I had no idea what to expect when I first loaded Big Time Gaming's Bonanza slot, as I went in completely blind. Figuring the game could be based on the old television show of the same name, I was surprised to see that the game instead revolves around gem mining. With that being said, the game is a ton of fun to play as the game manages to bring cascading reels and a huge number of paylines to players through the use of BTG's Megaways mechanic.
The game is a great five reel video slot that manages to mix in a shifting 3 reel tier up top that fills with new symbols on every spin. The game is set against a gem mine backdrop, complete with a waterwheel cascading on the side. The game's symbols include a number of card symbols (9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace) as well as a green emerald, blue sapphire, red ruby, and a brilliantly cut diamond.
Feature wise, the Bonanza slot is shallow but it is still a lot of fun to play. The slot only manages to mix in wild symbols and scatters. Players need to land four scatters to spell out the word "Gold" to get 12 free spins in the game, which can be added to if a +5 gold symbol pops up during the free spins. The unique reel set gives this game the possibility of a huge 117,649 ways to win, though due to the way Megaways works, the number of ways or paylines changes with almost every spin of the reels.
Despite the lack of other features, the Megaways system combined with the cascading reels makes the game a blast to play. The game has a posted theoretical return to player percentage of 96%, which is considered to be decent for an online slot machine.
If you're looking for a game that looks a bit different but manages to pack in some good features, then I highly suggest you take a look at Bonanza. This is certainly one of Big Time Gaming's better slots and is certainly worth your time.