Playtech's Happy Bugs Video Slot Review

April 12, 2013


If you like slots with weird themes, then you're going to like Happy Bugs. However, if you like slots with big jackpots and a go big or go home mentality, then you're going to love Happy Bugs. This game by Playtech is an attempt to give players something a bit different than what they are used to, and that's exactly what you'll get when you play. With a big jackpot and a multi-screen bonus game, this is a game that will really appeal to you if you're looking to swing for the fences and try for a big score.

Happy Bugs has a pretty standard video slot layout with 20 paylines spread across five reels. You'll have plenty of room to customize your bet size with this game since you can bet up to 10 coins on each of the 20 paylines, and you can have coin sizes ranging from $0.01 to $1.00. This gives Happy Bugs a maximum bet size of $200 per spin, but you can play at just $0.20 per spin with all of the paylines activated and still get a good value. It's up to you how big you want to play.

These bugs love to party, and that will be made very clear with the wild beer can symbols. Five of this wild symbol on an active payline will trigger the massive 10,000x jackpot. You can get a secondary jackpot of 2,000x if you just get four beer cans instead. There are a number of other three-figure wins available to round out the lower end of the paytable. This game uses ace, king, queen, jack and ten symbols for the lower payouts like most modern video slots do.

The flower symbol is a scatter in Happy Bugs, and it's also the key to getting the free spins. If you pick up at least three of them on the reels after a spin, then you'll be given a set of 12 free spins with a 3x multiplier. What's awesome about these free spins is that unlike many games, you can re-trigger your free spins over and over again. Five of the scattered flower will give you an awesome payout that is 500 times your total bet, or 10,000x your line bet, the same as the top jackpot. With two ways to win the top prize in this game, you'll be jumping for joy when you play Happy Bugs.