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|Free Flights, Double Up Feature and Wild symbol
|Roles / pay-lines (?) :
|5 / 25 paylines
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|£0,50 up to £125
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|0.02 up to 1.00
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|1 up to 5
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Birds! These adorable little fellows can’t wait to earn you credits. Released in February of 2016, Birds is another impressive 3D cinematic slot by Betsoft. This online video slot features an innovative ‘Chain Reaction’ gameplay that allows players to stack wins and Free Spins. Play this colorful creation online from desktop or mobile device to win up to 830,000 credits on a single round!
Birds is 3-row, 5-reel, 25-fixed payline slot with the unparalleled graphics and animations that we’ve come to expect from Betsoft’s 3D cinematic slots. Playing a Betsoft slot is somewhat like entering an interactive ‘Pixar’ film. 15 birds fly in and perch on powerlines where they wait expectantly for someone to push the ‘play’ button. The background is a detailed cityscape with lampposts on either side of the screen. The left lamppost serves as a meter for the Free Flights Feature. The sound effects and music combine to create a cheerful mood.
The game displays values for Bet, Balance and Win in credits. Cash Balance is visible adjacent to the Credit Balance. Choose from 5 Bet Levels (1-5) to select a Credit Bet ranging from 25-125, and select a Coin Value (0.02-1.00) to select a Cash Bet ranging from 50p-£125 at LeoVegas. Paytable values are listed in Credits. They change to reflect Bet Level selection.
Birds has 11 non-traditional slot symbols consisting of animated birds. There is a multicolored Bird Wild which can substitute for any other Bird symbol. It is also capable of forming its own winning combos. The remaining 10 Birds, listed in order highest to lowest value, include: a White & Yellow Bird, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple, Pink, Blue, Black and White.
This online slot’s gameplay is quite unique. Get 3 matching Birds adjacent to each other (horizontally or vertically) to win. 15 Birds fly in from the left and nestle onto 3 rows of powerlines. Any Birds that are part of a winning combo fly away. The rest of the Birds hop down and new Birds fly in to fill the empty spaces. If another win occurs, the process repeats itself until no new winning combos are achieved. Essentially, it functions as a Re-spin Feature, only instead of spinning, the symbols fly into place. Betsoft has termed this innovative design: ‘Chain Reaction’ gameplay. These chain reactions are integral to the Free Spins Bonus Feature as well.
The highest paying regular symbol of the game is the White/Yellow Bird which pays 100 credits per Bird (for a Bet Level of 1). A 3 of a kind win would award a 300 credit prize which amounts to 12x the Total Bet. Wilds are the most valuable symbol paying up to 182 credits per Wild Bird (BL 1) with a 3 of a kind match amounting to more than 21x the Total Bet. When combined with ‘Chain Reaction’ gameplay and Free Flights, Birds has the staggering potential to award up to 830,000 credits on a single wager.
This online slot offers an Autoplay option ranging from 5-100 consecutive spins. Autoplay Settings allow players to select a Bet for the session and shows the Total Cost of that selection.
Press ‘skip’ during gameplay to speed up the reels. Game Settings include toggle on/off: Background Music, Sound, Expandicon, Turbo Play and Splash Screen as well as set Graphics Quality (Low, Med, High).
Free Flights: Essentially, ‘Free Flights’ are Free Spins. To the left of the slot screen there is a ‘tweet o meter’ which fills with each consecutive win. If it reaches the 4 Flights marker, a round of 8 Free Flights is granted. If it reaches 5, a round of 12 Flights is granted, and if it reaches 6, a round of 20 Free Flights is granted. More Free Flights can be earned the same way that they were initially triggered. There is no limit to the number of extra Free Flights that can be granted during this Feature.
Double Up: Press the ‘Double Up’ button in the bottom right corner of the screen after a win to initiate a mini-game. Gamble either all or 50% of winnings to earn even more credits. Correctly call heads or tails in a coin flip to win. An incorrect guess results in losing the amount wagered. Play as many times as you want provided you guessed correctly.
The graphics of 3D cinematic slots are second to none, however, even with the option to select lower graphics quality & Turbo Play, expect gameplay to be on the slower end when compared with most other online slots. While testing the demo at LeoVegas, Birds produced about 5.4 wins every 10 spins (not including Chain Reaction wins). Out of 100 spins, 9 Chain Reactions occurred with at most 4 consecutive wins which triggered a round of 8 Free Flights. During the Bonus, no additional Flights were earned and a prize of 7x the Total Bet was awarded. The highest Main Game win awarded 12x the Total Bet, and the highest Chain Reaction round awarded 17x the Total Bet. Overall, the animations, unique style of gameplay and frequency of wins made for a very rewarding experience.