Pub Crawlers Slots

Pub-CrawlersPub Crawlers is a game that Rival Gaming designed, with a bit of a special theme, a joke that uses the term pub crawling and makes out of it a slot machine with crawling insects that are enjoying a day at the pub. It’s a clever idea, which makes you want to pay attention to all the characters that are enjoying their drinks, from the pool playing bee, to the ladybug waitress or the spider that’s playing cards with all six hands. You see a lot of classic characters, the French artist that’s enjoying a glass of wine being one of them, another being a fly that’s just enjoying a shot of something strong before he goes home to the family.

Pub Crawlers puts 5 reels and 20 lines in front of you, and it’s up to you how many of them you will activate. The free spins and the Super Round, the Drop feature and the wild, these are all good reasons to give it a shot. The jackpot is not as impressive, its $5,000 being average at best.

Features of Pub Crawlers

The Super Round is by far the most important part of the slot, but you will also discover regular free spins, multipliers, wilds and a Drop feature that only a few Rival slots have.

A Butterfly Bartender, holding three bottles and using her fourth hand to open them up, will act as the wild symbol in Pub Crawlers. It’s a typical wild, occupying a single position and substituting for any other regular symbol. It will form a winning line if it can do that, using whatever symbols are already present. All payouts obtained with the wild’s assistance are worth four times more, responsible for this being the 4x multiplier it has. There are no direct prizes awarded by the wild, and you’re not guaranteed a win from it either.


Free Games Feature

The Scorpion character, looking like a guy that works out at the gym, is a scatter symbol. What this means is that it appears in any random position it wants, without this influencing the player’s chances at a winning combination. Three Scorpions in scattered positions will trigger 7 spins for free, while four of them will trigger 15. The most you can get is 40 spins for free, when five Scorpions are present.

Super Round

This is the part of the game that actually is exciting. The Super Round features are activated during the free spins, where everything seems to be better. First of all, the wild symbol has a multiplier of 8x, instead of the usual 4x.


You also get access to a bonus game during Super Round free spins, which can only be activated during this feature. The Pool Playing Bee is going to trigger this bonus game, from three or more random positions on the reels.

Drop Feature

The Drop Feature is activated whenever there are 3+ Drop Icons on the board. These are symbols which have the Ant symbol, dressed in a blue and red shirt. Once you get a round with enough of these symbols in one place, they will drop off the screen, allowing for new symbols to come in. The idea is that the new symbols will bring you a winning combo if you’re lucky.

Betting options and jackpots

Most Rival slot machines use the same betting system as Pub Crawlers, with the 20 paylines accepting bets of up to $2.50, though the minimum is just $0.01. In each case, 10 coins of $0.25 would be used, so the total wager would have 200 coins and a value of $50.

You can win $5,000 inside, the equivalent of 20,000 coins, or 2,000x the line bet.

Design and symbols

There are a lot of details to look at in this game, but that’s only because all the symbols are with characters from the pub, drawn in enough detail to make them likeable. You get all sorts of insects in one place, all of them enjoying a nice drink or playing some sort of game, after a hard day at work. The idea to mix the pub with real crawling insects was a good one, and Rival did a good job with the design as well.

Symbols: Spider (2,000x), Butterfly Bartender (wild), Scorpion (scatter), Ant (bonus, 250x), Mosquito (400x), Two Buddies (300x), French Artist (150x), Ladybug Waitress (120x), Blue Insect (80x), Grasshopper (50x) and Fly (40x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s unusual enough to make it a decent title, especially since they didn’t screw it up completely with the design. The characters are easy to like, the features are good as well, but the top payout is far from impressive.

You will find Pub Crawlers at any online casino which chooses to use software from Rival, playable either for free or for real money.