Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Slots

Bill-&amp-Teds-Excellent-AdventureThis is a slot machine created by Microgaming, in a classic format with only 3 reels, which is themed around a 1989 movie which had the same name (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure). It was the first of the movies with these two main characters, two dudes that don’t like doing much and which get to travel in time, meeting all kinds of historical figures along the way. This is one of those movies that people consider to be cult classics, and it even got a sequel after a couple of years.

The slot looks almost as old as the film is, with 3 reels and 5 lines available on them, with payouts of up to $4,000 offered and some interesting features included, that many other classic titles don’t have. You have wilds and bonus games inside, which are rare enough features in 3 reel games.

Features of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Even as a classic slot machine, it still manages to cobble together a couple of features, like the wild symbol or the scatter that can get you a bonus game.

The symbol with wild abilities is marked with a WS logo, plus the word WYLD written underneath. Get three of them on a payline, and you get the second best payout of the slot. Get it on its own together with other matching symbols, and you get its help with the formation of a new combo, as it is capable of taking the role of another icon when it’s needed.

Circuits of Time Bonus Game

Second, we have the Bonus symbol, a Phone Box being used for its image, presumably the means of transportation through time for the two friends. These are scatter symbols, so the three that are needed to start the bonus game can be placed in any random location.


Your choice is to either let the two guys do the work, or to do it yourself, piloting the ship in the bonus game. You have to blast various planets if you’re the pilot, where the payouts offered are between 10x and 1,000x the bet.

Guitar Bonus

This is the second bonus game, but this time you don’t get it with the help of a symbol. It triggers at random, after any spin. You can allow Rufus to do the bonus game for you, or you can try it yourself. It’s a bit like Guitar Hero, so you have to hit chords at the moment when they go over a certain spot. You get win spins in return, with up to 500x the bet as a prize for each one.


Betting options and jackpots

1 to 5 coins used will activate just as many lines in this game, and changing their denomination between $0.10 and $2 will determine how much you can ultimately take home. The bets are between $0.50 and $10 total.

Your biggest reward in this game is at 2,000x the line wager, or up to $4,000. It’s not that impressive, but there are bonus games with up to 1,000x the bet, or $10,000.

Design and symbols

The design is very unusual for a classic slot machine. The number of reels will tell you what kind of slot this is, but about 60% of the screen is taken by them, with the paytable on the rest. The symbols are mostly images of actors from the movie, but they’re not of the highest quality, so it does look like a title from the 80s. It fits the movie rather well, even though it’s very far from the design standards of the last couple of years.

Symbols: WS Wyld (wild, 1,000 coins), Phone Box (scatter), Game Logo (2,000 coins), Bill and Ted (50 coins), Rufus (20 coins), Abraham Lincoln (10 coins), Genghis Khan (5 coins) and Napoleon (2 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

The movie did achieve cult film status, so I’m sure there are people that will want to try it out, even with the vintage 80s graphics that extended to the slot as well.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a 1989 Movie

This film was released in 1989, and it was both a comedy and a science fiction title, the heroes being two friends that get to travel back in time. They get together all kinds of famous figures from our history, trying to assemble a cast to do a history presentation for their high school class.

Keanu Reeves was one of the two main actors, the other one being Alex Winter. George Carlin is another very well known actor that was part of the film and is visible in one of the slot’s symbols as well. The movie was successful enough that it got a sequel after two years, called Bogus Journey. The first title of the series, Excellent Adventure, is considered by many to be a cult classic right now.

This Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.