As we all get older certain things get more and more obvious, and one of those has got to be that curiously sweet yet also melancholic feeling of nostalgia. It is a truly difficult thing to pin down, and whilst it can bring on some intensely sweet memories, it can also plunge you down a hole of despair as you realise that things can no longer be how they once were. The renowned Australian online slot developer Eyecon have long been a stand out name in the industry, however it was with the release of their flagship slot Fluffy Favourites that they became certified front runners within the online slot industry. One of the main reasons why Fluffy Favourites did so well on its releases was its wonderful harking back to the age of childhood, where soft toys and imagination were the only things you really needed in order to have fun – oh how life changes…
However, it wasn’t just the theme that made Fluffy Favourites a hit with the general online gambling community like Star Slots, because Eyecon went to great measures to ensure that this was one of the best online slots at the time. We lucky online slot aficionados got a whole host of cracking bonus features, as well as a remarkably smooth gameplay that was unprecedented at the time of its release. As you might well imagine, the original Fluffy Favourites quickly shot up the online slot rankings, until it occupied the same kind of position as seminal classics such as the Rainbow Riches franchise and Thunderstruck – Eyecon well and truly hit the jackpot. Years have passed since the original Fluffy Favourites, however you will be very happy to know that the Australian developer have now come through with a sequel: Fluffy Too. Want to know how it compares to its predecessor? We suggest you read ahead.
So, there can be no prizes for guessing approximately what the aesthetic of Fluffy Too is going to look like considering what we know Fluffy Favourites was all about. Eyecon are hardly going to turn the game into something like a horror, are they? Oh no, of course not. In many ways Fluffy Too picks up where Fluffy Favourites left off, with the background of this slot taking the shape of a delightful looking funfair, this time right next to a beach. In truth there isn’t too much difference in terms of the background, however there didn’t really need to be, as Eyecon got things spot on the first time around. In fact, there would probably have been a few disgruntled players if Fluffy Too’s general background was much different from the first.
Things continue along the same kind of line when we get to the symbols on offer during Fluffy Too, as they are all very similar to what came before in the first iteration of this hugely successful online slot game. Returning for some more fun are the 2 clown fish, the duck, the turtle, the lion, the dragon, whilst we also have some new arrivals in the shape of a rhinoceros, a giraffe and a panda. These are all rendered in stunning 3D, ensuring that Fluffy Too looks just as good as the original Fluffy Favourites did.
Now, onto the game mechanics during Fluffy Too, something that is also very similar to what came before in Fluffy Favourites – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, eh? The classic 5 reel grid configuration returns, with Fluffy Too also boasting 25 pay lines on which you can make your winning combinations on. As for the betting limits, you can bet anywhere in between 0.01 and 0.50 on one line, meaning that that maximum bet for one spin is 12.50. This isn’t the largest number in the world, but in our experience you don’t really need to put any more money on a spin on Fluffy Too, as the wins come easily enough.
In typical fashion Eyecon have also included a gamble feature, something that gives you the chance to increase your winnings if you so dare. We really enjoy using the gamble feature from time to time, however you do need to be careful of it too, otherwise things can quickly go wrong.
Right then, on to the bonus features, somewhere that the original Fluffy Favourites excelled in, and we are happy to say that Fluffy Too does so too. Once again the wild symbol here is the pink elephant, and this can swap with most other icons in order to make winning combinations. Moreover, the wild icon will double any wins that it is a part of, and it can also result in some free spins. Encounter at least 3, for example, and you will be granted 15, 20 or 25 free spins – a rather generous prize indeed!
So far things don’t look all that different from the original Fluffy Favourites, however Eyecon have included a new feature that is certainly a tantalizing proposition. It is called Coin Pusher (a rather exciting name as it is), and it works like this: after finding three scatter symbols on the reels you will be sent though to a Pick ‘Em style bonus round where there will be an array of prizes on offer. One of which is a 100x multiplier, nice!
If you know anything about the world of online slots you will know that Eyecon are one of the stand out names over the last few decades, releasing a consistent stream of high quality online slot games. In fact, they are widely regarded to have brought out the world’s first online slot Temple Of Isis, testimony to their pedigree. And they have hardly stopped since, just check out some of these games:
· Past The Post
· White Wizard
· Shopping Spree
· Jurassic Juniors
So, is Fluffy Too better than its predecessor Fluffy Favourites? Although not too much has changed, it is definitely a step up!