To take a quirky comedy film such as "Ted" and turn it into an equally appealing, humorous, and fun-filled online slot takes a special kind of manufacturer.
So, we're really pleased that the film franchise's studios decided to join forces with our favourite quirky slots software company, Blueprint Gaming, for the purposes of this project.
Just like the films, the slot takes you on a series of adventures through the sweary bear's psychotic life using special features like the Thunder Buddies Bonus, where a wheel of fortune determines which of five features you get to play such as Big Money, Super Mart Free Spins, and the Bar Crawl Bonus. There are also six modifiers which are randomly triggered when Ted wakes up mid-game, and they can add extra wilds and bonus symbols to the reels, create additional winning combos, make Colossal Wins, and transform symbols.
More about the Software Provider
Blueprint Gaming makes original desktop and mobile slots for online casinos and operators of land-based gaming terminals. Although Blueprint Gaming is based in the UK, its games studio forms part of Germany's Gauselmann Group. The brand's online slots include an eclectic mix of themes across thrilling titles like Top Cat, Viz, Wild Antics, Super Spinner Bar-X, Wish Upon a Jackpot, Luck O' The Irish, The Pig Wizard, King Kong Cash, and Worms Reloaded.
Appearance and Sound Effects
Ted is set in John and Ted's living room, and you can see that the bear has had a heavy session on the beer, resulting in his falling asleep on the sofa with the lights on. In the background, there's a neon "BAR" sign with silhouettes of people drinking and chatting.
The paytable symbols feature familiar items and characters from the movies, including Lori, a bong, a crate of beer, the game logo, Ted, a swan, and playing and symbols.
The soundtrack is taken from the original films and provides a pleasantly uplifting tune to play along to. Plus, there are plenty of audio clips of the bear's most famous phrases
Bonuses and Special Features
In this game, Ted (the bear) is the wild symbol, and as well as awarding the top jackpot of 500 times your bet for five-of-a-kind, he can substitute for all symbols except the Thunder Buddies Bonus.
The scatter symbol – the Ted logo – also awards generous prizes of up to 500 times your bet when it lands on the reels, and as it's a Super Stacked symbol, your chances of winning prizes through it are greatly increased.
The Thunder Buddies Bonus symbol needs to land three or more times on the reels on the same spin to trigger the bonus. Each time you enter the bonus, you move "up the ladder" to unlock one of the five special features:
Wheel or Fortune – you start off by revealing a multiplier, spin, or arrow which is added to the wheel. Through the wheel you can access the Big Money Bonus or instant prizes;
Big Money Bonus – pick sale signs to win cash, but beware the ‘collect' sign which brings the bonus to an end;
S Mart Free Spins – awards five free spins with different reels that include moving wilds;
Bar Crawl Bonus – pick bottles to move around the board and earn multipliers; you can also win cash prizes or entry to the Big Money Bonus;
Ted Free Spins – free spins using special ‘Flash' reels.
Finally, there are six modifiers which can be triggered whenever the bear awakens from his slumber:
TV Streak – the bear uses the TV remote to re-spin the reels for bigger wins;
Psychedelic Bonus Boost – as smoke from the bear's bong begins to clear, new bonus symbols are added to the reels;
Beer Shuffle – sprays of beer land on existing wins to create new winning combos;
Laser Gun Infectious Wilds – a laser turns random symbols wild;
Psychedelic Colossal Spin – three symbols are combined to make a giant winning combination;
Psychedelic Super Spin – extra game logos are blown onto the reels, which then turn into a matching symbol.
Ted uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty paylines, and has an RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.81%.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
If you loved the Ted movies, you'll go mad for Blueprint's Ted slot. It's absolutely bursting with bonus features, and the original audio clips and authentic graphics make you feel as though you're right there in the bear's living room. So, grab a beer or two and join Ted for an unforgettable adventure in his online slot, and with a bit of luck, you could end up taking home as much as 500 times your bet!