Prepare to meet the quirky characters of this new slot game by IGT. The title of Balloonies very accurately describes what you’re about to see in the game, but it will still make you stare at the screen for a little while. The slot obviously offers its take on the popular art of folding balloons into various animals. We all remember the heaps of entertainment these acts provided at the carnival and at kids’ birthday parties. Well, on top of getting a blast from the past, you’re likely to also be weirded out by the strange blinking animal balloons. They certainly don’t look too happy. And while IGT probably intended this game to be fun and lighthearted, it confused us and gave us the creeps. The reels appear against a bright blue sky with some fluffy clouds. The symbols, though, are balloons that have been folded into various forms. The basic card playing symbols are here, each with its different color: A, K, and Q. The remaining characters look more like blown up animals, rather than balloons. There’s a giraffe, an elephant, a monkey and a strange blue balloon with ears. Let’s not forget what they all have in common: the blank stares and occasionally blinking eyes.