Birds! – Intro
We all know the hugely popular game ‘Angry Birds', and this year it's coming to movie theatres too. Capitalising on a theme that's captivated audiences for years and years, Betsoft has launched its take with its Birds! mobile slot. Colourful, vibrant and funny, birds of all shapes and sizes fly onto power lines, the Tweet o'Meter brings you ‘free flights', and the double up feature can see you increase every single win double-fold. Read our extensive Birds! mobile slot review to find out more about this avian themed game with unparalleled graphics.
About The Slot
As soon as you load Birds! up, you'll be met by the cute feathered cast of win scoring birdies. We haven't seen such a wildly crazy or amusing mobile slot for a long, long time! Somewhat resembling Birds on a Wire by Thunderkick – and there are actually three rows of birds on a wire – this slot gives us much more in terms of mind-blowing graphics.
There are some excellent features packed into this mobile slot, not counting the fact that it plays so smoothly on a couple of mobile devices that we've tested, including iOS and Android phones. Let us just pique your curiosity by telling you there are endless extra spins that you can earn and the colourful Wild birdies just keep showing up as if they were pigeons or something!
It's A Looker
We know that Betsoft are capable of creating mobile slots that look great, take the recent 4 Seasons mobile slot for example. And we honestly thought that we've seen every trick in the game design book with that game as the symbols were crafted to perfection, the animation was engaging and the storyline was great too.
Yet, Birds! just takes it to a whole different level, so if you've enjoyed the colourful Angry Birds flying about and exploding stuff, then we're convinced you'll love Birds! Cute, cartooney birds fly in from the left and plop down on three electric wires in a game. There is a big city backdrop and the Tweet o'Meter on the left (more on which below in the Features section).
Each bird is a different colour and has a particular character. For example, the green bird wears glasses and is somewhat of a geek, while the charming orange bird with a baseball cap throws a ball around when he gets to form a winning combo. Then, there is the lavish multicoloured Wild bird and the high paying yellow bird with a fancy up-do.
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The Wins Will Fly Into Your Lap
All in all, if you're not the type of person, who likes cute birds madly flying about, then Birds! will definitely not be for you. But perhaps hearing about the gameplay mechanics will persuade you anyway.
While it certainly isn't trail-blazing, Betsoft has chosen to allow players to get even more chances to win. So whenever you get three of the same coloured birds either horizontally or vertically, which will trigger a win, you can keep on going. What do we mean?
Well, just like in Gonzo's Quest and many other modern mobile slots too, the birds that make up the winning combo will fly off, the ones left floating will fall to the bottom-most position and brand new ones will fly onto the remaining free slots.
This doesn't necessarily ensure that you'll keep on getting win after win, but it sure increases your chances of that happening without you having to wager extra cash. Talking about wagering, you can choose to bet anywhere from 25 coins to 125 coins, which puts Birds! in the low variance slot range.
Oh and it's a pity that the slot doesn't pay horizontally, but supposedly the feature of extra spins is relatively easy to trigger, which should boost those winnings handsomely.
Game Features: Wilds, Re-Spins, Double Up and Extra Spins
Birds! has a nice selection of features that aren't going to blow our minds, but which are the fundamental mobile slot features that Betsoft couldn't say no. Wilds, re-spins, Double Up and extra spins – or ‘free flights' as they call it make up for the low level of base wins in this mobile slot. And while we covered the re-spins in the gameplay section above, let's talk about the rest in more depth here.
The Eccentric Wild Bird And The Gamble Feature
Every game needs a little bit of crazy in it and the bird with the most colourful plumage of all is the Wild symbol of the game. The great news is that it will replace for absolutely any other bird on the ‘reels' – whatever it takes to get you to a winning combination straight away.
As there are no scatter symbols in Birds!, there are also no exceptions for the Wild substitutions. Meanwhile, three or more of the Wild birds in a horizontal or vertical row will also award a massive lump of cash – up to 182 coins per Wild bird!
And with every single win on the reels, be it from regular birds or Wild ones, you can chose to Double Up. This means that you can choose either heads or tails of a coin, bet half of the win or all of it in a game of chance. You can keep going for as long as you're winning. Heavens know, you might be onto winning a massive sum of money if the luck is really on your side. Go ahead and flip that golden coin!
Watch That Tweet o'Meter To Get Extra Spins
Although there is no bonus round on Birds!, Betsoft have given us a little something to chirp about. Amicably called ‘free flights,' these can be accumulated by filling up the Tweet o'Meter on the left of your screen.
It will slowly get filled one bar after another as a winning flock of birds leaves the screen. In other words, with each ‘respin,' the meter will get you closer to extra spins and there is no symbol that can award extra spins to you instead. These re-spins have to be one after the other, otherwise the Tweet o'Meter empties and you start over.
Get at least four winning flights and you'll be awarded with eight extra spins, while getting five flights in a row will get you 12 extra spins and six flights will award a whopping 20 extra spins. Seven winning flights and more will get you a base number of 14 extra spins, plus the number of winning flights added to the total number of extra spins (e.g. 8 flights will mean you get 14+8=22 extra spins).
Theoretically, there is an unlimited number of extra spins that you can get as you can keep on collecting winning flocks in extra spins mode. This is an awesome feature and it's quite easy to get to it, thanks to the re-spin feature. Old birds leave the screen and new ones populate the screen to maximise your wins, just watch out for those limitless extra spins heading your way!