Free Balloonies Slot Machine Game
Balloonies is a 5-reel 20-payline video slot coming from the IGT creative kitchen. It is set in the sky with colourful balloons in different shapes populating the transparent reels.
One of the more interesting games to be released by IGT recently, Balloonies is a cartoon-like game with a 3D feel and the balloons rising up and filling the positions instead of spinning or dropping down. This works well for the theme of the game which may seem a bit childish, but can actually award some big payouts.
The overall appearance of the IGT release is great and we are pretty sure that you will enjoy spinning the reels with it. Don't let its light-hearted theme and cartoonish visuals fool you, as this machine can award some serious prizes thanks to its rewarding bonus features which are at the same time quite entertaining.
The top paying symbol is the balloon coming in the shape of the strange blue creature. Land 5 of these on a paying line and you will win 1,000 coins. The maximum payout you can win in a single spin is 20,000 coins, by given the fact that the slot offers re-spins and up to 5x multipliers, the prize from a single turn can be much bigger.
Although the special symbols don't appear on all the reels, they can enhance your winning chances, especially Star Multipliers that can increase your payouts by up to 15x on every spin.
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The reels in the Balloonies slot are populated with balloons coming in the shape of animals and playing card symbols. Elephant, giraffe, monkey and strange blue creature shaped balloons award high-value prizes whereas those resembling playing card icons make up the lower ends of the paytable.
The game comes packed with a total of 3 bonus symbols, starting with Wild represented by the orange hedgehog-shaped balloon. It appears only on three central reels to complete your winning combinations by replacing all regular symbols.
Another special symbol is the Star which appears only on the reels 1, 2 and 3. Each star symbol that hits the reels will earn you 2x your bet but it can also multiply your payouts by up to 5x. If more than one star occurs, all multipliers will be added together and applied to your wins.
The red balloon with the Bonus label on it stands for Scatter also showing up on the reels 1, 2 and 3 only. Landing 3 Scatters on the reels at the same time triggers the free spins feature. To reveal a number of free spins you will get, you have to pop one of the triggering balloons. Between 4 and 14 free spins can be awarded and they cannot be re-triggered.
Throughout the game you will benefit from the Floating Reels feature that makes all the winning symbols explode to leave space for new ones to come in. This is one of the most popular features as it provides players with multiple winning chances from a single spin. If you are lucky enough to get Star Multipliers to the reels while completing more winning combos due to Floating Reels, you can accumulate some sizeable wins. Speaking of Star Multipliers, they can appear more frequently during the free spins feature.