Quick Facts

Developer

IGT

  • Reels5
  • Pay-lines20
  • Max. Payout250,000
  • Free SpinsYes

Balloonies Slot Review

ballonies slot logoBrought by International Game Technology, if you haven’t heard about them, one of the biggest and most professional developer companies in the whole business of online gambling, Balloonies was, at first, a light weight video slot machine made for mobile devices only, however, International Game Technology made its way to the personal computers and the web browsers.

The theme of the game looks that has been inspired by party animals, but not any party animals, but the kind that goes straight from the kids’ parties. All the symbols decorating the reels are balloon figures.

All these include an elephant, a giraffe, a monkey, the weird blue main character of the game and the traditional A, K, Q, and J poker cards. Also, since all the symbols are floating balloons, the reel appears to spin the opposite way, as the symbols float from the bottom of the screen up.

Developer

International Game Technology was one of the first companies to actually make content for the online gambling industry. It was founded way back in 1975 as a small company, but in 1984 they acquired Electronic Data Technologies with the new goal of computerizing all of each of their player’s data to secure its tracking.

International Game Technology have shown to be one of the most professional companies in the business as they always try their best in fulfilling all of our expectations or rather “requirements”. A lot of the games in International Game Technology’s portfolio have been placed at the top of the market many times as they have turned out to be entertaining, fun, really playable, and profitable.

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How to Play It

We are all already used to find the user’s interface in the bottom part of our screen when it comes to virtual slot machines. However, the one included in this game has some slight changes, even though it is pretty simple and straightforward. In the bottom area you will be able to find a display with the amount of your balance, another one with your latest win, and the final one with the total amount of your bet.

Whenever a multiplier is triggered, this one will be placed in the bottom left corner. At the very left of our grid we will find the auto-play settings that will allow you to sit back and relax while the game automatically spins for you, and on the very right the recognizable spin button. On the top right corner, you will also be able to find the information section with the pay table and all the rules of the game.

Special Features

First and one of the most interesting about all is that the game spins the opposite side, and since every time you make a combination the balloons pop, the bottom ones move upwards to fill the space revealing new ones on the bottom, if another combination is made, it will keep popping.

The yellow star will represent your scatters and this one will appear only on the first, second and third reels. Every time you hit one, the pay-line will pay double and you will get a 5x in any win on the next spin. If you manage to keep hitting stars, the multipliers will keep increasing.

The bonus balloon will appear only on the first second and third reels and if you manage to get three of them, not necessarily in a combination, you will trigger a pick feature where you have to choose between three balloons. The choice you make determine the number of free spins you will get. During the free spins, the grids change and Stars Multipliers appear more frequently than usual.

Maximum Payout

Making a combination with the monkeys can reward you 500 times your pay-line bet, the elephant 400 times and the giraffe 300 times. The game has a RTP of 96,23%, which is quite good.

Summary

Balloonies is a game certainly different from others, since the floating feature gives you the chance to get more combinations, or even more multipliers. It certainly is something worth playing for, especially for the players that are rather bored of playing always the same kind of games.

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