Sweet Bonanza slot game intro.

Sweet Bonanza Introduction

Sweet Bonanza is a candy-themed slot game from Pragmatic Play that merges the juicy appeal of social media games like Candy Crush and the exciting MegaWays-style, highly volatile action found in modern video slots. The result is this sweet game.

Oddly enough, the slot is, perhaps, not as highly volatile as many of the other titles from this developer. Moreover, it certainly offers lower variance gameplay than many of those MegaWays hits. That’s probably enough to tickle your taste buds, so let’s plough ahead and explore what lies under the wrapper in this sweet and candy-inspired slot machine.

Sweet Bonanza: The Crunchy Bits Explained

It won’t escape your attention that Pragmatic Play has chosen to blend classic fruit machine imagery with Candy Crush-like symbols on the reels of this game. This has its perks, as it eliminates the unsightly high playing card symbols that usually denote small-scale wins in slots. The fruit machine symbols deliver those wins instead.

By contrast, the four candies dish out most of the top prizes, save for the heart candy, which promises a win worth 50x a bet. Each symbol can appear stacked on the reels of this slot, so it is possible (however unlikely) to cover the reels with the same symbol. You will want to do that if you wish to get your hands on the slot’s non-progressive prize of over 21,000x a bet.

Underneath Sweet Bonanza’s exterior lies a juicy centre. You’ll find a 6×5 grid in play, with those six reels using an All Ways Wins payline structure. Any win triggers a Tumbling Reels (also referred to as a Cascading Reels) mechanic. In short, winning icons are removed and replaced by new ones, triggering chained wins until there are no more winning options.

If you’ve played a MegaWays game, you’ll know the drill by now. Don’t expect multipliers on successfully chained wins, though. Having a pop at the game will cost between 0.20 and 125.00 a spin, while the RTP hovers somewhere between the 96.4% mark, depending on where you play.

Sweet Bonanza slot layout.
Sweet Bonanza Slot Layout

Free Spins Bonus Feature

If you fancy splashing the cash, you can pay for the feature directly, and we’ll come to that shortly. If you prefer to keep a tighter (dare we say, wiser) grip on the purse strings, you can activate Sweet Bonanza’s bonus by landing 4, 5 or 6 scatters – the luscious lollipop symbols – on the reels. You’ll receive scattered cash wins for your troubles and pocket ten free games to boot.

Once activated, the bonus will introduce you to a new type of symbol. We call it the rainbow bomb because – well, it is bomb shaped and multicoloured. These bombs don’t necessarily go off and destroy symbols, but they do blow up your winnings, with immense multipliers applied to each. In fact, some can tip the scales at 100x. Moreover, they can be added together to yield very large wins.

Bonus Feature Retrigger

You can retrigger the bonus via additional scatters. Just three offers a further five free games. You can theoretically add an unlimited number of spins to your tally, so that’s always appreciated.

Double Your Chance

If patience is not one of the virtues that you behold, then skipping a few steps to trigger Sweet Bonanza’s bonus round from the get-go is an option. Just be warned, this won’t be a cut-price affair. In fact, a 25% increase can be expected if you want to see extra scatters added on each spin, boosting your chances of landing the free spins feature.

Bonus Buy Feature

You have the option to buy the free spins feature for a price. The price is 100x your current bet, so be careful and use this feature wisely.

Sweet Bonanza – Our Verdict

Perhaps understandably, Sweet Bonanza is a firm favourite with Pragmatic Play’s fans. As touched on, the game has proven so popular that it’s been transformed into a live dealer release by this developer’s live casino subsidiary, the dull-sounding Pragmatic Play Live. If you don’t get your fill from this slot (there’s more than enough excitement here, though), you might crush your sugar rush by having a stab at that live game.

Play Sweet Bonanza Demo Game

Try out our fun Sweet Bonanza demo slot game. Occasionally, the title is misspelled, so to help those whose spelling isn’t that great find this page more easily, here is the misspelled title “Sweet Bananza Demo”. 😉