ELK Studios Birthday! Slot Review and Free Play


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ELK Studios has invited some of its favourite video slot characters to a party like no other in Birthday! It’s a 5 reel, 178 ways to win video slot that comes with 5 respin mini features with modifier extras and a free spins round. Look out for sticky and walking wilds that can hit in either the respins or free spins. Stakes range from between 10p and £50 per spin.

Like most Scandinavian developers, video slots from the Stockholm-based ELK Studios are usually very easy on the eye and that’s true of Birthday! The reels are set against a bar backdrop and include balloons, cocktails, flowers and cakes. The most rewarding symbol is the Birthday! logo which gives you 15 times your bet for 5 in combination.

This party features some very special guests. Characters from some of ELK Studios’ most popular games make cameo appearances here. When the doorbell rings, you’ll trigger the Happy Spins feature – this is a respin with special modifier extras:

  • The Camel – the respins here will get you 3, 4 or 5 guaranteed winning spins.
  • Mr Lake – the moose brings with him respins that continue until you hit a 5-of-a-kind winner.
  • Electric Sam – Sam picks a symbol at random. As long as 1 of that symbol lands, the respins keep on coming. A final payout is then made.
  • The Matador – the Matador picks a symbol. The respins continue until you land a winner that features the symbol chosen by the Matador.
  • Anne Bonny – pirate Ann Bonny brings with her respins which keep on coming until you land a winner of at least 15 times your stake.

Birthday! also comes with a Free Spins feature – this is triggered when Maggie the troll rings the doorbell. Her birthday gift is 10 free spins. She can also deliver unlimited retriggers too. The Happy Spins feature can arrive during the free spins round too to give you even bigger wins.

Look out too for the Soundtech Blooper (who looks a bit like a Minion) – he can award 2 wild extras during the Happy Spins feature or the Free Spins feature. On offer are up to 3 sticky wilds that remain in place for any spins or respins you have left or walking wilds that move 1 reel to the left with each respin/free spin until they drop off the reels.

Finally, if Maggie (from Sam on the Beach) makes an appearance, the Free Spins feature will be accessed – you begin with 10 free spins but Maggie can ring the doorbell again to give you 10 more free spins. She can do this numerous times for unlimited free spins.

Also, the Happy Spins feature can randomly come into play so you can benefit from guaranteed winning free spins, 5 of a kind combos, symbol strikes, guaranteed wins with a particular symbol and wins of 15 times your bet or more.

This birthday party is an enjoyable one. The guests are a welcome addition, bringing with them plenty of goodies. There’s enough volatility on offer here to keep things interesting if you’re chasing a hefty payout too. The variance gets up to the high category – you can win an impressive 5,000 times your bet on every spin/respin/free spin.

As usual for an ELK Studios video slot, the design is very nicely done, especially if you’re using a mobile or tablet. The theme seems a bit cheesy but the Happy Spins and Free Spins feature make this Birthday! party well worth attending. If you like ELK Studios offerings, I recommend Wild Toro which has won numerous awards.

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