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A Bonus Filled Slot Based on the Hit Movie from Seth McFarlane
Ted is a comedy film based around the adventures of jumbo Teddy bear Ted. As a child, John Bennett (played by Mark Wahlberg) wished for his teddy bear to come to life and his wish came true. Fast forward 27 years and the two are still together (after a short time when Ted became a celebrity), now living a hedonistic lifestyle. Ted is now a foul-mouthed, alcoholic of a bear, but all the same, still very lovable. The madcap movie would become the 12th highest grossing movie of 2012, leading to a sequel in 2015, with this Aristocrat designed pokie coming out around the same time.
Reasons to Give the Ted Pokie a Play
Just like the movie itself, Ted is an action packed pokie. There are plenty of clips from the movie, plus themed bonus games. Here are the in-game features to look out for:
The main bonus feature of the game is activated by landing the ‘Thunder Buddies’ symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 during the base game. This will see you look up to main wheel at the top of the impressive console and will activate one of nine features. The range of features is impressive indeed and highlights include the following three:
Wish Upon a Star – This is a bonus feature that will appeal to those who like pick me features. Here you’ll be presented with a new screen showing the night sky and a range of stars. Simply pick the stars one at a time and win credits. Hit the ‘advance’ star to move onto the next level where bigger and better prizes await. Picking the Ted symbol will award you all the prizes on that level. You’ll want to avoid the ‘stopper’ picks, which will see the feature end.
Flash Free Spins – Based upon the hilarious Flash Gordon sequence in the movie, this is an original free spins feature. You’ll start by picking one of seven question marks to reveal your chosen symbol in this game – with the Flash symbol the most sought after. The new 4×4 grid will spin and every time one of your chosen symbols appears it will remain on the reels and you’ll be awarded an extra spin (to add to the initial three spins). The more symbols you land by the end of the feature, the more cash you’ll win (as indicated by a table on the right-hand side).
Party Free Spins – In this feature you’ll have 8 free spins which plays out on reels similar to the base game. Every time you land a shot glass you’ll either increase the number of spin by one, or the multiplier will increase by one. By the end of the feature, both the number of spins and that multiplier could be large.
There are many more features to discover, including the ‘Fight’ bonus which sees dramatic action via a picks game.
Ted pokies play out on a 5×4 reel configuration, with Ted appearing to the left of the reels throughout play. Both Ted and John Bennett’s (Mark Wahlberg) symbols are two high and act as the highest paying symbols, making for a great winning combination. Making up the reels are other lead characters from the movies and a variety of iconic symbols from the movies including a water pistol, a bowtie and bottles of beer.
Ted is a pokie that you certainly can’t miss on the casino floor. Across two consoles you’ll find two 24” bonus wheels, as well as the larger 34” bonus wheel at the top. Throughout the game you’ll find fantastic video clips from the movie and bonus features based around the best moments from the film. Ted adds much character in the base game too, with his ‘mixed’ antics to the left of the reels.
Aristocrat have done a fine job of taking the Ted movie and translating the fun onto the reels of a pokie. The base game is a fun one, but the action really steps up when you spin that bonus wheel. With nine different features you’ll never know exactly what you’re going to get, and there is something for everyone – whether free spins, pick me features, wilds or multipliers. With the five progressive jackpots too, this is a pokie worth wishing for.