Birds & Blooms Slot

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Birds & Blooms is a 5-reel, max 88-pay line online slot from Genesis Gaming. There are two things to immediately bring to your attention here. First is the news that this slot has nothing to do with the magazine 'Birds & Blooms' (which is an American publication that we have never heard of anyway, to be honest. It's for people who like to cultivate their gardens in the hope of attractive thousands of feathered friends). The second is that this slot has a very nice RTP ('return to player' – the expected percentage of cash returned to the player over an extended playing session) of ninety-seven percent!

This slot is a very colourful-looking one, as you might expect with any slot that features birdies. We are not onortho- … ornotho- … bird experts by any stretch of anyone's imagination, so we can't tell you the exact breeds of birds that are featured on this slots game, except one that is most definitely a hoopoe – or at least we think so. What we can tell you for definite is that our feathered buddies are joined on the reels by playing card values nine through to ace.

There are eighty-eight pay lines in this game. That's an unusual figure, but it's made possible by the fact that this slot has four rows, as opposed to the usual three. All eighty-eight pay lines are selectable, so if you are desperate to play a slot with forty-seven active pay lines, here's your chance! Your coin size options range from 0.01 to 10.00, so you have a wide range of betting options available. When you're ready to do a bit of twitching, hit the spin button.

Payout & bonus rounds

The lowest payouts in this slot are for three nines, tens or jacks. Landing such a combination will win you five coins. The jackpot prize is won for spotting five birds with yellow and green plummage and a red breast (we think it might be a lorikeet, but please don't quote us on that). Doing so will win you one thousand coins.

You can also hatch yourself one thousand coins by landing five wild symbols. The wild is a yellow-headed bird sitting on its open cage door (it's gone wild, you see?). You can win two coins by landing two wilds on an active pay line, and the wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol …

… speaking of which, the scatter symbol is a Chinese-looking nesting box. You need to land at least three anywhere on the reels to win a pay out, and when you do this you are also awarded ten free spins.

During free spins any wild symbols that land will 'lock' and remain in place for the rest of your freebies. You cannot re-trigger free spins, unfortunately.

You don't have to be a bird-brain to enjoy this slot, but really this slot is not really something to crow about. The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted that this is a very basic game, with only rudimentary features, so it's not very eggs-iting. However, we do advise you not to be chicken – try this game and see it it terns you on!