The birds featured in the Big Time Gaming slot title Feathered Frenzy bear a striking resemblance to some of those that appear in the Angry Birds computer game, but this lot are much friendlier-looking, to the point of being cute and goofy.
The game plays on a simple, large-format slot layout; the wooden frame and reels are festooned with grass and ivy, and the large icons fill the three windows on each of the five reels. A random pattern of LED lights around the wooden frame helps add to the visual appeal, and the birds animate amusingly whenever they feature in a win.
Players can adjust the number of Feathered Frenzy slot paylines they play on each spin, from 1 to 20. They can also vary their bets per line from 0.01 to 10.00 in the relevant currency, so those on a budget can still cover all 20 paylines for just 0.20 a spin, while the high rollers can splash out on total bets of 200.00.
Eleven Regular Symbols in Play
Like a lot of Mac pokies, Feathered Frenzy makes use of six Poker slot standards: the A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. These are wrought in heavy gold letters and numerals, inlaid with semi-precious stones. The A wins 125 coins for Five of a Kind, and all winning combinations must run in unbroken sequence from Reel 1.
The other five regular symbols are all birds; a pointy-headed red bird, a sparrow-like blue-and-yellow bird, a brown owl, a bright green parrot and a striking black, white and yellow toucan. The parrot and the toucan are the only regular icons that pay prizes for matches of two or better; all the other symbols require at least Three of a Kind to win anything. The parrot and toucan are also paid at equal values, each winning a top prize of 750 coins for Five of a Kind.
Wild can Score the Top Win
The Feathered Frenzy slot’s Wild is a solid gold hawk, fulfilling the usual slot function of substituting for any other symbols except the Scatter to create more wins. The prize for any wins featuring the Wild are automatically doubled, as well.
The Wild can also win prizes of its own, for matching combos of two or more on the same payline, as long as they also run consecutively from Reel 1. Wild combos pay 10, 200, 2,000 or 10,000 coins for Two, Three, Four or Five of a Kind.
Scatter Triggers Bonuses and Multipliers
A shiny golden egg is the Feathered Frenzy Scatter, and like many slot Scatters it also has a dual function. Three or more Scatters in any position on the reels triggers a bonus round of 15 free spins, during which all wins are trebled. Free spins can also be retriggered by another three Scatters during the bonus round.
But two or more Scatters also win an instant prize; a multiplier applied to the total bet for the spin. Players can win a multiplier of X2, X5, X20 or X100 for two, three, four or five Scatters.