Balloonies Farm is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from IGT which is playable on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 20p to £2,000 per spin. Sequel to the popular Balloonies, you get to float away to delightful wins at the farm. It comes with 3 features including floating reels, free spins and star multipliers.
The theme is similar to the original (Balloonies) but this time, you get to make hay as all the animals are high flying balloons. Visually, it has cartoon style graphics and animations and is set on a farm – symbols on the reels include pigs, sheep, cows and playing cards (A, K, Q). The Balloonie is the highest paying symbol giving you 1,000 times your stake (or 50 times your total bet) for 5 on a payline.
When it comes to bonus features, Balloonies Farm has 3 – central to the gameplay is the Floating Reels feature. When you get a winning combination, all winning symbols disappear from the reels. The empty spaces are filled as symbols float up from below. This means you can get winning combinations time and time again from each spin.
Then you have the Star Multiplier feature – any star wild symbol that is part of a winning combination will award a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier in the base game. If 2 or more star wilds reveal multipliers during a spin, the multiplier values are combined. The star wilds only appear on the middle 3 reels (reels 2, 3 and 4).
Lastly, there’s the Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when 3 Bonus red balloon symbols appear on the 3 middle reels. You will win 2 times your stake as a cash bonus and have the choice of 4 free spins and multiplier options where you choose from more free spins or bigger multipliers:
- 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
There are more star multipliers than in the base game so there is where your big wins should come from – I would always opt for the higher multipliers personally as just 1 free spin with a 10x multiplier can prove very lucrative. By the way, you cannot retrigger the feature so no more free spins.
Balloonies Farm is a medium variance title with good win potential in the base game and Free Spins Bonus feature due to the Floating Reels feature and Star Multipliers. It’s better than the original which is always a bonus. If you like the farm theme, Tornado Farm Escape from Net Entertainment is recommended.