Sweet Bonanza by Pragmatic Play released on 27.06.2019 is a 6-reel & 5-row online slot with all ways pay (8+ symbols) and a 96.5% RTP. This is a candy-themed game offering players a max win of up to 21100x their stake. Sweet Bonanza can be played on all devices from €0.20 to €125 per spin and is considered a medium volatility game.
Design and Symbols
The design is playful, lively, bursting with colour, and full of sticky sweetness. The background is full of colourful boiled sweets as hills and mountains, with upturned ice-cream cones, candy floss, fondant and marshmallow making up a bizarre landscape straight out of a Willy Wonka movie. The grid-like gameboard is framed by a long red and white striped candy cane with cupcake frosting on top.
Low value symbols are represented by bananas, grapes, water melons, plums, apples. The high value symbols are blue, green, purple, and red candies. The red heart-shaped candy is the most valuable regular symbol with 12 or more worth 50x the bet size. The scatter is a pink a white swirl lollipop which pays 100x the bet size for 6 of a kind. There is also a candy bomb symbol which only appears during free spins. Each candy bomb contains a win multiplier of between 1x and 100x.
Tumbling reels with chain reaction wins are a big part of Sweet Bonanza and there’s also a free spins round. There is also an option to buy straight into the free spin round. Furthermore there is an option to pay a premium for a better chance of landing the bonus round naturally.
Sweet Bonanza uses the popular cascading reels mechanism (known as tumbling reels in this game), whereby winning combinations disappear after landing, to be replaced from symbols tumbling from above. If the new symbol combo creates another win then the spin continues. It will continue until no new wins are made before the total win is added to the player balance.
Land 4, 5, 6 scatters to win 3x, 5x, or 100x the bet size as well as 10 free spins. Whenever you land 3 or more scatters during free spins an additional 5 free spins are awarded.
The free spins operate pretty much the same as the base game spins except with the addition of the candy bomb multiplier symbol. Each candy bomb carries a win multiplier of up to 100x (view all our best buy feature slots here)and when one lands on the same spin as a win then the multiplier will be added to the total win after the chain reaction tumble wins come to an end. It’s possible to land multiple candy bombs during the course of a chain reaction win. In such instances the multipliers are added together at the end of the spin and applied to the spin win. These wins can be pretty huge. In fact, this slot has the potential to pay out a staggering 21,100 x your stake!
Buy a Bonus
Select the standard bet level and you can buy straight into the free spin round if you’re prepared to cough up 100x your chosen stake per spin. Pay 25% above the standard bet level and although you’ll no longer be able to buy straight into the free spin round you will immediately double the likelihood of triggering free spins via the scatter method.
Our Thoughts on Sweet Bonanza
We loved Sweet Bonanza. It may not have many features, but the tumbling reels seem to deliver decent wins with far more regularity than certain other ‘cascading reels’ slots, and the free spin round is a dozy! The tumble feature combined with the candy bomb multipliers lead to some very, very nice wins indeed and make the round super exciting.
The design might be a little cloying for some, but not for us. There’s nothing wrong with a splash of colour and ton of tooth decay say us!
Another top notch slot from Pragmatic Play, who seem to be firing on all cylinders lately.
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