Balloon animals still linger in parties. They, however, entice kids especially in birthdays. IGT brings back your childhood party memories in their slot machine, Balloonies. In this game, you are paid for meeting balloon animals such as giraffes, elephants and monkeys. It is a brilliantly designed game with all symbols theme linked and floating on a clear sky that forms this game’s background. Balloonies sports a standard 5×3 reel layout on which are spread 20 fixed betlines. To counterbalance this low number of betlines, a high bet limit is allowed. This being a high variance slot machine, you expect infrequent but humongous wins.
Balloonies Slot Machine Review
Graphically, this game is impressive. Everything on your reels is vivid and create a sense of a party. You will thus fancy each spin you make. Control buttons are designed on top of clouds. On the far left of your control panel is a lines button but seeing that all lines are fixed, you need not touch this button. Following this is a Line Bet button which allows you to adjust bets between 1 and 50 coins per line. This bet limits place maximum bet per spin at 1000 coins. Next to this is a spin button from where you set reels on motion.
There is an i button on the rightmost end of your control panel from where you can access more game information and a speaker icon above your reels from where you can activate or deactivate game sounds.
You will be paid for spinning three or more identical symbols on lit lines left to right. Blue balloon pays highest at 1000x your line bet. This is followed by balloon animals Monkey, Elephant and Giraffe which pay 500x, 400x and 300x your line bet respectively for every five of a kind. Playing card symbols Ace, King and Queen pay 50x, 40x and 40x respectively for every five of a kind. Spiny balloon is wild and substitutes all regular symbols to create wins.
Great Bonus Perks
Balloonies is a feature-rich game. First off, you will trigger a floating reels feature every time you spin a winning combination. All symbols that form part of a winning combo will disappear and other symbols will appear to replace them. If these new symbols form a winning combination, they disappear and others appear to replace them. This continues until no winning combinations are formed.
There is a star symbol that appears on reels 1, 2 and 3. Each star that appears award a multiplier of x2, x3 or x5. When two or three stars appear simultaneously, multiplier values are added. Your total win will be the product of your multiplier values and your line wins. Note that star symbol appears during base games as well as during free spins.
Free spins are triggered when you land three bonus balloons on reels 1, 2 and 3. On triggering this bonus, a second screen will appear with maroon, blue and green balloons. Pop one of the three balloons to reveal number of free spins awarded.
Balloonies is among the more popular online pokies by IGT Gaming. It is a game that can offer between 94.40 and 96.25 percent RTP. Its theme is interesting and its bonus features rewarding. It is a game that appeals to thousands of players all over the world and New Zealand players really love this game.