Bonanza Megaways Slot Review

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It’s slots time in the Wild, Wild, West, and BTG software has a mining-themed online video slots game that captures the exciting gold rush spirit of the mid-19th century in Bonanza Megaways. This online video slots game is adaptable for mobile casino apps, too, so you can win big even on the go. This is another “Megaways” slots game, something unique that BTG games do, with larger reels and more rows than other slots and plenty of exciting bonus features. With a greater than 95% RTP, Bonanza will have you saying “yeehaw!”

Starting Bonanza Megaways

This game offers 5 rows and 6 reels and maxes out the screen. You’ll see assorted gems for the high-value symbols and the regular high cards from a vegas deck for the lower value symbols. In this game, there are 117,649 (yes, that’s right!) ways to win. You’ll only see single wilds here, no stacked wilds like you may experience with other software.

The graphics are crisp and colorful, and the music is about what you’d expect – a mountain banjo melody. To start, locate the control panel on the bottom right of the screen. This will help you set your wagers, track your account balance, and see what you’ve won each round. There’s also an auto-spin feature on this game, although some states don’t allow gamblers to use auto-spin. If you notice that you can’t get the feature to work, it’s probably because your location is one of these. The Stake feature adjusts the coin size, which is your total bet. The Play function starts the reels once you’ve set your wager.

When you start the game, look for the extra mini-row of 4 spinning symbols above rows 2-5. These are added into the regular set of reels, making the middle ones 3 symbols going instead of 2. You can win on the regular rows or win with the extra symbols. However, once the symbols on the mini reel are claimed as a match to the regular row, those symbols disappear and new ones replace them.

You won’t get a multiplier in the base round – that’s reserved for the bonus features.

Bonanza Bonus

The Wild symbol in Bonanza is a stack of dynamite, and it’s pretty explosive. It substitutes for any symbol on the reels except the bonus scatter in the bonus round. I never notice dynamite appear in the min-reel, and I didn’t see an indication either way in the game’s help module, so it may or may not drop there.

You’ll also notice an old-timey mine cart – it looks like an open railroad car – above reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 (the mini reels) in the bonus round. These will drop extra winning symbols onto the regular reels.

The main bonus feature in Bonanza is the Wheel of Fortune. Those that regularly play online slots, no matter the software will recognize this, as it’s a fairly common bonus feature for many games. In Bonanza, the wheels actually drop onto the reels to launch the feature, instead of the Wheel of Fortune being launched from matching different symbols.

When you match 3 Wheels, you’ll receive 5 free spins, and 4 Wheels will net you 10 free spins. There are 4 scatters in the bonus round of Bonanza, the letters G, O, L, and D (GOLD!) I’d forgotten there were scatters in the bonus round, so seeing the D drop was a little confusing at first. However, a few games later, all 4 letters dropped on the reels, and I gt 12 free spins. If you get any scatter letter (doesn’t have to be all 4 this time) during the free spins round, then you’ll get another 5 free spins added on to your total.

You can also activate an unlimited multiplier during the free spins round, and that increases after each reaction that’s created.

Where to Play Bonanza Online for Free

Many different online casinos offer Cheshire Cat online for free. Playusa.com and luckymobileslots.com are a couple, although playusa.com loads faster and doesn’t skip curing gameplay. These two are best for U.S. players; international players may or may not be able to access these.

Winning Real Money in Bonanza

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware are the only states that offer Bonanza Slots (and other online slots) with real money wagers. If you’re looking for a land-based casino, many of those that have BTG machines may have Bonanza on a machine.

My Review

I’ll admit, this wasn’t my favorite game, but I really enjoyed having the extra play lines in the game, and the background music was kind of catchy. Having the free spins keep going and going was a great plus! And the mini-reel above the other reels was something I hadn’t seen before, but I really liked the uniqueness of it. All in all, it was a great game!