Bridesmaids General Information:
Statistics show us that most online gamblers are men. They also show us that men tend to avoid games which they see as feminine or girly, simply due to a lack of interest. So, where does that leave Bridesmaids? This game, based off the film of the same name, is clad in pink, showing graphics and characters than many men won't be familiar with. Don't let this fool you however, this is not a simple cash-in, instead it manages to be one of the better pokies on offer. Will it be the right fit for you? Keep reading to find out…
The Bridesmaids pokie game runs on the Microgaming software system. One of the most popular and prolific creators of online pokies, Microgaming has been in the business for over a decade, and have now taken their experience and applied it to a Bridesmaids themed game. This game was released on the 6th of August, 2015.
As is standard with games offered by the Microgaming software system, this game is available for play on PC, Mac, mobile and tablet systems, such is the versatility on offer.
Bridesmaids comes with a total of 40 paylines over 5 reels in a 4×5 layout. Paylines cannot be modified in this pokie.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 1
- The maximum coins bet sits at 15
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 0.10
- The return to player offered by this game sits at around 96.7%, on the higher end of average.
These are accessed by hitting the small pink up arrow towards the lower right of the screen. From here the player needs to simply click on the options button which appears. This opens the options screen, which is separated into 3 sections. These sections are as follows:
Game Play Settings
- Quickspin and Quickspin in free spins
These two options allow the player to enable quickspin in both regular and free spin mode. Quickspin is a feature which speeds up the spinning of reels, meaning less time waiting for them to come to a rest.
- Switch off Character Pop-Ups
This toggle switches on and off the character pop-ups which occur randomly on the side of the screen. These offer no bonuses, and just serve as additional graphics for the game.
Bridesmaids comes with a total of two different graphics settings. These are separated into Basic and Enhanced. Basic downplays the graphics, making the game run better on older or less powerful machines. When the enhanced setting is selected the game will look better, but the difference in this particular game is not large. Note that the higher graphical setting the more powerful the system it is played on will need to be. This means that is you have trouble running it at enhanced you could consider turning the graphics to basic. This is especially important because overloading your system can cause these games to crash, and a crash on a win means the player gets nothing!
Bridesmaids offers four possible sound options. The first of these is these ability to mute all noise generated from the game, which can also be achieved by simply clicking the sound icon at the top right of the main game page. The player can also choose to individually mute game sounds, win sounds, and background sounds.
Clicking on the bet button brings up a display which allows the player to change their coin size and total amount of coins bet.
Clicking on the credit box brings up a display of both the credits and coins which the player currently has. This section also gives the player the ability to change their currency display between credits, coins and both coins and credits.
The autoplay button allows the user to choose a variety of, you guessed it, autoplay options. The quick ones on offer are a 10, 25, 50 and 100x autospins, with an additional option to keep the game running until the stop button is manually clicked. This also allows the user to click the custom button to set further autospin rules. Here the player can enter their own custom amount of autospins and choose between 2 stop settings, these are once the spins are all complete, or once a certain amount has been won or exceeded.
OTHER HELPFUL ADDITIONS
Bridesmaids also comes with two help sections in the form of question-mark and pays buttons. The pays buttons gives a detailed listing of individual symbol, bonus values and game rules, while the question-mark offers general information on rules.
Also on offer is a stats button which, when clicked, brings up a display. This is split into 2 sections, spin results and highest wins. Spin results lists spins played, session time and spins per hour. The highest wins section lists the top three wins. Both sections only apply to the current game session.
Players can also click on the win button to bring up a list of the top 5 wins. This does show when these were won, but not where they were won.
You might have already seen this one coming, but this is a pokie based off of a the 2011 film of the same name. In this film the main character Annie has a rough time after being asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend's wedding.
The film itself was a big hit in, bringing in over $288 million on a budget of only $32.5 million. Bridesmaid was a favourite of comedy fans that year, and was also well received critically and in the awards season.
Other Features and Bonuses
The wilds symbol in this game comes in the form of a Bridesmaids title card.
- 3 of these give a bonus of 150
- 4 of these give a bonus of 360
- 5 if these give a bonus of 900
This can substitute for any icon except the scatter symbol and does stack in both the base game and free spins games.
The scatter symbol in Bridesmaids come in form of what appears to be some sort of pink flowered cupcake.
- 2 scatter icons give a bonus 60 multiplier
- 3 scatter icons give a bonus 60 multiplier
- 4 scatter icons give a bonus 600 multiplier
- 5 scatter icons give a bonus 6000 multiplier
Scatter symbols do not need to appear on an active payline in order to qualify as a win.
Gathering 3 of these on a single spins grants access to the Wheel Bonus game.
The Wheel Bonus game is activated when the player gains 3 or more scatter symbols during a single spin. During this the player will get to select a cupcake, the selected cupcake will randomly give a bonus to the rest of the bonus game. This wheel can give out a variety of cash bonuses, as well as access to 4 possible bonus games and the jackpot prize. The four bonus games are as follows:
Friendship Free Spins
In this game the player is given 10 free spins. In this game additional stacks and wilds can appear based on the following rules:
Free spins can be retriggered from within this game.
Flying High Free Spins
In this game the player is given 10 free spins and access to the Rolling Reels and Growing Wilds features. The rolling reels feature generates additional cash during consecutive wins. The growing wilds feature allows wilds stacks to increase by 1 wild per spin up to a maximum of 13 stacks.
In this game the player will be tasked with matching bridesmaids pictures in order to win both cash prizes and bonus multipliers. Matching the bride symbols will complete the game, the longer it takes to match the bride the larger the total bonus will be.
Magic Moments Bonus
In this simple game the player is asked to select various picture stills from the film. Each of these will reveal cash prizes or a carrot, with the carrot ending the bonus game.
The total amount bet during these free spins is taken from the amount which was bet in the round in which the free spin bonus game was activated. Additional free spins can be retriggered from within this game.
How to Play:
For the simplest possible experience the player need only choose their bet and click the spin button. Further customisation of their bet can be accessed by the user clicking on the bet button and changing their coin size and total coins wagered.
For autoplay and more advanced options the play can click on the autoplay button, this allows the player to select 1 of 5 basic autospin options, 10x, 25x, 50x, 100x or until manually stopped, or click customise to further change their options.
In the custom screen the player can enter their own amount of spins and set end rules, these rules are either once the spins are complete or once an entered amount of money has been won or exceeded.
Overall Design and Usability:
As you would expect with a game such as this, the entire theme is based on its namesake. This means lots of graphics from the film and the actresses, with the overall theme being placed in pink. Your appreciation here really comes out of what you think of both the colour and the film itself. While I can happily admit that I enjoyed the film, the colour itself I found a little garish. If you are a big fan of the film you might really enjoy the little character pop-ups which appear from time to time, bringing a small and often hilarious sound clip with them.
When it comes to usability, this is a pokie which covers many of the bases possible with the Microgaming engine. The graphics options here are always appreciated, as are the multiple quickspin options. Everything else in this game performs well, being fast, responsive and reliable.
Where to find it:
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A great game by its own merit, so don't go avoiding it if you fear a low effort tie-in. This is a game which plays well, responds quickly and has a great variety of bonus games and features. The theme itself might be a bit of a turn-off for some players out there, but I recommend looking past that if you can. Behind the pink is one of the better creations of Microgaming, and you're doing yourself a disservice if you miss out.
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