Masques of San Marco is based on the popular festival held in Venice and the history of this carnival goes back to 1162. This carnival is still held today and the most popular event is the judging of who has the best mask.
This online slot has a carnival theme and Italian music plays when there is a win on the paylines. Masques of San Marco is an IGT slot and features dual play which means the game is played in a 6 x 6 square where the top and bottom are separate with 20 paylines in each half.
The symbols of Masques of San Marco feature 3 characters that offer payouts of 1000, 500 and 300 coins for 5. The other symbols are the moon, star and sun. The sun and moon each have a payout of 100 coins for 5 and the star will payout 80 coins for 5. The wild symbol is the mask with a W written on it and has the highest payout of 5000 coins if 5 appear on the paylines. The bonus symbol is a mask with the word bonus written on it.
The reels do not spin as in other slot games. Masques of San Marco has collapsing reels which means that every time a player spins and there is a win the winning symbols will disappear from the reels and new symbols will fall into their place. As the new symbols fall new combinations will be made creating more wins. The freefall bonus feature is activated when players land a winning combination and this can be during the base game or during the free spins round. The freefall feature will continue until there are no more winning combinations.
The bonus symbols will activate the free spins round and if players are able to land 3 of these in the top or bottom of the reels on reels 1, 2 and 3 they will receive 6 free spins. During the free spins round an extra 20 paylines are added to the game which means players now have 60 paylines and the reels will continue to collapse as the dividing line between the 2 halves is removed. The free spins round can be reactivated if another of the bonus symbol appears on reels 1, 2 and 3. Players can receive a maximum of 300 free spins.
The coin values of Masques of San Marco range from 1.00 to 50.00 coins with a maximum bet of 2000 coins. All of the payline wins will be multiplied by the line bet and players have the chance to win a maximum of 250 000 coins during 1 spin. The free spins round has the potential for good wins as it retriggers quite frequently.
Play Your Way
The Masques of San Marco offers players the option of free play or demo mode where they can try out the game before registering to play for real money. During free play players use demo credits when playing so there is no risk to real money. This allows players to enjoy all the features of the game without the risk of losing money.
The dual feature of this online slots NZ game makes a change from the usual slot games as well as the reel collapse feature that offers the potential for making more winning combinations. Masques of San Marco has good quality graphics and animations.