Wild Circus slot review

By Red Tiger Gaming

Wild Circus Basic info

Game provider Red Tiger Gaming

Release Date 6/2018

RTP 96.18%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Medium

Min bet $0.10

Max bet $40

Max Win bet x 2000

Gamble Feature Bonus game or special game, Bonus symbols, Multiplier, Wilds, Freespins

Layout 5x4

Devices Support all devices

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility Medium

Progressive Jackpot No

Wild Circus is a strange place where the public goes to be entertained by a collection of interesting performers who give us the best show they can give. From bonus games and free spins to multipliers and wilds, they have it all.

Developed by Red Tiger and released in 2018, Wild Circus promises to deliver an action-packed experience to its players. The game is obviously set in a circus with a cannon set to the side of the 5-reel, 4-row playing field and the middle of the ring behind the reels. Players are also shown a large collection of symbols that are related to this special event which is used to pay out along 40 bet lines.

There are a lot of animations in this game, ranging from the different symbols during the base game to the characters that take centre stage while the bonus games play. We have elephants balancing on balls, the ringmaster breathing fire and a strongman lifting coin wins. All are animated in different ways to bring these activities to life.

What kind of music do you expect from a circus? If you were thinking of circus music then you have a good idea what you’ll be treated to playing this slot. The classic circus tune plays in high tempo during the special game modes, while taking a little slower approach during the base game. It’s not terribly original but it does a good job at setting the mood.


The game features a moderate number of different symbols than can be separated into high-paying and low-paying symbols. The low-paying symbols are card letters, but at least Red Tiger took the time to make them look like they would be used on a carnival sign. They have different colours, different designs and generally look like they would fit in the setting.

The high-paying symbols are various items you can expect in a circus, from juggling pins to a magic hat. They aren’t animated when part of a win but do look excellent. There are quite a large number of different symbols but coupled with the special features that triggered often, the game lands on a Medium Volatility.

From highest to lowest, the symbols are:

  • Bonus: With 3 Bonus Symbols the special feature is activated. A cannon is loaded by a penguin and shot into the air, passing different features until stopping at one that is then started.
  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game except the Bonus Symbol. Max. 120x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Magic Hat: Max. 120x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Drums: Max. 100x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ball: Max. 80x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Juggling Pins: Max. 60x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ace: Max. 48x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • King: Max. 40x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Queen: Max. 32x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Jack: Max. 24x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 10: Max. 16x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

I thought the symbols looked excellent, with a lot of variety in colour and style. They all fit the theme well and bring the circus setting to the forefront constantly. The main draw of the game is the many bonus features which I will get into next.


Wild Circus uses its theme by adding a number of different features, each of them portraying a different attraction of the circus. They aren’t individually activated through different means, instead, the base game offers only a special Bonus Symbol that is required to activate a living cannonball who will pick for you. Players can always choose to try again, or they can play the feature that it lands on.

The features include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all other regular symbols in the game.
  • Penguin Cannon: With 3 Bonus Symbols on the screen, the Penguin Cannon is activated. A penguin is launched up into the sky, passing different features until it stops at one.
  • Multipliers: The Penguin Cannon can also stop at a random multiplier which is applied to your current bet amount.
  • Strongman: Players pick a coin win. If the Strongman manages to lift it, this is awarded to the player. This continues as long as the Strongman can lift the coin win.
  • Jester Spins: Free Spins with a twist, each spin adds a Jester Box that adds random Wilds to the playing field.
  • Bear Tightrope: Players guide a bear on a tightrope left or right, trying to catch as many coins and gems in his basket as possible before the rope snaps.
  • Elephant Spins: Another version of the Free Spins mode, this time the Elephant will increase the multiplier for all wins. Elephant Spins can also be re-triggered.
  • Fire Breather: Pick 1 of 3 torches which the ringmaster will use to generate coin wins until it blows up in his face.

Although there are quite a few features, each of them is its own separate feature which makes it impossible to activate more than one at a time. It is possible for the Penguin Cannon to land on a double feature, which means that there are 2 features activated one after another.

All of the features are pretty self-explanatory and you are given a quick reminder at the start of the feature. Most of them require some input from the player as well. For the fire-breather you have to pick a torch, the bear on the tightrope requires you to steer him from side to side, while the strongman only lifts the coin win that you pick.

For that reason, it’s not a great slot for players that enjoy to simply spin the reels and switch their brain off, or who like to play with the Autoplay function enabled. Wild Circus simply interrupts this too often with the special features to really work.


Wild Circus is a wild ride, with a lot of features that each transform the game in their own way. The graphics are great as well as a large number of animations that are put into the game to keep things moving.

Players that don’t mind to keep their attention at the slot they play will have a good time playing this. The different features all require some kind of input from the players, making you feel more involved in the gameplay and making big wins more satisfactory. The base game feels less important though, mostly acting as a means to get the 3 Bonus Symbols required to trigger the Penguin Cannon.

Players have the ability to pick a bet between $0.10 and $40 which isn’t the greatest selection, but a potential max. win of 2,000x your bet makes up for a lot. During my time playing, I found my funds to trend upwards even with an average-sized bet, but this will, of course, be different for everyone so keep an eye on your bets.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.