But like most sequels, this IGT Balloonies Farm slot machine might not be quite as good as the original…
If you’ve ever played the original balloon filled IGT online game, then this Balloonies Farm video slot will feel rather familiar.
Yes, the animals might have changed from monkeys, giraffes and elephants, to cows, sheep and pigs, but the features that made the original game so popular are still there.
All set on a bright and colourful farm yard backdrop the balloon animals, and A – K symbols, float up on each spin in the hope of creating a winning combination over the 20 paylines and five reels.
But it’s the original Floating Reels and Wild Multipliers features that bring the hope of creating profitable winning combinations.
If you’re not sure what floating reels are, then luckily we are here to explain. These are basically like the tumbling reels or cascading reels you would find in games like Microgaming’s Jungle Jim or Net Entertainment’s Gonzo’s Quest.
Simply, on any spin if you get a winning combination, the symbols that made up the win will explode and more will float up from below to take their place.
A simple feature that can lead to a chain reaction of 5 or more wins in a row, but on average expect around 1 or 2, unless the wilds come into play.
Mix this in with the star wild multipliers that show up on reels 2, 3, and 4, and can reward you with 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier, and you could potentially get a 15x multiplier on a winning combination.
That’s thanks to the fact that if two or more wild show up, the multiplier values are added together to create a bigger multiplier.
This makes the possibility for some big base game wins plausible, but it’s your choice of free spin games that make this Balloonies Farm online slot interesting.
That’s right, find three of the red balloon bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you’ll get to choose from four different free spins games.
Each one with a different amount of spins and multipliers.
The choice means that you can either go risky and take less free spins in the hope of getting those bigger multipliers, or play it safe and go for the 15 free spin with those 2x multipliers.
Which you choose is up to you, and many will no doubt go middle of the line with 12 or 9 spins with those average multiplier values.
We’re not sure it improves on the random choice of free spins you get in the original game, mostly because it feels harder to get the wins here no matter which you pick.
However, that’s what happens when you increase the wins in a high limit slot online.
If you liked the original mobile and online slot machine, then this Balloonies Farm game will no doubt appeal to you.
But, a fresh and vibrant theme, those floating reels and choice of free spin games makes this farm experience less fragrant than a real life visit to the farm.
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