Did you ever wish you could sit in on a meeting of Hollywood producers when they’re being pitched movie ideas?
You have to figure that sometimes, it would be pretty ridiculous.
Like say when Seth MacFarlane pitched the idea for the 2012 hit movie “Ted.”
“It’s about this little boy who makes a wish and his teddy bear comes to life. No, really, but the movie’s about years later when they grow up and now Ted is a hard-partying, hard-swearing, wickedly funny sidekick to the guy. And that’s messing stuff up with his girlfriend …”
You have to figure the producer who backed that was a little like the guy who ate the first raw oyster—guts enough to take a big risk and then got a big reward.
“Ted” became a colossal hit, has already spawned a sequel and had millions of people looking at their stuffed animal toys in a new light (not to mention the 1980 cult classic film “Flash Gordon”).
For Aristocrat Games, however, pitching the idea of a slots game based on “Ted” was probably a no brainier and we here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa were pretty quick to add it to our line-up of Borgata slots.
Playing the slot, you can expect all the themes so delicately brought up in the film, including these bonus features:
Thunder Buddies Wheel Feature – Players are granted 1 spin of the giant mechanical wheel, located on the Wonder Wheels top box, which is the gateway for awarding 1 of 9 fun-filled main bonus features.
Wish Upon a Star Bonus – Pick’em feature where players play up to 3 rounds selecting stars that award Credit Values, Advance, Award All, or the dreaded Helicopter Stopper.
Pick a Fight Bonus – Players pick from facedown tiles to win credits and multipliers in this quick pick match bonus. Upon trigger, players select their chosen Match character, John or Ted, and then pick tiles to reveal a John, Ted, or wild Ted & John symbol for credits. Consecutive matches award an increasing multiplier, but non-matching picks reset the multiplier to 1X. Play continues until 3 non-matching picks are selected.
Ted’s Party Spins Bonus – A unique 4X5 reel set appears and 8 free games are awarded. Players collect wild shot glasses on reels 1 and 5 that can award a win multiplier or additional free games.
Flash Free Spins Bonus – Players select a Match symbol and are granted 3 free spins of a unique vertical spinning reel set. Chosen Match symbols appearing on the reels during play lock in place and award additional free spins and higher pays. Plays continue until all frees spins are exhausted or 16 Match symbols are won.
Ted Wheel Bonus – Bonus is played out on the individual small wheel on the Wonder Wheels top box. Players try and collect Ted symbols to gain multipliers or credit awards. Spins continue until 2 separate credit awards have been won or 5 wheel spins have been completed.
Ted, John, Sam, Tami-Lynn Progressive Bonuses – Players can make their way to a fast fortune in this quick pick feature. Players are granted 1 to 5 picks of facedown cards that reveal credit values or the associated progressive jackpot. Picks are awarded based upon the bet multiplier. Max bet players are guaranteed a progressive win!
$250K MSP Grand Jackpot/$10K SSP Static Jackpot – The life-altering Grand Jackpot is won with a 300+ credit bet when 5 Ted Jackpot symbols appear in the base game on reels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
When you think about it, the idea behind “Ted” wasn’t so crazy after all. It made for a great movie and a great slots theme. But then we’re always looking for great slots at Borgata. In 2015, we installed more than 300 new slots machines.
And in 2016, we’re starting with this teddy bear that came to life. But then he grew up and started partying…