Watch The Birdie
If you have a passion for bird watching, or just birds in general, then you'll want to check out Watch the Birdie slots. This 5-reel, 15-payline game focuses on an ornithologist and a variety of exotic birds. It also offers some nice features, including a second-screen bonus round. Let's discuss these features and more in this review of Watch the Birdie.
Symbols and Theme
This game opens with a video that shows an ornithologist walking through a forest while birds flutter around. After the introduction, you're taken to the reels, which are made entirely of leaves and branches. This is a truly unique look that sells the theme. The only thing we don't get is the elevator music that plays throughout the game.
Symbols include a hatched chick (expanding wild), ornithologist (bonus), birdhouse (jackpot), lime-green bird, toucan, blue bird, rhea, yellow bird, dark-blue bird, and a purple bird. The jackpot symbol pays the most, offering 1,500 coins for a winning line with 5 symbols.
The graphics in this game are abstract, but definitely high-quality. Our only complaint is that it's hard to tell what some of the birds are, given how Watch the Birdie goes for a cartoonish look over realism. It's also worth noting that you get to hear birds chirping when you form wins.
Watch the Birdie Special Features and Bonuses
The hatched chick not only substitutes for other symbols to form wins, but it also expands to fill entire columns. When the chick hatches, you'll see it fly off while wild symbols move up and down the entire column.
When you land 3 or more birdhouses on the reels, you'll trigger the bonus round. During this bonus, the ornithologist has to find a specific bird among a batch of eggshells. Every shell you choose hatches to reveal the bird inside. You'll receive prizes for every selection, but you only have a limited amount of picks to find the correct bird. If you're able to do this, you'll receive a large bonus payout.
Watch the Birdie offers a nice variety of betting options that'll suit both low and high rollers. You can change coin size from $0.01 to $1.00, paylines from 1-15, and coins per line from 1-5. Add everything up and you're looking at a betting range of $0.01 to $65.00.
You'll also see Bet Max and Auto buttons beneath the reels. Bet Max quickly increases the number of paylines to 15. Auto keeps the reels spinning automatically with your betting preferences.
Final Thoughts on Watch the Birdie Slots
This game has a very niche theme that will mainly appeal to bird watchers and/or lovers. That said, not everybody will be in love with the theme. But most players will appreciate what Watch the Birdie has to offer from a slots perspective, including decent graphics, an expanding wild, and a fun bonus round.
Speaking of the bonus, we like how this takes you to a different screen where you try to find an exotic bird among eggshells. We also enjoy the animation of the expanding wild chick hatching and flying off. We think that any slots player will have fun giving Watch the Birdie a few spins. And they'll especially enjoy this game if they like birds on top of everything.