Sweet Bonanza RTP
|Slot name||Sweet Bonanza|
|Release date||27 June 2019|
|Game type||Video slot|
|Maximum win||100 X bet|
|Features||Scatter Symbol, Autoplay, Multiplier, Free Spins|
Sweet Bonanza Slot Machine Game Overview
Load up on sugar in Sweet Bonanza™, the 6×5, pays anywhere, tumbling videoslot. The more candies you hit, the more you get in the tumbling feature. Hit or buy the free spins feature for high multipliers and big wins!
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.
|Ante Bet||You can select the Ante Bet (a.k.a. bet multiplier) at any time during the main game. You’ll have the chance to buy free spins outright, or increase your chances of earning them naturally.|
|Free Spins||You trigger 10 free spins by landing four or more scatters on the reels, or by purchasing them. You receive 5 additional free games when landing three scatters during the bonus.|
|Scatter Payouts||The Christmas bulb, which is only available during free spins, acts as a payout multiplier. It offers a random multiplier ranging from 2x to 100x. Two or more bulb multipliers that land onscreen simultaneously are added together (e.g. 10x + 100x = 110x multiplier).|
|Buy Bonus Feature||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.|
If a game has a maximum win of 10,000x the bet amount, would you consider the game to be of high volatility or very high volatility? I would consider it to be of high volatility, at the very least, but not to Pragmatic Play though. Some of their games have strange volatility ratings, and I would even say that some of their maximum win claims are simply out of this world, possibly even impossible to achieve, so don’t be easily fooled by such huge claims!
Take this Sweet Bonanza game, for instance. The maximum possible win is indicated as a whopping 21,100x the bet amount, yet it carries only a medium volatility rating – it just doesn’t make sense, or seem right! Other game providers would certainly have rated such games as high volatility, or very high even, and this is one of the reasons why I always find it very hard to trust Pragmatic Play games!
In the first place, the paytable isn’t a good one at all, and the symbols don’t have high win values either. The Wild symbol only appears during the free spins, they are non-paying, but have multipliers of 2x up to 100x. When 2 or more Wild symbols combine to make a win, the multipliers would add up, and this is the only way to get nice big wins from this 6-reels 5-rows clusters-pay game.
Here’s one more strange thing about this Sweet Bonanza game – the starting bet is 0.40 per spin, with up to 20x multiplier and a Buy feature too, but you can also opt for the 0.50 starting bet instead, which provides more Scatter symbols for better chances of getting the free spins games, with higher multipliers of up to 25x, but without the Buy feature.
Honestly speaking, I don’t like that Buy feature, I hardly ever use it, so I have no choice but to go for the 0.50 bet per spin option, making it more expensive to play. As you can see by now, there are many things in Sweet Bonanza that aren’t to my liking at all.
In actual play, most of the payouts in the base game are simply very low, but better wins can be achieved during the free spins play. My two sessions on this Sweet Bonanza game weren’t that bad really, getting up to 198x win but is still not good or satisfying enough for me. What the game’s medium volatility rating means is that you’d get plenty of small wins frequently, but with rare chances of getting big wins.