Birds on a Wire Slot Review
Birds on a Wire is a 5 reel, 17 payline slot from Thunderkick. Not to be confused with the song by Leonard Cohen or the film starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn, it is instead a bird-themed slot packed full of features including free spins, big multipliers and Dropping Symbols. Stakes range from 10p to £100 per spin.
Thunderkick has created a number of highly innovative slots and Birds on a Wire adds to that impressive collection. Instead of traditional reels, our feathered friends flutter onto three telephone wires for each ‘spin’, moving horizontally each time. The avian imagery is superbly done with a quality selection of cartoon-style birds appearing.
Birds on a Wire comes with Dropping Symbols. After each winning ‘spin’, the birds in the winning payline are zapped and disappear from the line to be replaced by the symbol directly above. If they create a winning payline those symbols will be zapped again. Each time the dropped symbols form a winning combo the multiplier will go up, starting at 1x up to 5x in the base game. It reminds me of NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest (named Avalanche Reels).
Things can get even more lucrative in the Free Spins feature which is triggered when 3 or more bonus symbols appear anywhere on the reels. You’ll receive 10 free spins with a further 2 on offer for every other bonus symbol you hit. There’s a maximum of 34 spins on offer.
Where things get really interesting here is with the Dropping Symbols. Instead of multipliers ranging from 1x to 5x as in the base game, the bonus rounds offers electrifying multipliers of between 4x and 20x! Get on a roll here and the wins can soon mount up.
Rounding out the free spins goodies is the Inwinity Spin. If the last of your free spins doesn’t produce a winner, the reels will continue to spin until you find one. This feature can also be found in the Barber Shop slot too. Birds on a Wire also features a standard wild, the big fat blackbird, which substitutes for all symbols apart from the bonus.
Thunderkick has produced another fine slot in Birds on a Wire. The birds flying onto the reels rather than traditional spinning wheels takes a little getting used to but once you have your eye in though there’s plenty to enjoy. The sound and visuals are top notch as usual. The features are impressive too. Get some momentum in the free spins feature with the big multipliers and these little birdies can help you fly away with plenty of coins.