Bonanza play slots at Umbingo.com was launched in December 2016 by Australian developers Big Time Gaming. Big Time Gaming was founded in 2011 and as well as producing some of the top games in the online slot market, Opal Fruits, Starquest and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, they are also responsible for the Megaways development. Megaways slots work on a six reel structure and usually offer four additional symbols. The format of Megaways offers the opportunity for lots of different ways to win and offers up to 117649 ways to win per spin and offers an RTP of 96%.
The Bonanza online slot game theme is mining for gems and diamonds, as with all Big Time Gaming slots the graphics are excellent and leads the player to really believe they are in a gold mine. As well as the outstanding graphics, the background music was created by the Big Time Gaming CEO, Nick Robinson. The reels are that of a mountainside and the symbols are placed on rocks. An avalanche can occur at any time and the rocks will fall and gems will become more available. The game has a six figure pay line and up to seven rows of symbols allowing the player more chances to win. All the wins are awarded from left to right and a pay out can be achieved as long as there are three matching symbols on a pay line or two if the symbol is the purple diamond, the top value symbol.
The high value symbols on the reels are all precious stones in a variety of colours and the lower value symbols are nine, ten, King, Queen, Jack and Ace. The scatter symbols are four gold boxes each with a letter engraved on top, G, O, L, D, and the wild symbol is a stick of dynamite. As always the wild can override any of the other symbols including the scatters as they can achieve lots of free spins. In addition there is also a bar of gold, which appears during the free spin mode and will only appear on the four top rows of the middle reels. On collecting at least one of the scatter symbols the player will be awarded an additional twelve free spins with additional scatter symbols adding another five free spins to the game. Each winning symbol will be part of the reaction, the process whereas all the winning symbols explode and new symbols drop down from above, a reaction or explosion leads to the Unlimited Win Multiplier which can then keep the game going as long as the player wants.
As with all good mines there will be mine carts carrying the gems around. With Bonanza the carts add an extra symbol to each reel to create even more variety to the chances of winning. There are also carts that bring additional symbols to reels two, three, four and five.
Bonanza is barely three years old but already has a strong loyal following much to do with it being one of the first Megaways slots.
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