Birds on a Wire

Birds on a Wire is a five-reeler from Thunderkick, featuring superb gameplay and an imaginative visual format. Instead of offering you three lines of symbols as you’d get on a typical online slot, here you’re given three telephone lines each with five colourful birds sitting on it. Land a win and the birds that sit on the valid payline are subjected to an electric shock from the wire. They then vanish in a nuclear-style flash, leaving just a few feathers floating behind. Birds from above - known as Dropping Symbols - then drop into their place for potential extra wins.

Birds on a Wire slot: tips

High Voltage Multipliers apply to line wins, increasing with each successive win generated by Dropping Symbols. These, however, are far greater during the free spins round: a run of three Dropping Symbol wins in a free spins round will yield a 20 times multiplier, which is how you achieve the maximum return on this game.

Birds on a Wire winning symbols

There are seven standard symbols offering payouts of 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 times bet when five matching symbols appear on a valid payline. The wild symbol, however, is worth 200 times bet under the same circumstances. The bonus symbol is a mysterious bird of undisclosed lineage that wears a paper bag on its head. Three of these triggers the free spins round, with any further bonus symbols yielding two additional spins.

Birds on a Wire gameplay

What looks like a casino chip bearing the number ‘1’ is actually your bet level selector, offering 14 options from 0.10 to 100 coins. Make your choice and use the larger circular arrow button to start spinning, Alternatively, use the smaller button with the right-facing arrow to set the number of spins you’d like for auto-spin.

Gameplay table

Lines: There are 17 paylines and all are permanently activated

Level: There’s no level control on this slot

Coin value: Ranges from 0.10 to 100

Spin: Use the button on the bottom right to spin or auto-spin

Max bet: This is set at 100 coins

Autoplay: Options range from 5 to 5,000 spins, and you can choose to stop the game when a feature kicks in.

Birds on a Wire special features

Land three bonus symbols anywhere on the wires and you’ll be given ten free spins, with additional bonus symbols giving you two further spins, up to a total of 34.

On top of this there’s an extra offer when you’ve used up all your free spins. The Inwinity feature kicks in at this point, and will keep the game spinning until you achieve a line win.

Does the Birds on a Wire game have a jackpot feature?

There’s no progressive prize with Birds on a Wire, though, with a multiplier of up to 20 times in the free spins round, there’s really no need for one. Additionally, five wild symbols along a payline will result in a win of 20,000 coins at the maximum bet level.

Birds on a Wire payouts and wagering limits

Apply a 20 times multiplier to the highest line win and you’re looking at a 400,000 coin payout. Multipliers for standard line wins are set at 2x, 3x and 5x, going up with each successive Dropping Symbol win. Move over to free spins mode, though, and these multipliers change to 8x, 12x and 20x. The RTP figure for Birds on a Wire is an impressive 96%, which bears up well in comparison to other online slots.

Playing Birds on a Wire slot on mobile

Birds on a Wire lends itself to mobile play, as your bet level is made off-screen and the number of lines is set for you. This minimises the number of controls needed. All major devices are supported.

Why play Birds on a Wire slot?

First up, Birds on a Wire takes light-hearted approach to a somewhat macabre theme. Also, the Inwinity feature let’s you land at least one line win at the end of a free spins round.