Balloonies is a slot created by IGT with a characterful and child-like appearance and feel. However, don’t be so quick to dismiss this jovial game – there is plenty of action to enjoy here.

  • Software: IGT
  • Reel structure: 5×3
  • RTP: 94.5%
  • Min bet: 20p per spin
  • Max bet: £60 per spin
  • Paylines: 20
  • Features: Free Spins round, Star Multiplier, Floating Reels

This genial game is set high in the blue sky with fluffy white clouds. The symbols are in the form of balloons of the style you would see at a children’s party.

To add to the youthful theme, a twinkly soundtrack can be heard whilst the reels are spinning. The reels spin in an unorthodox manner, with the symbols, or balloonies, floating upwards to land in position on the reels.

Most of the balloons are shaped as animals. You will come across giraffes, monkeys, elephants and a rather odd-looking blue alien. Q, K and A balloons make up the rest of the standard symbols.


Balloonies Slot Features

Balloonies Gameplay

After every winning symbol, the balloons burst and are replaced by the symbols directly beneath them. This feature continues until no more winning combinations form. This feature is known as the ‘Floating Reels’ feature.

Look out for the star symbol which is the scatter. This symbol only appears on reels 1, 2 and 3 and it doubles your line bet when it does land.

But that’s not all. The Star Multiplier feature also awards a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier if a win is secured on this spin. If more than one star lands, the multipliers will be added together.

There is also a more traditional Free Spins feature. To trigger the Free Spins feature, you need to land at least three of the balloon bonus symbols anywhere on reels 1, 2 or 3.

Once the feature activates, you have three balloons to choose from. The one you select will pop and reveal the number of your free spins, 14 being the maximum.

The star multipliers are also in play and can bump up winnings up to 10x.

Our Verdict

We enjoyed spinning Balloonies. If you are looking for a slot which is gentle and easy to play, but also offers the potential of some good wins, you could definitely do worse than spin Balloonies.

Whilst the theme seems somewhat childish, this is a slot we have no hesitation in recommending.