It is all well and good having loads of fancy features to look forward to but what most people want to know when loading up this game is how do you win a standard prize? That’s a very good question!
Regular wins do not occur on pay lines as such. Instead, the game developer has thought outside the box and has come up with this form of cluster pays system that looks similar to Pac-Man.
The four bird characters are of distinct colours and they will collect gems that share the same colour as them. The birds can only move to collect these symbols if they land adjacent in a horizontal or vertical manner.
Birds can also collect special symbols and wild symbols if they land next to them or if that special symbol has a power that can make them jump straight to it.
Collecting all of these symbols will start to fill up the meter at the top of the screen and when it is full, you grab yourself a special little feature.
There is also a dedicated bonus round that brings you some free spins and other benefits as well.
And remember, if you are only interested in playing the most exciting parts of this game and getting straight down to the features and other important areas, then you may be able to use the X-iter option to buy your way in. This will not be an option in the UK.
Here's how the features and free spins work.
When the meter is full, three treasure chests appear on the reels and reveal various feature symbols. There are six that can make their way into play.
The most basic of all is the Wild Symbol which will perform a fairly standard duty. Up next is the Transform Symbol which transforms a cluster of gems into the same colour as the bird that collected the transform symbol. Upgrade Symbols allow the bird that has collected the upgrade symbol to have all of its corresponding coloured gems upgraded to higher-value prizes.
Now we move on to a couple of extra special symbols that can land as part of the feature symbols modifier. Coins may land with a value attached that will be a multiplier of your total bet and this can vary in size.
Finally, we have the bomb symbols that will explode and increase the grid to a maximum of 8x8. They will also remove all symbols except feature symbols and the birds will fly away. The reels will re-spin and the birds come back to collect any available prizes.
After all of the fun and excitement of filling up your meter and receiving feature symbols, the free drops bonus is going to seem like a lazy Sunday afternoon.
You simply need to collect three bonus symbols and you will get five free spins, or drops as they like to call them over at ELK Studios.
Whatever grid size you are playing on when the bonus round is triggered is the size of the grid you will continue to play. All the aspects such as your gem value size will also continue into the bonus round as well.