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Guide to playing Bonanza Slot

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Guide to playing Bonanza Slot

Bonanza is a mining-themed video slot created and developed by Big Time Gaming that features a staggering 117,649 paylines.


The reels of the slot are literally situated inside a mine, with a waterwheel on the right side and a little cottage on the left. At the top of the screen, right in the middle, there is a tab that displays how many possible ways to win each spin has.

Bonanza game at features six reels, of which each reel can contain anything from 2 to 7 symbols. This means that with each spin the number of possible ways to win changes. When a winning combination is formed, a reaction takes place where all the symbols that were a part of the combination explodes, and makes way for new symbols. These new symbols could in turn lead to even more winning combinations. The explosions only stop when there are no more winning combinations on the reels. When winning reactions take place one after the other, a multiplier applies. It start with x1 and increases by one after each new explosion.

Symbols includes a diamond with a pinkish edge, a red, blue and green gem, as well as the card symbols A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. Sticks of dynamite represent the slot’s wild, which means that they can replace all symbols except the scatter in any winning combination.

Special Features

Carts above reels 2-5: One of the special features of this slot is the carts that appear above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. These cars thus add an extra symbol to the reels above which they appear and could lead to more or bigger winning combinations.

Free spins feature: Four scatters, the letters G, O, L, and D, needs to be collected in order to trigger the free bonus round where you will be awarded 12 free spins. Every extra scatter on the trigger spin adds five extra free spins.

Free spin scatters: These scatters are represented by bars of gold and only appear in the carts above the reels. Three bars will award you with five extra free spins, and four adds 10.

Cash Prizes

The machine pays out when combinations occur from left to right on connected reels, regardless of the size of the symbols, except with regards to the scatter. The scatter pays out in any position on the reels. The payouts are then multiplied by your bet.

The highest value symbol in this slot is the diamond with the pinkish edge that offers a payout of 50 for a combination of six. This is followed by the red gem with a payout of 7.5 and the blue and green gems with 2 each. The symbols with the lowest value are the A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 (in that order). A and K are at 1.75 for six, Q and J at 1 for six, 10 at 0.09 and 9 at 0.08.

The key to Bonanza is the free spins feature. The multipliers can boost your payout quickly.

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