Travel back in time to visit an exhilarating cabaret show on the slot from 2BY2 Gaming. The shows were extremely popular especially in 1920s prohibition era, entertaining their audience with live performances on the stage while the patrons sipped on illegal alcohol. You will be just as well entertained with a wicked reel set, a wild cloning feature, random Encore win multipliers and a free spins round with three options that can lead to wins in excess of 2,000x bet on a free spin.
Cabaret Royal is a video slot with five reels, six rows and 40 fixed pay lines. The game window is split into separate sections of three rows from reels two to four, spinning separately in every round. Reels one and five spin independently and can reveal super-stacked symbols up to six rows high. Entrance to the show on mobile or desktop will cost you 0.40 to 80 credits. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 96.03%.
Graphics and Visuals
The cabaret stage with bold colours and heavy drapes serves as a fitting backdrop to a game window ornamented with flashing spotlights. The show performers feature prominently on the reels, appearing in sizes of up to six symbols high. The era was famous for its jazz music as well as breakaway and Charleston dance styles. A typical piece from that time is the main audio on the game which will have players tip-toeing through their sessions.
It was all about glamour and glitz in those years and that reflects also on the pay symbols on Cabaret Royale. At the low end are glittering card suits – clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts. They are followed by top hats, a perfume flacon, dancing shoes, chandeliers, a male crooner and female performer. The show’s star singer is the wild symbol. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 1x to 15x your stake. The two performers and the star singer wild can appear in stacks of up to six symbols on reels one and five as well as up to three symbols high on the centre reels. A cabaret mask is the scatter symbol with three needed to trigger the free spins round.
The Split Reel Set Explained
The game studio created a wicked reel set for Cabaret Royale, just as wicked as those cabaret shows in the 1920s. The slot has five reels and 40 pay lines which is pretty standard. However, here’s the wicked twist. Reels one and five are full reels while the game window on reels two to four is split into two equal sections, each having a 3×3 format which will spin independently. Overall, there are 20 pay lines on the top and 20 pay lines at the bottom. Wins are paid separately for each section.
The Wild Feature
Landing a fully stacked star singer wild on reel one will see it being cloned on reel five. While moving to reel five, it can randomly drop wild symbols on to the middle reels to provide more potential to score big wins.
The Random Encore Feature
The feature can trigger on any spin in the base game or free spins when a win of minimum 5x the bet lands on the reels. The gorgeous star singer will swing in to multiply the win by x2. A full screen of wild symbols with the multiplier is the maximum win in a single spin in the base game, coming in at 1,200x your stake.
The Cabaret Royale Free Spins
The main act of the show will go down in the bonus round. Hitting three, four, five or six scatters in on spin will trigger 8, 10, 12 and 15 free spins respectively. More free spins can be won during the feature, up to a maximum of 30 free spins. A board with three free spin options will drop down, allowing the player choose which round to play.
- Stacked Wilds – Reels one and five will be wild throughout the round but without the Encore feature.
- Encore Multiplier – Only the Encore feature is active and will occur more frequently. Two consecutive Encore wins will increase the multiplier to x4
- Stacked Wilds and Encore Multiplier – Both are active and can hit on any free spin. The stacked wilds will not be sticky though.
Is Cabaret Royal a mesmerizing show or did we snooze off midway? First, the soundtrack won’t let that happen as the catchy 1920s tune is so lively. The show on the reels itself is confusing at the beginning with the separate sections spinning but once that has sunk in then it is more like ‘sit back and enjoy the show’. The features seem to hit frequently and the options in the free spins allow players to play their favoured style.