When Microgaming released their highly anticipated slot machine for 2015, based on the hit film Bridesmaids, we now may never have to join in when Kristen Wigg’s character sulks “Help me, I’m poor”. Microgaming managed to land the rights from Universal Pictures to create the slot machine and have pulled it off brilliantly, with the inclusion of some of the best one liners.
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Bridesmaids, for those of you who don’t know, is a film, released in 2011, based on a single woman named Annie (played by Wigg) who seems to have a run of bad luck after she becomes the maid of honour for her best friend, Lilliana (played by Maya Rudolph). Other bridesmaids include Megan (played by Melissa McCarthy), Helen (played by Rose Byrne), and a hilarious cameo by Rebel Wilson who plays Byrnn.
How to play Bridesmaids
Microgaming have jumped on the bandwagon here by using the innovative 5 reels and 4 rows format that has become increasingly popular in 2015. What’s more is they have also included a massive 40 paylines.
While the betting range isn’t as large as other slots available on the market, there are an array of bonus features, and the opportunity to score 300x your bet. So if you’re thinking this is a ‘chick slot’, you will be mistaken and miss out on some innovative features.
- Coin sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05 and 0.10
- Maximum coins per spin: 600
- Maximum coins per line: 15
- Minimum bet per spin: $0.40
- Maximum bet per spin: $60
- Scatter: Yes (the Cupcake symbol symbol)
- Wild: Yes (the Bridesmaids slot logo)
- Bonus rounds: Yes (two)
- Free spins: Yes (10 Free Spins for two of the multi-level bonuses)
- Jackpot: $105,000
- RTP: 97%
The lower value symbols are weird little gems that don’t really have any relevance but the rest of the symbols are our favourite characters from the movie or Bridesmaids’ related symbols.
Wild symbol: The Wild symbol is the Bridesmaids logo and can come Stacked. It substitutes for every symbol except for the Scatter.
Scatter symbol: The Scatter symbol is the cupcake symbol and it activates a Wheel of Fortune type bonus which in turn activates a kind of multi-level type bonus round (see below).
Bridesmaids bonus features
If you land three of more Scatter symbols then you will activate the bonus.
First, you will be prompted to pick from four cupcakes to reveal multipliers for either the pink prizes or the blue prizes (colour coded on the wheel), or both, or you can win three pointers on the wheel rather than the single pointer (this means you can win three prizes not just one).
This is what we meant by it being kind of a multi-level bonus round. While there are four bonuses you can only activate one, take advantage of the prizes, and then be taken back to the base game. This is unlike other multi-bonus slots that see players progress through all the levels of the bonus with ‘end game’ blocks ending the game at any time.
The bonus levels are:
- Flying High Free Spins: Players receive 10 free spins with Rolling Reels and Growing Wilds.
- Friendship Free Spins: Players receive 10 free spins with a win both ways option and Stacked symbols.
- Boutique Bonus: Players match the Bridesmaids symbols to win cash and multipliers.
- Magic Moments Bonus: Players select a moment from an array of clips to win cash, but there is an ‘End Game’ symbol that will exit players from the bonus round.
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Where to play Bridesmaids online
Play Bridesmaids online at www.SlotsMillion.com, our favourite site to play video pokies at. Boasting over 800+ real money slots, it has the whole catalogue of other Microgaming-developed staples and hundreds more from equally big and smaller gambling software studios – for every preference.
Any of the recommended AUD and international Microgaming casinos listed in our table at the top of the page are also great sites to sign up and play Bridesmaids slots for real money. Bridesmaids has also been made for the HTML5 platform, meaning we can play on our mobile devices including Apple, Android, Windows, and more smartphones and tablets.
Our thoughts on Bridesmaids pokies
We love the film Bridesmaids so we may be a little bias, but overall the slot adaptation of the film has some innovative and exciting features. So if you are planning on avoiding this one because you thought it was a slot only for the ladies, you shouldn’t as the Wheel of Fortune style feature offers 11 cash prizes with multipliers and four bonus levels offering substantial payouts makes this slot worthwhile.
What’s best is it didn’t take us long at all to activate the bonus three times, and we scored two fairly large cash payouts and then access to the Boutique Bonus.
While the clips are a bonus for us, if we didn’t like the film we would still enjoy this slot machine.