Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways Slot Review 2024

Set your sights on what London has to offer in Pragmatic Play’s latest release, Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways!

The Red Route of London bus tours will take you to landmarks like Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben, but the Wild Celebrity Bus hopefully takes a different route to Big Winsville, Huge Bonus Street and Max Win Palace.

There’s certainly a lot to see in Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways, but will the tour be worth it?

Wild Celebrity Bus Base Game

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways Base Game and Features

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways is a 6-reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.52% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Dog, followed by the Character with the Microphone, Knitting Nana, Man in a Suit, and the Man with the Hat.

Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds appear only on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5, substituting for all other symbols except Scatters.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from play and new symbols will drop down from above via a Cascade.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines Up to 117,649
Release Date 13/04/2023
RTP 96.52%
Mechanics Megaways
Volatility High
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.20

Respin Feature

During the base game, whenever 3 Scatters land in view, the Respin feature will automatically trigger, awarding 5 Respins.

During the Respin feature, all Scatter symbols will lock onto the reels and remain there until the end of the Respin feature. Also, the number of symbol positions per reel will remain the same during this time.

If 4, 5, or 6 Scatters are present on the reel set at the end of the Respin feature, the Free Spins round is awarded.

Wild Celebrity Bus Respin Feature

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways Free Spins

Landing 4, 5, or 6 Scatters across the reels automatically triggers the Free Spins round.

During Free Spins, a Win Multiplier is in play that starts off on x1. With each new Cascade, the Win Multiplier will increase by +1, up to a maximum of x50.

Landing 3 or more Scatters during this time will award an additional +5 Free Spins.

Wild Celebrity Bus Free Spins

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

Pragmatic Play has granted players access to both the Respin feature and Free Spins round for a total cost of 20x and 100x your current bet respectively.

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways: Our Verdict

Unlike London’s iconic buildings, Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways is quite the eyesore at first, where you’re literally hit by a big red bus as soon as you load the game up.

That being said, the double-decker bus fits nicely into the London theme which becomes apparent once you clock the London Eye spinning in the background.

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways (quite the mouthful isn’t it?) puts Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic to good use once again, mixed in with an interesting Respin feature and Free Spins round, but were these a pleasant sight to see?

The Respin feature is a great way to trigger the Free Spins round if you haven’t been able to naturally, and players outside the UK can skip the boring parts of the tour and go straight into the feature via a Bonus Buy option.

Whilst testing out the Respin feature, we weren’t able to land any extra Scatters needed to trigger Free Spins, so it seems to be easier said than done, but it’s not impossible.

Other than the increasing Win Multiplier, the Free Spins round was a little disappointing. Usually providers up the stakes in the Free Spins round as a way to entice players into sticking around, but in our opinion, there wasn’t much worth sticking around for.

What would have given the Free Spins round more appeal is if the Respin feature could be triggered during this time, where landing 2 Scatters would stick until a 3rd comes into play or something along those lines.

All in all, Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways wasn’t quite the thrilling tour we had hoped for, but it scratches an itch for players who love a Megaways slot with a decent max win up for grabs.