Over the decades, thousands of actors and actresses have headed to Hollywood in search of stardom, and Bloopers – the comical new mobile slot from Elk Studios – is also ready to take its place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
However, rather than shining the spotlight on the leading men and women of the movie industry, the slot concentrates on the hardworking production teams that help to ensure that as little footage as possible ends up on the cutting room floor.
The five different Bloopers each have their own special feature, so along with the obligatory Free Spins Bonus, you can benefit from Make Up's extra spins, Stunt Man's expanding wilds, Cutter's falling symbols, Fix-It's symbol shuffles, and Sound Tech's random wilds. Plus, the movie's main characters also try to pull their weight by awarding sticky wilds in the bonus game.
More about the Software Provider
Elk Studios started producing mobile-optimised slots and casino games back in 2012, and advanced mathematical models are integral to their gameplay. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, although its games can be found in online casinos across the UK and Europe.
Elk Studios' slots come with exclusive betting strategies which players can take advantage of if they so choose, letting the game automatically increase and decrease the stake size according to tried and tested playing patterns.
The brand's most famous slots include Electric Sam, Wild Toro, Taco Brothers, Poltava, DJ Wild, and The Lab.
Appearance and Sound Effects
The background for Bloopers is a film roll, with each of the reels displayed on an individual film strip. The Hollywood movie theme is portrayed with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, giving you a cheesy male lead and an over-Botox'ed leading lady, playing card symbols on raised daises under spotlights, a clapperboard, a Walk of Fame bonus star, and a film reel.
The show tune music that accompanies the game reminds you of the intro to a movie awards ceremony, and there are plenty of clever animations and voiceovers which are used in the special features and bonus game.
Bonuses and Special Features
There's a multitude of clever features to enjoy while you're spinning the reels, and the first is an online slots staple – a wild symbol. The wild is represented by the game logo, and it can substitute for all other symbols except the Bonus Star.
The Bonus Star (which looks like the stars you see on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) triggers the Free Spins Bonus when it lands three or more times on the reels. During the Bonus, any of the five members of the production team (known as Bloopers) who are responsible for doing hair and make-up, editing the film, carrying out stunts, fixing any mishaps, and holding the boom to capture the audio, can appear on Reels 3, 4, and 5 to award their special features.
The Bloopers can also appear in the base game, and sometimes more than one will grace the reels. Each character has its own special feature: Stunt Man awards Expanding Wilds, Sound Tech awards Random Wilds, Fix-It awards Symbol Shuffles, Make Up awards extra free spins, and Cutter awards Falling Symbols.
The male and female movie stars also have a role to play in the Free Spins Bonus. Whenever they land on the three middle reels, they turn into sticky wilds.
Bloopers uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and 243 paylines, and has an impressive RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.10%.
The slot is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
Bloopers delivers an Oscar-worthy performance through its fun animations and innovative special features, the latter of which can help you achieve extra wins, and with a top jackpot of x to play for, it's a slot you'll want to Take 1, Take 2, Take 3, Take 4, Take 5 and more.