According to one definition, to “ball” is “to be highly regarded, influential, and affluent; a “player.” Someone pulling up in their superyacht to the Monaco Grand Prix, lighting up a King of Denmark cigar and chugging down a few bottles of Allsopp’s Arctic Ale. To avoid the possible backlash that such flamboyant displays of riches would inspire, Blueprint Gaming has cast anthropomorphized cats in the lead roles. The end result is a game with a vast, ballin’ environment to explore as well as characters with enormous personalities and traits.I
This is a street in a trendy neighborhood of Miami or Monaco, complete with palm trees and high-rise buildings and a muscle car or Lamborghini-style vehicle in the base game. The setting is bathed in a golden glow, as though the ballers live in a fantasy world where it is always summer and the regular people are always secretly envious of them. When you enter the bonus round, which is named Big Balls Free Spins (or Bigger Balls Free Spins, since there are a lot of balls), the setting changes to a marina. With a cool Beast Mode vibe, Blueprint Gaming has created a hilarious hangout for you to unleash your inner baller.
Bets ranging from 20 pence to £/€10 can be placed from any device, including tablets, mobile phones, and desktop computers. There is no information provided on whether the RTP value varies while purchasing free spins or activating the Ballin’ Bet, making this a medium-volatile slot with a maximum RTP value of 96.01% (lower values are possible). When activated, the Ballin’ Bet raises the stake by 25%, making it more likely that the player will spend enough money to unlock the bonus.
The action takes place on a game grid that resembles a half-diamond and features 5 reels with a 3443 layout of symbols. There are 20 different ways to win, and combos are made when three or more identical symbols appear on a payline in left-to-right order across successive reels. Opening the paytable reveals symbols representing high rollers and their entourages, including J through A royals rendered in a typeface reminiscent of a dollar bill, gold watches, gold rings, and four-character cats. striking a line of cats pays 5–25 times the stake, but striking a line of non-character symbols pays just 0.5–2.5x the wager.
Wild stars appear on reels 2, 3, and 4, helping out by substituting for all symbols except the scatter. Wild multipliers of up to x3 can appear on the middle three reels throughout the main game and bonus rounds. In addition, the regular game might have a Super Star Wild symbol. When it does, it turns itself and all symbols above it into wilds that double the value of the symbols below them. If there is a wild above a Super Star Wild, and it wasn’t previously an x3 multiplier, it will become one.
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Ballin’s features are straightforward, consisting of free spins with Big Balls and even bigger free spins with Even Bigger Balls, or the Super Star Bonus. Both types of bonus rounds are available for purchase.
Super Free Spins with Huge Balls
The Big Balls Free Spins feature is activated by landing bonus symbols on reels 1 and 3, plus a Big Balls sign on reel 5. If a wild multiplier appears on a reel during the feature, it will remain there for the duration of the bonus game. When wild symbols fill a complete reel, the player receives an extra +4 free games. This is a maximum three-time occurrence. In Big Balls Free Spins, Super Star Wilds are not available.
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6 Even Bigger Balls Free Spins are triggered by landing bonus symbols on reels 1 and 3, as well as a Super Star symbol on wheel 5. The same wilds with multipliers emerge on reels 2 through 4 and remain there until the feature finishes. Sticky wilds can expand to span an entire reel, awarding an additional two free spins (up to three times). The presence of the Super Star Wilds is a definite plus for this bonus round.
Pay for Extra Spins
Players may purchase either Big Balls Free Spins or Super Star Free Spins (the player gets to choose which one) for 100x the stake, or they can ensure the Super Star Bonus for 150x the bet by clicking the bonus buy button if it is there.
Judgment: Slot Machine Win
Multipliers with sticky wilds are like pizza in that respect. You can find some redeeming qualities in even the worst pizza. Fortunately, Ballin’ is not a bad video slot machine. The Fishin’ Frenzy, Goonies, Eye of Horus, and Bison, Megaways styles of games that Blueprint Gaming is most known for are not what they are currently working on. Both Ballin’ and The G.O.A.T. have a ‘cool’ edge that would be more cringeworthy if it weren’t for the fact that the protagonists are animals rather than humans. Quite the opposite, Ballin’s ‘Show me that cheddar’ thing has been presented in a sophisticated and ultimately delightful way, with the opulent quality of the game’s graphics enhancing the hilarious tone.
The wild multipliers and Super Star symbols added to Ballin’s base game keep the action humming along. However, when a bonus round is activated, the brakes may be let off and the game given its moment to shine. Sticky wild multipliers have already been extensively discussed. Classics like NetEnt’s Dead or Alive 2 and more recent blockbusters like Relax Gaming’s hip hop slot Top Dawg$ show that they can be a huge success. The highly sought-after Super Star Wild is a novel addition by Blueprint Gaming that can alter an entire reel and perhaps trigger a bonus round all at once. Even while huge payouts aren’t guaranteed, victories of up to almost 10,000 times the wager are conceivable.
Being a baller isn’t always like being a player on a sunny summer day, but there are much more pros than cons. Ballin’ reveals a previously unseen facet of Blueprint Gaming, one that is both sleek and, yeah, ballsy, all while offering potentially thrilling sticky wild multiplier action.