initially, in fact, the game seems to work quite well without them.
To make up for this absence, the Bomb symbol can rock up at random during both bonus features and the main game. Once active, it explodes into a star formation and takes away up to 16 symbols so that fresh icons can cascade into place.
Only a single Bomb icon explodes for each dropdown (see below), while other Bomb icons or the free spins Scatter symbols don’t get removed.
There’s also a Scatter (free spins) symbol to activate the no-wager whirls perk, as described below.
Dropdown Wins feature
This means that, when a cluster is formed, it’s taken off the reels to allow a new group of symbols to tumble into place, potentially leading to further wins. It will repeat until no more clusters display.
Free spins feature
Three, four, five or six Scatters will award you five, 10, 15 or 20 free whirls respectively. The multiplier function (described below) doesn’t reset but continues to increase in this round as you scoop more wins.
Every dropdown or Bomb symbol-related win triggers this function for the next dropdown, with the multiplier rising by a factor of +1 every time. While the dropdown or Bomb-symbol wins are still happening, it will continue to rise.
During the main game, the multiplier will reset to zero at the beginning of each fresh spin.
The maximum you can win per spin, free or otherwise, is 8,975x stake, but there’s no jackpot as such here.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player in Brazil Bomba Slot is a perfectly respectable 96.3%, while the hit rate is more than one in five at 22.81%. Expect medium-to-high volatility here.
Given the extravagance of the theme, there’s actually something a little restrained about Brazil Bomba. And one or two reviewers have found the nature of the features somewhat basic.
But there’s a high entertainment factor – this is a game in which colour, good looks and charisma are in plentiful supply. Sashay your way down to Rio today, without leaving home!