Bonanza Megapays Review
Recently a new game mechanism was developed by Big Time Gaming. The developer of the hugely popular Megaways mechanism now comes with the so-called Megapays mechanism. Bonanze Megapays is the first game with this mechanism, which is very similar to its predecessor. However, there are now also 4 jackpots on which you have a chance. If you've already played Bonanza Megaways, this game will look very familiar. In this review you can read all about this new mechanism and this specific game.
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License: UK Gambling Commission, Malta Gaming Authority
RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game will be 96.4%, of which 9.44 is from the Jackpots so keep this in mind. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. The volatility or variance is high. A high volatility means that you win less frequently, but large amounts.
Also in terms of design, Bonanza Megapays is very similar to the Bonanza Megaways variant. The background is an overgrown, rocky area and is set in the world of the miners. This shows a playing field of 6 reels, of which the middle 4 reels have an extra box at the top. Above this is the number of applicable Megaways that are active that turn. At the very top you will find the 4 jackpots in different colors with the corresponding amount. To the right of this you will find the title of the game in the top corner, with the ‘megapays tm' part playing a special role, but more on that later. Below you will find all other options such as the bet determination, ‘spin' button, and settings.
How does Bonanza Megapays work?
The game principle is the same as with Megaways, so we'll briefly discuss this. There are 6 reels on which 2-7 symbols can fall, so max 117,649 active Megaways. You can form combinations on this by spinning the same symbol at least 3x from reel 1, where you can only use adjacent reels. The more symbols in your combination, the higher your prize. With Megapays there are 4 Jackpots that can be triggered randomly (with every spin and every bet). Another way is to color all the letters of Megapays ™ under the title of the game in 1 turn. We will explain later what happened. Before you start playing, choose your bet between 0.20 and 30 per spin.
The Symbols & Payouts
We divide the symbols into 4 categories namely in the basic symbols, premium symbols, wild symbol, and bonus symbol. Below is additional information about this per category:
- The card symbols 9 to A (6 pieces) are the basic symbols and pay relatively the lowest. This is why they are also called ‘low paying symbols'. In terms of payout, you can expect between 0.8x and 1.75x your bet for a 6 of a kind.
- In addition, there are 4 premium symbols, consisting of 3 different minerals and the diamond. For a 6 of a kind you get between 2x and 7.5x your stake back for the minerals, while the diamond for such a combination even gives you 50x your stake.
- The dynamite symbol forms the wild symbol and has the usual function. It can replace the above symbols, making it easier to achieve a large combination. Only the scatter symbol is an exception to this.
- This game does not have 1 bonus symbol, but 4 letters that must all appear on the playing field. The letters of the word GOLD must appear on the screen to unlock the bonus round.
The well-known Cascading Reels principle has also been incorporated into this game. Symbols of the winning combination disappear from the playing field to make way for new ones. Chance of more combinations without betting again.
Bonanza Megapays Bonus Round
You can unlock the bonus round by collecting the letters G, O, L, and D in 1 turn and entitles you to 12 free spins. You then play the bonus round with an increasing multiplier that starts at x1. You get +1 for every winning combination. By collecting 3 or 4 letters of GOLD you will get 5 or 10 extra spins respectively!
The Megapays mechanism is therefore about 4 progressive Jackpots (Mini, Midi, Major, Mega) that increase by a certain percentage for each bet by a player. Then it can happen at random moments that you have a chance to win one of the Jackpots. You will then go to another screen where one of the ‘low paying symbols' is chosen as your Megapays symbol. Then you move on to phase 3 with a full playing field and a Jackpot meter on the left. The values of the Jackpots are to the right of the playing field. For each symbol that matches your Megapays symbol, the meter will increase one spot. You can keep spinning until your Megapays symbol does not appear on the playing field or when you reach the Mega Jackpot. Below you can see how many places you have to win for each Jackpot:
- Mini: 4-7
- Midi: 8-11
- Major: 12-14
- Mega: 15+
Max win & Rating
The maximum profit without the Jackpot is 12,000x your bet, which can already yield a considerable amount. With a maximum bet of 30, this means an amount of 360,000 . In addition, Bonanza Megapays scores 4/5 stars with us!
The main reason for the good score is the fact that we are very enthusiastic about a new game mechanism from BTG. This is of course partly due to the confidence we have in this game provider in this area. In addition, it is good to see that they maintain the Megaways idea, and add something unique to it. This is an excellent way for all game providers to give their existing games a new look.