Balloonies

Balloonies brings back fond memories of visiting fairgrounds and attending children's parties where talented performers magically fashion animals out of balloons. Balloonies is an IGT online slot which doesn't just boast a quirky theme, but also comes bursting with fun bonus features. For starters, the Floating Reels let the winning symbols float up, up, and away so that new ones can take their place and (hopefully) create new wins. Plus, there is a special Star symbol that can award multipliers of between two and five times to winning combinations. There's even a Free Spins Bonus that can be retriggered with Hedgehog scatter symbols and awards up to fourteen free spins each time it's unlocked. You can enjoy this cute and mobile-friendly slot game with bets of 20p to £60 per spin.


More about the Software Provider

IGT was first incorporated as a public company in 1980, and currently employees more than 3,500 people. The company is considered one of the world's best slot machine designers and manufacturers, but it also makes video gaming terminals for state-run lotteries. IGT slots can be found everywhere from the grand casino floors of Las Vegas to online casinos such as Samba Slots.

Over the past two decades, the brand has produced a range of extremely popular games including Wolf Run, Cleopatra, Golden Goddess, Black Widow, and Da Vinci Diamonds. More recently, IGT has started creating its MegaJackpots range of online progressive jackpot slots which include MegaJackpots Siberian Storm and MegaJackpots Star Lanterns among others.

Appearance and Sound Effects

A summer-blue sky and fluffy white clouds provide the background for Balloonies, and the game logo sits in yellow writing over the top of the reels with a pair of blinking eyes acting as the "OO" of "Balloonies".

All of the paytable symbols look like cartoon balloon models. There is a monkey, a dog, an elephant, a giraffe, a hedgehog, a gold star, a "BONUS" balloon, an A, a K, and a Q.

Gentle instrumental music gives the game an uplifting boost, and each time the cartoon animals blink, they make a cute little noise.

Bonuses and Special Features

Balloonies uses a feature called Floating Reels which is triggered when winning combinations are created in both the base game and the bonus game. Each time a win appears on the reels, you receive the respective pay table award before the balloons involved in the win pop and disappear to allow their empty spaces to be filled by new balloon symbols floating up from the bottom of the screen. If a new win is created, the same thing happens until no more wins can be made.

The Gold Star symbol can award a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x whenever it appears on Reels 1, 2, and 3. Multiple stars have their multiplier values added together.

The Hedgehog wild might look a bit bad-tempered, but this spiky-haired little fellow can help you out by substituting for all symbols except Gold Stars and Bonus Balloons.

Should three of the red Bonus Balloons land anywhere on Reels 1, 2, and 3, you get two times your total bet plus the Free Spins Bonus is triggered. Pop a balloon from the three that are presented to you, and you'll receive anything between six and twelve free spins. As the Star Multiplier symbol appears more frequently in the Free Spins Bonus, you should be able to earn more valuable prizes.

Paylines/Reels

Balloonies uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 92.40% to 95.23%. The game lets you create winning combos using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls.

Our Verdict

The uplifting theme and soundtrack of Balloonies are sure to put a smile on your face, and it could also put a significant sum of money in your account balance if the Floating Reels conjure up multiple big wins. Like a certain popular make of crisps, once you pop, you won't want to stop! So, float away with Balloonies today for a chance to win up to one thousand times your bet!