If your playlist still has hits like Thriller, and you can't bring yourself to bin the day-glo leg warmers, you're probably a big fan of the 80s. If so, the phrase "hey you guys!" will undoubtedly get you looking around for one of the most lovable characters ever to grace the screen. It is - of course - the infamous line uttered by Sloth in the Goonies, as any true 80s buff will know. Blueprint Gaming are bringing the gang back to your screens, and with our Swatch watches and Sony Walkmans, we're here for it.
Released on 30 September 2021, Goonies Return is one of the latest online slots from Blueprint, which offers the same feel-good vibe as the original film. With all the classic moments from the blockbuster captured in a game, it's a chance to take on One-Eyed Willy for yourself - and as fans will know, that's not a euphemism! Blueprint have already released a Goonies slot tribute in 2018, so as the name suggests, they're returning with a sequel.
At first glance, Goonies Return looks pretty similar to the original but with sharper graphics. The board is a 5x3 grid and features 20 fixed paylines. The betting is on the modest side, starting with a min bet of 0.10 and increasing to a humble 10.00 max bet. This makes it an excellent game for penny players but the high volatility and a top payout of x50,000 means there's plenty to keep the high rollers interested too.
This online slot doesn't just nod to the iconic film; it practically makes players an honorary Goonie. From the moment Chunk does the truffle shuffle across your screen in the opening credits to the impassioned yells of "Goonies never say die!", it's an endless stream of classic movie clips.
On the reels, you'll start with the relatively mundane playing card royals, but don't worry, things will soon begin to warm up. The high pays are the familiar faces of Chunk, Mouth, Mikey and Data, which offer up to x10-15, but the top value symbol is the skull and crossbones with a payout of x25.
The four adventurers get a little help on their mission from the doubloon, the silver coin that acts as the wild to substitute for any regular symbols.
Anyone who's seen the film will know that the adventure takes wild and crazy turns, so it's perhaps not a surprise that this slot does the same. It's ridiculously packed with features and bonuses, which makes it virtually impossible to describe. Deep breath…
There are no fewer than six random modifiers on the base game, plus a further four that can change a losing spin into a winner. If you land three scatters, you'll unlock the bonus wheel, which has a further six features, including two bonus games.
Walking you through everything this slot has to offer would ruin the fun, so instead, here's a high level overview of what you can expect.
Collapsing caves, dynamite and spikes might give you flashbacks to the challenges the intrepid gang faced, but they are all modifiers on the base game too. But this time, rather than being a barrier, they're here to help you change a loss into a win. Extra wilds, multipliers, mega symbols and a bonus boost can all also be found in the base game.
Once you move into the bonus feature, there are free spins, stacked symbols, bonus games and pick'n click options.
If all of that wasn't enough and you're hungry for more, there's a gamble feature that you can choose to use or ignore, depending on how adventurous you're feeling.
If you've never played online slots before, Goonies Return from Blueprint will set the bar so high it will be virtually impossible to match it elsewhere. There are few games that are so crammed with features that every turn offers a different opportunity to win. If you're a Goonies fan, you'll adore the cut-scenes and original dialogue. If you've never seen the film before, this slot might just inspire you to hunt it down! Rip-roaring fun all around; just make sure you give yourself plenty of time to explore everything that this game has to offer.