Masques Of San Marco
You have been cordially invited to attend the masquerade ball, in celebration of Carnivale di Venezia (the Carnival of Venice).
We hope you enjoy your Masques of San Marco experience.
Start time: Whenever you like - this slot’s available to play 24/7
Dress code: Whatever you like - you’re playing from home
As you might have already guessed, this one's themed entirely around the glamorous masquerade balls of Italy. More specifically, Venice. And even more specifically – San Marco Square.
Way back in the 12th century, Venetians started to gather in San Marco Square for good old partito – 40 days before Easter.
The event was made 'official' during the Renaissance period and was outlawed in 1792 – as were the use of masks.
Thankfully, the Masques of San Marco were brought back to life in 1979 and it's believed that about 3 million people descend on Venice for the festivities, every single year.
So, it's fair to say the carnival and its masks are a pretty big deal. And so it’s no surprise to see one of the most exciting slots of today, dressed in the celebratory Venetian theme.
From the gondola in the bottom left of your screen, to the red Adriatic sunset in the background, every visual feature of this game transports you to the most romantic city in the world … yeah, we said it – Venice is the most romantic city in the world. So back off Paris!
Then you've got the reels and symbols themselves. It's here where you'll see the masks, moons, stars and the oh-so-beautiful bonus symbol (everybody's fave).
But there's something different about this casino slot. Something we've seen only a few times before. You play on two sets of reels at once … more on this below.
Masques of San Marco Features
So, the standout feature in Masques of San Marco is the dual play system. Fans of Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play will be familiar with this already.
Still, here's a refresh of how it works:
There are two boards onscreen, split by a horizontal line in the middle. Once you hit 'spin', both sets of reels will begin to roll. You can activate winning lines on each board – meaning you effectively have double the chance of winning, compared to a more traditional slot.
This dual play element also adds a twist to how tumbling reels work in Masques of San Marco.
Again, for those who aren't familiar with tumbling reels, here's a quick rundown of how they help you to win:
When you win, all the winning symbols dissolve and the symbols above them tumble down into their place. This can result in another winning combination.
On top of that, this is how tumbling reels work in the Masques of San Marco slot game:
First off, winning symbols do not dissolve in this title – they explode into fireworks in true carnival style.
If you win on the bottom set of reels, then symbols from the top set can tumble into their place. This constant replenishment of exploded symbols can result in huge win-streaks (and plenty of fireworks too).
Finally, there is the Masques of San Marco bonus. The belle of the ball.
- Trigger the bonus round by landing a bonus symbol on reels 1, 2 and 3
- You will be awarded with 6 free spins straightaway
- 20 new paylines will be activated in the bonus round
- Retrigger the bonus round by landing a bonus symbol on reels, 1, 2 and 3 – during the bonus itself
- You will be awarded with 6 free spins for every time the bonus is retriggered
- You can reach up to 300 free spins through retriggered bonuses
The wild symbol in this game acts as a substitute for the following icons:
Mask (with 'M' logo attached)
Mask with red headdress
Mask with blue headdress
Mask with green headdress
Play Masques of San Marco at Kerching
The high frequency of payouts in Masques of San Marco makes this the perfect game for beginners and for anybody looking for a rapid high-energy session.
The payouts won't be huge every time – but the sheer amount of times they come around make this one of the most thrilling slots at Kerching. Don’t just take our word for it – play the free money version to see how you like the dual play system.
With a gorgeous theme, an instantly rewarding bonus round and a tumbling reels feature that rivals the best slots in our catalogue, it turns out that there is so much behind the mask to enjoy.
Benvenuto … that's 'welcome' in Italian. You're welcome.