Sometimes you just need to think so incredibly out of the box that many think you’re insane, and honestly, we think that’s what has happened with The Incredible Balloon Machine slot game. It’s as bizarre as it is enticing and, when you throw those two features together, you could either get a disaster or a masterpiece.
Today, we’re going to try and figure out which of those two it is.
With no reels or rows, The Incredible Balloon Machine slot game is a tough one to explain. In the middle of the screen, there is a Balloon Machine which you need to activate to blow up a balloon. As you do so, you’ll hold down the spin button until you’ve placed a wager – and, of course, the longer you hold it, the higher the prize you can receive – that’s called the WiNCREASE system.
There is a multitude of different colours that pop up within the balloon machine, which ironically does remind us a bit of the movie “Up”.
The return to player (RTP) percentage is something that you always have to try and keep one eye on, even if you don’t necessarily believe it’s going to give you the best guidance on what you want to do in your slot. The Incredible Balloon Machine slot game’s reported RTP comes in at 96.75%, which can be looked upon as around the average mark or slightly above it. Between that and the medium volatility, we’d say you can expect a steadier stream of smaller wins.
You can get started with a small minimum stake of $/€/£0.20 if you don’t want to push your luck too much, and with a maximum stake of $/€/£40, you could walk away with some big winnings if you trigger the maximum winnings of 3,082x your initial stake.
We’re up in the sky on the visual side of things with a really laid back piece of theming, and while the design work isn’t particularly complex, the unique nature of the game itself more than makes up for that.
If you want to trigger the bonus game, you have to do so with a gold or black balloon. When it either blows up or pops a Pick Bonus game will reveal itself, where you can either take your winnings to the next level or use multipliers to do so.
The Incredible Balloon Machine slot game is so unbelievably different that it’s almost unfair to try and grade it up against other slots – even from the same provider. If you take it for what it is, then we think there’s a lot of fun to be had, mainly because the structure and idea itself is so simplistic.
The marketing is good and the execution is decent, and because of that, we think it’s worth your time – or, at the very least, worth a quick play or two.