One of Thunderkick’s more creative and certainly far more unique releases, Birds On A Wire is an online video slot game that strays from the traditional gameplay, design and presentation found in most of today’s online slots.
Birds On A Wire is essentially a 5-reel slot game, however it is played across 3 electric/telephone wires instead of rows and the reels do not spin in any way. Instead, when the players begin to play the different, multicoloured birds will fly off and make room for 15 more.
While gameplay proves to be something different with 17 paylines, this game still boasts the very same creative and rewarding bonus features that players have come to expect in releases from this developer, including wilds, multipliers, exploding symbols and a free spins bonus game with an Inwinity Spin.
Design and Gameplay
Like punters of online sports betting in the USA, players are presented with an attractive and somewhat simply interface when playing the slots game, with a backdrop of trees, fields and a bright blue sky placed behind the electric wires.
All necessary action buttons have been placed at the bottom of the screen for player, and more importantly newcomers’, convenience. On the left hand side players can use the menu button to check game rules and the paytable, while the right hand side offers the button needed to choose a bet between 0.10 and 100.00 coins, spin the reels and select the autoplay.
Birds On A Wire Symbols
There are as little as 7 different bird symbols in the Birds On A Wire slot games, which can all be identified by their difference in colour. The birds that hold slightly higher value are the brown, purple, green and light blue birds, while the lower value bird symbols are orange, pink and dark blue in colour.
Additionally, the game comes with 2 special symbols that don’t necessarily offer more value, but more opportunities to bring in big prizes. These include the wild symbol, which displays a very overweight black and gold striped bird, as well as a cardboard box cut to show 2 small eyes peeking through.
One of the bonus features in the base game of the Birds On A Wire video slots is the exploding symbols, or in this case electrocuted birds. This feature comes into play after every win a player lands, zapping the birds into thin air and making room for more to fly in.
This essentially occurs without spinning the reels again, meaning players can achieve more combinations for less risk. In addition, with each consecutive win comes a move up in the multiplier ladder, with a maximum multiplier of 5x available.
Birds On A Wire Free Spins Bonus
The cardboard box symbol is an important symbol in the Birds On A Wire slot, as it reveals a cat to players that land 3 or more anywhere on the reels. If this occurs, the cat will jump out from the cardboard box and scare away the birds to another set of powerlines where 10 free spins will play out.
The multipliers in this bonus feature are far more rewarding, ranging from 4x up to as much as 20x, providing some fairly decent wins should they be reached. Players will also be given an Inwinity Spin at the end of the free spins, which spins the reels until a win is achieved.