Bonanza Megaways Slot Review
Bonanza from Big Time Gaming was the first slot to utilise the now popular Megaways engine. This 6 reel game set inside a gold mine offers fast action, slick action, free spins bonus rounds and cascading reels. If all that wasn't enough the Megaways engine gives up to 117,649 ways to win. But will you find gold in them hills when spinning the Bonanza reels?
Bonanza Megaways is a stylish looking slot that's set into a hillside of a gold mine. It boasts 6 reels - each can have up to 7 rows - plus there's an additional row above reels 2 to 5. The symbols for this row are delivered by mining train which appears from right to left. On the reels you will find precious gems such as rubies, sapphires and diamonds. These are joined by playing card symbols - 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
How To Play
Megaways slots boast six reels. To achieve a win line icons need to appear on adjacent reels. However, unlike a tradition slot those icons don't need to be touching each other. A Megaways slot also features different sized icons. These don't effect the payouts but alter the number of win lines - or Megaways - that are available. The number of win lines is determined by multiplying the number of icons on each reel.
Wagering on Bonanza Megaways starts at just 20p per spin. This can be increased to just £20 when wagering at Casumo. Other casino and slot sites may have different wagering levels. Bonanza does have an autoplay option. This allows you to set a specific number of spins as well as disable the feature based on wins or losses.
Unlike some of the more recent Megaways additions, Bonanza does have a number of features. Get the scatter symbols, represented by the letters for GOLD, anywhere on the reels to win 12 free spins. During this bonus round you earn unlimited win multipliers. Additionally extra spins can be won if the free spin scatter symbol - a train of gold - appears on the reels.
The Megaways feature is also part of the game, but the cascading reels are also involved. When a win occurs the winning symbols are removed and new symbols drop in. This occurs for the carts at the top of reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Cascading reels will continue during a turn until there are no more win lines.
Bonanza Megaways led the way for this genre of slots and it's easy to understand why they've increased in popularity. First off the game is visually fun and exciting to play. The carts and Megaways engine really do elevate the humble slot into something new and interesting. The addition of the cascading reels adds extra spice and can help generate decent sized wins. The free spins bonus round is a nice addition but striking gold is a rarity!
We found that Bonanza Megaways offers regular small to medium sized wins. The cascading reels often generated one or two wins, but rarely did they extend to symbols on reels 4, 5 and 6. The RTP of Bonanza Megaways is 96% but we'd suggest this is a high volatile game that's accessible on mobile, desktop and tablet. Overall we found this to be a fun game to play - you may not strike gold - but you'll enjoy the spinning those Megaways reels.