If you successfully crossed a multi-hand video poker console with an online slot machine, the result would be Ugga Bugga – and though it sounds like an unusual concoction, believe us when we say it actually works surprisingly well! Nominally a three-reel, single payline title, Ugga Bugga sees players select which symbols to hold after an initial spin, with these icons then being spread across ten individual sets of reels. A series of spins then takes place with all held symbols being added to and payouts being calculated, with wins awarded for any three-of-a-kind, three-of-a-type and any special instant-win scatter symbol.
Ugga Bugga is set in the depths of a jungle and has a distinctive tribal theme, with ornate masks, bongo drums, man-made huts and exotic fruit accounting for the four main symbol groups. A tribal hunter also features as an instant win symbol that returns your line bet for every payline it appears in, while a substitute wild can also be used to complete winning combinations and trigger the slot’s top award of 1,000x your stake. A range of slapstick sound effects also play whenever a winning payline is successfully hit, with profits stacking up satisfyingly as the total prize money is calculated.
While there are no bonus features in Ugga Bugga, players will need to pay special attention to the paytable as there are a number of unusual combos that can grant wins and improve your returns. Icons fall into one of four main groups – masks, drums, huts and food – and any combination of three icons within a group will reward a prize regardless of whether they match or not. On top of this, the higher value mask and drum symbols can also be grouped together to award 5x your line bet, while every tribal hunter that appears will at least return your stake for the line if unimproved.
Once you’ve gotten your head around the format, Ugga Bugga is actually a fairly easy game to play. After using the plus and minus arrows to select their coin size between £0.01 and £25.00 and the “bet one” button to wager between 1 and 5 coins per line, players must simply hit spin to get started. After the first set of reels are spun, players must choose which – if any – symbols to hold, with all winning combinations being held as default. Hitting spin again will then trigger a second spin across all reel sets with pays being calculated at the end of each go. Remember, that as there are 10 sets of reels, whatever starting stake you choose to play for will then be multiplied by ten each spin.
For a highly unusual slot experience which combines the flexibility of a multi-hand video poker console with the big money payout combinations of a conventional slot machine, look no further than Ugga Bugga. Featuring ten individual sets of reels, your chances of creating winning combos are greatly enhanced and a good initial spin can potentially result in huge profits further down the line.
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