Happy Birds Bring Slots Rewards
It looks like the developers at iSoftBet have taken a certain addictive computer game involving birds that are definitely NOT happy as their inspiration for the Happy Birds title. The iSoftBet birds are so much happier because they are drawn much more realistically and recognisably, and also because nobody is catapulting them into obstacles, probably.
All in all, Happy Birds is a light-hearted five-reel, three-windows-per-reel slot that features cute birds and some fun bonus features. The semi-transparent reels, framed by fence posts and birdhouses, spin in front of a white-picket-fence suburban neighbourhood. Happy Birds is a 243 Ways slot, meaning it has no pay lines. Winning combos are formed by three or more matching symbols as long as they appear anywhere on adjacent reels starting on Reel 1, giving a total of 243 possible winning combinations.
Total Bet Can be Adjusted
Because it features no pay lines, Happy Birds does not let players adjust line bets. Instead, players must decided on total bet for the spin, which can be set in five increments between 2.50 and 12.50 in the slot site’s currency. Prizes are therefore given on the pay table as absolute amounts, according to the player’s bet level, rather than as multiples of a line bet. All wins described in this review relate to a player staking the lowest bet, 2.50.
Six Poker Symbols and Four Birds
Poker symbols in playful multi-coloured fonts make up the six low-value symbols; 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. All symbols require three of a kind or better to win prizes, and 9 and 10 both win 0.30 for a triple match. J, Q, K or A all win 0.50 for three of a kind, with the prizes increasing at various intervals to the best win in this section; 3.00 for five As.
There are three birds with set values: a yellow canary wins 1.00, 4.00 or 7.00 for three, four or five matches. The toucan wins 1.00, 5.00 or 10.00 for the same sequence, and the blue-and-yellow parrot wins 2.00, 5.00 or 40.00. All three of these birds together are shown on the Bonus Icon.
A hovering kingfisher in many beautiful hues is the Happy Birds Wild. The only icons it won’t substitute for are the Bonus icon and the Magic Hoop symbols.
Two Bonus Possibilities
The three-bird Bonus Icon, if it appears three times anywhere on the reels, triggers the Happy Birds bonus feature on a new screen. The player is faced with a sky full of hot-air balloons, and must shoot down their choice of balloons to reveal extra coins and win multipliers.
The Magic Hoop appears only on Reels 2 and 4, and when it occurs on both reels at the same time, it triggers a random number of free spins. During free spins, extra Wilds are added to the reels at random, giving the players better chances at creating winning combos. In the 243 Ways format, these extra Wilds can score big wins by creating multiple different winning combos at the same time.