In 2016, ELK Studios decided to give a shout-out to the little guys in Hollywood. Not the stars that shine bright on the silver screen, and win audiences with their charming smiles and acting skills. No, this game is about the stunt men, make-up artists and tech people who all come together to make the movie happen. Drawn in colorful, tic-tac shapes, the Bloopers are the unknown people of Hollywood that make sure movie magic doesn’t evaporate. The slot features cool visuals, with a rather disappointing lack of a backdrop. But visuals aren’t the strong suit of this game – that lies with its gameplay, and the 96.1%, which is above average for video slots.
The game is played on a 5x3 playing field with 243 ways to win. The slot has one major special feature and several smaller ones. The first is relatively simple – collect three or more Scatters, and collect your free spins bonus. The smaller features are all associated with their specific Blooper, and happen when they appear on the reels.
So, what can these colorful creatures do for you? The blue blooper gives players expanding Wilds, the green one makes symbols fall from the top of the reel. The pink blooper gives you extra free spins, while symbol shuffles are awarded by the purple blooper. Finally, the yellow blooper hands out random Wilds.
Meanwhile, the free spins feature is a rather simplistic affair. Collect three or more Scatters somewhere on the reels, and you get a theoretically unlimited amount of free spins. During this feature, both male and female movie star Wilds become sticky Wilds on the middle three reels. The feature only ends when the entirety of the second, third and fourth reel are completely covered with Wilds.
How to Play
We’re quite happy with how the special features turned out in Bloopers. We’re not a fan of their general design, as they seem a touch cartoonish, but there’s no denying those mini bonuses can really shake things up during normal gameplay, meaning players won’t be bored out of their minds waiting for the free spins to make an appearance. If you like chasing bonuses while playing video slots, this one offers you plenty to chase.
You can wager between $0.25 up to $100 per spin, which should please high rollers hoping to spend a lot of money for even bigger wins. The maximum jackpot for this game is 185,000 coins.
While there is an Autoplay bonus you can use, it’s rather humble, only allowing players to set how many spins they want to undergo. There’s not much in terms of win or loss limits, or any options that allow you to decide if you want the game to pause when a feature is activated or you hit a jackpot. A little more work on that front would go a long way, ELK, we’re just saying.
Strategy & Tips
Players can make use of several pre-programmed strategies that come bundled with the slot itself. The Optimizer, Leveller and Booster betting strategies all have their ups and downs. Our personal bets usually resemble the Optimizer, but all three have different flavors depending on how you like your slots.
There’s no significant difference between the mobile and desktop versions.