Blueprint Gaming have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in recent months thanks to memorable releases like Worms, Zuma and Plants V Zombies – but their first fully-branded movie-themed game is now live and it’s a real belter.
Ted – featuring Mark Walhberg one rather naughty animated childhood toy - was conceived by Family Guy’s Seth McFarlane and became the no 1 R-rated movie of all time, so any branded slot using related characters and clips was going to have to be seriously good; thankfully Blueprint’s team have pulled out all the stops.
On the reels you’ll meet Ted, John and the main cast in full, along with Sam J Jones as Flash Gordon and a few other minor characters.
The base game layout follows the standard 5 reel layout, though there are four rows where you’d normally expect three.
Land three or more of the thunder buddy scatter icons and you’ll activate a bonus wheel – which will be very familiar to you if you’ve seen the game in Vegas or any other major land casino resorts. This wheel takes you one of a massive eleven different bonus rounds. There’s too much on offer here to go into excessive detail – you’ll just have to try the game for yourself – but each round starts with a clip from the movie, and all of them are based on iconic scenes that fans will instantly recognize.
The Fight bonus shows a clip of Ted and John having a punch-up, subsequently taking you to a screen that lets you choose a character to represent you in the instant win selection that follows.
Flash Gordon’s round sees him drinking shots, whilst you’re given extra wilds for a free spins game.
The Shooting Stars round lets you select stars, advancing through 3 levels if you can avoid hitting a strategically-placed stopper which will land you an attack helicopter and end the game.
Other bonus rounds offer a variety of progressive jackpots, so this game isn’t just about bringing back memories of a much-loved film – though Ted’s presence at the side of the reels, acting up as you play with lewd gestures and general misbehaviour make for a really enjoyable experience. Thematically this slot is comparable with the likes of IGT’s Family Guy and NetEnt’s South Park series - and it measures up exceptionally well against all of them.