Back in the days before telephones, news in Africa was communicated over great distances by a bush telegraph. According to local legend, this was usually done by the beating of a drum. This slot game by Microgaming promotes this theme, and you will see the bongo drums that were used as the bush telegraph. The sounds in the background of the game include some drums beats, as well as the sounds of nature like the chirping of the birds.
There is also a variety of wild animals which are usually found in the African bush, and they are all portrayed in an appealing colourful and cartoon like manner. You will see Warthogs and Toucans and Bush Babies, and of course a selection of the famous bongo drums. Apart from the wild animals, there are the standard playing cards from ten to the ace, which represent the lower value symbols.
Bush Telegraph has five lines and fifteen pay lines. The betting range in this game allows for both those players looking to bet small and just have some fun, and the big spenders wanting to place the maximum bet.
Wilds and Scatters and Bonus Bongo Drums
The green Bush with Wild written across it is the Wild, and this can replace any other symbol in the game to form a winning combination, apart from the Scatter and the bonus Symbol, which is the Bongo Drums. If you manage to find five Wilds together on a pay line, you win the Bush Telegraph’s jackpot of 7500 coins.
The red Seed Pods act as the Scatter symbols in Bush Telegraph. You can win rewards for finding Scatter symbols on the reels that can range from twice your initial stake, all the way up to four hundred times your first stake. Landing three or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will initiate the free spins bonus round. You will win ten free spins at first, and if you find three, four or five Seed Pods appearing on an active pay line, this number of free spins will be multiplied by three, which gives you a great chance of increasing your wins. All wins you make during this free spins round in Bush Telegraph will be tripled.
A Profitable Bongo Bonus Round
Three or more of the Bongo Drums bonus symbols appearing across your pay line will activate the Bongo Bonus round. You will be taken to a new screen with a selection of twelve Bongo Drums. You choose the drums you want by hovering over them as they play. You can collect three, or four or five different instant bonus amounts, depending on how many drums you can find, but when you hit the collect icon, the bonus round will end. Wins can reach up to thirty times your original wager in this round.
Double your Winnings in this Feature
Bush Telegraph also provides a Gamble feature. After every win you are given the opportunity of gambling your winnings. You can try to guess the colour of the next playing card drawn, and if you guess correctly your winnings will be doubled. You can try another guess, and try to predict the suit of that card in online gambling. A correct guess will see your winnings quadrupled, but you could lose all your winnings with a wrong guess. You may have as many chances to try this gambling feature as you wish.
Bush Telegraph has a great theme, and the game is excellently designed with some pretty good winning potentials.