Bonanza, from Big Time Gaming, uses the exciting Megaways game engine and is one of the most popular slots in online casinos ever.
With cascading reels giving players up to 117,649 winning combinations on every spin and a GOLD Bonus that can give endless multipliers, it’s clear to see why this is a favourite.
Bonanza has six reels and up to seven rows and its Megaways format with cascading, or tumbling, reels mean there are thousands of chances to win on every spin.
Rather than standard casino games with set pay lines, Bonanza can give you anything from two to seven symbols in a reel, so the number of possible winning combinations change every time you spin.
The theming of Bonanza is that of a gold mine and you can see a rockface, waterfall, a small lodge and greenery surrounding the main game board.
Game symbols include the usual Royals, as well as a range of coloured gemstones. The sparkling purple gemstone is the most valuable paying out 50x stake for five on a pay line.
Winning combinations in Bonanza come by matching three or more adjacent symbols from the first reel onwards. This can often be helped by an additional horizontal reel across the top that increases the chances of achieving line hits. There is also a Wild that comes in its own mining cart.
There is just one Bonanza bonus feature to find, but it’s a good one. You must land all four letters that spell out the word GOLD in order to trigger it.
Truthfully, this bonus can be quite difficult to get, but the cascading reels help by dropping more symbols if you hit a good run.
Once you trigger the GOLD Bonanza bonus, you are awarded 12 free spins, and better still every winning spin comes with a multiplier.
This is particularly good if you have a run of winning combinations as the multipliers add together meaning you can win huge amounts from a single spin.
The Bonanza free spins bonus can also retrigger by landing scatter symbols in the top cart and there is no limit to how many times this can retrigger.
Arguably the most popular game in the Big Time Gaming collection, this is one of the original slots that started players’ love of the Megaways format.
With 117,649 winning combinations, a higher than average RTP of 96% and a bonus that can give unlimited cascades, multipliers and spins, it’s clear to see why it is a giant in online gaming.