Bouncy Balls 2 Review
Once upon a time, Playtech released a crazy game that centred on a group of bouncing balls that cascade and form wins. Many years later, Eyecon decided it was time for them to take up the mantle and transform the Bouncy Balls series into one that's relevant for 2021 - that's exactly how Bouncy Balls 2 was born.
This WTF slot plays on a 5x5 grid and uses the Cluster Pays mechanic to match up symbols. Aside from the crazy characters, you also have Free Spins and an expanding grid that can increase them up to 8x8!
It's clear that this slot was influenced by popular mobile games such as Angry Birds or even emojis with the design of the characters. There are multiple bouncing balls on the reels and they all have individual personalities through it. It's a cool little attention to detail which definitely brings the slot to life.
In terms of the background, it's a generic field with sunshine and butterflies. The butterflies are animated and there's a cute robin to the left, but that's about it. When you trigger free spins, you'll turn the background to nighttime which turns the bird into an owl - there are many tiny details like that which are extremely appreciated.
There isn't much in terms of music in the base game, but this changes throughout free spins are the music changes to a more upbeat song. The true star of the audio has to be the sounds of the balls which can either be endearing or annoying at times - but the sound settings aren't too far away.
As mentioned, this slot features the Cluster Pays mechanic which matches up wins of 5x5. The use of the Cluster Pays system is refreshing and makes the slot engaging to play without being too difficult.
All the menus can be found at the bottom right-hand side of the screen with a drop-down menu. The spin, autospin and bet level can easily be found to the right of the reels.
Surprisingly, Bouncy Balls 2 is a low volatility slot meaning that you'll gain frequent wins but they'll be less often. This slot has a maximum win of 11,000x your stake which is quite high for a low volatility slot!
The free spins are the easiest way to gain these wins as the grid expands and you basically spin until you land a win - which is amazing. As for the RTP, it's a low 95.29% which is under the average standard of 96% leading it to be slightly disappointing in terms of RTP.
We were pleasantly surprised in how fun this slot actually was and how enthralling it was to see clusters form. It's definitely a huge improvement on the original in terms of graphical enhancement and the gameplay with the expanding grid feature.
The only thing that lets it down is perhaps the lack of additional features and the low RTP - but it's definitely still worth a spin. If you love cute but annoying creatures in slots mixed with Cluster Pays, then check out Bouncy Balls 2.