Sweet Bonanza review
Theme and Storyline
Set in a whimsical wonderland, this game is themed around fruity candies.
The sugary symbols are stacked against a cheerful blue sky. Players will gather grapes, bananas, plums, hard candies, and lollipops.
Players will feel like they are in a child’s dreamland with all the goodies they can eat.
Graphics, Sounds and Animations
The dream pastel hues of the backdrop create a calming mood for this game. Players will see iced desserts, candies, and swirls of ice cream. Meanwhile, fluffy white clouds drift through the sunny sky.
This fantasy world brings to mind the Land of the Sweets from the Nutcracker. It seems to be a carefree place where joy and fun reign.
The symbols take on the form of different fruits and candies. The fruits in particular are animated in a mouthwatering way and the sweets look like jewels. The design brings to mind classic fruit-themed slot machines from old school casinos.
The music is filled with tinkling bells and chiming notes. This feels on brand for the fantasyland environment. However, the tone can become grating and some players may wish to play with the sound off.
Sweet Bonanza Gameplay
Sweet Bonanza is a six reel, five row slot.
Wins are awarded based on the number of each symbol on the screen after a spin. The amount awarded depends on the number of the given symbols and the value of the symbol.
This game uses a cascade feature, which means that after each win the winning symbols disappear. The symbols that remain drop down and finally the empty positions are filled by new symbols rolling in. Players have no limit on the number of cascades.
The Ante Bet option increases the player’s bet per spin, and in return the number of Scatters on the reel increases.
Wilds, Bonuses and Free Spins in Sweet Bonanza
There is no Wild symbol.
The Scatter symbol may appear on any reel and pays in any position.
When 4 or more Scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels, the Free Spins Feature begins. The Free Spins Round may also be purchased. The round begins with 10 free spins, which are increased by an additional 5 spins if 3 or more Scatters land during the round.
The Multiplier symbol only appears on the reels during free spins. Whenever it lands, it remains on the reels to the end of a cascade series. Players will benefit from its random multiplier value (this will be between x2 and x100).
At the conclusion of the cascades, the value of every multiplier symbol is added together and applied to the player’s total win.
Sweet Bonanza Bet Sizes, RTP and Variance
The return to player of this game is 96.51%, above our yardstick for average of roughly 96%.
The range of bets on the site we tested ran from a minimum bet per spin of $/£/€0.20 up to a maximum of $/£/€100 per spin.
The volatility of this game is medium, which makes it a less ideal match for our preferred slot machine strategies. Our slot strategies target the highest possible volatility.
We recommend this high RTP, medium volatility candy-themed slot.
Despite the middling volatility, the high RTP and dreamy atmosphere make this game a fun choice.
The cascades, free spins, and multipliers make the gameplay exciting and keeps an engaging hold on players’ attention.