Microgaming have signed a licensing deal with Universal Studios, giving them the rights to create a Bridesmaids slot, based on the 2011 hit comedy.
Another new year, another big announcement.
Following hot on the heels that NetEnt will be releasing a Guns n Roses slot machine, Microgaming will be releasing a new slot game based on one of the biggest film comedies of 2011.
Marketed as ‘The hangover’ for girls, this cringe worthy film is full of memorable quotes, crazy scenes and stand out performances from the cast members.
And now, the Bridesmaids slot will be released in August 2015. But will it make for a memorable game?
Is it one of those slot machines that, 3 years after the film, is already just a little dated?
This is one of those movies that seriously divides people. You either love it or don’t see what the fuss is about.
And because there is a good chance you might not have seen it at all, here’s the film advert to give you an idea of the kind of ‘comedy’ we are talking about it here.
The plot is fairly simple really.
Thirty something Annie is a bit of a screw-up, but asked to be Maid of Honour for her best friend Lillian’s wedding. Mayhem ensues as the wedding becomes a battle of the bridesmaids as each try to outdo the other.
This includes a very memorable wedding dress shopping experience where everyone, including the bride, suffers from explosive dia…
…You know what, we’re not going to ruin it for you.
But needless to say, if you’re not into cringe comedy and into moments of pure unadulterated embarrassment; this movie is probably not for you.
The cast includes Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson. If you know who these people are. Which in all honesty, until we saw their faces we were like… aaah yeah… them…
Can you hear the excitement in our voices about all this?
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At this stage, we only have a little bit of information to give you.
The contract is signed, and the Bridesmaids slot game will be released in August 2015, but that’s still far too many months ahead to say very much about it at all.
“Bridesmaids is a comedy classic! The storyline, characters and genuinely hilarious stand-out scenes combine to make it one of the most successful comedy films of all time. We’re thrilled to have signed another licensing agreement with Universal. Furthermore, the brand adds a completely new dimension to our branded game portfolio – we’re excited for its launch later in the year.” Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming
Yes, Bridesmaids is going to be a 5 reel video slot. Bet you never knew that was coming.
But if we know anything about Microgaming, and we’ve been following them around for long enough, we can almost 100% guarantee that:
That last one is cheating as Microgaming told us that specifically, but… come on. Game of Thrones slot has four free spin features, whilst a game like Hitman has a series of click me bonuses that looks and plays like the original video game.
Hell, even Jurassic Park has got so many wild features within the free spin bonuses it’s hard work keeping track of them all.
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Yes. Yes it will be available on mobile, and yes it will be released on the same date.
Isn’t it nice to get good news every once in a while?
Of course, that might mean keeping those movie clips to a minimum, or at the very least, removing them altogether from the mobile phone slot version.
But we are simply going to applaud the fact that Microgaming are continuing on their commitment to try and release all their big brand names on both mobile and desktop at the same time.
Here’s the thing, we’ve been pretty divided in the office as to how relevant this game can really be in 2015.
Some of us fall in the “love this movie, it’s so freaking funny”, whilst others fall very strongly in the “meh” pile.
Not gonna lie. The writer of this post is possibly in that second category.
And yet, even when we asked the lovers, they admitted it had been a while since they actually watched the Bridesmaids film. It’s not in their monthly must-watch list, is what we are saying.
The truth is, the jokes were funny back then because it was a first. A gross out comedy around women? You mean normal girls poop, and have sex, and stuff? No. Freaking. Way.
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3 years on, we’re not sure it’s going to be as funny or as eye-catching, other than for hard-core fans.
At best the theme will make curious folks open the game and see what the fuss is about it.
We all love new online slots for mobile right? It might just turn out to be a new favourite.
But we genuinely don’t think the theme is going to be enough to make people play. It rarely is, to be fair, though it can, sometimes, make us play longer than we should.
But the theme will become irrelevant, if this slot machine turns out to be genuinely, honestly, good.
And with Microgaming, that’s well within the realm of possibilities.
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