Bonanza Slot

Go for gold in Bonanza, a new Wild West mining-themed slot game from Big Time Gaming. With 6 reels, it’s played using the MegaWays game engine where the number of rows changes with each spin. This can offer up to 117,649 ways to win. Look out for symbol drops after each winning spin as well as a free spins round with dynamic multiplier. Play on all devices from between 20p and £20 per spin.

A rocky hillside is the setting for Bonanza - on the reels you’ll see A to 9 royal symbols plus 4 higher value gemstones. The best of these is the purple diamond that offers payouts of 50 times your stake if you land 6 in combination. The fizzing sticks of dynamite symbol is the wild.

After a winning combination is created, a ‘reaction’ takes place and the successful symbols are blasted away and new ones drop in and replace them. These ‘reactions’ keep on coming as long as a new winning configuration hits. The number of rows in play on each reel varies with each spin. The total number of MegaWays available is displayed above the reels.

Hope to spell the word GOLD out in scatter symbols as this triggers the Free Spins feature. You’ll receive 12 free spins plus 5 more for every extra scatter on the triggering spin. Every time you land a ‘reaction’ win, it increases the multiplier by 1x.

There’s no limit to how big the multiplier can get - the more successive ‘reactions’, the better. You won’t see the GOLD letters during the feature – instead, you’ll see trolleys of gold bars. Landing 3 or 4 of these on the same free spin adds another 5 or 10 free spins to your total.

There are a lot of moving pieces on show during a spin on Bonanza. The visuals are good enough to cope with that though. There’s a certain madcap feel to the play thanks to those visuals and a frantic country and western backing track.

The frenetic gameplay and lively design won’t be to everyone’s taste. If you enjoy MegaWays slot games then Bonanza should offer plenty of entertainment though. It’s not hugely volatile (the variance is in the medium range) but the game engine delivers plenty of action. That’s definitely the case in the Free Spins feature where the multipliers come into play. It does offer you potential payouts of 10,000 times your stake on each spin/free spin though!

If you like slot games where there’s lots going on, then Bonanza should keep you busy. Get lucky with those multipliers and there could be gold hidden in them hills. I also recommend you try Donuts, by Big Time Gaming, which can reward you with payouts of up to 40,000 times your stake.