Ted Pokie BackgroundThe Ted pokie is based on a 2012 film about the friendship between a young man and his teddy bear. The hit movie, which isn’t an adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, stars Mark Wahlberg as John Bennett – a young man who lives and parties with a talking teddy bear. Without wishing to delve too much into the backstory, it’s a kind of half-baked commentary on the hedonism of contemporary society. So there’s plenty of crass humour, drug-use and profanity. Unsurprisingly, it was a box office smash. Graphically, the Ted pokie game is polished and sleek. Set in the protagonists’ living room, the interface features five smoothly-spinning wheels which are decorated with various symbols from the film. These include a swan, John Bennett’s girlfriend, a six-pack of ‘Ted-Light’ beer and what appears to be a multi-coloured filtration device (bong). Playing card lettering is also present and correct as well (the relief). The titular hero presides drunkenly over the game, offering the odd remark here and there, as well as a spot of flatulence – oh the hilarity. Unlike many browser-based casino pokies, the game buttons in Ted are kept to a minimum. It’s almost as if the designers want players to drool over the slick animations – we can’t blame them really, because the game is pretty easy on the eye.
Pokie FeaturesTed pokie is absolutely brimming with features which we’ll now attempt to explain. It’s going to take some time so try to stay with us. First there’s the Thunder Buddies Bonus symbol which is activated when at least three land on the reels. It provides access to the Wheel of Fortune game which in turn provides access to an array of features: Bar Crawl Feature The player is presented with another bonus screen which is themed around a city street and split into two stages. Bar Crawl Bonus Stage One Stage one requires the player to move bottles around the board, which increases the total bet multiplier. Landing on one of the board position ‘events’ results in one of the following outcomes: Girls – upgrades one or more multiplier values on the board Pizza House – awards a ‘trail run’, which enables players to collect multipliers and ‘big money’ counters Ming’s Takeaway – awards a mystery cash prize Big Money – awards the player a ‘big money’ counter. If five are collected, access is granted to the big money bonus round Arrested – land on this and Ted gets taken to an ID parade. No prizes are awarded here Bar Crawl Bonus Stage Two Players who accumulate 5 ‘big-money’ counters are entered into the Big Money Bonus end game (we couldn’t believe it either). The player is then presented with Ted in the centre of the game window where he’s surrounded by multiplier values with sale signs located on the sides of the screen. These values spin and then stop, rewarding the players with the related total bet multiplier. A sale sign must then be chosen which reveals either a RE-SPIN or COLLECT option.
Gamble FeatureWhen a player achieves a feature win during play on Ted, they have the option to collect or gamble in order to access to other features. After being awarded with the initial bonus from the Thunder Buddies wheel spin game, the player is then shown a gamble screen that includes five features that are ranked according to average pay-out value. If the player gambles and wins, the features are eliminated. This carries on until the player collects, ascends to the top feature, or lands on the mystery win segment. In the latter scenario, a mystery cash prize is awarded based on the multiplier of the player’s total bet. The Ted pokie features are: Laser Gun Wild – Ted fires a laser beam which turns the symbols wild Psychedelic Super Spin – Ted blows smoke onto the reels, which transform all symbols into winning cluster line wins Psychedelic Colossal Spin – Ted blows yet more smoke onto the reels resulting in three of the reels combining into one to guarantee a major prize Psychedelic Bonus Boost – Ted blows bong smoke onto the reels which adds bonus symbols, thus increasing the chance of triggering a bonus spin
- Jackpot Win 100000
- Scatter Symbol Yes
- Volatility Medium
- Wild Symbol Yes
- RTP 95.81%
- Quick Spin Yes
- Bet Value 0.2-500.00
- Max Bet 500.00
Ted Pokie Free Spins
As part of the endless array of bonuses and features, the Ted pokie also includes different types of free spins.
Super Mart Free Spins
The Super Mart game depicts Ted running on a conveyor belt next to the reels. Ted Wild symbols are positioned on shelves behind the game reels and change for each spins as the background moves from left to right. Once the belt stops, the reels positions are then populated with the corresponding number of wilds and any line wins processed. Free spins continue until all have been exhausted and cannot be re-triggered during the Super Mart feature.
Flash Free Spins
These are played on 5 x 4 reel layout and comprise a set number of free spins. A bonus grid is located above the reels and contains extra bonuses such as extra free spins, extra wilds and cash prizes. Following every free spin, if a Flash symbol appears, the player is awarded a ‘super shot’ in the bonus grid. This consists of a marker that moves from left to right and awards a prize. After each sweep, the last position is converted into a longer arrow which increases its range, which in turn covers more prizes on the grid. The feature comes to an end when no free spins remain.