Based on the hit video game series that stars platoons of worms blowing things up with increasingly bizarre weaponry, Worms Reloaded is an anarchic 5 reel, 20 payline slot powered by Blueprint Gaming. Just like the original Worms game, the sequel is packed full of crazy features including cash trails, a pick me bonus and 2 free spins features as well as a quartet of randomly triggered base game extras. Play from between 20p and £500 per spin.

The imagery in Worms Reloaded has a cartoon feel – set against a battlefield backdrop symbols including A to J playing cards alongside an assortment of guns, bombs and rockets. The Worms Reloaded logo is the most lucrative of the standard symbols awarding 500 coins if you land 5 on a payline. The wild also awards up to 500 coins and replaces everything bar the bonus.

As we mentioned in the intro, there’s plenty to get stuck into on the features front in Worms Reloaded – if the logo symbol explodes, which can happen randomly on any spin, you’ll trigger 1 of 4 base game features:

Banana Bombs Wild feature – a banana bomb will explode during the spin and add a selection of extra wilds to the reels. Hope to see a gun-toting worm appear as the wilds will be held and you’ll receive a re-spin.

Holy Hand Grenade feature – a grenade explodes adding extra bonus symbols to the reels to improve your chances of triggering 1 of the 4 main bonus features.

Teleport Mayhem feature – a worm appears on the screen and teleports the symbols so they create a new winning combination.

Concrete Donkey feature – a worm presses a button which releases concrete donkeys onto the reels. These turn the reels they land on into wilds.

Worms Reloaded also comes with 4 main bonus features – to trigger them, you’ll need to land the Bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 in the base game. Which bonus you receive depends on the symbol that hits on reel 5. The 4 are:

Battleground Bonus feature – this is a variation on the pick me round. Choose from the selection of mines shown to reveal a cash prize, a collect or a trigger for 1 of the other bonus features.

Jet Pack Bonus feature – choose a UFO which will help you progress along this cash trail. Land on a wormhole and you’ll make quicker progress with prizes to match. Prizes of up to 1,000 times your stake are on offer here.

Blitz Free Spins feature – this free spins round takes place on a new set of reels and features a cameo appearance from a worm strapped to a rocket which can add multipliers if worm symbols land on reel 5. Boosts of up to 5x are on offer here.

Super Sheep Free Spins feature – here you’ll be awarded 6 free spins. The wrinkle comes with the Super Sheep who can add extra wilds to the reels on each free spin. After the last free spin has played out, you’ll be shown a trio of grenades – pick 1 to reveal a collect which ends the feature or a re-trigger that awards a further round of free spins.

Worms Reloaded also offers a shot at winning a bumper cash prize courtesy of the progressive jackpot – land 5 overlay Jackpot King symbols and you’ll be given a chance to spin a prize wheel and with it a chance of hitting the big one. By the way, other Blueprint Gaming slots are part of this jackpot network such as Top Cat.

Blueprint Gaming has managed to pack plenty of action into Worms Reloaded – the features come along at regular intervals so you won’t be hanging on for ages waiting for something to happen. This slot version will appeal to fans of the Worms video game franchise. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the source material, the range of features makes Worms Reloaded a playable and enjoyable game in its own right.