Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways (Pragmatic Play) Slot Review


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Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways: Slot Overview

Did you ever think you would sit in the same bus with people like Ryan Reynolds, Lady Gaga or Elton John? Neither did we, and it probably won’t happen soon. But Pragmatic Play tried to bring us a game where we would at least get a taste of how it would feel to be in one vehicle with lots of famous people. Be ready to enter the Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways.

Playing Board

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways is a game with 6 reels and 2 to 7 rows. As the name suggests, the game uses the Megaways technology, originally introduced by Big Time Gaming, where reels hold a random amount of symbols from 2 to 7. This allows for up to 117,649 winning ways. In addition, Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways uses Tumble Wins, which means that symbols, that were part of a winning combination, are destroyed and new ones fall onto the board. Bet sizes range from 0.20€ to 100€ (or equivalent), but may vary depending on where you play.

Winning Symbols

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways features 10 different winning symbols, of which 5 are on the lower end and the other 5 on the higher end. Let’s take a look at the lower end first. Just like with many other Megaways games, this one uses the classic winning symbols from 10 to A, which are pretty similar in payout. So for the 10’s you will get 0.8 times your bet size per full way. The J’s are following very close with 0.9 times your bet size. Now for the Q and K, who actually share a payout with 1 time your bet size. And at the end you will find the A’s, clocking in at 1.75 times your bet size per full way.

For the higher tier symbols you will find a bunch of celebrities, who actually don’t clearly resemble real life celebs. So first are the Rockstar in the green shirt and the Businessman in the suit, both for 2 times your bet size per full way. Next up is the old Granny, netting you 4 times your bet size. Second to last will be the big Singer, clocking in at 7.5 times your bet size. And last but not least, our top symbol by a lot, is the Dog, paying you 25 times your bet size per full way.

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways: Special Symbols and Stats

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways Slot - Basegame

A bus with special people in it of course also needs Special symbols. Let’s see what the bus offers to help you win big.

Scatter symbol

Of course there has to be a Scatter symbol. This symbol is resembled by a gold-red crown and the label „Scatter“. Landing 4 of these in the same spin will grant you access to the Free Spins feature. But they also have a special interaction when you only land 3. What exactly these features bring with them will be covered in the Feature Overview section of this online slot review.

Wild Symbol

The Wild symbol is another passenger on the bus. The symbol is portrayed by a young lady with purple hair. She can only appear on the reels 2 to 5. Wild symbols will substitute for any winning symbols except Scatter symbols.


Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways comes with a base RTP of 96.52%, which is very solid. The game received a 4 out of 5 volatility ranking by Pragmatic Play themselves, making it a very volatile slot game. The maximum win potential is capped at 4,000 times the bet size, which is actually a bit low for Megaways games. However, your chances of getting a max win are 1 in 4,562,043 spins. Not the best, but definitely not the worst. On average you will get a win once every 4 to 5 spins. And your chances of triggering the Free Spins feature are 1 in 417 spins. As always, these numbers are just a theoretical average after billions of simulated spins.

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways: Feature Overview

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Let’s see how much glamour the Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways brings with it, here’s a list of all of the features and what they exactly do.


Did you land 3 Scatter symbols and there’s no tumbling win in sight? Don’t worry. Because if you landed exactly 3 Scatters on the board you will be able to enter Respins. You will be granted 5 respins and all Scatter symbols are helt. Now the reels will spin again and allow you to collect additional Scatter symbols. Winning combinations and tumble proceed as normal during Respins. If you managed to land at least one more Scatter symbol, you will be granted access to the Free Spins feature.

Free Spins

Landing 4, 5 or 6 Scatter symbols in the same spin will reward you with 8, 10 or 12 Free Spins respectively. While the feature itself is pretty much the same as in base game, there’s a small but very important difference: the global multiplier. During the Free Spins, a multiplier is always active, shown on the top left. This multiplier will increase with each tumble win (not winning combination), by +1, up to a maximum of a 50x multiplier. The multiplier is applied to all tumble wins. Additionally, it is not reset between spins, so you will keep the multiplier until the end of the feature. Retriggering is also possible, 3 or more Scatter symbols will reward you with 5 additional Free Spins.

The feature will end once you have used all of your available Free Spins or the max win potential of 4,000 times your bet size has been reached.

Bonus Buy Feature

As with many modern Pragmatic Play games, Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways comes with a bonus buy feature. This time you actually have a choice between two options. Your first option will be to buy Respins for 20 times your bet size. And the other option is to directly buy the Free Spins feature for 100 times your bet size. This will guarantee a trigger with 4 Scatter symbols, but if you’re lucky enough you can also trigger with 6 of them.

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Obviously you can get very lucky with Respins and trigger the Free Spins feature through them, so they are definitely an option if you want to get a cheaper bonus.

Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways: Conclusion

Hello, Bonanza clone number 352. No, but seriously, Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways is unfortunately nothing more than another one of these run-of-the-mine Megaways games that bring no real innovation. This game is not something that you would wait for to be released.

But with that being said, does that mean that Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways is a bad game? Absolutely not. Everything it does, it does well. You will find creative winning symbols, at least on the higher end, and an overall well designed slot game. Just the background music is a bit weird, it almost feels like you would be in a 90’s game show.

In the end, Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways is a good, but very generic Megaways game, that has its exciting moments, but not too many of them. The Respins feature is a great addition, but everything else just screams „I am a Megaways slot and i do exactly what you think i will“. This concludes our online slot review.