Wed, Feb 27, 2:36am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:28pm
Enjoy a Balloon Animals Themed Pokie with a Choice of Free Spins Features
Balloonies Farm is a sequel to the original ‘Balloonies’ pokie. The first game featured animals such as monkeys and giraffes, but this sequel moves things to the farm, with balloon pigs, sheep and cows filling the reels. The strange blue balloon creature (looking a little like a slightly deflated space hopper!) remains however, this is the highest paying symbol of all. If you are a fan of the original game, you’ll enjoy this pokie just as much, if not more!
Main features that make this game entertaining
In the following highlights, you’ll see that Balloonies Farm stays true to many of the original features, with a nice addition to the free spins bonus feature:
Balloonies Farm utilises the floating reels format. Instead of the reels spinning from top to bottom, here the balloons will float up the reels (this takes a little bit of getting used to at first). Any time you win, after being paid out, the winning symbols will pop and disappear.
Now the balloonies from below will rise up and take their place with new symbols appearing at the bottom of the reels. The new layout will be re-evaluated, and any further wins paid out, with any winning symbols popping again. This sequence will continue until no more wins can be had. This gives the possibility of a series of wins at the cost of just a single spin.
The wild symbol in the game is represented by a gold star balloon which will substitute for any other symbol apart from the bonus balloons. Any time you win using the wild star, the wild will burst and reveal a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x. This multiplier will be immediately applied to your win, giving the pay out a very welcome boost.
To enter the free spins feature you’ll need to land the bonus balloon three times or more across any of the reels. You’ll now have the following four choices as to how you’ll play the feature:
15 free spins with 2x wild multipliers.
12 free spins with 2x and 3x wild multipliers.
9 free spins with 3x and 5x wild multipliers.
5 free spins with 5x and 10x wild multipliers.
These options make for an interesting decision. The 15 free spins are the ‘safe’ option where you are probably guaranteed a handful of wins, although the 2x multiplier in play here is lower than the base game (which offers 2x, 3x or 5x). The most exciting way of enjoying the feature is the all-or-nothing approach with 5 spins. Yes, you risk not having a win, but if you do get lucky, the rewards are great!
Balloonies Farm features the popular 5×3 reel set up and a total of 20 win-lines. The strange blue balloon creature is the highest payer, worth 1,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. The pig, the sheep and the cow are next on the pay table, worth 500, 400 and 300 coins respectively. Bringing up the rear are the balloon playing card symbols A, K and Q.
The backdrop to this IGT designed pokie features rolling hills of the countryside on a blue-sky summer day. To the right of the scene is a small farm, while a wind-pump stands to the left. The range of balloons on the reels add a great deal of colour to the reels, making it easy on the eye throughout. The golden title above the reels has straw peeking out either side, while the two ‘O’s’ from the title are blinking eyes. The game features a gentle country-style soundtrack to add to the farmyard atmosphere.
Balloonies Farm is a fun and friendly pokie. The range of balloon animals on the reels are sure to place a smile on your face, while the game play offers a nice level of variety. The floating reels feature ensures that wins can come thick and fast, while those multipliers are on hand to give any spin a boost. Enter the free spins feature and you’ve got a tough choice to make – do you play it safe or go all out for the big win? An enjoyable sequel which takes the ‘Balloonies’ games to the next level.