Instead of reels. The Birdz Slot adds an clever design twist by changing them to telegraph wires instead. On either side of the reels we see the telegraph poles and in the middle, the familiar sight of birds sitting along and squawking away. A spin of the reels sees the birds fly away, with a new set of birds flying in and landing on the reels to create new combinations. Each combination of vivid birds brightens the screen – including Orange, Green, Black, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Brown and Red – and brighten our spirits when they land in winning combos and help us climb the Bonus Trail.
Instead of a bird being the slot’s Wild, OpenBet flips the bird and egg question by making the Egg symbol Wild – another clever twist. When we land a winning combination during the base game, the birds pop away to allow new birds to land on the wires. Here we have the possibility of again creating new winning combinations with each successive win, but with each successful combo we climb a place on the Birdz Bonus Trail. It sits to the left of the reels and kicks in when we no longer score a winning combo.
The Bonus Trail features include:
Shotgun: One shotgun blast later and one of the birds becomes all feathers, with a new bird replacing it and potentially creating a new winning combo.
Shotgun x2: As above, but times two.
Zap: A wire is electrified, zapping the birds on a wire to be replaced by new ones.
Scarecrow: All birds are scared away and replaced.
Pecking order: At least three of the lower value symbols are replaced with higher ones.
Cracking Wilds: All the symbols on reels one, two or three are turned Wild.
The randomly-triggered Bird Blitz feature sees a storm coming, causing all birds to fly away and back again until we find a winning combo.