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Nothing is what it seems at the Circus as the talented magician Harlequin takes center stage in Wild Harlequin by Quickspin!
Theres plenty of theatrics in this show as we watch Harlequin in action perform her signature card tricks, but something is off and everything turns out to be even more dramatic than the tricks being executed.
The Circus won’t be in town for long so grab your tickets whilst you can, once this trickster has moved on with her entourage theres not a trace left behind, making you question if what you just witnessed was even real or just a fantasy.
There’s no end to Wild Harlequin’s clever tricks, as we come across Wild Harlequin symbols that always nudge in the right direction and a Free Spins Bonus with magical Multipliers.
If you’re lucky enough to land a big win you’ll know for sure that really happened!
The title Wild Harlequin definitely gives us a clue as to what we can expect to see in terms of the overall theme. The name Harlequin originates from mischievous ‘demon’ characters in popular medieval passion plays, Harlequin’s are characterized by their chequered costumes and are well known for their trickster ways and clever performances.
The backdrop in Wild Harlequin leaves a lot to the imagination with bright spotlights shining down on the reels making it stand out in the crowd. Other than the spotlights, there isnt a whole lot going on in the backdrop which leaves us a little disappointed.
Sound effects can be heard throughout gameplay and sophisticated Jazz music can be picked up on in the background.
Wild Harlequin is simple in terms of theme yet unique in its own way, we think Wild Harlequin will be more appealing to an older gambler who has a fondess for retro/classic slot games.
Although Quick spin hasn’t given us much stimulation with the overall theme, we are intrigued to see what awaits us behind the scenes!
Wild Harlequin has a variety of Betting options for you to choose from. For players who prefer to play on lower stakes the minimum bet avilable is £0.10 per spin. For those who prefer to play on higher stakes the maximum bet avilable is £100 per spin however, there are plenty of options in between these two.
The highest paying symbol in Wild Harlequin is the Diamond, followed by the Ruby, the Emerald and the Sapphire. Lower paying symbols are as follows, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades.
Wild Harlequin symbols substitute for all symbols and act as Scatters.
Wild Harlequin is a 5 reel slot with 10 fixed paylines. To form a win you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbols form left to right, starting on the left-most reel.
Payouts for connecting symbols all the way across the reels aren’t exactly massive, but the star of the show is the Wild Harlequin, after all.
When Wild Harlequins land, they’ll always nudge to cover the entire reel. As you can imagine, pay outs for connecting via the Wild Harlequin are considerably better than any other symbol.
5 of the Wild Harlequin on a line pays 10x your stake, and considering she’s a stacked symbol you’ll be winning on all 10 pay lines for 100x your bet.
3 Wild Harlequin Symbols trigger 10 Free Spins.
During Free Spins, all of the reels that had wilds when Free Spins were triggered become Magic Reels. If a Wild Harlequin lands on a Magic Reel, the win multiplier will increase by +1.
If a Magic Reel reaches an increment of 5 (x5, x10, x15, etc), +2 Free Spins are awarded.
Wild Harlequin is considerably more exciting in Free Spins, as any good slot should be. You’ll want as many Harlequins as possible to land on the Magic reels for more spins, and higher multipliers.
Despite its modest appearance, Wild Harlequin is deceptively potent with potential with up to 30,000x possible!
Players outside of the UK may utilize a Bonus Buy option, and there are two choices available.
The cheaper option starts you with 3+ Wild Harlequins, and the more expensive buy starts you with 4+ Wild Harlequins
The 4+ buy may be considerably more expensive than the 3+ buy, but the potential is considerably better too.
Wild Harlequin perhaps caters more so to a classic type of player with a theme that draws upon a more classic era of gaming, so players who prefer the weird and wonderful themes of the modern age may feel a bit disenchanted with this one. We’ll admit that first impressions of Wild Harlequin wasn’t amazing, and we didn’t quite show the same level of enthusiasm that we may usually with a new Quickspin title.
But then we gave it a chance, and it surprised us with how good it could actually be during Free Spins. Perhaps a deceptively good slot and a theme based on a character with deceptive characteristics is quite fitting in this case?
Overall, Wild Harlequin might not look like much, and it may be a bit dull in the Base Game during times, but the 30,000x win potential is hard to ignore, and when you see the Free Spins in full swing you can definitely appreciate Wild Harlequin a lot more.