Bonanza Megapays Slot Free Play
Theme of The Game
Fans of the original Bonanza will find that the Megapays version changes little when it comes to theme and design. It’s basically a jackpot version of that game which proved hugely popular a couple of years ago, but they didn’t tamper with it otherwise. It’s still a mining themed release, with rather awkward-looking graphics.
Bonanza Megapays will feature a series of gemstones on its reels, along with the Royals (9 to A), and the feature triggers (including scatters showing the letters of the word GOLD).
Big Time Gaming has been around for a while, but it wasn’t until Bonanza and other Megaways slots, that they reached their highest popularity levels. They licensed out the Megaways engine from there, and we’re seeing it pop out in new slots pretty much on a weekly basis right now. Even after that initial popular engine, they continued to innovate, and it’s always exciting to see what new features and mechanics are used in their latest slots.
How To Play It
You get the Stake option on the right side, to use in order to set up the wager for the next round. Using the arrows provided there, you can go from $0.20 to $20 with the wager.
The game will rely on 6 reels, where there is a random number of symbols assigned to each column. Anywhere from 2 to 7 symbols can be used in each case, which means that for some spins you might get lower number of ways to win, but other times you could get as many as 117,649 Megaways. A combination is created through 3 or more matching symbols, landing left to right.
There is an additional horizontal reel at the top, with mining carts bringing in four symbols on the reels 2-5. These are part of the game area.
The Reactions are the slot’s cascades/tumbles, which are used on winning combinations. The aim is to get more wins, by removing the symbols that already got you paid. Reactions keep coming, for as long as combinations keep forming thanks to them.
You may use the Wild Dynamite symbol as a substitutes, it just needs to land on the right reel first, so that it can be part of a combination.
You will notice the letters of the word GOLD on the reels. These are your scatters, which can be used as triggers for the slot’s 12 to 22 free spins, if you get 4 or more in view.
It’s starting to get a lot more exciting in this mode, as the free spins have an increasing multiplier. It’s unlimited, going up by 1x after each reaction trigger. During the free spins, scatters may only show up on the carts, at the top of the middle reels. If you get another 3 or 4 there, you receive 5 or 10 extra free spins, respectively.
As for the progressive jackpots, those you get to at random, and it doesn’t matter if you’re using a small or big wager, you can still get in. It’s a respin feature, which continues for as long as there are Megapays icons (randomly chosen from the regular ones) which land on the reels. Collect enough of these, to get a progressive jackpot. With 15 or more, you claim the Mega Jackpot.
It’s the Mega Jackpot that everyone will be after in Bonanza Megapays, the progressive that is seeded at $300,000, and only goes up from there.
However, the game has its own prizes that it can deliver as well, with 12,000x the stake being the target there.
RTP is 96.40% (including the jackpots), and the volatility is high.
Bonanza Megapays looks like a definite improvement over the original, and while the base game’s RTP has dropped, once you add the progressive jackpot’s contribution, it’s actually better than the original game.