Telephone wires and electric cables have always been a place where you can find a bunch of little birds of all kinds, chattering, tweeting, singing, either you were in a big city park, a town, or somewhere in the countryside.
Betsoft Gaming decided to dedicate their latest product to all of those little bundles of feathers that bring music to our everyday life, introducing a cute and colourful five-reel slot where the reels do not spin, but actually fly in and out from the game, nestling for a while on three wires stretched between two poles.
Apart from being so damn adorable, those little birds are also there to help gamers win a decent amount of money, thanks to the Free Flights feature and the cascading reels.
Betsoft Gaming calls itself “The true innovator and leader in true cinematic 3D gaming”, because of the remarkable 3D graphics that make their products look like console games or animated movies, as it is the case with the titles like Greedy Goblins, At the Copa, Under the Bed and The True Sherriff, some of their most popular games that are packed with clever animation and entertaining gameplay. The company was established in England in 1999, while their corporate offices are now in Valetta, Malta.
How To Play It
The 2016 release uses eleven different kinds of birds as symbols of all sizes and colours, but bear in mind that there is one Colourful Bird which functions as a Wild and can replace all other symbols.
Birds! slot is quite different than other standard video slots in many ways. First, the reels do not spin, but fly on and off the wires, which seems quite normal, considering that the cells are actually birds.
There are no standard paylines, and you need to land three matching birds horizontally or vertically anywhere on the reels in order to start winning. Thanks to the cascading reels and respins, the winning combinations landed by the triggering spin will fly away from the screen, leaving space for new birds to fly in.
The system may seem confusing in the beginning, so do consult the View Pays in the upper right corner of the screen. You can stake from 25 to 125 credits per spin, while the coin value goes from $0,02 to $1.
Due to the cascading reels, birds that form a winning combination will fly away, other birds will fall down to their places, leaving room for new birds to fly in and, possibly, land another winning combination, filling up the Tweet ‘o’ Meter on the left side with blue liquid along the way.
This meter is crucial for triggering the Free Flights feature, and gamers need at least four consecutive wins to fill up the meter up to the nestled egg. Four consecutive wins award you with 8 free spins, five wins get you 12 free spins, while six are enough for 20 free spins. Taking into consideration that the feature can be retriggered at any time, in theory sky is the limit for the number of awarded free spins, but in reality even 20 is more than enough.
Double Up feature can be used after every winning and, if you are not satisfied with the amount of money won, you can always try your luck with spinning the coin and playing heads or tails game, gambling everything or 50% of what you won. Note that this feature is not available after free spins.
When you look at the paytable, you will notice that credit wins are awarded per bird, not per winning combination as in many other slots. The Golden and White Bird is the highest paying symbol in the slot, awarding you with 500 credits per bird.
Knowing that, in theory, fifteen of those birds could land on the wires in a single spin, 7500 credits could land on your balance at once. A proper combination of cascading reels, successive wins and free spins may result in some lucrative payouts.
The first word that pops into our mind when talking about the latest Betsoft Gaming product is – adorable! The developers did an amazing job with the graphics, animations and soundtrack, leaving a true impression of a 3D animated movie.
Gameplay may seem a bit confusing in the beginning, but players will get the hang of it rather quickly. Birds! slot is not just a pretty face, since there are more than enough opportunities for some decent winnings, while the betting range will certainly attract both high rollers and those with thinner wallets.