We love a good online slot. Every now and then, one comes around which is simply enjoyable to play – Birthday! is exactly that! From the charismatic characters to the jumbly music, silky animations, and meaty payouts, there’s very little to dislike about ELK’s latest creation.
Without further ado, let’s dive right into the action and see what surprises are in store!
As you’d expect from the name Birthday! this slot is full of surprises and celebrations, all taking place at an uptown bar in New York. It’s classy, laid back, and stylish!
Gameplay Overview & Symbols
As we said, the whole game takes place in this classy NY bar – where, of course, it’s the upmarket clientele only. The design is beautiful (razor-sharp graphics, smooth animation, and awesome looking characters!) and it plays pretty generously from what we’ve seen in testing.
There are a bunch of stylish symbols:
- The Birthday! symbol
With an RTP of 96.3% and a potential prize of 250,000 coins on the line, Birthday! is serious about payouts. If you can trigger the Happy Spins and get the right result there, it will be worth dozens of times your stake at the least!
At any time during base gameplay, you can hear the doorbell ring – that means a guest has arrived! Like a more subdued version of The Avengers, characters from different ELK games will appear on the reels to shower you with bonuses. For your enjoyment, here is the list of guests and their special bonuses:
- Camel (Hidden) – Awards respins until 3-5 winning combinations have appeared.
- Mr Lake (Lake’s Five) – Awards continuous respins until you win 5-of-a-kind.
- Electric Sam (Electric Sam) – Whenever a preselected symbol appears on the reels, it is frozen in place and respins occur.
- Matador (Wild Toro) – The matador will choose a symbol and it gives you respins until a winning combination using that symbol is made. Fingers crossed he picks a good one!
- Anne Bonny (Wild Seas) – Continuous respins until you are paid a return of 15x or more.
Incredibly, the birthday fun doesn’t stop there! Another character (Soundtech Blooper from Bloopers) can rock up at anytime and award up to 3 sticky wilds anywhere on the reels – these will remain throughout your respins! There are also walking wilds which, again, can appear anytime.
Finally, there is Maggie, who, if she appears dully on the reels, awards 10 free spins. Easy as that, and they can be re-triggered indefinitely!
While Birthday! is a great game all-around, it’s the respins which really make it. There are so many options and variations that you really can’t know what to expect next. This, coupled with the beautiful design and smooth animation, means we’re looking at a top quality game!
Great work, ELK!