Balloon animals are popular among children, but there are also those of us adults who enjoy watching them being made, as it certainly takes a lot of skill to get those tubes into a shape resembling a critter. IGT has released its Balloonies slot to the online world, allowing punters the chance to see some of these shapes acted out in the clouds while also giving players a chance to win some money in the process.
Balloonies is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that is set up against the daytime sky. Balloon shapes make up the game's symbols and include a Queen, King, Ace, giraffe, elephant, monkey, hedgehog, blue balloon animal (I can't figure out exactly what its supposed to be), a star, and a standard balloon.
Features in the game are a bit simplistic, but this is complimented by a reverse cascading reel feature that sees winning balloons disappear and new ones float up when a winning combination is put together. The game's bonus features do include wild symbols, win multipliers, and free spins round that is set off when you get three bonus symbols on the reels. Players then need to pop a balloon to figure out how many spins they'll be getting.
The overall quality of Balloonies is quite high, and actually offers a lot of replayability, as the cascading reels really do add something to the title. The slot is one that I enjoyed playing, and it has proven to be popular enough among punters that it spawned a sequel called Balloonies Farm, which takes place a little bit closer to earth. If you're looking for a fun video slot to play, you could do a lot worse than Balloonies. It's a lot of fun and will make you smile. What more could you want?