Birthday! is brought to you by ELK Studios and has 5 reels and 178 ways to win – available to play on all devices from 10p to £50 per spin, this celebration themed offering features characters from other ELK Studios slots and offers you 5 different types of randomly triggered respins as well as a Free Spins feature where you can benefit from sticky wilds and walking wilds.

Visually, Birthday! is excellent and takes you a classy New York bar where a party is being thrown that is full or surprises with dear friends and family. Symbols on the reels include red balloons, green balloons, blue balloons, birthday cakes, red roses and cocktails. The Birthday! logo is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols bar the scatter.

Birthday! comes with a Happy Spins feature – there are 5 randomly triggered respins you can benefit from. Hear out for the doorbell as this announces the start of the Happy Spins feature and introduces a guest that will bring along their own extras:

  • Camel (from Hidden)– gives you respins until between 3 and 5 winning spins are formed.
  • Mr Lake (from Lake’s Five)– gives you respins until a 5 of a kind winning combination is formed across a payline.
  • Electric Sam (from Electric Sam) – gives you respins as long as additional instances of a preselected symbol appear on the reels. The selected symbols get electrified and stay sticky throughout the respins.
  • Matador (from Wild Toro) – he selects a symbol and gives you respins until a winning combination with the selected symbol is formed.
  • Anne Bonny (from Wild Seas) – respins continue until you form a winning spin that is worth 15 times your stake or higher.

During the Happy Spins feature, the Soundtech Blooper (from Bloopers) can randomly join the party to give you different kinds of wilds. The Soundtech Blooper can place up to 3 sticky wilds randomly on the reels which remain sticky during the remaining respins. There’s also up to 3 Walking Wilds that can appear which move leftwards 1 reel for every respin until they leave the screen.

Look out for Maggie joining the birthday celebrations as she will trigger the Free Spins feature with 10 free spins granted. If she appears during the feature, another 10 free spins will be awarded – there’s no limit to how many free spins you can win. Furthermore, the Happy Spins feature can randomly trigger to give you even more wins.

Birthday! is a superb slot from ELK Studios – I love the fact that popular characters from previous ELK Studios slots appear. You can win big in the base game, Happy Spins feature and Free Spins feature and this medium to high variance title offers maximum payouts of 5,000 times your stake on each spin/respin/free spin. Overall, another great game from ELK Studios – I recommend you try some of their previous offerings with Wild Toro and Sam on the Beach my favourite 2.