- Game provider
- Red Tiger
- Rio Stars
- Feature Buy
- Game type
- Video Slots
- Mobile version
- Grid slot
- Sticky wilds
- Free spins
- Bonus game
- Progressive jackpot
- Min. bet
- Random Feature
- Max. bet
- Maximum win
- Last update
- January 12, 2020
Get ready for a reel feast of colours, Samba music, exotic dancers and big wins on the slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Rio Stars is taking you to the Copacabana to experience the yearly carnival festival that lasts from Friday to Ash Wednesday. Parades, elaborate floats, marching bands and feathered dancing troupes are making sure that each year is a neverending party that runs for five days. Very fittingly, the game is packed to the brim with random and bonus features, ready to start the slotting festival with random Carnival Reels, Rio Dancers, Rio Multipliers, Mega Wilds and a Free Spins round that can lead to wins of up to 2,000 times your bet.
Rio Stars is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 30 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can join the reel carnival on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 40 credits per spin. The game has maximum volatility (5/5) with a slightly below-average RTP of 95.73%. However, Red Tiger is known to offer a variety of RTP values and some operators list take the game with a lower or higher setting, always check the help files to find out which version you will be playing.
The game is clearly one of the most colourful Red Tiger Gaming or anyone else for that matter has ever created. The soon you load it onto your screen there is an explosion of bright colours, drum beats and flamboyant ladies in some of the most elaborate costumes. While the drums play a central role on this slot and thus having a good part of the soundtrack, the unmistaken Samba sound can be heard throughout the gameplay.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 1x to 3x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by fruit baskets, exotic cocktails, maracas and a colourful parrot. Hit five on a line to win 4x to 10x your bet. The beautiful lady in a typical carnival costume is the wild and top symbol, yielding 20x your bet for five and also substituting for all regular pay symbols. An icon marked with ‘Rio Spins’ acts as the scatter.
Rio Stars Slot Features
Matching the feast of colours and Samba music are the random and bonus features that Red Tiger integrated into the gameplay. There are no less than four random features and a free spins round. Very fittingly, the trigger of any random feature is announced by the Carnival Drums, thus keep your ears open at all times as they might just start sounding, although as usual with Red Tiger it can be just a teaser at times. Once they do trigger, here’s what you can expect.
- Carnival Reels: All low-value symbols are removed for the current spin for a guaranteed win.
- Mega Wild: A giant 3×3 wild symbol is added to the reels. Can be a no win if it lands on the back reels.
- Rio Dancers: Dancers zip through the screen and leave a number of wilds in random positions in their wake.
- Rio Multiplier: Awards a random win multiplier of up to x20. The multiplier will stay active until you score a win. Should the feature trigger again before you benefitted from the multiplier, then both are added for an even bigger win multiplier.
The carnival party will reach its climax in the Rio Spins round. Hitting scatters on reels one, three and five in one spin will trigger a random number of free spins, usually somewhere between 6 and 20. The Carnival Drums will appear now on every spin, although they can still just tease and disappear without triggering any of the modifiers.
Rio Stars is indeed a festival of colours on a set of slot reels but a rather tame party when it comes to the win potential. The line pays are simply too small to make even full screens amount to something significant. Filling the reels with wilds will pay a mere 600 times your stake and overall you can win over 2,000x, not super low but neither doing justice to the Rio Carnival. For that, it would have needed an extra kicker that could blast wins past the 5,000x mark at least.