Bonanza is one of the most popular online slots of all time! Bonanza was the first game with the Megawaysfeature! It was invented by the developer of this slotBig Time Gaming.
Gamefield & Symbols
Bonanza is not an average 5 reel and three-row slot, instead it has six reels, five rows and 117649 pay lines. To put it simply Bonanza has a peculiar game field that stands out from the crowd. The game takes place in a mining field and a Bonanza, since it certainly is a rich source of a certain metal, gold!
However, the reels and rows make up the actual game field and are inside the mine. In the background are the gemstone and metal diggers cabine and other stuff that belongs to a typical mining field. Above the reels are wagons that transport symbols (gold, gemstones, letters, numbers), these wagons go inside some kind of a tunnel.
This slot has rolling reels or a reaction feature, which means that every time there is a win, new symbols fall down the reels to create new wins. The game field is beautiful, so are the symbols! The lower valued symbols are letters, 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. The higher valued symbols are the gem stones ( Sapphires, Emeralds, Diamonds and Rubies).
In the game are also symbols G, O, L and D. The goal is to get those gold symbols and receive Free Spins! It’s possible to receive up to 7 symbols per reel, and the slot pays for most 3 or more adjacent symbols that you receive from left to right.
A reel can show between 2 and 5 symbols, and there’s a set of small reels along the top of the game field. “Each reel shows a various number of symbols, this means that the total number of winning ways is different with each spin. This is an example of the Megaways mechanic.“
“Each cart adds a symbol to the reel it’s above for reels 2,3,4 and 5.”
“Every winning symbol is part of a reaction and is replaced by symbols coming from above on the reels and from the right into the carts.
Get four GOLD scatters to win 12 Free Spins.
“Wilds substitute every symbol except Scatter”
“Unlimited Win Multiplier” Win multiplier starts at one and increases after every reaction.
Free Spin Scatter:
Free Spin Scatters appear only in carts.
3 scatters = 5 extra Free Spins
4 Scatters = 10 extra Free Spins
Each reel alone or with a cart can have up to 7 symbols. Each symbol can have up to 117649 Megaways to win!
Verdict & Conclusion
Bonanza doesn’t have loads of features, there is actually only one major feature and that is the Freespins! Despite that, the slot is entertaining. The slot is one of the best slots from Big Time Gaming and a pioneer when it comes to the number of ways to win and it was also the first slot with megaways function.
The only thing we miss is a big progressive jackpot in the game, otherwise this simple slot is surprisingly well functioning, smooth and well-synced. This mining game is a source of both gold and joy!