Cirque du Soleil Kooza Slot Review
Bally has pushed out the titular slot paying tribute to the world-renowned Kooza circus that operates under the umbrella of the even more famous Cirque du Soleil. To be noticed is that the slot has no-frills 2D graphics with few animations. So in respect of features the game scores Excellent, while its graphics is just satisfactory. If you like diverse features, give a try to the slot!
The slot is based on Bally’s common 5x4 layout that consists of 5 columns (reels) and 4 rows. There are 40 paylines that are always active but the minimum spin bet is surprisingly $0.2, not $0.4 as it would be reasonable to suppose. The maximum bet here is $400, similarly to most Bally’s games.
On the reels you will find four circus performers who participate in acrobatic acts and pay out up to $1500 for three, four or five of a kind. Other symbols are Red Mask, Pink Mask and playing cards Q, K and A. Jumping ahead a bit, it’s worth noting that the first jackpot prize is $4000 and is awarded for hitting five wild symbols. As you can see, the max prize is just x10 times a total bet, which is indicative of a low-variance slot machine, i.e. the one that pays out often but in small amounts.
Mystery Stacked Reels
This is the only special feature that is effective on every spin. Speaking briefly, one and the same symbol is randomly selected to come in stacks on each of the five reels. So when the reels stop, you will see lots of identical symbols on the screen, and even some reels would be fully covered with a stack. This adds to already good chances of getting winning combos. Every regular symbol and even a wild have a possibility to become stacked.
Box Pick Bonus
This is a simple pick-to-win bonus triggered when three Bonus Box symbols land on reels 1, 3 and 5. You are offered to select one of three boxes to reveal a random cash prize or get entry to the Bonus Wheel.
This is another on-reel feature activated if you manage to spin in 3 symbols with the word “Bonus” written on them. If you have perused the previous paragraph, you may have seen that the Bonus Wheel can be entered via a Box Pick feature. So there are two ways of how you get access to the bonus wheel. Once started, you are offered to spin the wheel one time only. There are three prizes you can win:
- Random cash
- Free spins and
Free spins are won in the Bonus Wheel, not in regular play. There are two free spin modes:
- Trickster bonus. You get 10 non-retriggerable free spins, during which the trickster can upgrade any random symbol into wild.
- Wheel of Death. You earn 7 to 12 retriggerable free spins with a random multiplier of x2, x3 or x4.
A huge jackpot is what every gambler dreams of. This slot gives you a chance to grab one of four non-progressive jackpots. Their values are not increased over time but they depend on a selected total bet. When you change a bet size, jackpot values shown above the reels change too. Mini jackpot is x10 times a total bet ($4000 at the maximum bet), Grand jackpot is x40 times a total bet ($16 000 at max), Colossal jackpot will bring you $50 000 and Tres Magnifique is worth $200 000. To win a jackpot, you first need to enter the bonus wheel feature, spin the wheel and wait until the pointer indicates your prize (random cash, free spins or one of four jackpots).