Birthday! from ELK Studios: Slot Review - get the party started!
Every day should be a celebration as every day is someone’s birthday! This is the central theme of this new slot release from top games provider ELK Studios. Birthdays are all about celebrating your special day usually with a party with family and friends. This game takes the birthday party experience to a whole new level by taking place in a swanky New York style bar that’s packed with famous characters from a whole host of Elk Studios produced online slots. So get ready to pop some balloons, dance til you drop, drink and be merry, and of course receive some out of this world birthday gifts when you play this party-filled online slot!
Birthday! is a 5 reel slot game with 178 ways to win that includes Happy Spins, Walking Wilds, Sticky Wilds, and Free Spins.
The first feature to highlight is that this online slot features a whopping 178 ways to win where payouts are formed from left to right. The Wild symbol in this game is a chocolate birthday cake which substitutes for all other symbols on the reels.
Birthday! comes with Happy Spins which are 5 randomly triggered respin features. You will hear a doorbell and then one of the following guests will appear and bring their own rewards:
- Camel (Hidden) – gives you respins until 3 – 5 winning spins are created.
- Mr Lake (Lake’s Five) – gives respins until a 5 of a kind winning combination is created.
- Electric Sam (Electric Sam) – respins as long as additional instances of a chosen symbol land on the reels. The chosen symbols then become electrified and stay sticky during respins.
- Matador (Wild Toro) – selects a symbol and awards respins until a winning combo is formed with the chosen symbol.
- Anne Bonny (Wild Seas) - respins continue until your land a winning combo that’s worth 20X or higher your total bet.
During Happy Spins, the Soundtech Blooper game from Bloopers can join in the fun and when he does, he can award two different kinds of wilds. Firstly, he can place up to 3 Sticky Wilds randomly on the wilds which remain in place for the duration of the respins or he can place up to 3 Walking Wilds which move leftwards 1 reel at a time for each respin until they disappear from view.
The last feature to discuss is the Maggie Free Spins feature. This is triggered when Maggie a cute little pink troll joins the party and when she does appear then you will be awarded 10 Free Spins. If Maggie reappears during the feature then you will be given an additional 10 Free Spins. This gives you even more chances to win big on the reels.
Theme, Graphics and Sound
The graphics are visually very impressive and what we have come to expect from leading software provider ELK Studios. The game takes place in a classy New York style bar filled with lots of bright neon lights, drinks, and Toro from Wild Toro is the bartender for this epic party! Symbols are nicely detailed and full of bright colours and consist of Balloons, Roses, Cocktails, and Hearts. The animations are stunning as symbols are filled with a sparkling golden mist-like effect when part of a winning payline and it’s a real treat when the various Elk Studios characters show up on the reels to trigger their special bonus features.
The music is kind of lounge-style with light and bouncy techno effects. It captures the celebratory nature of the game perfectly.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 178 ways to win, a nice RTP of 96.3%, and features a top maximum prize worth 5,000X your stake.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Bet Range: 0.10, 0.20, 0.30, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 30.00, 50.00
Based on a bet of 0.10:
- Birthday! Logo Symbol: 0.25 for 3X, 0.50 for 4X, 1.50 for 5X
- Rose Symbol: 0.15 for 3X, 0.30 for 4X, 1.00 for 5X
- Cocktails Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.15 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
- Red Heart Symbol: 0.08 for 3X, 0.12 for 4X, 0.15 for 5X
- Blue Balloon Symbol: 0.07 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.12 for 5X
- Green Balloon Symbol: 0.06 for 3X, 0.08 for 4X, 0.10 for 5X
Our Verdict on Birthday!
Elk Studios have been on a roll as of late with a fantastic collection of thrilling and highly playable new online slot releases this year and we are happy to report that we can Birthday! to this list. This amazing online slot is beautiful to look at, even better to play and is bursting at the seams with a whole host of amazing bonus features. The Happy Spins feature trigger quite regularly and fans of previous Elk Studios games will be delighted to see all the surprise cameos that take place in this game. The most rewarding feature by far in this online slot is the Anne Bonny Respin feature as it ensures players are awarded a spectacular 20X your total bet once triggered! I found this slot to be of Medium to High variance so it will take quite some time and bankroll before you land a big cash win on the reels. With a massive top prize worth a cool 5,000X your bet, this is definitely one birthday party invitation you won't turn down in a hurry! For slots with a similar celebration theme, check out Spin Party and Jingle Jingle.
Join in the fun and party your way to a top cash prize when you play Birthday!!