Playtech’s Ugga Bugga is a multi-spin slot machine with an African theme that works very well. The set of symbols has bongo drums, tribal masks, tribal warriors, thatch huts, and several food items. The steady beat of a drum helps set the mood and build up excitement during spins.
The 30 reels and 10 paylines in Ugga Bugga are set up in two columns of five lines each. The sizes of coins range from 10 cents to $5. The game lets you bet from one to five coins per line. This means that the most you can bet per line is $25. All of the paylines are always on, so a line bet of $25 means a total bet of $250.
Once the bet is set, the player clicks “Spin” to start the game. The three reels on the first line only spin when the player clicks “Spin.” The player can then choose to keep one or more of the symbols on that line. Any symbols that are held are then duplicated on all other paylines. This is a very good choice if, for example, the player gets one or more jackpot/wild symbols on the first line.
The main unique thing about this is that it has more than one line. The pay table is set up like an old-fashioned slot machine, and there are five different ways to get paid. For example, there are brown, red, and black bongo symbols, and any three of them, no matter what colour, give you 10 coins. The bongos and tribal masks also have some things in common.
Graphics and sound
Like most Playtech slot machines, Ugga Bugga is silent until the player clicks the Spin button. After that, it plays the sound of a drum beating and the sound of the reels spinning. Even though the sound is pretty good, the drums got annoying after a while, so we turned off the machine and put on some music we liked.
The relic symbol is both the jackpot symbol and the wild symbol. To win the jackpot, which is worth 1,000 coins, you only need three relic symbols in a row. Note that if you bet the maximum, the jackpot is worth 1000 times the line bet, not the size of the coin, for the first jackpot and 250 times the line bet for the second jackpot. Every jackpot after that is 1000 times the size of a coin.
When you’re in the mood for them, multi-spin slot machines are a lot of fun, and this one is no different. We did find that the second spin, which comes after the “holding” phase, was a little slow, so we’d recommend speeding up the game to make it more fun.