Betsoft Gaming returns to conquer the market Birds slot
Betsoft Gaming is one of the oldest software providers in the world mainly focused on US players. Along with Top Game and Realtime Gaming, Betsoft is still welcoming players from the states to freely play their games. With the many changes in the past few years, these providers lost a great deal of their players, due to rogue casinos or limited game choice.
Still Betsoft Gaming decided to make a comeback on the gambling scene by launching their latest video pokie game, Birds. The management knew that by launching another standard 3D pokie no effect would be made, so another approach had to be used.
For a theme and game concept, Betsoft decided to borrow Thunderkicks very own Birds on a Wire. This pokie is already popular among players thanks to the original design and feature, so Betsoft decided to use that and improve it in any way possible. Since 3D design is a trademark for Betsoft, the most attention was invested in that part.
After a lot of work we get to see the end result and it is one of the best looking pokie games we had a chance to play so far. The 3D animations are really exceptional, capturing everything to the smallest detail. Visually everything looks great and is like nothing we’ve seen before, so we hope Betsoft will continue this trend in the future as well.
The pay table is weak except for the maximum 910 credits, which means that without a triggered feature your bankroll will decrease rapidly. What’s great in this pokie is that there are no pay lines on the reels, with wins formed between 3 or more neighboring identical symbols, horizontally or vertically only.
After a win, all symbols involved fly off the screen with new fresh symbols landing to fill in the gaps. This way several wins are possible at the cost of only 1 spin. Also if the number of consecutive wins reaches 4 or more, the Free Flights Feature is triggered with 8, 12, 20 or even an indefinite number of Free Flights. This is the main detail in Birds that will attract players to try their luck.
What We love
Birds seems like a great video pokie game thanks to a few known details. First the entire game concept and feature is copied from Birds on a Wire by Yggdrasil Software.
This is an already popular pokie in the industry with a big number of players, so many of them will give Birds a spin as well. Second the overall appearance of the game when you play it for the first time is mind blowing, thanks to the amazing 3D animations and visual effects overall.
Third the possibility for an indefinite or at least big number of Free Flights is always present and not too many players can resist that temptation.
What we Do not Like
Our biggest remark in Birds is the weak pay table. We expected to see bigger payouts attached to the symbols, which would contribute to a more dynamic base play.
Why not? The $0.50 minimum bet is decent to put in a serious number of spins. If you are lucky to hit a decent feature with a big number of Free Flights, medium to big wins are more than possible on the reels. Just like in any other video pokie game all you need is luck.