Bonanza Megaways Slot Game
Bonanza Megaways Slot Introduction
Bonanza Megaways - released in December 2016 - is the innovation of Aussie developer Big Time Gaming (BTG for short), the studio responsible for unleashing their proprietary Megaways mechanic on an unsuspecting gaming world earlier that year. Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength with 26 Megaways (and counting) slots so far. That includes the mining-themed online slot game we’re looking at today.
Bonanza Megaways Game Details
- RTP (Return to Player):
- Min / Max Bet:
- $0.20 / $8.00
- Hit Rate:
- 1 in 2.7
- Auto Play:
- Diamonds per $:
- Min. 400
Bonanza Megaways Slot Game Background
Bonanza Megaways is the direct follow-up to BTG’s first-ever Megaways slot, Dragon Born, released earlier in 2016. Being the early days of Megaways, there was no pre-existing slot game to revamp using the Megaways engine. Therefore the Bonanza Megaways slot was built from the ground up with the Megaways mechanic in mind. Bonanza Megaways has become a popular slot with gamers since then, and even today it enjoys a special place of privilege despite the slew of Megaways slots that have come after it. Not bad going for BTG’s sophomore Megaways effort!
Bonanza Megaways Slot Game Design
Bonanza Megaways is a 6-reel online slot game with anywhere between 2 - 7 rows, depending on the on-screen action and the size of the symbols in view. As is also usual in Megaways slots, the game has an extra horizontal reel that in this game sits above reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the main game grid. The slot also offers the now standard 117,649 paylines and a potential maximum payout of 12,000x the stake.
Being a slot revolving around the theme of mining for precious jewels in the American West, the game takes place outside a mine. The main game grid is set against the rockface, so the squares that house the symbols (some of which of course look like gems and jewels) look like rectangular rocky blocks. Meanwhile, the extra horizontal reel takes on the appearance of a rail track, while the squares take on the appearance of mine carts loaded with precious stones. In the bottom left is a miner’s hut, while in the top right is a water wheel that comes out of the rockface. Here and there are grassy slopes with the odd rock strewn about. The amount of care and attention paid to it is simply staggering. Accompanying this are mysterious ambient sounds as you might hear in a gold mine. When not spinning the reels, the slot has a low laid-back banjo-dominated soundtrack. Spin the reels, however, and the music comes upbeat and frantic while still keeping to the American West theme. It all adds up to a wonderfully atmospheric slot.
Bonanza Megaways Slot Mobile
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Bonanza Megaways Slot Symbols
The game has a total of symbols, all fitting the mining theme to a tee; we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up.
- Royal 9 - A playing card symbols = these have a payout of between 0.8x - x1.75. the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Green jewel symbol = this has a payout of 2x the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Blue jewel symbol = this has a payout of 2x the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Red jewel symbol = this has a payout of 7.5x the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Diamond jewel symbol = this has a payout of 50x the stake for 6-of-a-kind on the reels.
- Wild symbol = represented by sticks of dynamite, this symbol substitutes for all other symbols apart from the Scatter.
- Scatter symbol = represented by the letter G, O, L, or D (in a golden typeface, of course), this symbol is the key to triggering the Free Spins feature.
Bonanza Megaways Slot Bonus Features
Bonanza Megaways offers a few glittering bonuses and features sure to get the excitement digging to even deeper levels!
If you’ve played other Megaways slots, you’ll be familiar with the Avalanche or Cascading Reels feature. Here it’s called the Reactions feature, but the idea is the same. All symbols in winning combinations explode and disappear from the reels, making room for symbols from the above reels and the right courtesy of the mine carts. Reactions continue until no more winning combinations appear.
Free Spins Feature
Spelling out the word GOLD using 4 Scatter symbols triggers the Free Spins feature and grants 12 Free Spins. Each additional Scatter adds 5 Free Spins to the initial 12. An unlimited win multiplier is also active; this starts at 1x but increases by +1 with every successful reaction during the Free Spins bonus round.
The incorporation of the Megaways engine means that each reel can reveal a certain number of symbols in view. Landing consecutive symbols on all reels after a spin could lead to the maximum 117,649 ways to win!
Bonanza Megaways Slot Summary
The Bonanza Megaways slot is a brilliant sophomore effort by Big Time Gaming and a still popular entry in their extensive catalog of Megaways titles. With Bonanza Megaways they successfully fused the mining theme with their proprietary game engine and exciting bonus features that would become a staple of Megaways slots. As a result, Bonanza Megaways is one of the most exciting and innovative slots even to this day. And Big Time Gaming is far from finished!
If you enjoy this slot and want to see what other Megaways slots BTG offers, then definitely check out Pirate Pays Megaways, Kingmaker Fully Loaded Megaways and Gold Megaways, the latter offering up to a potential 1 million ways to win! Or perhaps you want to try something a little different? If so, we recommend BTG titles that use Megaclusters, another exciting proprietary game engine of theirs, such as Cyberslot Megaclusters and Star Clusters. Not enough? Play on the following slots with the following diverse themes: fishing (Golden Catch), succulent fruits (Opal Fruits) and space exploration (The Final Countdown) We're sure to have what you're looking for here at Lottomart!
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