New Year’s Bonanza Slot Review

Enjoy a Jazz Age celebration in the New Year’s Bonanza slot, a 5 reel, 50 payline game from Playtech that comes with vintage, art deco design and some potentially explosive extras. Rocket wilds can expand up, down, left and right, leaving trails of wilds as they go. If Rocket wilds cross paths, you’ll bring 3x and 10x multipliers into the mix. The feature round offers free spins. Collect wilds which are then added for the final free spin which can see the round out in style. Play on all devices from between 25p and £500 per spin – it has an RTP of 95.99%.

Art deco style

There’s a high class look to the visuals in New Year’s Bonanza. The reels are set up in a slightly unusual 3x4x4x4x3 configuration which combine to offer 50 paylines. Joining the art deco style playing card symbols are bottles of bubbly, glasses of champagne and a man and a woman dressed up to the nines. The dapper man is the top standard symbol. Land 5 on a payline for an award of 3 x stake.

Rocket wilds

Central to much of the best action in New Year’s Bonanza are the rocket wilds. These red and white firework symbols substitutes for all the standard symbols as well as offering up to 3 x stake per payline. Land a rocket and expands north, south, east or west, leaving a trail of wilds in that direction.

Rocket wild multipliers

Things can get even better if you land more than 1 rocket wild on the same spin and their paths cross. The symbol where the intersection takes place receives a 3x boost. Land an exploding over an existing 3x wild and the multiplier rockets (excuse the pun) up to 10x. This is called the Rocket Wild Multipliers feature.

Free spins with wilds multipliers of up to 5x

Land the clock face scatter on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Games feature and with it, 10 free spins. If a wild lands during the bonus, the position is highlighted. If you land a wild on that position again, it will have a 2x multiplier added. Subsequent wilds that land there increase the multipliers to 3x, 4x or 5x.

Last free spin, added wilds

Any position that is highlighted during the free spins has a wild added for the final free spin. These added wilds come with any multipliers attached too. A final free spin and payout calculation then takes place with all wilds and multipliers in position. Land 2 or 3 scatters during the free games to add another 3 or 9 free spins to your tally.

Party time

This New Year’s Bonanza bash is an enjoyable one. It looks excellent and the rocket wilds and free spins can deliver some suitably explosive gameplay. A screen full of wilds or the high value gentleman will result in a 150 x stake payout – add in the potential 10x multiplier for top wins of 1,500 x stake per spin.

If you fancy a slot that offers something a little unusual this winter, then New Year’s Party offers just that. If it’s rockets you’re after, the Esqueleto Explosivo slot from Thunderkick has firework wild symbols that can give you 32x multipliers.