Bomb Bonanza

Slot Review
June 7, 2022
 6.2

Bomb Bonanza Slot Overview

Bomb Bonanza is a new casino slot from Pragmatic Play where we head to a gold-filled mine along with a dynamite loving miner. Slots with this mining theme are constantly recurring in the slots world and understandably so, with their fitting theme that can result in sudden bonanzas for the lucky few. We've seen slots like Misery Mining xBomb and Mega Mine Nudging Ways, which have shown that it's usually only the theme that's similar, with the features usually differing quite a bit. So it is with great excitement that we wander down into the mine and find out what you can expect to see during the spins.

Base game

Bomb Bonanza is a video slot from Pragmatic Play that has 5 reels, 5 rows and 50 paylines. You can choose between a Min.bet of 0.25 and a Max.bet of 125. The game has been created with three different RTPs, with an RTP of 96.46% by default, but game operators can also choose to use one of the lower RTPs of either 95.50% or 94.50%. Bomb Bonanza has a high volatility, where you can win up to 2015X the bet.

Within this mining adventure, we have a couple of festive features to help us in our quest for the bigger wins. The features are Wild Symbol, Expanding Wilds and Free Spins.

Bomb Bonanza Slot Information

The design of the game is based on a mining theme, where we follow a miner down to a gold-filled location. During the base game, the reels are placed above the mine, where the miner can be seen on the right, holding a bundle of dynamite and once the bonus game is activated, you are transported down to the gold-filled mine. You can play this slot on all the devices notepads, mobiles and desktops. You create a winning combination by landing 3 or more of the same symbol type on adjacent reels starting at the far left.

The lower paying symbols are J, Q, K and A. Landing 5 of the same symbol type pays between 2X to 3X the bet. The higher paying symbols are a pickaxe, a pile of small gold nuggets, a sack filled with gold and the miner himself. If you land 5 of the same symbol type, it pays between 6X to 12X the bet. The game's wild symbol is a bomb, while the scatter symbol shows the text Free Spin. During the bonus game, you'll also be able to collect golden nugget symbols, which can bring really festive perks for the lucky player. Let's find out what the features do.

Bomb Bonanza Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot Bomb Bonanza?

You can win up to 2015X the bet.

What features are available in the slot Bomb Bonanza?

The features are Wild Symbol, Expanding Wilds and Free Spins.

Free Spins

Wild Symbol

The game's wild symbol helps to create more winning combinations by substituting for other symbols, except for the scatter symbols. It can land on all reels and depending on whether you land 3, 4 or 5 of it, it pays 1X, 4X and 12X the bet respectively.

Expanding Wilds

When you land at least one wild symbol, all wild symbols on the reels can randomly expand in different directions. It can be top-left, down-left, top-right or down-right in a square of 1X1 to 5X5, where this replaces paying symbols with wild symbols.

Free Spins

If you land 3 scatter symbols, the free spins feature is activated and then you receive 6 free spins. During this bonus game, gold nugget symbols will be able to land, and these will be collected into a meter to the right of the reels. When it is collected, it will then explode, resulting in symbols falling down to cover the empty positions. By collecting gold nugget symbols, you will receive extra free spins and improve the pattern that the wild symbols expand on.

Level 1 = All wild symbols that land will expand in a 1X1 pattern.

Level 2 = You reach this level by collecting 5 gold nuggets and then you will receive 4 extra free spins, whereby the wilds expand in a 2X2 pattern.

Level 3 = You reach this level by collecting 5 gold nuggets and then you will receive 2 extra free spins, where the wilds expand in a 3X3 pattern.

Level 4 = You reach this level by collecting 5 gold nuggets and then you get 2 extra free spins, where the wilds expand in a 4X4 pattern.

Level 5 = You reach this level by collecting 3 gold nuggets and then you get 1 extra free spin, whereby the wilds expand in a 5X5 pattern.

Bomb Bonanza Slot Conclusion

Anyone who doubts that this miner loves dynamite will certainly have this confirmed very quickly within the bonus game. During the base game you get to enjoy some rather easy-going spins, where the miner symbols together with the wild symbols can generate some great wins from time to time. The game has received a very detailed and beautiful design, which creates a nice touch to the spins being performed. However, it is when you land 3 scatter symbols, that the real adventure begins. There you will take part in spins, whereby collected gold nuggets can result in leveling up the wild symbols. Leveled up wild symbols will expand in different directions, with higher levels meaning bigger wild patterns. Pragmatic Play has let us take part in several similar setups in the past, including North Guardians and Eye of Cleopatra. A setup that sometimes can result in gigantic clusters of wild symbols, which in turn generate huge wins.

By collecting gold nuggets, we managed to level up the wild patterns in the majority of our visits within the bonus game. The random directions of the wild symbols usually make it extra exciting, but it's a great pity that they've chosen to have a potential maximum win of 2015X, which is significantly lower than their now standard of 5000X. We hope this is a one timer and that they continue with their higher limit onwards. Assuming the highest RTP is used, it's within a very good size and variety of bet sizes will be to the liking of most players. However, it is a slot that fails to convince us as much as previous slots with this level up mechanic of wild symbols, where Eye of Cleopatra and North Guardians feel like better choices for players who like this type of slot.

Bomb Bonanza is a slot where we get to meet a miner who sure loves to use dynamite and within the bonus game gigantic winning combinations can be generated using these.

Quick information
  • Title: Bomb Bonanza
  • Developer: Pragmatic Play
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 5
  • Paylines: 50
  • RTP: 96.46%
  • Hit Frequency: N/A
  • Max Win: 2015x
  • Volatility: High
  • Min/Max Bet: €0.25/€125
  • Release Date: Jul 07, 2022
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