Nolimit City have unveiled their new pokie, Harlequin Carnival, and it may just be one of the best-looking online casino games to have come out in years. The pokie is themed around the well-known masked Venetian balls, which require that guests arrive with faces covered. The masks used, however, are often beyond expectations in terms of artistic beauty, with some being so dazzling that they deserve to be displayed in galleries.
It is this magical beauty that has been captured in Harlequin Carnival, and the artwork in the online casino games may just deserve a gallery exhibition of its own. From cat masks, to sinister moon masks, and the titular Harlequin herself, players are sure to be stunned by the impressive images on display. As far as visuals are concerned, Nolimit City have knocked it out of the park.
A Feast For The Eyes
The background of the pokie is another impressive piece of art, depicting a charming, yet brooding location in Venice. The masked guests are, of course, the high symbols, and are accompanied by the traditional playing card icons, which act as the low symbols. But in Harlequin Carnival, even the low symbols have been presented in extravagant detail, with each being framed by an intricate golden pattern.
But can an online casino game this good looking also deliver in the gameplay department? For starters, this unique title makes use of the Nudge system, which is in itself interestingly unusual. The stacked Wild, depicted as the beautiful Jester, will always nudge up or down, ensuring that the whole image is displayed on the reels. For each nudge that occurs, a 1x multiplier is added, drastically enhancing the payout for that spin. If multiple stacked Wilds appear on the reels in a single spin, and each nudges, the multiplier can quickly climb to massive heights.
But this is only the tip of the iceberg in Harlequin Carnival. Not only do the Jester Wilds trigger multipliers, they also trigger respins. Once a stacked Wild has landed on the reels, it moves reel by reel, until it exits out the left. For each moves it makes, a respin is triggered, with every win taking advantage of the already gathered multipliers. It need not be said that enormous payouts are possible.
Lastly, the bonus symbol, which appears as the Jester’s face, triggers 8 Free Spins when matched at least 3 times. During a Free Spins sequence, a stacked Wild is added to the right most reel, along with a 3x multiplier.
Harlequin Carnival is live now, and already gaining plenty of interest from players who love feature-rich pokies.