Bush Telegraph


Bush Telegraph Slot Review

Time to take a trip down under to the Australian bush and thankfully there’s no sign of Ant and Dec here. Hopefully the message the bush telegraph will be declaring is that you’ve just had a decent win in this entertaining slot game.

This is a bright and cheerful game and you can see why Microgaming are considered one of the top online casino gaming software designers. The audio features the sounds of the Australian bush so fit in well with the theme.

It’s a five reel game that has 15 paylines and doesn’t have a progressive jackpot. Playing the game costs between £0.01 and £75 which gives you ample opportunity to choose a stake that suits your financial budget.

Symbols in the game are rather cartoonish but fun to look at. Animals rule the roost here and some are very talented indeed. There’s a warthog banging a drum who could easily be head-hunted any day by a circus related slot game. Also playing drums are a Bush Baby, the drums of course being prevalent as that’s what the bush telegraph is all about.

Other symbols include a toucan and a seed-pod which is the scatter symbol in this game and the ten to Ace playing card symbols which are the lesser value symbols in this game. The Wild bush symbol can substitute for other symbols in the game apart from the scatter and the feature symbols.

When you get a win it’s possible to gamble it . It’s the usual gamble feature where you have to predict whether the next card is red or black (this doubles your win) or the suit of the next card (this quadruples it). You can gamble until you reach the limit but if you do lose then all your winnings disappear. All pretty standard really and not very inventive.

All the control buttons are down the bottom of the screen and you can learn more about the game by viewing the paytable. Also take advantage of some free plays in order to build up some experience of the game without risking your real cash balance.

Bonus Game

Three of the scatter symbols will earn you ten free spins. It’s possible to retrigger these free spins and all the wins you get during the free spins round are tripled.

If you can get at least three of the bongo drums bonus symbol on an active payline, then this gets you into the Bongo Bonus Game/. This is a straightforward game to play where you simply have to choose bongo drums that appear in an attractive looking second screen. How many bongo drums you can choose from depends on how many were on the reels when you triggered the bonus. Each bongo drum symbol allows you to choose one of the 12 drums and each has a cash prize to reveal.


It’s a bright and cheerful game that provides plenty of chances of winning thanks to its gamble feature and the two bonus games. The theme is well adhered to, though perhaps there could be a few more animals instead of the usual playing card features.