Bonanza Megaways Review
Bonanza Megaways is the online slot credited with boosting the popularity of Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic into the stratosphere. This excellent mining-themed 6-reel slot boasts 117,649 paylines and a number of attractive features that make it well worth playing.
If you’re after big wins across thousands of paylines, free spins, wilds and unlimited multipliers then this iconic title should sit top of your list of games to play next.
Bonanza Megaways is one of the more distinctive online slots thanks to its vibrant design. Lush foliage, a wooden cabin and an animated water wheel surround a mine which plays host to the six reels that come in the form of large grey chunks of rock.
The symbols in this game are exactly as you’d expect from a mining themed slot (from highest paying to lowest): Diamonds, red jewels, blue jewels, green jewels and the A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 symbols.
In terms of how Bonanza Megaways sounds, a fast-paced banjo tune plays during active spins which fits in nicely with the overall theme and speed of the game. There are also a number of unique wild west-esque sounds that play whenever a win is registered, such as gunshots followed by a jubilant cowboy yelling yahoo!.
This slot essentially introduced the world to the Megaways mechanic, each spin sees a random number of symbols (up to 7 in total) land on the reels. Whenever a win is registered the symbols break and new ones fall into place. All wins are registered from left to right.
As with all Megaways titles, the number of paylines varies dramatically on each and every spin and can reach a maximum of 117,649.
Above the reels sits a mine train which whizzes along the game screen during each and every spin. Each of the four minecarts on the train adds a symbol to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Every winning symbol that is removed from the game as part of the reaction is replaced by symbols coming from the minecarts above.
Bonanza is a volatile slot with an agreeable RTP of 96%, meaning that you’ll experience a number of decent-sized wins, somewhat frequently. It’s a good middle of the road slot to take on if you’re comfortable with playing for a little longer in an attempt to grab those big wins.
Whilst the top prize in the base game of Bonanza Megaways will only land you 50x your initial stake (upon landing 6 violet diamond symbols), the fact that the free spin bonus round has unlimited win multipliers really makes up for this, as winnings can easily build up.
This classic slot will go down in the history books as one of the very best Megaways slots ever created. At the time of its release Bonanza Megaways was a huge deviation from the norm of boring 5-reel slots… And for that we applaud Big Time Gaming! It might have aged a little bit, but it still stands strong!