And the award goes to…take a trip down the red carpet in the movie-themed Bloopers, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from ELK Studios. Playable across all devices, it comes with a free spins feature complete with sticky wilds as well as expanding wilds, falling symbols, extra free spins, symbol shuffles and random wilds. Play from between 25p and £100 per spin.
A slot based on a glamorous movie awards ceremony should look and sound good and Bloopers certainly does that – playing out to a sweeping orchestral soundtrack, the reels include a selection of film related imagery. Look out for reels of film, clapper board as well as a pneumatic blonde and a handsome leading man.
They’re joined by starlit playing card symbols from A to 10 as well as the Bloopers logo which is the wild and the Hollywood star which is the bonus symbol – land 3 or more star symbols and you’ll trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature. During the feature, the male or female movie star symbols that land on the middle 3 reels will become sticky wilds.
The free spins will keep on coming until all 3 positions on reels 2, 3 and 4 are wild. The other thing to keep a special eye on are the strange, brightly coloured creatures known as Bloopers – they can hit during the base game or the feature and award 1 of 5 mini features.
The blue stunt man Blooper will give you a series of expanding wilds. The green cutter Blooper (triggered by the jack symbol in the free spins feature) will get you falling symbols. Extra free spins are on offer courtesy of the pink make up Blooper (queen symbol) with symbol shuffles awarded by the purple fix it Blooper (king). Rounding out the quintet is the sound tech blooper who will reward you with random wilds.
The Bloopers hit on a fairly regular basis in the base game but you’re more likely to find them in the feature as at least 1 will be awarded on the middle 3 reels during the round (triggered by their letter). It’s possible to land more than 1 Blooper at the same time which can lead to some nice winning opportunities.
As we’ve come to expect from slots created by ELK Studios, Bloopers is lovely to look at – the developer has managed to pack plenty into the features department too. The 243 ways to win engine keeps the pace bobbing along and the regular appearance of the Bloopers and their extra goodies adds plenty of winning chances. The free spins round is a decent offering too thanks to the sticky wilds with wins of up to 1,850 times your stake to be won.
It may not quite be a Citizen Kane of the online gaming world but Bloopers is a nicely produced and solidly entertaining slot that’s well worth a watch. Grab your popcorn and give it a go. I also recommend the superb Taco Brothers by ELK Studios which is their best game in my opinion.