Do you remember the hit 2012 movie by the name of Ted? The comedy where a jumbo teddy bear comes to life and gets into all sorts of scrapes? Ted and his foul-mouthed ways gained him plenty of fans and he eventually got his own pokies. Now Ted Megaways is on the horizon, but does the sequel live up to the hype?
Ted Megaways Fundamentals
Blueprint Gaming launched a Ted pokie in 2017 and a Jackpot King edition two years later. Ted gets the Megaways treatment for its official launch on July 30, 2010. We’ve had a sneak peek at the machine and have to say it looks fantastic.
The game’s setting sees the titular Ted sat drinking beers on the edge of the sofa. A 6×7 layout only tells part of the story because the Megaways engine alters this continually. The popular engine results in up to 117,649 win lines, yes really.
RTP weighs in at a very average 96.03% despite the possibility of so many ways to win. We’d like to have seen something closer to 97% or higher because Ted Megaways is high variance.
The machine caters for low and high rollers thanks to a wide range of bet sizes. The minimum bet is a mere $0.10 with the maximum weighing at $10. This results in the maximum payout being $5,000 to $500,000.
What Are The Bonuses and Features of Ted Megaways?
Blueprint has stuck with the same symbols for Ted Megaways from their original. Royals are still the low-value symbols, with higher value symbols being the Tami-Lynn bottles of beer, and the infamous duck. The Ted Logo is the highest-paying symbol that pays out a coll 50x your stake for six of a kind. Ted himself is the Wild.
The original Ted pokie was hugely popular thanks to a wealth of bonuses features. Beer Shuffle, Laser Gun Wilds, and Psychedelic Super Spin were a trio of features on the original machine. These features don’t return, which is disappointing, but there are still some feature that pay big.
The standard cascade feature activates after every single win. Winning symbols disappear and symbols drop into their place. These often trigger more wins and, therefore, more cascading. It’s possible to trigger several cascades in a row, making wins seriously rack up.
There’s a chance of the Mystery Ted feature activating during any standard spin. Ted appears on the screen with a ray gun and starts blasting at the reels. This adds up to 100 mystery symbols to the reels for the next spin. These mystery symbols reveal to be all the same symbols, but they can’t be the scatter. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out these feature has huge potential.
Land Or Buy The Thunder Buddies For Life Feature
Thunder Buddies For Life is the best feature by far. This fact means it’s also the rarest. Thunder Buddies For Life starts by landing four or more scatters. You have two choices when you start this feature: take 12 free spins or take a chance on the bonus wheel.
The bonus wheel can award less spins and Megaways in addition to more. The choice is yours, as always, but the standard bonus offer is usually strong enough.
A prize multiplier increase by 1x each time you get one winning line. Adding this to the cascading feature results in some massive wins.
You receive more free spins each time you land three new Ted symbols and even more Megaways paylines are added.
It’s possible to purchase the bonus at any time, but it doesn’t come cheap. Buying the bonus costs 150-times your bet which becomes extremely expensive quickly. It also means a 150x win needs to hit to only breakeven. This feature isn’t available in every country at the time of writing.
Ted Megaways is completely different from any pokie you’ve played in an online casino. We don’t mean that in the features it offers but in its toilet humour. It’s quite entertaining if you either enjoy that comedy or can get passed it.
We hope Blueprint consider increasing the RTP or lower the volatility of the machine before its launch. Its features are above average but nothing to really write home about. A higher RTP would help take some of the stings out of chasing the biggest wins.