Time to Get Festive in the Sweet Bonanza Xmas Slot From Pragmatic Play!
Videoslots Casino has just added yet another slot from Pragmatic Play to their casino, this time we have the festive-themed Sweet Bonanza Xmas slot which make no excuses for being a festive-themed version of their previous release Sweet Bonanza.
The gameplay on this slot is the same as the original but with a festive twist to all of the symbols in this version, using a 6×5 reel set, the pays literally pay from anywhere, you simply need to have at least 8 or more matching symbols to score any win.
The winning combinations will explode and be removed from the reels in a tumbling reels style mechanic with new symbols dropping into place, this process continues until no new wins are formed. The key to this slot is the special multiplier symbols that appear during the bonus round which come in a variety of values from 2x right up to 100x to really help boost the wins.
The multipliers are only applied once all the wins have finished and it’s quite possible to have “multiple multipliers” at this point which helps really boost the wins!
To add to the gameplay there is also a free spins bonus round which can be triggered in numerous ways including the regular Lollipop scatters, you are also able to buy an instant bonus trigger at the cost of 100x stake, and even enable a special bet mode (25% more cost) to increase the likelihood of bonus triggers, so lots of variety on offer to suit all players.
Check out the gameplay and features below.
Sweet Bonanza Xmas Slot – Gameplay and Features
|Sweet Bonanza Xmas Slot - Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Extra Spins|
|Special Features||Free Spins
Buy a Bonus
Increased Bonus Chance
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.48%-96.51%|
Buy a Bonus
You are able from the base game to instantly trigger the main bonus round. The cost for using this feature is 100x your current stake size. For example, at £2 per spin, this feature would cost you £200 to activate.
Increased Bonus Chance
For a premium of 25% of the current bet size, you can activate a “Double Chance to win the feature option”, this adds more scatters onto the reels and effectively doubles your chance of natural bonus triggers.
The free spins round is triggered by landing 4 or more scatter symbols on the reels or buying the bonus round. This awards a starting 10 free spins.
During the bonus round, the same exploding symbol wins and tumbling reels are in play with the addition of special multiplier symbols, which come in the range of 2x up to a staggering 100x.
These multipliers are awarded to the total win once no more winning combinations are formed on the reels.
Sweet Bonanza Xmas Slot
The Sweet Bonanza Xmas slot from Pragmatic Play offers nothing new regarding new features since it is a re-skinned Christmas release. However, gameplay-wise should still appeal to players who are fans of the grid style machines. The various options, from buying a bonus outright to tweaking the trigger chance are nice touches though.
In our playtests, we obviously utilised the buy a bonus feature to check out as many bonus rounds as possible to get a feel for the potential. Most bonus round wins did not cover the cost of this option, with our best bonus round topping 200x stake.
There is obviously a lot more potential as we didn’t even see a 100x multiplier in our tests, but maybe a little too risky to be simply buying a bonus and hoping to get them. The tweaked increased trigger chance is likely to appeal more to players, though and is probably how they would choose to play this machine for real money.
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