If you go down to the woods today you’re sure to have a surprise…The Teddy Bears are going at it hammer and tongs and covering themselves in honey. Sounds a bit wrong? Well, this is NextGen Gaming we’re talking about. But in fact the action in this particular online slot may be red hot but it’s also fully above board, with not a Teddy Bear G-string in site (that’s Australian for flip-flop, by the way).
If you’re talking teddy bears then you’ve got to be thinking cutesy, and right off from the bat this title doesn’t disappoint. The teddies on show are so sweet I dare even the hardest of Category A prisoners to not giggle like a schoolgirl when he starts spinning these five reels. It is a picnic, so do expect cakes, teas and gratuitous sandwiches. Plus the Honeycomb Wild symbol will leave us covered in sticky goo when it substitutes for each and every symbol in this Disneyland lunchtime feast.
The gameplay is shot through with NextGen’s trademark humour, and the bouncing soundtrack (not in a Bonkers 6 kind of way) fits perfectly with the game’s theme. Even the Autoplay and Gamble features are designed neatly, resting on cute little iced cupcakes and lollies. Awwww.
Sure we have the Honeycomb Wild to boost these teddies’ balances but they are not content with that. These furry fuzzmeisters aren’t content with the odd Wild here and there so a particularly eager member of this picnic crowd leaps up from time to time to randomly hurtle a blob of honey at the five reels.
All of these Sticky Wilds stay throughout the game’s bonus feature – 8 free spins that trigger when we land three or more Bonus Hamper symbols – meaning win potential is high even though the quantity seems to be on the shy side. The game’s tone becomes even more charged as the honey runs Wild, bopping to a beat that bring these bears to the boil.
We also have the option to boost our base game wins with NextGen’s now trademark Gamble feature. Flip a card and choose either the correct colour or suite to double or quadruple that spin’s prize. Choose wisely and we’re tasting sweet honey, choose poorly and it turns out to be vinegar.
They say that cute doesn’t win prizes, but “they” obviously haven’t played this particular online slot from NextGen. A taste of honey tasting much sweeter than wine? In this case very much so.