Bridesmaids is an August 2015 release from Microgaming. It's a five reel, four row, forty payline slot that's based on the 2011 smash hit movie of the same name. In the film, Annie (Kristen Wiig, who also part-wrote the screenplay) suffers a run of bad luck following her role as maid of honour at her BFF Lillian's (Maya Rudolph) wedding. The film also stars Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rebel Wilson, plus Brits Chris O'Dowd and Matt Lucas. O'Dowd plays policeman Nathan Rhodes, who serves as Annie's 'will they won't they' love interest. At the end of the movie (SPOILERS!) the couple are seen riding away in Nathan's police car.
The symbols used in this game are the Bridesmaids from the movie, and playing card symbols – suits for once, not values! There are forty possible paylines and they are not selectable, so all are in play at all times. You only have one decision to make – the size of your bet from 0.40 to 60.00. Basically, your bet-per-line is between 0.01 and 1.50 and mutliplied by forty as all lines are always in play. When you're ready to begin the march down the aisle, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts commence at 25x your bet-per-line for three identical playing card symbols. The top prize in normal play is for five 'Bridesmaids' logos at 3,000x. The logo is also the wild symbol, and subsitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol.
A cup-cake with a pink rose atop is the scatter symbol. If you land three or more you trigger the 'Wheel Bonus' round. Here you get to spin the wheel which can award you several other bonus games and the main jackpot prize. The bonus games are as follows:
- Friendship free spins – ten free spins with paylines now running both ways. There are more character symbols in the game during Friendship free spins giving you more chance of winning bigger prizes.
- Flying High free spins – ten free spins with rolling reels and growing wilds. Rolling reels are where winning symbols disappear, and growing wilds expand up the reels to a maximum of thirteen stacks.
- Boutique Bonus – a bonus game where you need to match the bridesmaids to win cash prizes and bonus multipliers.
- Magic Moments Bonus – select top scenes from the movie to win cash prizes.
You can also collect 'Cupcake boosters' while you are spinning the wheel. These boosters can increase the cash amounts available, and add extra features to the wheel.
Bridesmaids the movie seems to be one of those films that you either love, or you can't see what all the fuss is about. Bridesmaids the slot is very different – if you're a slots fan you're almost one hundred percent guaranteed to love it. There are so many bonus features that this is a slot it's going to be hard to get bored with even during an extended play session. In short, this is a fabulous slot from Microgaming, and well worth your patronage. We do wish there was less pink, though …