Tue, Oct 16, 6:11am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:35pm
Big Wins with a Bright Yellow Parrot Will Have You All in a Flutter
This new pokie from Aristocrat stars a parrot – and not male models! The main character looks like a cross between a regular parrot, and Tweety Pie from old cartoons. Other symbols include a grandma character, musical notes and golden birdcages – complete with dollar signs.
There is plenty of action with this endearing game. This include special double bird symbols, and a free games bonus which can be triggered in two different ways.
Here are the features which will have you agreeing that your host is indeed a pretty boy:
As well as appearing (and dancing) on the top part of the cabinet, the yellow bird appears on the reels. These are the top paying symbols – and they can appear as either single or double versions.
You can’t get a 6 of a kind wins with them. Instead, any win which includes a double parrot symbol is doubled. This can add some huge hits – and wild symbols can help to connect them over the 25 win-lines.
Like on most Aristocrat pokies, you’ll need a minimum of 3 bonus symbols to enter the feature. You can win 8, 12 or 20 free games with 3, 4 or 5 of the golden birdcages. There is another way to enter the feature this time. At any point, the bird might drop a stick of dynamite onto the reels, triggering the free games.
Things get interesting during these free spins. The double-bird feature is still active, and retriggers are possible too. Even better, any wins will give you the opportunity to win even more cash.
This is a ‘hold and spin’ system. What happens is that your wins are held in place, and the remaining reels (usually reels 4 and 5) will respin. If you get one more matching symbol or a wild on reel 4, then you will have another free respin to see if you can hit a matching respin on reel 5. This can quickly turn your regular 3 of a kind wins into bit hits.
The Pretty Boy online pokie has a fixed 25 win-line system, which covers a regular sized 5 reel and 3-row grid. Before you spin you can select a denomination, using a simple pop-up interface. You get to spin for 1c per line, 2c, 5c or 10c. This gives a lot of flexibility for players with different bankroll levels.
As you might expect from an Aristocrat pokie, there are a lot of playing card symbols on the reels for those smaller wins. Unique symbols are headed up by the pretty boy himself (in single and double format), the granny, a telephone and some musical notes.
Wild symbols substitute for the regular symbols – though not the birdcage scatters. These are logo symbols, which simply say ‘wild’.
There is a lot to like about the yellow parrot. He stands above the reels, in a bird cage. While you play he will look down at the reels, dance, look into a small mirror and even play dead. What you really want him to do is drop a stick of dynamite onto the reels – as this will trigger the bonus feature.
While the graphics are crisp, these are more endearing than stunning. The granny looks like just the sort of character that would sit for hours saying, ‘who’s a pretty boy then!’. There are small animations for your wins to go with the interactions from your yellow host.
This is a simple, entertaining gambling machine which is sure to have its fans. The main attraction is the free spins bonus, where respins can improve your line hits to the big-prize 5 of a kinds each time. With the big prizes multiplied by the double-parrots, the base game has some extra interest too. The parrot host will keep you entertained while you spin, and hopefully drop a stick of dynamite onto the reels.