It’s been a while since we have 5 stars to an IGT game. But the Balloonies mobile slot deserve it with some great multipliers, and light pretty graphics.
Never have balloon animals brought so much joy, unless you’re five years old, in which case stop reading this. But if you’re the adult, this is one of the few IGT video slots that looks as fun as it is. With balloon monkeys, giraffes, elephants and high card letters.
Not that the others aren’t. Simply that mobile casino games like Golden Goddess slot machine is all beautiful hand drawn realistic graphics, or like the classic Cleopatra slot review which is very flat and symbolic.
Not the Balloonies slot game. It has a slight 3D feel to it, with the symbols rising from below and then leaving up into the clear blue sky. What’s better is that when you win on one of these 15 lines, the symbols pop and more come flying from below, giving you another free go for more wins.
It’s like a backwards tumbling reels, like in the brilliant Pixies of the Forest slot game, which gives you more bang for your bucks. Except in this Balloonies video slot, you get even more entertainment and lasts longer, though granted you can win more on Pixies, but not that much more.
In this mobile game there are technically two ways to make some good wins.
The first, is obviously, the free spins. Get three balloons and you’ll click from one of three. Mostly you’ll get about 6 to 8 free spins, but if you are lucky you’ll get 12 and then you’ll be laughing.
Because during the free spin games you also get the multipliers. And this is how you win big. The free spins are nice, but hard to catch, though not as hard as so many other IGT slots. However, you are just as likely to hit something as nothing.
Which happens at any point, any time. During the free spins or the base game.
Meaning all the big wins can happen at any time. Whenever the star symbol shows up you’ll be given a random multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x on any wins that show up next. Get three stars and these multipliers multiply each other. That’s a potential 30x multiplier on any win.
Which considering that the 5 line wins can be impressive, especially if you get one of the Balloonies slot animals lining up just right.
No, it’s not as hard hitting as other slots made by the same slot software. But it looks great, whether as an Android slot or an iPhone slot, and will bring you the kind of hours of thrills and entertainment that you wouldn’t have thought balloon animals could bring you anymore.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||7.6% - 3.77% / 92.4%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 30.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 600|
|Free spins||Up to 12 Free Spins / Up to 30x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Multipliers, & Free Spins|
Floating Reels Feature: It's like the tumbling reels, except instead of the winning symbols exploding and tumbling down, they explode and float upwards. You'll get more symbols from below and therefore get a second, or even third or fourth chance, for more wins.
Star Multiplier Feature: the ones that will bring the most excitement to the game, every time you see a Star symbol on the reels you won't know whether you'll get a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier.
The real thrill comes when you see three stars on the reels, as these can multiply together to get an incredible 30x your bet win. However, that said, just because the star is there, unless there's a win to go with it, it can be wasted and bring disappointment.
But get them just right, especially during the free spin round, and you can walk away smiling like a huge child who just got a lifetime supply of balloons.
Pop Me Free Spin Feature: Get three balloons anywhere on the reels and you'll get a a simple click me feature where you'll be asked to pop one of three balloons.
You can either get 6, 8 or 12 free spins. Because these don't come with a multiplier, you are reliant on getting the 12 free spins for the big wins, as well hitting those stars.
We really enjoyed the Balloonies mobile slot. It's silly, but well done, and any slot that has the tumbling feature is a big plus in our books.
Add those wonderful multipliers, a wide betting range and a decent top return to player rate of 96.23% and we see no reason why you shouldn't give this game a try at least once.
Because unless you have a phobia of balloon animals, at which point, we can't really help you, but we can point you towards Siberian Storm which is all big cats and winter ice.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 2, 2020 - Rating