We have seen quite a few of the older favourites in the Microgaming slots range while ensuring that we have all of our bases covered in our review section, and after casting a fresh eye over the likes of Big Top and Big Kahuna in recent weeks, it is now the turn of Bush Telegraph. If you think of Microgaming, Africa and animals all at once, Mega Moolah is undoubtedly going to be the first game that springs to mind. However, this one fills a similar niche and if you are not too concerned with the chance of becoming an instant millionaire, then this might scratch the same itch. Yes, that was intended to sound every bit as sarcastic as it did, but let’s give Bush Telegraph a fair crack of the whip to impress in its own right!
What to Expect
It is actually more difficult than we had expected to tell Bush Telegraph apart from Mega Moolah – this game is slightly older in the grand scheme of things and, in turn, looks suitably older too. Even the playing card icons are lacking any kind of visual flair, resulting in them basically being just about as standard as it gets overall. The themed symbols are nothing to write home about either, although the game does at least benefit from the fact that while we were expecting nine win lines on the board at most, there are at least fifteen to make use of.
Another nice touch is the fact that the wild card symbol will double the value of any prizes in which it participates, and it will fill in for anything other than the two bonus symbols. Of these, the drum leads to the simpler bonus when three or more land in view, with players being awarded as many picks as the bonus symbols that triggered the round in order to find instant cash.
Finally, we have the usual suspect when it comes to Microgaming bonus rounds, that being the free spins. This one requires the red scatter symbol and three or more in view will trigger ten free goes on the game. All prizes are worth three times as much as they would be during standard play and the wild card can continue to make an impact on those multiplier amounts too for the occasional tasty win.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Bush Telegraph does indeed feel like a stripped back, older version of Mega Moolah without the jackpots. Sadly, it is the jackpots that keep Mega Moolah relevant and Bush Telegraph has to be consigned to the history books as far as anyone that has never played it before will be concerned. There is some nostalgic charm to the mobile version of Bush Telegraph for players that have enjoyed it in the past, but even that wears a bit thin quickly given the quality of the games on offer at our recommended Microgaming mobile casinos. Essentially, this game achieves what it sets out to do, but that does not make it worth seeking out specifically.