Rick and Morty: Slot Overview
Mad scientist Rick and his grandson Morty are back for some more wacky antics in a second slot from Blueprint Gaming to star the duo. Based on the hit Adult Swim animated series, the first slot was an entertaining Megaways version packing plenty of show references along with features. The second one, simply titled Rick And Morty, follows Blueprint’s The Goonies and Beavis And Butt-Head formula by offering a dizzying number of bonus games and random reel modifiers whilst introducing us to several crazy characters from the show such as Mr Meeseeks.
Just like its sibling slots, the sci-fi adventure utilizes a 5-reel, 20-payline grid located in Rick’s lab, backgrounded by pink nebulous space. There are a ton of animations, cut scenes, audio shout-outs, etc. taken from, or inspired by, the show. If anything, there’s more of everything than the Megaways version had to offer. Is hard to imagine how Blueprint could’ve possibly crammed more in. So while it might not necessarily suit hardcore gamers, hardcore fans of the show will likely get plenty of enjoyment from it.
Most betting requirements should be met here where stakes start as low as 10 p/c per spin, or as high as £/€200. Any device will work, from mobile, tablet, to desktop. The medium volatility opens up the game to a broader casual audience with more focus on long-lasting entertainment than high octane thrill. The RTP meanwhile, should please all players with a rating of 96.11%, so slightly above average.
Rick and Morty star as two of the high paying symbols, followed by two crystals and A-J card royals. The most valuable symbol in the game is the logo. For one, it pays out on two of a kind, or up to 25 times the bet for five. It is also super stacked on the reels. The spaceship wild is worth the same amount as the premium logo when it lands in lines. It can substitute for any regular pay symbol to help create a win. As well as the standard base game wild, a bunch of wilds are used in several of the features, covered next.
Rick and Morty: Slot Features
Here’s where things get busy with no less than 8 random modifiers and 6 bonus games. Let’s start with Pickle Rick’s modifiers, triggered randomly during any spin:
- Ricks Wild Stacks – Rick converts any of the three middle reels into wild stacks. Wild stacks can even convert into x2 multipliers which multiply themselves.
- Colossal Pickle – Rick shoots a laser at the reels turning reels 1,2,3 or 2,3,4 into a 3×3 colossal symbol.
- Pickle Rick’s Cash Spins – Rick’s laser beam adds mystery cash symbols to the reels. When the reels stop any cash symbols on screen are held and reels respun until no new cash symbols land.
- Pickle Rick’s Mystery Mayhem – Rick adds mystery symbols to the reels. When they stop spinning, they convert into the same pay symbol. Occasionally, Rick may fly over to shuffle new line wins.
- Pickle Rick’s Bonus Blitz – the size of the bonus symbols change from 1×1 to 1×3.
- Pickle Win Spin – Rick shoots symbols turning them into winning one.
- Laser Beam – removes a row of symbols from a non-winning spin to create a win.
- Win Streak – locks winning symbols while respinning the rest until the win no longer increases.
After that long list of entrees, we come to the main features, triggered when 3 or more scatter symbols unlock the bonus round. A reel of features spins, awarding one at random. Players can Collect to start the feature or Gamble to try and win a better one. Losing gambles results in a consolation mystery cash prize. The features include:
- The Pilot Bonus – the screen is covered in Mega Seeds and players pick one at a time to reveal an item. When three of the same items are revealed, a respective prize is paid.
- Skeleton Organ Bonus – players advance the two heroes along a multiplier trail to essentially win bet multipliers.
- Mr Merseeks Free Spins – 10 free spins that record the position of wherever a Mr Merseeks wild lands. On the final spin, all highlighted positions are filled with wilds or wild multipliers.
- Evolution of the Pickle Wild Free Spins – free spins played on a 5×4, 40-line format. Special syringe symbols increase the size of a roaming wild symbol. The game ends when the Syringe Meter is full.
- Anatomy Park Free Spins – 10 free spins with expanding wilds, plus a new monster symbol transformation.
- Big Money Bonus – starts with 3 Mega Spins which are reset when certain symbols appear. Each symbol displays a cash amount which is paid out when spins run to zero.
Rick and Morty: Slot Verdict
Rick and Morty is a real Blueprint special continuing the successful template laid down in The Goonies and other slots in the series. For stacks of features, they don’t come much more laden than this. The wide range gives players plenty to experiment with, extending the life of the slot because to see them all will take a fair amount of time to play through. Gambling features to try new ones is risky because while you can move up the ladder to the better payers, picking up consolation mystery prizes after losing can be a drag.
Not that the bonus games themselves are always much better. The lesser ones especially don’t tend to pay much, so despite the game coming with a huge win cap it’s hard to see anyone coming close to it. In fact, even triggering the top features it’s hard to see how they could come anywhere near the mentioned max cap of 50,000x given the low single spin payouts.
Blueprint has certainly made the most of the R&M brand, squeezing as much as physically possible into their game. Of course those ambivalent or even anti-Rick and Morty might instantly be turned off. Especially if triggering the Mr Merseeks bonus where his constant prattling may get on your nerves – though that’s just part of Mr Meeseek’s personality as any fan will know.
For many, the fact Rick and Morty isn’t a high powered game is unlikely to matter too much. A lot of people loading up Rick and Morty will no doubt do so out of brand recognition or to try the latest Blueprint buffet-style slot. These players are unlikely to be disappointed since Rick and Morty is as entertaining as any of these feature-fest types. More so for fans since the game bursts at the seams with personality. It is actually quite fun to play due to an abundance of silly, Simpsons’ type of humour, as well as wacky characters accompanying the action. The build quality is exceptionally high as well, resulting in a part slot, part cartoon hybrid.