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Harlequin Carnival


Travel to medieval Venice to attend the Harlequin Carnival on the slot from NoLimit City. An opulent reel adventure in flamboyant settings awaits at the lavish palazzo, centering on the proprietary XNudge Wilds mechanic that can lead to wins of up to 5,860 times your bet. Walking Harlequin Wilds with progressive multipliers, Harlequin Respins and a Harlequin Bonus feature will be your main entertainment on the reels.

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100% up to £100 + 200 Bonus Spins
Main termsFull T&C Apply
New Customers Only
Deposit Bonus100% up to £100 + 200 Bonus Spins
Extras200 Bonus Spins on selected games
No Deposit Offer
Bonus availableValid until further notice
Time to meet requirements14 days
OperatorGenesis Global Limited
MGA licenceMGA/B2C/314/2015
Max bet size£5
Max Cashout
Deposit bonus2000
No deposit max cashoutN/A
Wagering Req.
Deposit Bonus40 X Bonus
Free spins40 X Bonus
Sticky BonusNO
#Ad; 18+, new players only. T&Cs apply. Offer may vary by country. UK - min dep £10, wagering 40x, max bet £5, exp 14 days. Spins at 20/day. Max cashout £2,000 for bonus & £100 for spins. E-wallets excl. MGA/B2C/314/2015. Genesis Global Ltd. Gamble responsibly. www.BeGambleAware.org

Slot Details

Harlequin Carnival is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols or in combination with a wild on a line from left to right only. You can immerse yourself into the lavish Venetian carnival society on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has maximum volatility with a default RTP of 96.14%. Alternatively, it can be offered in their DX version with a reduced RTP of 94.29%, always check the help files to find out which version you will be playing.

The stairs to a Venetian palazzo rising from the canal landing serve as the background of the flamboyant game window. Colourful flower arrangements ornament the palace’s arch that is spanning the entire width of the screen. Flanked by two statues, the reels are dominated by masked people and the harlequin while a traditional carnival soundtrack keeps things lively at all times.

Complementing the lavish design are the pay symbols, starting with golden playing cards showing in ascending order the Ace of clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades and awarding 3.75x to 4x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by five carnival revellers in differently coloured masks – grapevines, bird’s beak, cat, moon crescent and a smiling sun. Hit five on a line to win 5x to 15x your stake.

The red-black dressed harlequin is the wild, appearing in a 1×3 size and triggering the xNudge Wild mechanic when it lands only in partial view (more to that shortly). It performs the usual substitution duties in the base game and free spins. Five across the reels will also award 15x your bet. The harlequin’s bust marked with ‘Bonus’ is the scatter, turning into a 1x1scatter wild during the bonus game.

Harlequin Carnival Slot Features

NoLimit City seems to have embarked on a journey through history in their latest slot creations, taking us to different corners of the world each in its own time period. After descending into anarchy on the loud Punk Rocker slot, a trip back in time to witness the Barbarian Fury in the far North and a spell in the Scottish highlands on Gaelic Gold, they opted for a more sublime setting on Harlequin Carnival that reminds us of the lavish and opulent parties of the Venetian society. It resulted in a more toned-down game that doesn’t scream in your face and is instead charming us into a swanky mood amidst the palatial surroundings.

Core to the gameplay is the expanding xNudge Wild. They are stacked 3-symbols high on reels two, three and four. Any landing in partial view will nudge to cover the entire reel and at the same time increase the win multiplier by x1 for each nudge. Several appearing on the same spin are added for an overall win multiplier. The maximum per reel is x3 which can further increase during the next feature. Worth noting is that only wins where the xNudge Wild is part of will benefit from the multiplier.

Landing a xNudge Wild will trigger the Harlequin Respin feature. After expanding, all Harlequin xNudge Wilds in view will walk to the left by one reel on each respin until they reach the leftmost reel. At the same time, the win multiplier is increased by x1 for each step. More xNudge Wilds can land on any respin, further extending the feature. Respins are free and end once the last xNudge Wild has reached the left reel. Wins are evaluated and paid after each respin.

Hitting three scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin or collecting three throughout a respin feature will trigger Harlequin Bonus with 8 free spins. At the start of the feature, a Harlequin xNudge Wild is placed on reel five with an x3 multiplier. It will instantly activate the Harlequin Respin feature, going through the same process of moving to the left by one reel and increasing the multiplier by x1 for each step, up to a maximum of x7 when it reaches the leftmost reel. Free spins will not decrease while the respin feature is active.

More Harlequin xNudge Wilds can land on reels two, three and four on any free spin or respin. Plus, the Harlequin scatter is converted into a 1×1 scatter wild. On top of substituting for all pay symbols, it will be added to the bar at the top of the game window as well as awarding +1 free spin, no limits. Collecting three scatter wilds will activate another Harlequin xNudge Wild on reel five, triggering the respin feature and thus extending the bonus game.

Lastly, for those impatient among us, the game offers to use the NoLimit Bonus as a shortcut to instantly enter the bonus game. It allows players to buy a bonus feature at a fixed cost, however, only for those residing in countries where the option is not restricted by regulations. It will cost you 70x your base bet per feature buy.

Final Verdict

Harlequin Carnival is another fine addition to the slot portfolio of NoLimits City, showcasing not only their craftsmanship in creating stunning visuals but also their broad approach and capabilities to develop a range of games that appeals to all types of players. While this latest addition doesn’t seem to have at its core the brutal math model we saw on Barbarian Fury or Punk Rocker, it is still volatile enough to please anyone from recreational slotter to hardcore nerds. Add to that a top win potential of over 5,000 times bet and the reel journey to the lavish Venetian event will be even more enticing.

Last Update: 13th October 2020

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