The carnival of Rio de Janeiro is a legendary event that everyone wants to partake in at least once in their lifetime. With the help of Pragmatic Play, you can experience the festive atmosphere in the Heart of Rio slot! Dance your heart out under the bright disco ball money symbol with beautiful and exotic dancers in this tropical experience.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Heart of Rio’s 5x3 grid features 25 paylines, colorful exotic dancer symbols, and up to 10,500x your stake up for grabs. To help you with reaching more wins, the game also has a wild symbol that acts as a substitute for all the regular symbols.
The main feature of Heart of Rio is the Money Collect Feature. Aside from regular symbols, you’ll be able to land shiny disco balls - the money symbols that can land on every reel except the 5th. They hold a random value that can be gathered only by the collect symbol which appears solely on the 5th reel.
Landing a collect symbol and any money symbols on the four remaining reels, you collect your cash prize and in some cases trigger a feature. This is because collect symbols can have 4 additional different variations that enhance your Money Collect Feature.
- Extra credit collect – adds its value to each money symbol before collecting them.
- Multiplier collect – multiplies the value of money symbols by its multiplier value.
- Expanding collect – expands any existing money symbols you’ve landed to cover the entire reel with more money symbols.
- Respin collect – all of your money symbols become sticky and you’ll be granted a fresh respin
All the base game features are essentially the same in the bonus game which is triggered by the bonus symbol represented by a set of drums. Scatters can only appear on reels 2, 3, and 4 and if you manage to land one scatter on each reel, you’ll unlock the bonus round with 8 free spins. You can also retrigger this feature without limit, and for every additional 3 scatters landed, you'll receive 8 more spins.
During free spins, each time you trigger the Money Collect Feature, money symbols are collected in a bonus pot. And at the end of free spins, you’ll have a chance to collect the massive pot. This is because it will transform into a gigantic symbol that will cover reels 1 to 4. You’ll be given one last spin on the fifth reel and if you manage to land a collect symbol the bonus prize is yours!
It’s a fun and upbeat slot. Somewhat of a reskin but the features and reward potential are definitely there. There’s a lot of action going on constantly but ultimately nothing groundbreaking happens. Although the game is definitely carrying a great winning potential, with volatility set at medium it doesn’t seem likely it will be reached. Still, if you’re looking for a joyful and dynamic slot gameplay, Heart of Rio might be the perfect choice for you.