Most games refer to spinning the reels but with this slot it wouldn’t be very accurate as there’s no crazy whirling around. Instead the tiles float off into the sky and slide back up into position from the bottom. This kind of floating spin is oddly hypnotic to watch and more relaxing than a dizzying spin round.
The effect of the floating tiles is enhanced by the fact that the reels are invisible, giving the impression that the animals really are wafting around in the blue sky. Along with letters made from carefully sculpted balloons, you’ll find a whole host of farm animals too such as pigs, sheep and cows. That might all sound fairly standard but if you peer more closely you’ll see that these too are made from an arrangement of balloons.
If you land a win on the reels, the symbols in the combination will disappear as quickly as you can pop a balloon, leaving the rest of the board to shuffle up. New tiles then float into position from the bottom, providing additional chances to match more winning lines without having to spend more credits.
Win at the Farm
If you want to collect cash prizes on the farm you’ll need to set up your bet, choosing how much you want to wager on each spin.
With 20 paylines and a min bet of 20, it’s not a game that will appeal to those who prefer to roll really low. However, with a medium to high volatility and an RTP of 94.30% there’s higher prizes to be won if you have the budget to be patient and wait it out. For high rollers there are plenty of chances to play as the max bet is a plentiful 2,000, boosting the potential cache on the reels.
Plenty of Help
Although to secure a basic win you’ll need to match up identical symbols along an active payline, there’s some symbols on the reels which will give you a helping hand.
Star symbols are often winners, and that’s no exception in Balloonies Farm. Only appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4 the star is the wild and will help you to line up winning combinations more easily. As an added bonus, the star will provide you with a multiplier, too, boosting your prize even further. Players who are lucky enough to land more than one star on a single turn will benefit from the Star Multiplier; this involves the various multipliers for each star being added together.
IGT claim to include a bonus feature for this game, but although you will win some extra prizes it falls short of a real feature. There’s no side game to play so it’s simply a case of spinning the bonus symbols on the reels and then collecting the prize. The bonus will double your win instantly and you’ll also get your pick of a further boost with a number of different free spin and multiplier combinations on offer. You could choose up to 15 free spins, but if you select fewer there’s a multiplier of up to x10, the choice is yours!
During the bonus spins, the Star Multiplier still applies and you’ll probably see it more frequently than during the base game too.
The bonus can’t be retriggered during play so once your free spins have finished, you’ll be returned back to the main game.
Balloonie Fan Alert!
If you’ve never played Balloonies games before then this slot is certain to turn you into a bit of a fan. Balloonies Farm is fun to play and has plenty of features to help you win prizes, even though you might have to wait a while to land a payout.
Inventive and original, this slot will be a hit with fans of the first Balloonie game as well as new players too.