Fluffy Favourites slot review
Fluffy Favourites is one of the most popular Eyecon releases of all time. The game themed after simple stuffed animals became widely popular, which resulted in releasing the sequels, called Fluffy Too, Fluffy Fairground and Fluffy in Space. Unlike other video slots of the similar topic, Fluffy Favourites was not based on a slot machine from a land-based casino, because it was always online. The game also has a bingo version, which is extremely popular among UK online bingo players.
Fluffy Favourites was brought to us by Eyecon, and this is their flagship video slot, being the most successful Eyecon release of all time. The company was founded back in 1997 as a computer game company, getting famous for releasing gore, which had millions of downloads. From 1999, they started focusing on the online casino market and in 2006 came Fluffy Favourites. The game has been available for playing at online bingo sites for ages now, but the domination of the 2006 release really started in 2013, when the mobile version was released.
In the very beginning, Eyecon video slots could only be played at online bingo sites managed by 888 and Cassava, but, after a few years of extremely hard work, Fluffy Favourites became an integral part of every single bingo site. Eyecon games can now be found at Cozy, Jumpman, Daub Alderney, Bede Gaming and even at Virtue Fusion. However, Gamesys and Microgaming bingo sites are still not welcoming Eyecon products, apart from Jackpot Joy, who just recently added Fluffy Favourites.
To be completely honest, the Eyecon title does not look very attractive at first glance. What seems to be a child’s drawing of a circus is in the background and the reels are packed with cuddly stuffed toys that cam seem appealing only to little children. Also, the soundtrack is nowhere to be found, because you can only hear the sound of reels spinning and certain music when you trigger one of the two features on the offer. There is the Claw feature, which can get you a certain number of picks and a certain number of instant wins up to 100 times the bet each. Also, there is the Free Games feature with up to 25 free spins to begin with and tripled wins during freebies.
The 2006 release features five reels, three rows and benefits from 25 adjustable paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts, when it comes to low-value symbols. High-paying icons will pay even for two of a kind. If you want to boost your chances of winning payouts, use all 25 paylines on the offer. Before you start spinning the reels, set the coin value somewhere between £0.01 and £0.50. Betting starts at £0.25 (provided you use all 25 lines on the offer), while the maximum possible wager cannot go over £12.50.
One of the most important symbols on the reel is the Pink Elephant. It will not provide any payouts, but it can prove to be extremely helpful in so many different ways. First of all, it acts as a Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols. Next, once it helps you form a payout, it will double your win and will always do so when part of a winning combination. Also, you will see a rainbow rising above him as the Pink Elephant starts dancing once you land a win. Finally, it is used as the Scatter that triggers the Free Games feature.
As for the other symbols populating the reels, the Hypo is leading the way, offering 5,000 coins for five of a kind, and is followed by the Dragon, a Monkey, Panda, Lion and Turtle. Also, there will be plenty of stuffed Giraffes, Rhinos, Ducks and Clown Fish. Another important symbol is the Claw Scatter, which triggers the Toybox Pick feature, but more about that later.
Land three or more Pink Elephants on the reels and you will trigger the Free Games feature. Depending on the number of Elephants landed, gamers can trigger 15, 20 or 25 freebies. It is possible to retrigger the feature up to 15 times at once, so you could be looking at hundreds of freebies. Remember that all wins are tripled in the Free Spins feature, which will hugely contribute to your balance. The feature is played automatically, and this is where you can enjoy a joyful soundtrack for the first time, while the background will also change, the day will turn into the night and you will feel a real party atmosphere.
As for the Toybox Pick feature, it is triggered once three or more Claw Scatters appear on the reels. For each landed Scatter, you will get one pick for the prize, so up to 5 picks are available. Again, a new fairground soundtrack will start in the back as you begin to play the crane game. Get one toy for each Scatter landed and you can get up to 100 times the bet for each toy you pick, meaning that you can pocket up to 500 times the bet in a single Bonus round.
If you get tired of hitting the Spin button and simply want to relax a bit and let the machine do all the hard work, you can always visit Autoplay and activate 10, 20, 30 or 100 automatic spins. If you change your mind and want to get back in action, there is the option to stop Autoplay and return to spinning the reels the old-fashioned way.
Note that there is also the Gamble feature, which is not available at every casino, but if it is, you can gamble your winnings and double your money. If you guess the correct choice that will be revealed, you double your money, it’s as simple as that, and the play continues until you reveal Take Win, or reach the maximum possible amount you can win, or make 5 correct selections, whichever of the three options comes first.
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Apart from offering the video slot version, Fluffy Favourites also comes as a bingo mini game, which is also extremely popular among gamers and will keep all the special effects from the original game, so the Pink Elephants will continue dancing once you get a win.
Spinners should know that they can choose from two versions of Fluffy Favourites. Gamers can enjoy the regular or the progressive jackpot version of the 2006 release. The regular version is now available on many casino sites, the progressive version of the video slot can mostly be found at
888/Cassava bingo and casino portals. Most of the other games offering a progressive jackpot (like Playtech’s Marvel slots jackpot, Microgaming’s Mega Moolah and Net Ent’s Mega Fortune) have a system where every instance of the game is connected with the central server and every spin in every casino is contributing to the overall progressive jackpot, which will be won by some lucky bastard, who will walk away with millions of pounds in his pocket. Fortunately, or not, Fluffy Favourites does not offer such a progressive jackpot. There are several distinctive jackpot servers and some of them are offering a cumulative progressive jackpot for several sites, like Ignite bingo sites, while others offer jackpots only for a certain casino.
The 2006 release offers a progressive jackpot with three different options – mini, maxi and mega. Of course, mega is the best option for you, but any of the three on the offer could reward you with massive wins. The jackpot feature is triggered randomly, so any spin could be the winning one. Of course, each of these has a set maximum amount and must land before the amount is exceeded. Remember that each jackpot amount is different from server to server and that each server has its own pots and the preset maximum. Also, the seed amount, or the amount to which the jackpot resets after dropping, varies from server to server. We do not know anything about the probabilities of each jackpot dropping, but we can only suppose that the jackpot will not drop immediately after N spins, with N spins being the number of spins jackpot needs to reset.
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We were talking about different versions of progressive jackpots on the offer and version 1 can be found on the main Dragonfish network.
It was mentioned before that Ignite bingo sites offer one cumulative jackpot for several gaming sites, and all of them offer the same progressive jackpot, which is our Version 2. The same amount is offered at Bingo Hollywood, even though Bingo Hollywood is not on the same server as Ignite sites. The only difference between Ignite sites and Bingo Hollywood is that amounts that can be won do not match.
Version 3 of the progressive jackpot is found at Gossip Bingo, as well as on other sites on the Netboost network.
Version 4 found at Joy of Bingo sites, Wink Bingo for example, has a larger upper limit for the mega jackpot.
Finally, we have the Version 5 and it was released about three years ago, in 2016. It is called the Fluffy Mega Jackpot. The latest version can be found at Dragonfish network sites in addition to Version 1, applying to both Fluffy Favourites and the sequel, Fluffy Too. The Fluffy Mega Jackpot is a separate jackpot server and offers the mega jackpot of mouthwatering £500,000. The midi jackpot has a limit of £2,500, while the mini jackpot has a limit of £50.
The theoretical return to player, of all these versions of the Fluffy Favourites Progressive Jackpot is the same – 90% for the main game and 3% for the jackpot, which was obligatory due to acquisition of the regulatory approval.
Note that it will make a lot of difference where and when you play the 2006 release, which will not be the case with other games offering “normal” progressive jackpots. The preset maximums will definitely affect the amount you can win on different online casinos, while the proximity of the amounts in the pots to the preset maximums will set the upper limit of paid spins you need to play without the jackpot dropping. The chance of jackpot dropping should remain the same, except for the final spin before it exceeds the maximum.
Furthermore, the preset maximums, which are different on various casino sites offering the game, will also affect the jackpot drop. For example, the mini jackpot will certainly have more frequent drops, but will not be big, especially if it drops before it reaches £70, rather than being able to increase to £750. As for the Fluffy Mega Jackpot, it will not drop as frequently as one could have hoped. The probability of dropping a jackpot in the current spin remains the same, as well as the long-term payout percentage of the game, but the expected return on your next spin varies and depends on the current amount of the progressive jackpot.
If, for example, Ignite maxi jackpot offers £15,000, while Bingo Hollywood jackpot is currently set at £20,000, you will have better chances playing the Bingo Hollywood offer, because the chances to win the jackpot will be the same both on Ignite and Bingo Hollywood, but the jackpot at Bingo Hollywood is bigger, so better for you.
If you do not manage to land one of the jackpots on the offer, do not worry, because even the base game offers massive wins. For example, you can land five Hippos on a payline and pocket 5,000 coins. Fill all the cells with Hippos and get 125,000 coins. Combine it with Pink Elephant Wilds and you will double the win, up to 250,000 coins. Finally, fill the cells with Hippos during free spins and triple the wins, to pocket 375,000 coins, which is awesome. So, you can play even the version with no jackpots and still win big. Other symbols are not as generous as the Hippo, but can also reward you with decent wins. The regular game has RTP 95.39%.
Until the end of 2015, Eyecon decided to release the sequel to the popular original, hence the making of Fluffy Too. In the very beginning, the game could only be played at 888/Cassava bingo sites and 15 Network. Being very similar to the original, Fluffy Too features a standard 5×3 reel grid and benefits from 25 paylines, which pay left to right. The Claw Bonus was replaced by the Coin Pusher, but, basically, we still have a Pick Me Bonus game, where you can pocket up to 100 times the bet on every spin. As for the biggest difference, the Pink Elephant will turn around and wiggle his behind once being a part of the winning combination.
The summer of 2016 brought us the progressive version of the Fluffy Too video slot. It is offered at approximately the same online casinos as the original and the two games share the same progressive jackpot, so it will be up to you whether you want to see the original dance of the Pink Elephant, or you prefer the wiggling motions of his behind.
Later on, two more sequels have been released. Fluffy Favourites Fairground also features five reels, three rows and benefits from 25 fixed paylines, offering similar additional features. This one also has a progressive version. As for the Fluffy in Space, it will take you on a cosmic adventure, where all stuffed animals wear space outfits and the game also offers an additional bonus feature, which is a bit different than the previous versions.
As we have already mentioned earlier, the Fluffy Favourites video slot has its bingo version, which is extremely popular at UK bingo sites and the bingo and the slot versions go together like fish and chips in the United Kingdom. The popularity of this simple game remains untouched over the years, despite the fact that some of the most popular European online casinos, including Gust and LeoVegas, as well Grosvenor Casinos from UK do not offer the 2006 release at all. Even so, Eyecon and his Fluffy video slots are still penetrating the iGaming market further and there are new casinos offering Eyecon games every day.
If you want to check out Fluffy Favourites at a bingo site, pay attention to the bonus funds, because not every site offers you the option to play it with bonus funds, due to the fact that they are for bingo only. For bonuses, choose a site that also offers the slot bonus as well, or instead of the bingo bonus. If you are not sure about it, check the terms and conditions before you start playing the game.