Bonanza Falls Slot Review
It is a long-awaited sequel to the popular BTG (Big Time Gaming) smash hit Bonanza MegaWays. The new gambling diversion presented gamblers with up to 117,649 pay lines, an Avalanche mechanic, and a new original Dozer Coin mechanic integrated into the Bonus game.
Besides using Bonus coins, the follow-up highly resembles the original game, except for carts, which are absent during the Bonanza Falls' FS round. For example, it preserved a mining theme and overall recognizable out-look. Only, there is an increased max win, which is just a gigantic x93,540 (vs. x26,000). The play grid consists of 6 reels and 2-7 rows.
Bonanza Falls General Characteristics
- 324-117,649 pay lines
- 6 reels and 2-7 rows
- High Volatility (5 out of 5)
- RTP: 96.52%-96.51%, 94%
- Hit Frequency: 39.7%
- Bet amount: 0.2 EUR - 10 EUR
- Maximum win multiplier: x93,540 (x2,180 in Base Game)
- Maximum win value: 935,400 EUR
- 10 main symbols
- Additional symbols: Wild, Scatter, Bonus Coin
Bonanza Falls Bonus Features
There are not so many bonus features in this slot, which makes a Bonus FS round featuring the Dozer Coin mechanic the most profitable function here. But a few of them are present in this gambling game. Let’s get familiar with those.
These are present above the playfield only within the base game, granting one extra symbol for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th reels.
This feature makes it possible to generate bigger wins due to the disappearance of winning symbols. It concerns carts and any other symbols on the play grid, but with that distinction, new cart symbols, to replace those blown up, are traveling from the right side, whereas, onto the playfield, new ones fall from above. Winning reactions continue infinitely while prize sequences are on the playfield. Potentially, that promises, from time to time, big wins, even during a base game.
It's a well-standard special symbol, capable of replacing any payable symbol on the reels, except for Bonus coins and Scatters. Also, Wild isn't a payable symbol itself.
This special symbol also doesn't pay since its goal is to begin an FS round. You need at least 4 Scatters landed on the reels to start the Bonus game. Those are folding up into the 'GOLD' word, but letters capable of landing down the reels in any order. Also, possible extra Scatters, each guaranteeing +4 additional free spins.
Mega Dozer Free Spins
In addition to the lack of carts, another distinction of a Bonus FS game from the base one is an unlimited global multiplier, which starts from the initial x1 value, increasing each time the Bonus coin falls into the gap below the 2-5 reels. If a coin lands on the reel, it may turn into a Wild with a multiplier up to x5 or a random symbol with a multiplier up to x10. Also, such a Bonus coin can provide four extra FS.
There are also two additional options to get a Bonus FS game triggering. These will be described in more detail in the following.
• x25 win
If your win totaled x25 to the stake or even more than that, you will immediately see a window proposing to gamble for getting Bonus FS game triggering, using the Fortune Wheel with red and green colored sectors. Red ones grant you losing, while those green ones will present 12 free spins.
• x100 win
In this case, all is much simpler since your win of x100 or more to the currently chosen stake lets immediately exchange the amount of x100 by a bonus round with 12 FS.
But even if you won’t get any wins of those mentioned amounts, here is one additional option to trigger the FS whenever you want. It’s a bonus buying function, which allows you to get a standard Bonus FS game with 12 FS for the same x100 to the stake.
Our Experience Playing Bonanza Falls
Since it’s always much better just once to see than 1,000 times to hear, we played this slot on our own to evaluate its generosity. For this goal, we’ve allocated €200 to play a 300-spin session with a stake of €1.
During the first 100 spins, there was no one FS round triggering but 36 regular wins during the base game (€0.15 - €20.15), 17 of which turned lower than the bet level. The lengthiest period without wins was 9 spins. The final balance amount after the 100th spin had totaled €181.15.
Within the following second 100 spins, there wasn't any FS game activation, either. But there were 39 base game wins, ranging from €0.15 to €8.9. Sadly, 23 of them were lower than our stake of €1. As a result, the balance upon the 200th spin amounted to €128.65.
Luckily, during the final third 100 spins, we got a Bonus game triggering, which earned us as many as €259.9. Due to that, our balance amounted to €382. Also, we have had as many as 36 regular wins, bringing from €0.15 to €6. Twenty of those were lower than €1. The final balance totaled €332. Hence, during the following 90 spins after the Bonus game, we lost exactly €50. But overall income totaled €132. Excellent result!
The main conclusion here is a not-so-profitable base game, which nevertheless makes it possible to wait for a lucrative Bonus game triggering, spending not too much money. Due to that, even such a not large sum as €200 allowed us to make it to the beginning of the FS round, giving us a chance for a big win.
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Bonanza Falls Verdict
To sum all the previous things up, this is a pleasant video slot, not disturbing by its complexity but promising good wins due to its Bonus game with the innovative Dozer Coin mechanic. As we demonstrated, thanks to our experiment, those Bonus coins fall well enough frequently, presenting many beneficial opportunities to increase your win during free spins. These are unlimited global multiplier increasing, extra FS, Wilds with up to x5 multiplier, and single symbol multipliers up to x10. Those are well enough to get a gigantic cash prize. Maybe not every time, but chances for that are still high enough. The main pros of a base game are other innovative mechanics — MegaWays & Avalanche, that help increase the winning amount per spin.
There are also some drawbacks present. First, this slot may have various RTP values down to 94%. So, be attentive to what exact slot you're playing currently. Also, as many as 27 payments of the paytable are lower than the bet level. That leads to more than half of wins under the stake amount. But, thanks to Avalanche reactions, you can reap enough regular wins to wait for the Bonus game to trigger that may rocket up your balance level.
So, if you're an old fan of Bonanza MegaWays or just like cozy & fun gambling diversions with high odds of a big win, there is a perfect opportunity to get an exciting playing experience due to the well-featured follow-up of an iconic video slot, which is a truly classic nowadays.