Love Bugs is brought to you by NextGen Gaming and is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot which can be played from 20p to £40 a spin. Available only on desktop devices, you are taken on a trip down the love canal where hopefully you can collect some great prizes along the way.
It has cute cartoon-style graphics with a romantic theme with plenty of fun graphics and animations. Look out for the Lady Bug and Love Bug symbols which substitute for all other symbols (except the scattered Heart) when appearing on the reels.
The biggest paying symbol is the House in a heart which gives you 5,000 times your line bet when you get 5 on a payline. The diamond ring is also pretty rewarding with 1,000 times your line awarded when you see 5 on a payline.
The game is all about the Love Bugs feature which is played when the Lady Bug appears on the first reel and the Love Bug appears on the fifth and final reel at the same time. The bugs then aim to catch prizes that fall from 4 bridges as they float along a Venice canal.
If they a diamond ring, all prizes during the feature will be doubled (i.e. 2x multiplier). If a necklace is caught by the bugs, you will be credited with 10 free spins. You can also collect cash prizes along the way. There’s a possible 40 free spins up for grabs but the best scenario is getting 30 free spins with all wins doubled.
I found Love Bugs to be a medium variance game – the soundtrack is a little irritating to say the least with better NextGen Gaming slots available. I would much rather play Jack’s Beanstalk or Medusa which are higher variance with more appealing themes.