Nolimit City has revealed what may prove to be one of the best looking pokies yet, Harlequin Carnival. The pokie’s theme depicts the famous Venetian masked balls, or masquerade balls, where guests are required to attend with their faces covered. The masks themselves were often dazzling artistic pieces with some even eventually being displayed in art galleries.
This breathtaking spectacle has been meticulously duplicated for Harlequin Carnival in astounding style, which works equally well on desktop or mobile format.
A visual delight
The pokie’s background is a dusky Venetian scene of a lamp-lit stone arch. Mysterious masked party guests represent the high symbols, supported by intricately detailed, gold-patterned traditional playing card icons as the low symbols.
Looks aside, does Harlequin City’s gameplay live up to its image? This title integrates the Nudge system, which ensures that the stacked wild, represented as an exquisite Jester, always nudges up or down, forcing the whole image into view. Each nudge brings with it a 1x multiplier which can greatly increase the payout for any spin. The appearance of multiple stacked Wilds on the reels in a single spin, combined with nudges can cause the multiplier to soar to insane heights.
An abundance of respins
The features described so far are only a taste of things to come. The Jester Wilds, in addition to triggering multipliers, also trigger respins. Once a stacked Wild appears on the reels, it shifts from reel to reel, eventually exiting to left. Each moves it makes, triggers a respin. This coupled with the added multipliers creates a potentially huge win.
Finally, there is the bonus symbol, shown as a Jester’s face, which triggers 8 Free Spins if matched at least 3 times. While the free spins feature is active, a stacked Wild is added to the right-most reel, bundled with a 3x multiplier.
Harlequin Carnival is available to play now, already garnering a following among players who are drawn to feature-resplendent pokies.