The coolest teddy bear is back for a second anarchic reel adventure on the slot from Blueprint Gaming. TED Megaways is the sequel to original TED slot and while the latter took the 2012 movie as inspiration, this creation brings characters and the plot from the TED 2 movie to a set of dynamic reels with up to 117,49 ways. Lightning bolt mystery symbols and the Thunder Buddies Free Spins featuring the Thunder Wheel, Megaways upgrades and unlimited multipliers can lead to freakin’ sweet wins of up to 50,000 times your bet or 250,00 credits, whichever is hit first.
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to £100|
|Extras||Up to 130,000 Cals Cash|
|No Deposit Offer|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||30 days|
|Operator||MT SecureTrade Limited|
|Max bet size||£5|
|No deposit max cashout||N/A|
|Deposit Bonus||60 X Bonus|
|Free spins||35 X Bonus|
TED Megaways is a branded cascading video slot with six reels, up to seven rows as well as 324 to 117,649 ways to win. Pays are awarded for two to six matching symbols landing on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can spin with the comical bear on desktop, mobile and tablet from 0.10 to 10 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.03%. Using the Mystery Bonus Buy will increase the RTP to 97.00%.
The blurred film set with the fabled couch is in the background of the vastly increased game window. Ted sits on the side of the reels and gives his usual crude comments at various points in the gameplay. He will jump up occasionally to point his laser gun towards the reels and add mystery symbols or simply just tease you before sitting down again.
Blueprint has kept most of the pay symbol set from the original, featuring card royals from 9 to A at the low end. A single six of a kind pays 1x to 1.5x your stake. They are followed by characters and items from the TED 2 movie – box of beers, goose, Tami-Lynn (played by Jessica Barth) and the TED logo. Hit six across the reels to win 2x to 50x your bet. TED himself is the wild symbol appearing in the horizontal reel only and substituting for all regular pay symbols. An icon marked with Thunder Buddies Bonus is the scatter while a golden lightning bold acts as the mystery symbol.
TED Megaways Slot Features
Fans of the original TED slot expecting another feature frenzy might be slightly disappointed to see that Blueprint toned it down substantially on the sequel. Would have been quite the blast to see some of those modifiers play out on the Megaways reels. What’s even more disappointing is that TED Megaways is basically a 100% clone of Return of Kong Megaways. Well, let’s take you through the features as they are not all bad.
At the core of the gameplay is the Megaways mechanic with dynamic reels and reactive wins. The number of ways is randomly determined for every spin by selecting between 2 and 7 symbols for reels one and six as well as 2 to 6 symbols for reels two to five. Additionally, the game has an extra reel at the top of the game window with 4 positions, extending from reel two to five, where more symbols appear on every spin.
Wins are paid for two or more adjacent symbols from left to right only. The symbols from a winning combination will start a chain reaction that will see them explode to make room for new symbols to drop into place. The spin sequence continues as long as a new winning combination occurs after a reaction.
Every time Ted wakes up there is a chance he will trigger pawesome Mystery Symbols. He will point his laser towards the reels and add up to 100 lightning bolts to them for the current spin. Once they stop, all in view will reveal a common pay symbol except wilds or scatters.
Having four or more scatters on the reels at the end of a spin sequence will trigger Thunder Buddies Bonus feature with 12 Free Spins. No additional free spins are awarded for extra scatters beyond the four required for the trigger. However, based on the number of scatters, you will have a guaranteed amount of Megaways per free spin:
- 4 Scatters: Minimum 324 Megaways™
- 5 Scatters: Minimum 1,000 Megaways™
- 6 Scatters: Minimum 2,000 Megaways™
- 7 Scatters: Minimum 10,000 Megaways™
The game will lead to a second screen, offering you two options on each occasion. You can either collect and play the won free spins with the corresponding minimum Megaways or you take a spin on the Thunder Wheel to try and improve your feature. Prizes on the two-tiered wheel are 5-12 free spins and 324, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10,000 minimum Megaways. Beware though, the gamble might not pay off every time. While you will always get at least the minimum Megaways based on the feature trigger, you could walk away with fewer free spins.
During the feature, special TED symbols appearing in the horizontal reel will be added to the meter on the side of the game window. Collect three to receive a Megaways upgrade and +2 extra free spins on each level. Every upgrade increases the minimum number of Megaways on all remaining free spins. On a standard trigger, this will be from 324 to 1,000 ways on the first retrigger, followed by upgrades to 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and ultimately to the full size of 117,649 ways on subsequent retriggers, providing more potential to hit mega wins. Once you reached the top of the ladder, only +2 free spins are awarded for every three collected TED symbols.
The final kicker for the bonus round is the Unlimited Multiplier. It will start at x1 and increase by x1 after every winning reaction, no limits. Plus, TED can appear at any time with his laser gun to trigger the mystery symbol feature.
The impatient among us slot players can opt to enter the Thunder Buddies Bonus without having to wait for an organic trigger. The Mystery Bonus Bet button is active in those jurisdictions where they are not restricted and will get you instant access to the free spins feature. It will cost you a rather expensive 150x the total stake and get you one spin on the Thunder Wheel to determine the number of free spins and starting win multiplier.
Undoubtedly, TED Megaways is a missed opportunity to transfer the spirit and feature frenzy from the original TED slot which was a perfect depiction of the hilarious movie. Not only that, but it is also disappointing to see Blueprint Gaming doing a blatant clone of an existing slot. Well, fans of TED won’t mind much as the win potential of 50,000x bet is certainly worth playing for.