Bonanza Slot Review
Bonanza is a new slot by Big Time Gaming that will surprise you with its rather unusual design. As opposed to most slots, the reels-to-background ratio of the screen seems just about equal. Basically, the theme of Bonanza is that of mining treasure. And judging by the design and banjo soundtrack, it’s probably safe to say that it all takes place somewhere in the Wild West. The setting is actually quite pleasing and offers a tranquil atmosphere, with some nice animated features.
The game provides players with Big Time Gaming’s trademark Megaways feature, offering a whopping 117,649 ways to win. You can stake anything in the range from 20p up to £50 per spin. The RTP of this slot is a decent 96%, and the we rate it as a high variance slot machine.
This Big Time Gaming slot is bustling with different special features and we’re sure you’re going to like them. They are both entertaining and can make for some lucrative additions to the regular gameplay. For one, you will notice the four carts above the reels. Each cart contains a symbol, which can replace a symbol on the reel below it. Note that there are only four, so they will only replace symbols on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
You should also keep in mind that each of the six reels can have anywhere from 2 to 7 symbols on it. This is part of the Megaways feature, so the number of active paylines changes with each spin. You can monitor their number at the top of the screen. When you land a winning combination, the symbols in it disappear and in their place come symbols from the carts above the reels. You can also land a Wild symbol, which will substitute for any symbols except the Scatter for a winning combo.
The Scatter, though, comes in one of the letters in the word GOLD. If you manage to collect all four on the reels, this activates the game’s single bonus feature – the freespins feature. It will grant you 12 freespins with a 1x multiplier. Each time you land a winning combo during the freespins feature, the multiplier will increase by one.
Furthermore, you can land more Scatters during this bonus game to receive additional freespins. Each extra Scatter will award you 5 freespins on top of what you already have. And look out for the gold bars in the carts over reels 3 and 4. If you land 3 of them, they will give you another 5 freespins, whereas 4 will give you 10!
Bonanza is a fun game with an interesting bonus feature, which can make for some really nice winnings. The bonus feature can be very hard to trigger, much harder than on most other slots, but in return the free spins feature can yield some very big returns. As we already pointed out, this is a high volatility game and coupled with the trademark Megaways feature – you really can win big in this game. We also really enjoyed the visuals this Big Time Slot has to offer. This slot is maybe best suited for more experienced players, as the slot machine can seem a bit complicated at first. It is also a high variance game, so you should consider that when deciding how much you bet each spin. All in all, it’s great game in a series promising slots by this provider.