Blueprint Gaming’s Ted Megaways slot is the long-awaited sequel to their original “TED” slot which proved to be a major success for the UK/German game developer. Based, of course, around the blockbuster film of the same name, Ted Megaways is one of the developer’s many recent releases to utilise Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic, similarly to the treatment of Gonzo’s Quest Megaways slot, and that means bigger wins, better bonuses and more volatility!
Ted Megaways comes with a fixed RTP of 96.03% and can be played from as little as 10p per spin and as much as £10 per spin at any of our best casino sites. The game uses 6 reels and a varying number of rows, with up to 117,649-ways-to-win active on every spin. The game’s all about the free-spins feature which we’ll cover later in this review; first, let’s take a look at how the game looks, plays – and what you can expect when giving it a try for yourself!
Ted Megaways Slot Theme, Design, and Layout
Like the original, Ted Megaways looks relatively basic; you won’t find much going on behind the reels, aside from some bright neon red light-looking graphics. Ted, however, is positioned on the right-hand-side of the reels and is fully animated, so expect him to be joining you on your slotting journey!
Like many Megaways slots (perhaps most notably Big Time Gaming’s Bonanza) there’s a special reel above the middle four reels, and it’s these four additional spaces that increases the maximum number of “paylines” to a 117,649-ways-to-win format.
Also like the original, Ted Megaways comes packed with a soundtrack including sounds and voice clips from the movie itself. It’s an ideal slot for those who’re fans of the film, and Blueprint Gaming have done an excellent job in capturing the movie’s nuances during gameplay.
The game uses a variety of symbols; the lower-paying symbols are all made up from playing card values, including 10, jack, queen, king, and ace, and interestingly, Blueprint Gaming have also opted to include a 9 – the game’s lowest-paying symbol.
The higher-paying symbols are all theme-specific and include a crate of beer, a duck, a female and the “Ted” logo which is the game’s top-paying symbol. Wilds appear on the top-most four symbol positions only.
Like all Blueprint Gaming slots, it’s incredibly easy to adjust the size of your bet while playing, and you’ll see, on the right-hand-side of the screen, an easy-to-use “up or down” bet slider which allows you to scroll through all the bet options available to you. The game also offers autoplay, letting you pre-set up to 100 spins to play out automatically.
Special Symbols, Bonus Features, and Gameplay
Ted Megaways is (almost) all about the bonuses – and there’s plenty of them to look forward to. During the base-game, the cascade feature is always active (known in other slots as Rolling Reels), and this means that any winning symbols will disappear off screen with new ones dropping down to take their place. These cascades continue for as long as wins are formed.
Let’s take a look at the main bonuses and features below:
Ted Megaways Slot Free Spins Bonus
Landing four or more of the scatter symbols anywhere in view triggers the main free-spins bonus, and you’ll then activate the “Thunder Buddies Bonus”. You’ll be taken to a gigantic Wheel of Fortune-eseque wheel where you’ll spin to be awarded a number of spins and minimum ways-to-win. The free-spins then begin, and like most Megaways slots there’s a progressive multiplier that increases with every win.
You’ll also notice that new Ted symbols appear on the top-most row. When these land they’re “collected”, and every time you manage to collect three you’ll be awarded two additional free-spins. The number of minimum Megaways will also increase, and it’s possible to unlock the full 117,649-ways-to-win board if you’re lucky enough to collect enough of the Ted symbols. With wins virtually guaranteed on the 117,649-ways-to-win layout, the progressive multiplier really can contribute to some mega wins, and we’re already seeing players walking away with hits worth upwards of 5,000X their stake from the bonus round alone!
There’s also a sort of “mini” feature active during the main free-spins bonus called the Mystery Ted Feature. When this triggers, Ted will spring into life, shooting a number of random symbols onto the reels. When they land, they all transform to reveal an identical symbol, making it much easier to form a win.
Ted Megaways slot offers significantly more win-potential than the original Ted slot and while it’s essentially a carbon copy of Blueprint Gaming’s King Kong Cash Megaways, the creative “Mystery Ted” feature during the bonus increases the chances of forming big wins!