Happy Bugs Slots

Happy-BugsHappy Bugs is a Playtech slot machine, whose theme revolves around a group of insects that do indeed seem happy with their lives. The setting is a backyard, with tall grass surrounding the reels, with symbols showing us furniture, beer cans and our happy bugs, of course. The game seems to try to go for the cute factor, but the overuse of playing cards manages to screw it up at least partially, leaving me wanting more as there aren’t enough themed symbols on the reels usually. It’s not a unique theme, but there aren’t that many slot machines with this topic yet.

The happy bugs that the title mentions will form combinations on 20 paylines, in a game with 5 reels. As features, the developers used scatter symbols with huge prizes, wilds that give you the top jackpot ($500,000), free spins with multipliers and bonus games that can be immensely profitable.

Features of Happy Bugs

The features of Happy Bugs seem to be quite generous, especially the bonus game, though the scatter symbol with its free spins and multipliers can also be great. The wild symbol is last on the list, but not least.

The beer cans are marked Wild and together with the couch symbol seems to indicate that these happy bugs are indeed having the time of their lives, all while being couch potatoes. The wild can substitute for all the symbols, except for the bonus or scatter. Even when it’s not in a position to create a combination with another type of symbol, the wild might just be able to form its own, as long as 2+ wilds are on an active line. The prizes reach 10,000x.

The scatter symbol has two roles, as it usually does in slot machines, though not always in the ones Playtech creates. These prizes are impressive, starting at only 1x, but going as high as 500x the triggering bet. The requirement is for two to five flower scatters to be present, in any random position.

Free Games

The same flower scatter will also get the free games feature started. A minimum of three flowers present during the same spin will get the 12 free spins going, with a x3 multiplier attached to them and tripling all the prizes.

Bonus Game

The Couch symbol is the one to trigger the bonus game. It has to form combinations of up to five symbols, the minimum being three. You are taken to a bonus game next, where you are presented with the three happy bugs, as they’re sitting on a couch, surrounded by mugs of beer. You pick the drinks you want and you get prizes from them.


The bonus prizes you gather in this feature will be multiplied with a number that depends on how many bonus symbols triggered the feature. You get only x1 for three bonus symbols, but it gets to x5 for four symbols and to x27 for all five. Theoretically, the prizes can go as high as 14,175x the line bet, way better than what the wild symbol can give you.

Betting options and jackpots

The 200 coins that are selected in the maximum bet are used to cover the 20 paylines with 10 coins each, but you don’t have to wager that much if you can’t afford to. You can reduce the number of coins and paylines, plus the denomination can be reduced from $5 to $0.01. The wagers will reach $1,000 per spin if you want to ($50 line bets), but just as easily you can spin the reels with only $0.01.

In exchange for the wager you make per line, you can get up to 10,000x back with the wild’s help, or up to $14,175x if the bonus game gives you the best prize it can award. The wild’s top jackpot has a value of up to $500,000, while the bonus game can go over $700,000.

Design and symbols

Happy Bugs puts you in the shoes of an insect, and a happy one at that. You can see their life from their perspective, so the grass will look huge, taller than the reels. There are three bugs as characters on the reels, plus some clues that indicate that they’re having a party of some kind. Both the couch and the beer make an apparition during the bonus game, where you understand a little bit better what they’re up to. The design is modern and it looks good.

Symbols: Beer Cans (wild, 10,000x), Couch (bonus), Flower (scatter, 500x the bet), Caterpillar (500x), Ladybug (400x), Roach (200x), Ace (150x), King (125x), Queen (100x), Jack (75x) and Ten (50x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s a good looking game, a modern title with high betting requirements, but also with huge prizes. There are three different ways to get $500,000 or more in this game, with the help of the scatter, the wild and the bonus game. I say you should try it out yourself, your luck might just be good enough in this case.

This Happy Bugs slot is offered by all online casinos with Playtech software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.