We review the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here slot from Microgaming
Millions tune in every series to see the latest "Bushtucker Trial" and do so in various incarnations of the show all around the globe.
In the UK, the show is usually presented by the likeable Geordie duo Ant and Dec, who have put in an appearance on another Microgaming slot already (the Saturday Night Takeaway slot). So, the question is whether the Newcastle-born pair can weave their magic on this slot too and make it as popular as the TV shows that they present.
Let's take a closer look and find out whether this slot is one you'll want to tuck into yourself, or will leave you as enthusiastic as the latest poor celebrity who has been voted to take the Bushtucker Trial.
- Game: I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
- Developer: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Pay Lines: 30 (non-selectable)
- Minimum Bet: 0.30
- Maximum Bet: 60.00
- Jackpot: 7,500
- Free Spins Bonus: Yes
- Other Bonuses: Yes
- Progressive: No
- Volatility: Medium
The presentation, as you would expect, is based on the jungle setting of the TV show. That includes dense jungle, behind the reels which are set against the backdrop of the contestants' camp, where they spend the duration of the show. The music is inspired by the TV show but to be honest, I found it very repetitive with the same phrase playing over and over again and after five minutes of this, I was ready to reach for the mute button.
That's a shame as some of the nicer features of the presentation come when you play the game and trigger the bonus rounds or wins, as you can trigger some video clips from the show, but their impact is diminished if you have turned the volume down due to the music driving you crazy.
The quality of the graphics though is excellent and the same can be said of the presentation on the reels, although the only celebrities you will find on the reels are Ant and Dec themselves as well as the Kiosk Keith character. That does make the title of the slot somewhat questionable as there aren't any celebrities on the reels or in camp to actually get out of there in the first place.
What is on the reels?
There is a nice mix of different symbols on the reels and the first set are the lower value symbols and these are all items that play a key role in the TV show and include a grub, a camping pan, a crocodile, a hat and a campfire. Wins range from 5 coins up to 100 coins with the bigger wins of course coming when five symbols are landed across the reels.
There are four higher value symbols on the reels and they include the camp chair, Kiosk Keith and two sets of symbols that depict Ant and Dec presenting the show and these final two symbols are the highest value symbols paying 1,000 and 2,000 coins if you can land all five across the reels on a winning line.
The two Ant and Dec symbols also offer very small pay outs of 4 and 5 coins respectively if you land just two of the symbols on the reels.
In addition to these standard symbols, there are a couple of other symbols on the reels that are the keys to accessing the main bonus features of the slot. These are the Wild symbol, the Bushtucker Bonus symbol and the Scatter symbol.
The I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here logo is the in game Wild symbol and this serves two purposes. Firstly, it can replace any of the standard symbols to help create winning lines and secondly, if you land between two and five of these across the reels then it offers a separate pay out of up to 7,500 coins for five wilds across the reels.
Free Spins features
The bag of money is the Scatter symbol and when you land two or more of these symbols on the reels you can win between 2x and 100x your total bet. However, you need to land three or more of these Scatter symbols to trigger the 10 Kioski Keith Free Spins bonus.
During this bonus you get 10 Free Spins and Rolling Reels is in action for these bonus spins. This allows you to land consecutive wins from the same spin as the winning symbols will disappear and be replaced with symbols dropping down from above.
Furthermore, each consecutive Rolling Reel win increases the multiplier on the win up to a maximum of 5x the standard amount.
In addition to the Free Spins bonus there are a couple of other bonus features on the slot and the first of these is the Bushtucker Trial Bonus. To trigger this, you need to activate all five reels by landing the Bushtucker Bonus star on the centre position of a reel. When you do, this activates the reel. Keep spinning to activate all five reels and when you do, then you trigger the bonus game.
The bonus game sees you select which camp mates you want to take the trial. Those that succeed will earn you gold stars for camp and earn you a cash prize. Select the ones that can't take the trial and you end the bonus round. However, you could be saved by a random public vote which will award you a gold star and allow you to continue the feature.
During the Bushtucker Trial bonus, you could also trigger the Letters from Home bonus which cn award you a number of bonuses including a 2x multiplier, all cash wins for that Trial, a bonus cash value ot entry into the Treat for Camp bonus.
In this Treat for Camp bonus, you are given a selection of 15 cloches, which all hide mystery cash prizes as outened on the right of the screen. As you select each cloche, the prize that it hid is removed from the list until you are left with the prize that you will win.
The other bonus feature is a randomly triggered base game bonus called Critter Chaos and this occurs when a random jungle critter walks into the camp and when it does, it triggers 5 Free Spins and on each of these Free Spins, multiple Wild positions are awarded on the reels at random and held in position for all of your five spins.
Best feature of the I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here slot
Without doubt the different bonus features of the I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here slot is what makes the game what it is. Not only do the bonuses link in superbly well with the TV show and will be immediately familiar to fans of it, but they are also good fun to play in a slot sense and offer an added level of depth to the slot beyond the base game.
The Critter Chaos bonus is also a nice touch as this can liven up the base game while you are waiting to try and trigger the Bushtucker Trial bonus.
I may not be a fan of the TV show, but the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here slot actually works very well, Admittedly, the music may drive you crazy at times. But the way the slot is put together and the different bonus elements and how they link with the TV show, is superb. I did enjoy the slot immensely and it is well worth giving a few spins to try to see if it is your cup of tea.
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