Take flight with Potty, Rocky and Loopy in Crazy Birds, a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot from Novomatic. These anarchic avians can deliver extra wilds, cascade spins and a wheel bonus that offers cash awards and win spins. There is also a pick me round and a free spins feature. Play on all devices from 20p to £40 per spin.
Novomatic have upped their game in terms of design in recent times and Crazy Birds is a case in point. Set against a green jungle backdrop, you’ll see brightly coloured playing cards spinning around the reels alongside eggs, carved masks and totems. There’s also a gold coin which spins fully stacked and offers awards of up to 12.5 times your bet per payline.
The pink parrot is the wild – it replaces everything bar the Pool Party and Free Spin scatters. Look out for the 3 animated birds that can spring into life and deliver a special modifier extra:
- Potty feature – extra wilds are added to the reels here.
- Rocky feature – the red bird triggers a cascading reels spin. He punches the reels to remove symbols and new ones drop in and replace them. The symbol drops continue as long as new winning combination is created.
- Loopy feature – if Loopy appears following a losing spin, you’ll get to spin a bonus wheel. This offers awards of up to 25 times your stake, guaranteed win spins or a trigger of 1 of the 2 main bonus features (described below).
Pool Party feature – this can be triggered by landing it via the wheel or hitting the 2×2 Pool Party symbols on reels 1 and 2. Pick 1 of the birds to fall from pool to pool and collect prizes as they drop. If you’re lucky, another bird may fall and add extra prizes to your total.
Free Spins feature – this is triggered by landing the 2×2 Free Spins symbols or via the bonus wheel. You’ll start with 5 free spins but there’s plenty of scope to add more – indefinitely. Expect to see plenty of extra wilds here too when a wild lands on the reels.
Crazy Birds isn’t as volatile as some Novomatic video slots but the medium variance offers a balance of payouts. With decent design and a wide variety of features, this is something of a departure for a Novomatic game which are usually simple, stripped back affairs.
It all comes together rather nicely. If you like the avian theme, these feathered friends can deliver plenty of madcap entertainment. If you want jungle adventure, Playtech’s Jungle Giants and NetEnt’s Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild are superb options.