- 6x5 layout
- Tumble feature
- Great bonus
- High volatility
The Pragmatic Play team are well-known for their exciting slots. They are often packed with features and profit-boosting bonus rounds. The most unique in their portfolio is Sweet Bonanza, which plays very differently to most other slots. This is because of its win-all-ways pay lines.
The 96.5% RTP slot is medium to high volatility, but having played it plenty, we categorise it as being high. There’s also a festive-themed version of this slot, aptly named Sweet Bonanza Xmas. The Christmas variation is essentially the same game with a different skin, but both are equally as popular. This specific review is on the original Sweet Bonanza slot.
The Sweet Bonanza Reels
The gameplay on this slot is more exciting because of the tumble feature. Winning combinations create a reaction, leading to more wins. The winning symbols will explode and get replaced, and if these new symbols match, you’ll win again, and keep winning if it repeats. As with most slots, the symbols have different values and so a combination does, too. This is how each symbol pays:
- Red Heart – 50x for more than 12 symbols
- Purple Candy – 25x for more than 12 symbols
- Green Candy – 15x for more than 12 symbols
- Blue Candy – 12x for more than 12 symbols
- Apple – 10x for more than 12 symbols
- Plum – 8x for more than 12 symbols
- Melon – 5x for more than 12 symbols
- Grapes – 4x for more than 12 symbols
- Banana – 2x for more than 12 symbols
Remember that because of the win-all-ways feature, these symbols can be anywhere on the reels. The 6×5 layout is bigger than your average slot which also gives you more room for winning. When combined with the win-all-ways mechanism, you can do pretty well on this slot. Win-all-ways means that you don’t need the symbols to land in any particular order to win, like how Megaways works.
The unique gameplay really gives this slot something different. There are a large number of fruity-themed games but this one does a great job of standing out from the crowd.
The Bonus on Sweet Bonanza
We would go as far as to say that Sweet Bonanza has one of our favourite bonus rounds of any slot, ever. Land 4 or more lollipops in your reels to trigger 10 free spins, with more spins rewarded for more lollipops.
Your free spins will look identical to the main game, with one very profitable difference. You will notice special multiplier symbols appear and this multiplies the win on any given spin. The best part is that if you get more than 1 multiplier symbol on your reels, they add together for a final total.
For example – Your spin returns £1, but you also have 3 multipliers in your reels – 8, 4 and 10. Your £1 win multiplies to 22 (8+4+10). These multiplier reels can go as big as 100x for huge tumble wins. The max win on Sweet Bonanza is 21,175x and this triggers if you have multipliers across every reel.
There’s so much to like about this slot that it’s hard to criticise. The only drawback is the high volatility, making it a less ideal choice for those looking to complete wagering. Those that prefer to play at lower stakes and for longer may not enjoy it as much.
It’s different to most slots. It looks different, and it plays differently. For us, this is one of the most enjoyable aspects. For others, especially those that like the classic style of game, it may not be so appealing.
The Sweet Bonanza RTP is reasonable and the gameplay is a delight, so it gets a 5 out of 5 from us.