Ballonies Slot Game

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Ballonies is a balloon themed video slot from IGT, and it is one of their more visually stunning graphical video slots. The theme of the game is balloon animals, and these are both comical and quite cute. At the bottom of the reels of this slot are a series of clouds, and they can be used to alter your line bets from 1p up to £100 a go. All 20 paylines in this 5-reel video slot are fixed into position, so players are still looking minimum bets of 20p a spin on this slot, as well as maximum bets of £2,000 a go if they push their finances to the limit. A decent enough run on the Ballonies slot could see you pocket as much as 1,000 coins via the game’s non-progressive jackpot.

Fun Features

The first thing we should take a look at is the Floating Reels feature. At any point in the game, the Floating Reels feature may be triggered. Once a winning combination has been encountered on the reels, the symbols disappear, and the empty spaces on these reels are then filled up with new symbols. As long as you keep winning, new symbols will keep floating into the void to fill the space left by winning ones, guaranteeing you numerous wins at the cost of a single spin.

There is also a Star Multiplier feature in the game. For every star you land, you could pocket a 2x, 3x, or 5x multiplier in either the base game or the free spins bonus. When 2 or more stars appear, multipliers are added to your winnings. Stars only capable of cropping up on the first, second, and third reels.

Wild symbols appear as spiky hedgehog balloons, and can replace all others save for bonus symbols. They appear as traditional balloons, and can offer 2x total bet multipliers.

Bonuses

Bonus icons appear as traditional balloons, and can offer 2x total bet multipliers. Land them on the first, second, and third reels to trigger a free spins bonus. Players will get to pop a balloon to discover just how many free spins they will start the bonus round with.

Ballonies is a nice and friendly video slot. It has more special features than we are used to seeing in an IGT slot, and that has to make it attractive to most players.

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Aloha Island Spins

Aloha Island is a big video slot, based on the tropical paradise that is known as Hawaii. Aloha Island is one of Bally Tech’s video slots, featuring 5 reels and a whopping 50 paylines for you to bet on. Aloha Island isn’t the best paying slot you will ever come across (with an RTP rate of 94.02%), nor is it terribly cheap (wagers range from 50p up to £500 per spin), but it certainly can be fun to play. This particular video slot carries a non-progressive jackpot worth 1,000x your total bet, as well as some truly beautiful imagery to behold.

Game Features

One of the most advantageous aspects of this slot is the wild reel. On every spin in the game, one complete reel turn wild on every spin. Although it may seem like big wins will be plentiful with this feature, only smaller-scale wins tend to crop up with this feature.

The only other bonus feature in this video slot is the free spins round. This is triggered by landing 3 or more of the free games scatter icons in any positions on the reels of the slot.

Bonus Spins

Now, a word of warning about the free spins bonus game. It is not as generous as perhaps you might like it to be. For starters, players will only pocket 5 free games no matter how many scatters they land, and moreover players will not have any multiplier added to their winnings in this feature. Players can land additional free games by landing more scatters during the bonus, and they will be spinning a different set of reels with better paying symbols in this bonus.

Overview

Aloha Island is certainly visually appealing, but players will rightly be asking for more than what is delivered via this Bally Tech slot, especially for a minimum stake of 50p a pop. The free games bonus just doesn’t match up to its rivals. The wild reel feature is certainly appreciated, but is it enough to lure most players in for a spin or two?

Cleopatra Slot Bonus

Cleopatra is the very first in a series of slots based on the last Pharaoh of Egypt. The slot is still hugely popular today, even without its progressive jackpot spin-offs, or more complex sequels. Cleopatra features some pretty standard and stereotypical imagery. All 20 paylines are adjustable in this 5-reel slot, and players can choose line bets of 1p up to £200 in all. This will see a wagering range that stems upwards from a floor of 20p per spin, to a ceiling of a massive £4,000 a go. Unlike its progressive successor, this non-progressive video slot has a top prize worth 10,000 coins in all.

Features

In both the base game and the free spins bonus, Cleopatra herself acts as a wild symbol. When wild symbols appear on the reels, they can substitute for all other icons in the game, barring bonus icons. If one or more wilds appear in a winning combination, then those wins will be doubled. Wild symbols also double as the best paying symbols in this slot, being worth up to 10,000 coins in total.

Bonus symbols appear as the Sphinx, and they can appear on all of the reels of the slot. Land three or more of them to trigger the Cleopatra Bonus round.  Scattered wins worth as much as 2x, 5x, 20x or 100x your total bet are possible for landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 such symbols on the screen.

Bonus & Spins

In the Cleopatra Bonus round, players can effectively land 15 free spins in total. Those free spins will see all wins tripled. The exception to this rule is wild symbols. Any winning combination of 4 or less wilds will see wins tripled. If you land all 5 wilds in a winning combination, there will be no tripling of the wins.

In summary

Cleopatra has nothing left to prove. It has proven itself a capable and entertaining slot time and time again since its launch. Some of its sequels are good, and some are not, but none hold a candle to this original slot machine game, which has now achieved the status of being a legendary slot.