The Joker has already been used for inspiration in slot games, so Red Rake decided on a somewhat different approach and released Twin Harlequin. It’s a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 25 ways for the player to score a winning combination. It’s an interesting game with the two harlequins there to entertain the player throughout. If this kind of art is something you might like then, this is definitely a game worth taking a look at.
The circus is a special place, not only for kids, but for adults as well. Seeing all the acts, all the magic that happens before our eyes is incredible. It’s a way to relax and watch amazing tricks and performances that blow our minds. On the other hand, the circus is a place where a person steps into their childhood once again, to enjoy it for at least a bit. Harlequins are one of the oldest forms of entertainment, first documented back in the 16th century, and are frequently used as inspiration.
The design of this game is quite simple with a mysterious blue and purple background. The symbols are nicely done and include cherries, bells, triple and single 7s, bar symbols and the two harlequins. The game also has a wild symbol that substitutes all other symbols. The graphics are great and show that it’s a high quality slot, but carries some sort of simplicity to it. The soundtrack is fun music with chatter in the back, just like it would be in a circus.
Aside from a great design, the game has great features and payouts as well. The player can bet a minimum of 0,25 and a maximum of a 100 coins per spin. What’s really tempting about the game is that with the help of features, the player can win up to 5,000x the stake in a single spin. Winning combinations disappear and are replaced by new symbols hopefully forming another win. It’s a medium volatility game and has a bit of a disappointing 95,30% RTP, but considering the classic theme and the bonuses, it shouldn’t be a problem.
The features in the game are very creative and exciting. First to mention is the Re-spin meter to the left of the reels. Just like the name says it, it gets filled with re-spins triggered by the same spin. When the player scores 5 re-spins the meter is full and the Harlequin’s Roulette feature is triggered. The feature consists of 2 roulettes, a yellow one that awards payouts and a blue one that awards free spins. In the middle of the two roulettes, it’s randomly chosen which wheel is going to spin, or are they both going to spin. It also determines the number of times the wheel is going to spin.
If the player gets to spin the blue wheel they can get between 1 and 15 free spins. What’s great about this round is that the player can retrigger the Harlequin’s Roulette feature again to win more spins.
Overall, the game has proven itself as a very good one. It’s nice that the creators took a different approach instead of focusing on the Joker. The design and graphics are very good, just as expected from the provider. The features are fitted for the theme and are a lot of fun to play, they also result in some great opportunities to take home some serious cash. The only downside is the RTP, but taking everything else into consideration, it can be easily overlooked. It’s a game worth the players’ time.