About Garden Party
Garden Party is a really well designed slot. You’ve got a beautiful floral backdrop with orbs of pollen floating around on a cool summertime breeze. The reel art looks like it’s been concocted at a vicarage fête and features sundials, summer hats, and roses amongst the game’s symbols. It’s worth mentioning the wonderful animations, most of which consist of insects that buzz and fly around when you hit winning combinations, are amazing. When you stop in two of the game’s bonus scatters, not only is there an acceleration effect, but the reels also get covered in fast-crawling ladybirds around the edges.
Another area in which Garden Party excels is in its audio. Here you get a wonderfully twee soundtrack that plays during the normal reel game, but then when you get into the free spin bonus round there’s a whole new level of fun as your reels spin with an Irish sounding jig – we don’t know why this style of music was chosen here, but it absolutely adds to the excitement of the game. If you’re looking for more information on how the Garden Party Multi-Way Xtra system works then we have a full description in our Treasures of Troy article, as this was the first ever slot machine to feature this innovative win system. Mathematically speaking, this pays you out not only for combinations of symbols across the reels, but also adds an additional multiplier for every permutation you hit too, giving you the chance to ramp up your prizes.
What about bonus action on Garden Party? Well this machine has a free spin round with a difference. Stop in three of the garden gnome symbols to start up this round, which sees you taken to a selection screen. Here you have a choice of different spins an multipliers. The more spins you go for, the lower the multiplier, and vice-versa. This gives you a little bit more flexibility that your average free spin bonus, and naturally, as with most IGT titles, you can hit the three bonus scatters to re-trigger this bonus at the same level again and again (up to three times).