Roll up, roll up – the circus has come to town! You have been given the Golden Ticket, so follow the ringleader as he invites you to the hottest show in town down at Casino Cruise today. This unusual video slot from Play 'n Go stands out from the crowd thanks to its enticing graphics and quirky gameplay. There's nothing like the nostalgia you’ll feel when you hear the sounds of the bustling fairground while spinning the reels of this quirky slot game.
The game works a little differently to the average video slot. Gameplay takes place in a 5x5 grid, flanked either side by a candy-striped multiplier and the whip-bearing ringleader in his sexy animal-print outfit. Before you spin those unusual reels you must select your stake. You can join the fun from 20p and bet up to £40. Once you click ‘start’ the games begin. The initial aim is to collect the circus-themed symbols, as with any slot game. Matching three or more symbols horizontally, diagonally or vertically lands you a win. Here’s where things get interesting.
The game initially starts off with no wild symbols. As you match the regular symbols, winning combinations will drop down out of the reels, and a wild (a golden ticket symbol) will replace one of the disappearing symbols. Usually this is the symbol in the middle of a three of a kind combination. As they drop through the reels, any successive wins will carry on cascading. The wild can help you here, contributing to any valid wins. Wilds will stick on the screen as long as you continue to get winning combinations of three matching symbols and will be removed after a four or five of a kind combination has been spun.
Each prize adds to the multiplier to the left of the reels, which will be awarded on top of your initial win. This sort of gameplay can boost your winnings significantly. Once no more wins are available you can take your prize and spin again.
During the main gameplay you can hit the jackpot by clearing the whole grid – this could see you picking up a massive 40,000x your stake! As the symbols disappear, you'll see letters hiding behind certain columns. These letters spell out the word bonus: your aim is to reveal the entire word by cashing in those wins. As well as increasing your multiplier, revealing one of the bonus words will activate the ever exciting Golden Ticket Bonus Game.
Activating the bonus will take you to a shooting gallery screen. Here your aim is to match five or more matching symbols across the range. If you're lucky enough to match five or more bonus symbols, you'll be rewarded with more rounds, up to a grand total of 20 grounds.
The unusual gameplay and captivating graphics on show here fit in well with the circus theme and make Golden Ticket a super fun slot to play. Spurred on by the buzz of the crowd, you’re sure to love spinning those reels in your quest to become the next circus master.
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