The Bonanza slot uses the Megaways game engine from developer Big Time Gaming. With 6 reels, each can feature anything between 2 and 7 symbols so the number of ways to win changes on each spin. If you see 7 symbols on every reel, you will benefit from the maximum number of 117,649 Megaways.
Winning combinations are formed when the same symbol lands on adjacent reels, starting from reel 1. This means you will need to get a minimum of matching symbols on reels 1, 2, and 3 to get a winning combination. Expect a win often as the hit frequency rate is 37.47%. This means over a third of the spins will give you a winning outcome (on average).
The minimum stake is 20p per spin. You can play with as much as £20 a spin. If you want to use the Autoplay function, you can choose from 5 to 100 spins and set loss and single win limits. It’s all very simply laid out.
Bonanza is a medium to high variance slot game with the bigger wins coming from the increasing multiplier in the Free Spins feature. The maximum win per free spin is 26,000 x your stake.
The Bonanza slot RTP is 96%. This is pretty average for an online slot game. This means that you will theoretically get £96 back for every £100 you wager. You will get the majority of wins in the base game but the ones in the Free Spins feature should be bigger due to the multiplier factor.
Visually, the Bonanza slot is rather well done. The setting is a mine and it has a mining theme and is set on hills with huts and waterfalls in the backdrop. The graphics are not as sharp as newer slots but this means it has a certain charm to it.
One thing that will strike you when playing is the soundtrack. It has a hillbilly style backing track which is upbeat and exciting. Bonanza Megaways has the feel of a live casino slot which I think is a major factor in the success and appeal.
Bonanza Megaways comes with 3 bonus features. Central to the action is the Reactions feature which sees winning symbols removed and new ones take their place for new winning combinations. Then there’s the Free Spins feature where you’ll begin with 12 free spins. Each win triggers the Unlimited Win Multiplier feature where the multiplier increases infinitely.
The letters G, O, L, and D are the scatters. Land 4 of them and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature where you’ll be awarded 12 free spins. Any further scatters on the triggering spin will add another 5 free spins to your total.
For example, triggering the free spins with 6 scatters will give you 22 free spins. The Reaction feature is in play during the feature meaning more potential spins.
Bonanza Megaways comes with an Unlimited Win Multiplier feature. A multiplier is applied to any payout after every successive explosion. The multiplier starts at 1x and increases by 1 on each subsequent explosion win. There is no limit to how high the multiplier can increase.
Look out for the bars of gold that appear in the carts above the reels during the feature. 3 of them will add another 5 free spins to your tally. Four will give you another 10 free spins. Like the multiplier, there’s no limit meaning potentially unlimited free spins.
There’s plenty of action on offer in the Bonanza slot. The Megaways game engine means there’s always something happening. The best winning opportunities will come via the free spins though where the multipliers can send your wins soaring. You can win up to 26,000 times your stake on every free spin. The Bonanza RTP % is 96% which is good.