Iconic television shows and films always generate a lot of publicity when they become online slots. They usually attract quite a crowd, too. One can only imagine the sheer delight of Friends fans when they learned that the gang would be reunited for a return, albeit in slot format this summer.
With all your favourite Friends characters represented, including symbols which showcase many of hit shows more memorable moments, nobody could argue that this isn’t a bona fide and fitting Friends release, at least thematically. As with all WMS Gaming slots, there are areas which could do with improvement and are overly messy.
Stuck In Second Gear
The prospect of playing on a 5-reel, 40-line structure is appealing, and even players who favour cheap stakes won’t begrudge paying 50p a spin on this release, on account of its theme. A non-progressive jackpot worth 2,000x your bet helps, too. However, there is much to be desired about the features.
This slot seldom tends to get going, and it can be many hundreds of spins before the stars align, and the slot’s principle bonus feature is triggered. Wilds can replace all barring Jackpot Wild and bonus symbols, and Jackpot Wild icons replace all barring those bonus icons, too. Players need Jackpot Wilds to appear on the second, third and fourth reels (stacked) to win the non-progressive prize.
Also included in this game are mystery stacked symbols, and they can help players to land prizes, too. However, triggering the Wheel Bonus is inexplicably difficult.
The Elusive Wheel Bonus
The elusive Wheel bonus in the Friends slot does offer an array of quality features if players are fortunate enough to trigger it. A Thanksgiving Bonus can dish out 10 spins with 3x multipliers, while a Wedding Bonus offers 10 spins with sticky wilds. The Party Bonus delivers 11 spins with walking, locked and expanding wilds. Lastly, the Bamboozled Bonus provides players with instant cash prizes or a jackpot, via a click and win feature.
Unfortunately, triggering the wheel to activate those bonuses is cruelly challenging, and really puts the dampers on what is otherwise a sensational and much-anticipated slot game from WMS.
Friends Will Be There For You at WMS Gaming Casinos
Friends can now be played at any leading online casinos offering WMS slots. While the game is fun and will bring memories flooding back, it is a high variance release and one which will prove frustrating at times. Players can give it a go at any good WMS casino this month.