Tweet, Tweet! Take flight with Happy Birds. Go on a tropical adventure with our colourful friends and be in with the chance of winning big! With free spins and the possibility to play in the bonus rounds Happy Birds is all you need to chirp yourself up!
User Guide / Rules
The goal is to obtain a winning combination on at least one of 243 ways spread across the reels.
2. GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
|Language variations||IT, EN, FR, ES, DE|
|Number of Reels||5|
|Number of Rows||3|
|Coin values in Euros||0.01, 0.02, 0.05|
|Default coin value*||0.01|
|Default coins bet*||BET 5|
|Default Number or Active Ways||243 Ways|
|Number of ways||243 Ways|
|Number of coins||25 Coins|
|Minimum Bet||0.01 COIN VALUE times 25 COINS (BET 1)|
|Maximum Bet||1 COIN VALUE times 125 COINS (BET 5)|
|Jackpot*||125000 Coins (during bonus round)|
Note: The Default coin value* and Default coins bet* apply to the first time the game is loaded. The coin value, and number of coins used in the last game played are saved automatically before closing the game session. When a new game session is started, the saved values are loaded so you can continue where you left off.
The Jackpot* is the amount you can win and you can win it during the bonus. The Jackpot is available only at maximum bet.
Note: The game will disconnect if no actions are taken for 45 consecutive minutes; the session recovery feature will save the game progress so that the next time the game is loaded, you can continue where you left off.
In the event of technical difficulties resulting a dropped connection to the game server, the game you were playing is saved automatically and will load the next time you establish a connection to the game server. You will not be able to reconnect to the game server for the first 30 seconds after the disconnection.
2.1. Disconnection during the game
- Disconnection while reels are spinning – once the player logs back to the game, the spin will have been completed. If a win was involved, the prize will have been added to the balance.
- Disconnection after the free spins are triggered but before starting the free spins – the game resumes from the point of disconnection
- Disconnection during free spins – the game resumes from the point of disconnection
- Disconnection during Bonus– the game resumes from the point of disconnection (you may need to select your bird)
Note: In case of malfunction all pays and play are voided; any bet that was not yet accepted will be voided, any bet that was unsettled will be refunded.
3. MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
The minimum hardware requirements are:
- Pentium with 1-gigahertz (GHz) processor or faster
- At least 256 megabytes of RAM (512 MB is recommended)
- At least 300 megabytes of available space on the hard disk
- Keyboard and Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
- Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
3.2. Instant Play
In order to launch Instant Play, you need to have installed Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or newer.
|Microsoft® Windows®||Mac OS X||Linux® and Solaris™|
|Processor||Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz, AMD Athlon® 600MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)||Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
|800MHz or faster processor|
|Memory||128MB of RAM||128MB of RAM||512MB of RAM|
|Graphics memory||128MB of graphics memory|
Instant Play is supported on any desktop operating systems and browsers that support Flash Player 9+.
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server 2003,
|Internet Explorer 6.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above,
Safari 3.0 and above,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL 9.0 and above
|Mac OS||Mac OS X 10.6,
Mac OS X 10.5,
Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel),
Mac OS X 10.4 (PowerPC)
|Safari 3.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL Desktop for Mac 1.0 and above
|Linux||Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later,
openSUSE® 11 or later,
Ubuntu 7.10 or later
|Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above,
SeaMonkey 1.11 and above
|Solaris||Solaris™ 10||Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above|
The game screen has the following sections:
- the upper-right section – the Game options button
- the upper left section – the Shortcuts button
- the middle section – the slot reels
- the lower section – displays the current balance and the game buttons:
o the BET (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and SPIN buttons
o the autoplay feature button: AUTO SPIN
o the WINNINGS box
o the coin value select button
Note: The BALANCE field displays your current game balance in Euros.
5. HOW TO PLAY
After the game has finished loading, select the coin value you want to play on. You can see the coin value on the bottom right corner of the screen, and you can change it at any time by clicking it. The selectable coin values are 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50 and 1 in Euros.
To change the amount bet, click one of the BET (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) buttons. The BET buttons spin the slots one time.
Note: BET 1 places a bet of 1 coin, BET 2 places a bet of 2 coins, BET 3 places a bet of 3 coins, BET 4 places a bet of 4 coins and BET 5 places a bet of 5 coins. Your bet will be: the coin bet (BET 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) times selected coin value times 25 coins.
Click the SPIN button to spin the reels one time using the selected BET.
You can stop the reels faster by clicking the STOP button – or you can wait for the reels to stop by themselves.
If you want to continue the game play with the previously played coins and coin value, click the ‘Spin’ button.
If you do not have enough money to play a game, the bet (coin value*coins) can be set to the minimum selectable amount through a dialog window informing about this.
6. Special Symbol and Features
- The Wild symbol replaces any other symbol except Bonus and Magic Hoop, during normal and free spins
6.2. Free spins
Free spins are triggered when the Magic Hoop symbol appears anywhere on reels 2 and 4, at the same time – a random number of free spins are awarded.
During each free spin, one of the following will occur:
- one or more random symbols on the screen (except on reel 1) become wild, only if, by becoming wild a winning combination is formed
- a random reel, except reel 1, becomes wild, only if, by becoming wild, a winning combination is formed
- 4 adjacent symbols on the screen (except on reel 1) forming a 2×2 square become wild, only if, by becoming wild, a winning combination is formed
Note: During free spins, Bonus and Magic Hoop symbols are not transformed into wild.
During free spins, other free spins can be triggered; there is no limit to how many times free spins are re-triggered.
During free spins, the amount bet remains the same as the bet on the spin that has triggered the free spins and cannot be changed.
Three or more Bonus symbols anywhere on the screen trigger the bonus round.
When the bonus round starts you have to pick one of the three birds.
During the bonus round, click the balloons you want to target and shot in order to win a prize:
- a random amount – each amount won is added to the total bonus win, after the current multiplier is applied
- x2 to x10 multipliers – each multiplier is applied to the next amount you win
The current multiplier is displayed on the left side of the screen in the MULTIPLIER box. The current winnings are displayed on the right side of the screen in the WIN box.
The bonus round ends when the balloon you hit shows: BONUS END.
A summary of the amounts won for each awarded multiplier is displayed at the end of the bonus round. The total bonus winnings are added to the total winnings.
To view the game rules and symbol explanations, click the Paytable button.
The 243 Ways pays from left to right, regardless of the symbol position on each reel.
The winning combination must start on the first reel and continue on the second reel and so on (any position); the symbols may be considered as acting like adjacent traditional Scatter symbols.
A way is made up of all symbols of the same kind that appear on adjacent reels, starting with reel 1 and ending at the reel on which a symbol of the same kind does not appear.
The length of a way is represented by the number of reels on which symbols that belong to that way appear. The minimum length is 3 reels and the maximum length is 5 reels.
The number of ways is determined by multiplying the total number of symbols of the same kind that appear on each of the reels of a way.
Example: On reel 1, there is 1 winning symbol, on reel 2 there are 3 winning symbols and on reel 3 there are 2 winning symbols, resulting in 6 ways: 1 x 3 x 2 = 6 ways.
The in-game paytable is calculated dynamically and lists the prizes for winning combinations, depending on the number of coins you bet and the coin value that you select and the base payout values displayed in the table below. All prizes shown in the in-game paytable are in Euros.
The payouts displayed in the in-game paytable are calculated as follows: coin value times coin bet (Bet 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) times base payout value for the winning combination (shown in the table below).
The base payout values for winning symbols for the length of a way are shown below:
|Symbol||3 reels||4 reels||5 reels|
All winnings are paid from left to right.
Wins on different ways are all added.
The wins from Free Spins are added to the total balance.
Only the highest winning combination on each way is paid.
The amount bet in Euros is displayed in the Bet meter and is the coin bet multiplied by the coin value multiplied by the number of coins (25 coins).
Example: For a 5 coin bet (BET 5) and a 0.10 coin value, your total bet would be: 5 x 0.10 x 25 = 12.5 EURO.
The amount won in Euros is displayed in the Winnings meter and is the coin value multiplied by the number of ways multiplied by the gain in the paytable for the winning symbol for the length of the way.
Note: For example, if there are 6 ways, 1 winning symbol on reel 1, 3 winning symbols on reel 2 and 2 winning symbols on reel 3: 1 x 3 x 2 = 6 ways, the length of the way, in this case, is 3 reels – in the paytable, you can view the gain for 3 reels for the winning symbol.
A mini Paytable is available for each symbol, accessible by clicking it.
Click the AUTO SPIN button to start the autoplay feature with the previously used bet and previously selected coin value.
Click the STOP xx/25 button to stop the autoplay feature at any time.
On the STOP xx/25 button, 25 represents the total number of autoplay spins and xx represents the number of autoplay spins remaining.
9. GAME OPTIONS
The Settings button is located in the top right corner of the game screen. Click this button to open the Settings window; clicking it a second time will close the settings panel.
9.2. Full screen mode
To enable or disable the full screen mode, click the FULLSCREEN button.
You can change the volume of the game sounds by moving the volume sliders. Click the SOUNDS button to view the sliders.
You can change the volume for winning sounds, game sounds, background sounds and the general volume.
Click the Save button to save all changes or close the Settings to discard any changes made.
To view the detailed history of current game, click the History button.
To view the game rules, click the Rules button.
10. KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
Note that some keyboard shortcuts are available for specific situations during the gameplay.
- M – mute/restore general volume
- R – open the rules window
- F – toggle full screen mode
- 1 to 5 – select the coin bet (1 to 5)
- Numpad Plus – increase coin value
- Numpad Minus – decrease coin value
- A – start/stop the autoplay
- Left Arrow / Right Arrow – select the coin bet (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
- I or P – open paytable
- O – open/close the Settings panel
- Space – SPIN / stop reels quicker
- X – Bet 5
Note: All keyboard-related ActionScript is disabled in full-screen mode. The exceptions are:
- Selected non-printing keys, specifically the arrow keys, space bar, and tab key
- Keyboard shortcuts that terminate full-screen mode: Esc (Windows and Mac), Control-W (Windows), Command-W (Mac), and Alt-F4