Ballonies is a balloon themed video slot from IGT, and it is one of their more visually stunning graphical video slots. The theme of the game is balloon animals, and these are both comical and quite cute. At the bottom of the reels of this slot are a series of clouds, and they can be used to alter your line bets from 1p up to £100 a go. All 20 paylines in this 5-reel video slot are fixed into position, so players are still looking minimum bets of 20p a spin on this slot, as well as maximum bets of £2,000 a go if they push their finances to the limit. A decent enough run on the Ballonies slot could see you pocket as much as 1,000 coins via the game’s non-progressive jackpot.
The first thing we should take a look at is the Floating Reels feature. At any point in the game, the Floating Reels feature may be triggered. Once a winning combination has been encountered on the reels, the symbols disappear, and the empty spaces on these reels are then filled up with new symbols. As long as you keep winning, new symbols will keep floating into the void to fill the space left by winning ones, guaranteeing you numerous wins at the cost of a single spin.
There is also a Star Multiplier feature in the game. For every star you land, you could pocket a 2x, 3x, or 5x multiplier in either the base game or the free spins bonus. When 2 or more stars appear, multipliers are added to your winnings. Stars only capable of cropping up on the first, second, and third reels.
Wild symbols appear as spiky hedgehog balloons, and can replace all others save for bonus symbols. They appear as traditional balloons, and can offer 2x total bet multipliers.
Bonus icons appear as traditional balloons, and can offer 2x total bet multipliers. Land them on the first, second, and third reels to trigger a free spins bonus. Players will get to pop a balloon to discover just how many free spins they will start the bonus round with.
Ballonies is a nice and friendly video slot. It has more special features than we are used to seeing in an IGT slot, and that has to make it attractive to most players.