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The wombat says: Based on the 2011 smash hit comedy of the same name, the Bridesmaids slot has a lot to live up to, seeing as the movie raked in $26 million in its opening weekend and grossed over $288 million worldwide!
So that’s a smash hit then, right? What about the slot game? Is a girls’ trip to Vegas a good plan for a slot or would you be better off heading to Hawaii on the Aloha slot with its Cluster Pays?
So, initial thoughts: well there’s a whole load of pink on my screen for starters, which suggests two things.
Firstly, that the game is aimed at female slot players and secondly, that according to Mrs Wombat, the game makers probably weren’t girls, or if they were, they were girlie girls (you should never ever argue with a female marsupial by the way). It’s bright and breezy like the Crazy 80s slot, but with more advanced graphics and game play.
That said, we like the Bridesmaids movie atmosphere that Microgaming have created. The chatter of wedding guests, the sounds of food being scoffed, and glasses clinking as you spin makes you nostalgic for every wedding you’ve ever been to. The animations are a big step up from older games like the Tomb Raider 2 slot.
We also like how the film’s characters pop up at the bottom of the reels from time to time, to give you a line from the movie.
Now to the mechanics… This Microgaming slot has 5 reels, 40 fixed pay-lines and whole load of cupcakes. The high-value symbols are the main characters from the film; Lillian, Annie, Helen, Megan, Rita and Becca.
The lower-paying symbols are the bejeweled cards made up of sparkly hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds that each pay up to 240 coins for 5 of a kind. So try and land the girls if you can (although 5 red spade symbols or any of the other playing card symbols will still net you 160x your line bet).
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The original Bridesmaids movie logo makes up the wilds. Land five of these beauties in the base game, or during a free spin, to win a prize of 900 coins ! And it’s the fluffy-looking cupcakes that serve as a scatter on your reels. Get 3 or more of them anywhere at all on the screen and you trigger a bonus feature.
Wheel Bonus Round
Faced with four mouthwatering cup-cakes and a big shiny Wheel of Fortune, pick a fondant fancy to determine your multiplier, then spin the wheel to win one of 6, yes 6, possible bonuses:
The Friendship Free Spins
You’ll get 10 free spins from the Bridesmaids slot characters. Lillian acts as an extra wild for Annie and Helen and your wins can be right to left as well as left to right. Hurrah!
The Flying High Free Spins
It’s another 10 free spins for you here. Plus, the Rolling Reels feature – where yer winning symbols explode and a brand new bunch appear! All wild symbols start as four but increase spin by spin.
The Boutique Bonus
This bonus challenges you to pick the Bridesmaids from the twelve boxes shown until you find a matching pair. Each box also has a multiplier. But if you match a pair of Lilians, it’s game over…
The Magic Moments Bonus
Pick from the 6 classic scenes from the Bridesmaids movie, each one revealing a win. Keep choosing until you turn over the pic of Annie’s ‘I’m sorry’ carrot cake – which tells you that your round is over .
The fifth bonus is a Jackpot, winning you some bounty based on the number of scatters that were triggered during the feature, and the sixth bonus is a multiplier, where the Bridesmaids slot will multiply the value of your total bet.
Mobile Bridesmaids Slot
We tested the slot out on our mobile, and not only did it look great, but we also got into the Friendship Free Spins Bonus!
Pretty good in our opinion!
You’ll need to play it in landscape mode though- just turn your phone sideways and you are good to go.
The reels are a bit on the dull side but this wombat loves loves loves the Wheel Bonus round. 6 ways to win away from the reels? Yes please. Fans of the film won’t be disappointed, but for the rest of us, the base game lacks a bit of imagination. That said the bonus rounds are easy to trigger – so get multiplying! You can’t keep a red blooded Wombat out of his morning suit (or tux for that matter, seeing as this is an American wedding) for long if there’s a big party going on!