Andy Capp Slot Review
Whilst The UKGC are keen for slots providers to move away from cartoon images that appeal to children, it doesn’t mean a departure away from cartoons altogether. Andy Capp slots from Blueprint Gaming features the hero of a comic strip that has featured in The Daily Mirror and The Sunday Mirror since 1957.
Introducing Andy Capp Slots
Andy Capp hails from Hartlepool and is husband to Flo. He is unemployed and enjoys football, other sports, the pub and flirting with the barmaids. The character even has it’s own statue in Hartlepool. Not only that, Andy now has his own slot, something Hager The Horrible and George & Lynne have so far failed to achieve.
The game itself is brightly coloured and Andy can be found at the foot of the slot. He’s in his favourite position, asleep on the sofa. The reel icons consist of pints of beer, newspapers, sports items, a TV and Jack, Queen, King and Ace. It’s a 5 reel, 20 payline game that you can play from 20p up to £200. An autoplay option is also available. A trumpet inspired soundtrack that sounds like a sitcom theme tune versus Jeremy Kyle accompanies gameplay.
Andy’s Adventures Bonus Round
The slot becomes more interesting at the bonus round stage. Achieve 3 Bonus Symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger Andy’s Adventures. Andy will awaken from his slumber to visie 1 of 5 locations – each with it’s own bonus feature. The rounds include The Jolly Riveter Super Bonus, The Boozer Free Spins, On Me ‘Ead Free Spins, The Bookies Bonus and Lets Play Darts Bonus.
With The Bookies Bonus, Andy enters the betting shop and is presented with pick me rosettes. Pick from the rosettes to reveal a multiplier. Pick three trophies to win a big money multiplier. The Lets Play Darts Bonus is exactly as you’d expect. Andy gets to throw three darts and the score represents a winning multiplier. The maximum win on this bonus round is x180.
Andy Capp Slot Dreams
During any spin a random feature can come in to play. These are Andy’s Dreams! Amongst them are beautiful women, ale and a wild dream. If Andy’s dreams are interrupted by Flo then that’s not going to be good news. During our trial play a scratchcard also appeared but bizarrely this doesn’t get a mention in the game notes.
The game itself is entertaining enough, although at times if felt a little clunky. The graphics look great although we’d like to see a bit more animation or interaction from Andy. As is, you have to wait until the bonus rounds before anything happens – and these don’t occur that often. The soundtrack is incredibly nauseating after a few hundred spins!
One thing to note is that this game does have a low Return To Player of 92.75% + promotional pots. This may well be due to the fact that Andy Capp slots is part of the Jackpot King series. According to the info from Blueprint, the RTP is based on long term payback. Even so, this is quite a low RTP and it should be better! The maximum win from a single game is £250,000 or 10,000 x wager.