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Birthday!

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Birthday!

Birthday Monkey

Birthday! slot has the characters from the other ELK Studios games make a guest appearance. It’s like reading the ELK Studios’ Who’s Who of the iGaming World. That bull for instance- I’ve seen him in the Wild Toro slot. You wont see Gary from the Gorilla Go Wilder slot though – he’s busy supping coconut cocktails elsewhere.

The Basics

This night on the town offers you an eye-catching 178 pay-lines and a mammoth 5,000 x your wager win potential. Now, that’s better than having 2 birthdays a year. And there’s a free spins game too with two Wild modifiers. And don’t forget to try the 5 re-spin extras on offer in Happy Spins feature. Keep some energy back as there’s a raft of bonuses to help make you some wins while entertaining you in style.

The Graphics

The Birthday slot, just like other ELK Studios games is in the elite games club when it comes to the graphics. This is right up there with the Return of Kong slot and other toon classics. The game has classy transparent reels, a picture-perfect dimly-lit bar setting, and that muscular bull form Wild Toro in a suit behind the bar. The reels are populated by symbols you might expect to see on a decent Birthday Bash- and bright they are too.

The Play

This slot fiesta gets thing moving and rolling over 4 rows, 5 reels and a lofty 178 pay-lines.
The game’s logo is the most valuable symbol, it has an x15 your wager value for 5 on an active pay-line. Next in line are a classic red rose, and a pair of cocktails.

Other party paraphernalia on the reels include green, blue and red heart-shaped balloons which are this game’s lower value icons.

A fruit-covered birthday cake is the game’s Wild which substitutes for all other icons. The unlocking of the bonus games is totally at random, so there’s no need for the usual Bonus icons to switch the bonus extras into action.

The Bonuses

At any point in your game-play, the bonus features can be activated at random.

There’s the Happy Spins bonus, for example, which is a cheerful little bonus feature consisting of 5 different side games with re-spins.

In Matador Re-spins (don’t take your eyes off the barman- I did try to warn you) the bull-fighter chooses an icon to become a special win-making symbol. This mode continues until you generate a line win.

Big Win ensures you make an x20 your wager win.

Electrified features a guest appearance by Electric Sam that loveable troll from another Elk Studio slot. This plugged in chap shows up and chooses an icon that will become a special symbol which freezes in place to help make you a win.

Next up, a feature with a name that says it all; Five of a Kind generates a five icon win for you.

Then Three to Five Wins generously gives you – yes, you guessed it – between 3 and 5 wins.

Free Spins

Electric Sam’s daughter Maggie- a pink lass with pigtails may turn up at some point with a balloon and a gift in the shape of 10 free spins.

I do love a generous slug of free spins! It’s worth taking note that during this mode, Happy Spins bonus re-spins can be triggered, and if this occurs it will pause your free games until you’ve played your side game. Then your free games will resume. How very civilised!

There is also a natty duo of Wild modifiers that can come into play during the Free Spins game. 3 Additional Wilds may pop onto your reels if you trigger the Walking Wilds- these are dished out by the character from Bloopers – a strange creature from yet another Elk game! With each of your spins, these tasty cake Wilds travel leftwards across the reels until the fall off the reels. But as they travel they make more potential winning combinations. Any Wilds that land during the free games can become Sticky Wilds adding to your chances of making a win. Bravo!

Verdict

Apart from the fun of testing yourself on which ELK Studios crop up in Birthday! slot, we love the multitude of bonuses. There are some serious birthday surprises in this game and it doesn’t need to be your special day.

Score: 4.5 bananas.