Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways: Slot Overview
Hey up players, hop on board the coach for a tour of the London streets in Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways, an online slot from software provider Pragmatic Play. This is no ordinary get you from home to work type of bus, either. Oh no, on this bus, you'll be driven around town with the goal of spotting celebs or their haunts. Yes, it's apparently a thing in certain parts of the world, and there was at least one in London too. Instead of trying to capture famous people walking around the place, it rather showed passengers places like where Barack Obama ate fish and chips and where the Beatles lived together. Don't expect to see many celebs in Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways, though, none really, but it does have tumbles, respins, free spins, and bonus buys, if that is any consolation.
It's a case of just in time to board when Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways hits the monitor, depicting a bus that's sitting at a stop on a glorious sunny day, where the London Eye is rotating pretty darn fast in one corner, Big Ben in the other. Seriously, you wouldn't want to be on that Ferris Wheel moving at those speeds. Better to board what looks like an old Routemaster bus, where the game's 6-reel matrix has been plastered on its side. An interesting mix of passengers, too, capping off what might be an eventful tour of the city's celebrity spots.
When buying a ticket or picking a bet, if you would prefer to call it, the options vary from 20 p/c to $/€100 per paid spin, with no Ante Bet in sight. However, there is a chance to buy the Respins feature, though, for 20x the bet or free spins for 100x the bet. The default RTP for doing so is 96.05% or 96.01% when single spin betting, though be on the lookout for lower configuration models.
Hit spin, and each reel displays anywhere from 2 to 7 symbols, resulting in a varying number of ways to win, maxing out at 117,649. The Tumble feature removes all winning symbols from the reels when they hit, creating empty spaces which are filled by symbols falling from above. Tumbles will repeat like this until no new win is created. As for symbols, ten regular pay symbols may land, from 10 to A card ranks to five character symbols – a backpacker, a business type, an older lady with her knitting, what looks like the tour guide, and a dog. Why not. Hitting a 6-of-a-kind winning way triggers a payout of 0.8x to 1.75x the bet for the low pays or 2x to 25x the bet for 6 premiums. One more symbol rounding off this section, on all but the leftmost reel, is the wild. The wild substitutes for all pay symbols.
Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways: Slot Features
The actual celebrities in Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways are arguably its features, or are we pushing the metaphor a bit too hard now? Anyway, amongst the extras you'll find is a Respin feature and free spins.
When exactly 3 scatter symbols land in the base game, 5 respins are awarded. During respins, the triggering scatter symbols are locked in place on their reels. Wins are awarded as normal, and if at the end of the Respins feature 4, 5, or 6 scatters are in view, free spins are triggered.
The free spins round starts with an x1 win multiplier which applies to all wins. Following a tumble, the win multiplier increases in value by +1. It's persistent till the round ends, so it does not reset between free spins and has a ceiling value of x50. Hitting 3 or more scatter symbols triggers an additional 5 free spins. For the record, scatters are not removed from the reels by tumbles, and when buying free spins, 4, 5, or 5 scatters will hit to trigger it.
Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways: Slot Verdict
Can you imagine being famous, walking down the street minding your own business and a bus full of people pulls up, and everyone's pointing, taking pictures and staring? What if you were having a bad hair day or really needed to go to the loo, and all of a sudden, 50 people are crowding around asking for an autograph? Maybe there are benefits to being a regular Joe or Jane, after all. And yet a lot of people aspire to be famous. However, it was actor Matthew Perry who said, 'I think you actually have to have all of your dreams come true to realize they are the wrong dreams.' Though, to be fair, the actor did detail having a rough time in his autobiography.
A rougher time than players are likely to have while bouncing along on the Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways when gaming responsibly, of course, as it offers a cheerful ride through the streets of London type experience. While cheerful, Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways felt like it might have been a clone, but one where the underlying originator slot eluded clear recall. Perhaps all this talk of celebrity clouded our minds and got us thinking of life's possibilities rather than its realities. Or something along those lines. Features-wise, Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways doesn't have a whole lot going on you can't find in a ton of other Megaways games. The exception is the Respins feature, which is alright; nothing wrong with it, but nothing ridiculously exciting either. Of course, should respins produce a free spins trigger, few would be complaining about that outcome.
The free spins win multiplier might be capped at x50, yet Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways is still able to conjure up winning potential of 10,000x the bet. A healthy sum to aim for in a slot that feels like it might have been designed with British players in mind, perhaps, despite the bonus buys, but can be enjoyed by anyone with stars in their eyes, so to speak.
Even the sheen of celebrity can’t blur the way Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways delivers fairly standard stuff by Megaways standards.