Travel Bug is exactly as it sounds — a slot about a bug who loves traveling the world. This 5-reel, 20-payline game will take you to a number of destinations thanks to some unique symbols.
But is this a slot that you want to travel with? Let's see by looking at Travel Bug's symbols, betting options, special features, and bonuses.
Symbols and Theme
Travel Bug opens with an introduction showing a ladybug near an airport, with various country names spinning around the insect.
The background behind the reels features two airplanes, green tiles, and some international patches. We aren't big fans of the background because Rival Gaming missed the mark with the green tiles and patches. Furthermore, there's just too much green for our tastes.
This game is partially saved by its symbols, which are well-designed and showcase different countries/regions. Symbols include: the ladybug, passport bonus, scatter bug, beetle, fly, ant (Great Pyramids background), train, spider (Caribbean), airplane, rocker bug (London), slug (beach), and caterpillar (France).
The ladybug is wild, substituting for all other symbol except the passport bonus and scatter bug to form winning payouts. The ladybug also pays the most, offering 5,000 coins when appearing 5 times in a payline.
You can adjust paylines from 1-20 using either the arrows at the bottom of the screen, or buttons on both sides of the reels. Whenever you adjust paylines with the buttons, you get the cool effect of ladybugs flying around.
Your coin size can also be changed from $0.01 to $0.25, while you can put anywhere form 1-10 coins on each line. This makes the minimum bet worth one cent, and the max wager $50.00.
Travel Bug Special Features and Bonuses
When you land 3 or more scatter bugs anywhere on the reels, you trigger 10 free spins. These aren't just any free games either because you're guaranteed to win something on each one (a.k.a. Can't Lose Free Spins).
If you get at least 3 passports on the reels, you'll trigger a second-screen bonus round. This bonus sees you plan a trip with an allotted budget, and the goal is to make it as far around the world as you can go. The further you make it, the more money you stand to win.
Final Thoughts on Travel Bug Slots
We went through highs and lows when playing Travel Bug. Things started off good when we opened the game and saw the introduction screen. But then we were disappointed to see that the background had little to do with actually traveling.
Fortunately, this game is saved thanks to its unique symbols and two bonus features. We love how some of the symbols feature distinct regions in the background. And the passport bonus is more-detailed than most second-screen bonuses. That said, if you have an affinity for travel, then you might find this slot to be fun.