Boat Bonanza Slot Review 2022

Get ready to cast your net as we head into rough waters in a bid to catch fish that are worth a few bob in Play’n GO’s latest release, Boat Bonanza!

Pop on your sea legs and down a few anti-sickness tablets, we are in for quite a ride in Boat Bonanza by Play’n GO. Boat Bonanza takes on a more classic approach that caters to players who prefer to keep their slots a little more simple and uncomplicated.

Although Boat Bonanza isn’t as full on or overwhelming as Nolimit City slots for example, there is still some exciting features to feast your eyes on that steer things in the right direction.

In terms of design, Play’n GO has also kept this relatively simple too, with clear skies, deep blue water and an a selection of symbols that fit nicely with the fishing theme. The simple approach to the artwork is an homage to other timeless fishing titles, mixed with vibrant colours that are appealing to look at as we cast our nets in search of a fortune.

Will we be lucky enough to catch the 1,000x Golden Lobster or will it become something of a myth? Let’s play on and find out!

Boat Bonanza Base Game

Boat Bonanza Base Game and Features

Boat Bonanza is a 5 reel slot with 12 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available to players is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€50 per spin, with a small selection of betting options in between the two. Boat Bonanza has a theoretical RTP of 96.21% and a maximum win capacity of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Boat Bonanza is the Buoy, followed by the Fishing Reel, Seagull and Fishing Trap. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. There is no Wild symbols present in Boat Bonanza.

Game Provider Play N Go
Maximum Bet 50
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 12
Release Date 13/10/2022
RTP 96.21%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.2

Catch Symbols

Although Boat Bonanza does not have any Wild symbols, it does however have Catch symbols up for grabs in the form of Fish or a Lobster with Cash Prizes of up to 1,000x your bet in tow.

Like Fishin’ Frenzy and Big Bass Bonanza, all values on the Catch symbols are dormant for the most part, but can still award a payout if 3 or more form a winning combination.

During both the base game and Free Spins round, 2 Boats with x1 Multipliers will hover above the reel set, changing their position with each new spin. Randomly, one or both boats can become active above the reel set. Once this happens, any Catch symbols and their values that may land on the reel below them will be reeled in by the boats net and awarded.

If both boats come together and land on the same reel whilst active, their Multipliers will add together and the Mega Catch feature is triggered. The Mega Catch feature will reel in all present Catch symbols on all 5 reels regardless of the boats position.

Boat Bonanza Catch Feature

Boat Bonanza Free Spins

Landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters across the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 15 and 20 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, both Boats above the reel set are always active. Each boat will have a starting Multiplier of x1, which can increase by catching a Multiplier Catch symbol in the net, up to a maximum of x5 per boat.

Also in play during this round is extra Free Spins fish, which will award additional Free Spins if caught. The Mega Catch feature can also be triggered during this time if both boats should land on a particular reel at the same time, and each time a boat nets a Catch symbol, a Respin is triggered.

During Respins, only Catch symbols are present on the reel set and paylines are inactive. Respins will continue until no new Catch symbols land across the reels, which will then resume the Free Spins round.

Boat Bonanza Free Spins

Boat Bonanza: Our Verdict

Boat Bonanza might come across as rather simplistic to those used to the bells and whistles that often come with modern day slots, but Boat Bonanza shouldn’t be marked down on its humble graphical design.

Boat Bonanza feels like a love letter to slots of a bygone age. When you’re playing it it feels like you’re in the bookies, and to some those are fond memories if you’re like everyone else following the trend with a switch to online play. If you’re slots enthusiasts like we are, then you love the old and the new, and Boat Bonanza has both with its classical appearance and modern features.

Play’n Go has pooled together all of the best bits of fishing slots and put them together for a rather enjoyable experience. Mega Catch Features, Multipliers and Respins make Boat Bonanza a potential new favourite for those with a soft spot for casting their line, and the potential looks great too with 5,000x as a maximum win.

Overall, Boat Bonanza might not look like much at first, but rest assured it’s an intentional move on Play’n GO’s part, and it certainly shouldn’t be underestimated on appearance alone.