Coming from a developer that’s known for taking its time when it comes to releasing new slots, Birthday proposes a new theme, one that revolves around a birthday party. ELK Studios is the company that gives us this slot.
In Birthday, you will load up a game area that’s 5 reels wide and 4 symbols high, with a total of 178 pay lines forming up on them. You get paid even as much as $250,000 in a single spin and you get a lot of cool features as well, including Happy Spins and three types of wilds.
Betting and Prizes
The betting is done in this game on 178 lines, but all you have to worry about is the total wager that is selected. You have the option to go very low, even to $0.10, and you will still get all the lines active. You can also go high, up to $50 at most.
If we look at the top potential of the game, then that’s going to look quite good, Birthday promising to offer rewards even of up to 5,000x in a single round, which could mean $250,000 cash. It’s not likely, obviously, but this still shows that the game has big potential. Speaking of potential, the slot’s average RTP is 96.3%, another clue which tells us that the game is worth pursuing.
Birthday Slot Features
Several interesting features have been added to Birthday, and among those you will find the three types of wilds, though only one will be available in the base game. The other two are added to the Free Spins and the Happy Spins.
The Happy Spins are the ones that trigger at random, so there is no way to get them to start through regular symbols. There are five variants that you can get here, and they mostly involve respins which will be announced by a doorbell sound.
The respins will typically continue until a certain thing happens. You can get respins until you get a 5-symbol combo, until you have anywhere from 3 to 5 wins, for as long as a certain icon keeps appearing, or until you get a win from a certain symbol or a round with a big win.
The Birthday Free Spins on the other hand are going to be activated by Maggie, one of the characters that appears in this game. She gives you 10 free spins and inside there will be Walking Wilds or Sticky Wilds to take advantage of.
Theme & Design
The birthday party is taking place in a bar and for its guests it will borrow from games like Wild Torro or Electric Sam, so you’re going to see trolls and bulls inside, and they’re going to be familiar if you played ELK titles in the past.
The bull is acting as the bartender, with balloons and cocktails everywhere around. The symbols are often going to be balloons of different colors and shapes, but also flowers, cocktails, presents and delicious birthday cake. I enjoyed the graphics, and particularly the fact that they implemented characters from multiple slot machines that they released over the years, so it really feels like a birthday slot machine, for ELK Studios that is.
Birthday is one of over a dozen slots available from ELK, an interesting title both theme and feature wise, and which can also pay reasonably well.