Garden Party is an online video slot machine game released in October 2012. It is offered exclusively at online casinos powered by IGT (International Game Technology). This video slot game has 5 reels wherein you have 1024 bet ways to win per spin! The theme of Garden Party is, as its name implies, all about what you see in a beautifully-tended garden (with lots of pretty butterflies, ladybugs and birds flocking about) while having a relaxing afternoon tea party with your family and friends.
Help yourself with a cup of tea and indulge in the peaceful and wondrous online video slot game by IGT. If you’re feeling down and low, simply come to this enchanting world full of butterflies, ladybugs, gnomes and lots of fragrant flowers as it will surely brighten up your day! Even if you’re not feeling down right now, this new slot game will surely keep you feeling happy and in a light mood for the rest of the day.
If you have been a long-time online slot player, you will surely see that there are a lot of slots games that feature flowers as their theme. Most people who haven’t played this game yet are happy to see that it has 1024 ways and a fixed 50c minimum bet with a good-paying paytable. Another feature that stood out was the bonus. You trigger with 3 gnomes that are found on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, which theoretically make it easier to trigger. Once triggered, you can take either 30 free spins with up to a 3x multiplier, or you can go for up to a 20x multiplier but with only 5 free spins. With a decent paytable and decent multiplier, it would make for some high-paying bonus rounds if you line up the higher paying symbols.
Online slots games are very fun and exciting to play at once you have tried its free play mode, and that is what’s great about IGT because they let interested players to play instantly on any of their online slot games, without requiring them to download. Garden Party features a wild symbol, scatter symbol, Free Spins with multipliers, a MultiWay Xtra™ Feature which lets you have 1024 ways to win per spin, and last but not least, it has a 92.89% to 96.03% theoretical average RTP (return to player)!
Graphics & Sound
IGT brings to the online world slots games that could only be found before at land-based casinos, and Garden Party is surely going to be one of your favorite online slots games to play at because it features not only the wondrous beauty of gardens and nature, but it is also the perfect game for those who love to bet low and high alike! The background setting of Garden Party is basically a lush garden in the middle of the forest. The symbols in the game are beautifully created and look like the real thing – fountains, roses, butterflies and ladybugs. You will most certainly love its animated programming whenever you get winning combinations – butterflies fly across the reels, ladybugs happily circling the symbols, and flowers flooding your screen when you trigger the Garden Gnome Bonus game. The overall graphic design of Garden Party showcases a wide variety of vibrant colors including red, orange, yellow, purple, pink, black, blue, green, brown and gold.
Happy and tranquil nature-themed background music with chirping birds will be heard as the constant background music of this slot game. When you spin the reels, you will hear a flute and guitar being played at the beat of (somewhat) Irish music. The vibrantly-colored card deck symbols and garden symbols included in the Garden Party online video slot game are greatly matched by different kinds of entertaining sound effects whenever you get a winning combination. Once you trigger the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, you will be taken to another screen where you get to choose your number of Free Spins and multiplier, and fast-paced but tranquil background music will be played, which makes the player feel more anticipation as the Free Spins automatically play out and help them win some cool prizes!
The card deck symbols used in the Garden Party slot game are 9, 10, J, Q, K, and Ace. The other symbols that you will see in the Garden Party online video slot game are the Fountain, a bunch of Roses, a Sundial, a monarch Butterfly, and a Hat with flowers.
The Wild Symbol is the Garden Party symbol. The Garden Party wild symbol acts as a substitute for all other symbols (with the exception of the scatter symbol) in order for you to complete winning combinations. The Garden Party wild symbol can only be found on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th reels. If one more Garden Party wild symbols substitute in a win, the pay for that win is doubled!
The Scatter Symbol is the Garden Gnome Bonus. The Scatter symbol (Garden Gnome Bonus) does not need to come out in a line on an enabled pay line for you to win. If you manage to get 3 or more Garden Gnome Bonus scatter symbols in one spin, you will activate the Garden Gnome Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
Please take note that if you manage to obtain a scatter win and a regular win, you will be paid out accordingly for both of these wins, because the Garden Gnome Bonus scatter symbol is not required to come out on an active pay line for you to win. Scatter awards are independent from pay line awards, and so they are included to the pay line win.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
• Free Spin Bonus Feature Game
Garden Gnome Free Spin Bonus Feature Game – If you manage to hit 3 or more Garden Gnome Bonus scatter symbols (that can be found anywhere on the reels), you will activate the Garden Gnome Free Spin Bonus Feature game. The Garden Gnome Bonus game is actually fun and exciting once you trigger it, because instead of giving you a certain amount of Free Spins + a Multiplier, you are given one of 5 choices of how many Free Spins and multiplier you would like to play with:
• 5 Free Spins with up to a 20x multiplier
• 10 Free Spins with up to a 15x multiplier
• 15 Free Spins with up to a 10x multiplier
• 20 Free Spins with up to a 5x multiplier
• 30 Free Spins with up to a 3x multiplier
Please take note that the maximum win on any transaction is limited at 250,000, regardless of the size of the bet. A transaction involves the results of the Free Spin Bonus Feature game plus the outcome which activated the bonus. If the maximum win is obtained in the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, the Free Spin game will end instantly, even if there are still Free Spins that remain.
Keep in mind that all of the bets and pay lines played in the Free Spins, including the 1024 ways, are exactly the same as on the reel spin that triggered the Garden Gnome Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
If you would like to re-trigger the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, you must get 3 or more Garden Gnome Bonus scatter symbols (anywhere on the reels) during the Free Spin games. Should you manage to do so, you are again given additional Free Spins and multiplier of your choice! The additional Free Spins will be included to your remaining number of Free Spins. You can re-trigger the Bonus up to a max of 3 times in the same game.
When the Garden Gnome Free Spin Bonus Feature game is over, you will be taken back to the main Garden Party online video slot game, and your winnings acquired from the Free Spin games are included to your overall balance.
• MultiWay Xtra™ Feature
In Garden Party, players get to enjoy its unique MultiWay Xtra™ Feature wherein there are 1024 ways to win on every spin! MultiWay Xtra™ symbol awards pay for matching symbols in any position in adjacent columns, starting from the leftmost column. More than one matching symbol in the same column multiplies the award. The Garden Party wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols (except for the Bonus Gnome scatter symbol). One or more Garden Party wild symbols in a winning way doubles that winning way. Winning ways can only be doubled once in this manner.
To calculate the payout for this combination:
• Count all the Butterfly and Wild symbols in each column.
• Calculate the total number of winning ways (1 x 2 x 2 x 1 = 4)
• Calculate the number of non-wild winning ways (1 x 1 x 1 x 1 = 1).
• Calculate the number of wild winning ways (4 – 1 = 3).
• One or more Wild symbols in a way doubles the award. Multiply the number of wild winning ways by 2 (3 x 2 = 6).
• Add the number of non-wild winning ways with the number of wild winning ways (1 + 6 = 7). This example reel outcome will pay the 4 Butterfly symbol award times 7.
• Calculate the award amount in currency by multiplying the award (50 coins) by the coin value. For instance, if the coin value is £0.02 then the award is £1.00 (50 x £0.02).
• The total pay is the award value (x) the total number of winning ways (£1.00 x 7 = £7.00).
The win message displayed will be: MULTIWAY XTRA™ WIN PAYS: £1.00 x 7.
Garden Party has 5 reels where you have 1024 bet ways to win on every spin! The minimum bet is 0.01 and the maximum bet is 5.00. Betting is fixed at the 1024 ways, which costs 50 coins.
Please take note that for every coin that you wager, you will enable another pay line. You will be paid out for winning combinations on enabled pay lines only.
It is absolutely more fun and easy when there is an Auto Spin function available in online slot games. In Garden Party, you can access their Auto Spin function by clicking on the (blue) Auto Spin button on the lower right corner of the screen. You are given the choice of how many spins you would like the game to do automatically for you – from as low as 10 up to as high as 50. When you choose a number, say 30, the Auto Spin function will keep track of the remaining number of automatic spins. The Auto Spin will stop only when a Bonus is triggered or the balance is insufficient to spin again. Also, you are actually given the option to stop the Auto Spin yourself, just in case you want to.