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The wombat says: Who doesn’t like a licensed game? In fact, nowadays it seems that almost all big movies have a slot game to match! Enter Bridesmaids slot…
Based on the 2011 smash hit comedy of the same name, this Microgaming release has a lot to live up to – seeing as the chic flick raked in $26 million in its opening weekend and grossed over $288 million worldwide!
But, is an all-girls’ trip to Vegas a good idea for a slot game or would you be better off heading to Hawaii on the Aloha slot with its Cluster Pays? It’s a tough choice… And this wombat does own heaps of Hawaiian shirts. Nah, let’s stick with Bridesmaids – and help best mates Annie, Helen, Megan, Rita and Becca do whatever they can to get Lillian to that church on time, while we are spinning the reels for a max win of 8000 coins.
Look and Feel
Here’s our initial thoughts: there’s a whole load of girlie pink on the screen in this slot game. This suggests two things; firstly, that the game is aimed at female slot players and secondly, the game makers probably aren’t of the fairer sex if they think woman like all that prissy stuff (this is according to Mrs Wombat by the way, and you should ever never ever argue with a female marsupial).
But enough of the colour scheme, and back to the graphics… This game is bright and breezy like the Crazy 80s slot, but with sharper, up-to-date visuals – and
we are big fans of the atmosphere that Microgaming have created which is a slot based on the movie of the same name.
The soundtrack is made up of the chatter of wedding guests, the sounds of food being scoffed, and glasses clinking as you spin. It makes us nostalgic for every wedding you’ve ever been to! As for the effects, well they are a big step up from older games like the Tomb Raider 2 slot.
Plus, 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. A mixed bag, but overall Microgaming have done a decent job on this online slot.
Drumroll please. Now we turn to the mechanics…
This Microgaming slot game has 5 reels, 40 fixed pay-lines and whole load of cupcakes. You can take your spins on the Bridesmaids slot from between 0.40 and 60.00 per go – which means this is game for the mid-level rollers among you rather than the big spenders.
The 5 high-value symbols are represented by the main characters from the film; Lillian, Annie, Helen, Megan, Rita and Becca in their finest link bridesmaids’ dresses. Match the Bridesmaids to generate the wins!
The lower-paying symbols on the Bridesmaids slot machine are the bejewelled cards made up of sparkly hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds that each pay up to 240 coins for 5x of a kind. So try and land the girls if you can (although 5x red spade symbols or any of the other playing card suits will still net you 160x your line bet).
So, simply set your bet, hit spin and watch those sugary pink reels do their business. If you want to speed things up, just press the AutoPlay button. You can set the game to spin up to 100 times while you put the kettle on, or even pop open a bottle of champers! Well, there is a wedding on after all…
We’ve done some calculations and have decided that the Bridesmaids slot machine is a medium-volatility game.
So what does that mean exactly? For starters, you won’t have to burn through your bankroll at a a rate of knots before you match the Bridesmaids and scoop wins – but you will have to stake a reasonable chunk if you’re looking for the really big pay outs. It also means you’ll find smaller frequent wins are on offer.
FYI: Risk and variance are the same thing, so by saying this game is medium volatility we are saying that it comes with medium risk. Get it? Bonza.
Wild Icons and Scatter Symbols
The original Bridesmaids’ movie logo will make up the wilds in this online slot. And if you manage to land five of these beauties in the base game, or even during a free spin, you’ll scoop a chunky cash prize of 900 coins!
Meanwhile, it’s those fluffy-looking cupcakes that serve as the scatter icons on your reels. Hit 3x or more of them anywhere at all on the screen and you will trigger a bonus feature. But more on this below…
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Wheel Bonus Round
Once you’ve landed a hat trick of Scatter icons, you will be faced with four mouthwatering cup-cakes and a big shiny Wheel of Fortune.
Spin and pick one fondant fancy to determine your multiplier, then spin the wheel again to win one of 6, yes 6, possible bonuses. And here they are in all their glory:
The Friendship Free Spins
Land this treat and you’ll get 10 free spins from the Bridesmaids slot machine characters. Lillian acts as an extra wild for Annie and Helen and all your wins can be paid out from right to left as well as left to right. Win both ways? Hurrah!
The Flying High Free Spins
It’s another 10 free spins for you here. Plus, the Rolling Reels feature will be activated. This means your winning symbols will explode and a brand new bunch drop in from above to replace them! Any wild symbols that land can be stacked and will increase in height spin by spin.
The Boutique Bonus
This feature is a standard pick em’ bonus. It challenges you to pick all the Bridesmaids from the twelve boxes shown until you unearth a matching pair. Each box also has a multiplier from x2 to x10. But, if you match a pair of Lilians, it’s game over… What a ruddy spoil sport.
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. That’s right, we said jackpot. And it’s the bonus we all want, wombat fans! Land this on the Wheel Of Fortune and you’ll be given a massive cash prize based on the number of Scatter icons that triggered the bonus round in the first place.
Finally, the sixth bonus is The Multiplier. As you’d expect, you’ll be given a multiplied value of your total bet that triggered the bonus round. Nice one!
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, too! Which makes it pretty good in our humble opinion… You’ll need to play it in landscape mode though- just turn your phone sideways and you are good to go.
Fans of the film won’t be disappointed, but for the rest of us, the base game in the Bridesmaids slot lacks a little bit of imagination and pace. A few randomly triggered features wouldn’t have gone amiss. Take note Microgaming!
That said, the bonus rounds are easy to trigger, and this wombat loves loves loves the Wheel Of Fortune. 6 ways to win away from the reels? Errr, yes please. As you can imagine, these cool bonuses can also ramp up your winning potential massively…
So, fire up the reels and get in the mood for some nutty nuptials! After all, you can’t keep a 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.
We’re looking forward to the speeches already! To the Bride and Groom!