Fans of the movie will recognize the background setting for the game because it depicts Ted’s living room from the movie. When players look below the reels they will see Ted’s living room floor. The living room itself is adorned with empty beer cans and a neon bar sign with the silhouette of a woman pointing to it. Surrounding the reels is a neon pink frame that would wake up even the sleepiest player.
The symbols used in the game all have something to do with the movie. This includes Ted the teddy bear, Ted the game (and movie’s) logo, the silhouetted woman, bottles of beer, a goose, a smoking pot and the Thunder Buddies Logo. Ted is the game’s wild symbol and is the most important one players should look out for. Players should also look out for the Thunder Buddies Bonus logo acts as the game’s scatter symbol. It should also be noted that Ted is the game’s only stacked symbol.
Some of the game’s symbols act as multipliers to increase players’ winnings. The two multipliers that are worth the most in this game, are Ted’s logo and Ted himself. They can both get lucky players as much as 500 times the amount of their bet when an active pay line consists of nothing but these two symbols.
The next two high paying symbols in the game are the silhouetted woman and the goose. They can both pay out 300 times the amount of a player’s bet. After that come the smoking pot and the beer cans, which pay out 200 times a player’s bet amount.
When players get three or more of the Thunder Buddies Bonus logo on the reels at once they get to activate a bonus game. This bonus involves players climbing a ladder and winning one of several possible bonuses:
• Ted Big Money Bonus
• Wheel of Fartune
• Flash Free Spins
• Bar Crawl Bonus
• S Mart Free Spins
The Ted Big Money Bonus is rarely seen in the game. When it is, players will see Ted in a carousel. The carousel features multipliers and to the right and left of the game screen players will see sale signs. The carousel will spin for a short period of time and rewards players with an x stake when it stops. Players then keep choosing sale signs until they choose the one that ends the bonus round.
The Wheel of Fartune requires players to choose a Ted. Under Ted they will see a spin, arrow or multiplier booster. If players pick an arrow it adds one to the wheel. Each position of the wheel has a different value and if players pick a multiple booster they get a higher multiplier. When players successfully move an arrow they win the Big Money Bonus. The first time a player lands on a stake multiplier or feature the bonus round is over.
The Flash Free Spins show players a 5×4 format. The reels are enhanced with extra prizes and players should look out for the Flash icon. If it lands on the reels they get a bonus grid shot. The further up the grid a player moves the more money they win. This round continues until they reach the top of the grid or run out of free spins. The S Mart Free Spins gets players five spins for free.
The Bar Crawl Bonus shows Ted walking down a street. Players choose bottles they see lying on the ground and win multipliers or simply a cash bonus.
Players can randomly trigger a bonus in which six possible modifiers can be activated by Ted. These six modifiers are:
• Psychedelic Super Spin
• Psychedelic Bonus Boost
• Laser Gun Infectious Wilds
• Psychedelic Colossal Spin
• Beer Shuffle
• TV Streak
The Psychedelic Super Spin shows Ted smoking a hookah pipe. Symbols will float out of the pipe and will all become a single symbol in the game. The Bonus Boost gets players stacked scatters on the reels. The Colossal Spin puts expanded wilds on the reels, increasing a player’s chances of winning big.
The Laser Gun Infectious Wilds can trigger random rewards on non-winning spins. The Beer Shuffle can be seen when a winning combination of symbols is on the reels. New winning combinations are formed until the beer no longer produces bubbles. The TV Streak can also be seen when there is a winning combination of symbols on the reels. Ted hits remote control buttons that keeps adding more symbols to the reels to make new winning combinations.
Though wins tend to be few and far between when playing this game, the bonus features keep many players coming back for more. It takes many gaming sessions to see everything this slot machine has to offer. For players who persist, the eventual payouts can be significant. While the game is a treat to fans of the movie it can be enjoyed by players who never even saw it.