Bonanza Megapays Slot Overview

Building on the great success that was Bonanza Megaways comes Big Time Gaming‘s newest innovative venture, Bonanza Megapays Slot!

Bonanza Megapays is the first game in the Megapays series. This new Megapays function will undoubtedly persist on to future games, but whether older titles will get the Megapays title as Bonanza did is unclear.

Bonanza Megaways is legendary among players everywhere, It still sits atop a pedestal for many even now. Its light-hearted theme, great design and incredible potential made a trip to the Bonanza mine a very prolific experience.

The very core aspects of the original Bonanza Megaways is still here, but we have to address this new and exciting Megapays introduction and give Bonanza Megapays the full review it deserves.

Read on to find out if Bonanza Megapays breathes fresh life into a trusty favourite!

Bonanza Megapays overview

Bonanza Megapays Slot Theme

Bonanza Megapays is almost identical to its predecessor Bonanza Megaways. You can see that Big Time Gaming has made some subtle changes that may be missed by those who don’t care to look too closely.

Things are definitely a little brighter in the Bonanza Megapays, and the landscape that encompasses the reels is ever so slightly different.

You could even argue that Bonanza Megapays is a lot crisper than its predecessor, but all in all Bonanza Megapays looks very much the same as it did previously.

Bonanza Megapays welcomes the return of the fast-paced tune that plays when you spin the reels, which will undoubtedly appeal to the ears of hardcore Bonanza fans everywhere.

Bonanza Megapays: Betting and Symbols

The betting options available in Bonanza Megapays seem very extensive.

The lowest available stake in this slot is £/€0.20 per spin, and the highest option is £/€30 per spin.

The maximum stake is well below the ridiculous limit set by some other providers, and we doubt many people play at £/€100 per spin anyway, so the absence of this won’t be missed in Bonanza Megapays.

The symbols probably need no mention if you’re a fan of the original Bonanza, but for the sake of those who might not be aware, the purple diamond once again acts as the top symbol in Bonanza Megapays.

Following on from the diamond is the red gem, blue gem, and green gem. Low paying symbols are Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 and 9.

There’s also a Wild symbol, which substitutes for all symbols except for the scatter.

This may only appear on the sliding reel above the main board.

Game Provider Big Time Gaming
Maximum Bet 30
Maximum Win 17,926x (Exluding Jackpots)
Paylines up to 117,649
Release Date 07/06/2021
RTP 96.40%
Mechanics Megaways, Megapays
Volatility Low
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.2

Bonanza Megapays: The Base Game and Features

Despite the name, Bonanza Megapays is still a Megaways slot.

Each reel may have up to 7 symbols each, which means that Bonanza Megapays is once again capable of up to 117,649 ways to win.

To connect a win, you’ll need at least 2 of the top symbol or 3 of any other symbol to connect from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

Winning symbols will explode, leaving room for new symbols to fall in via a cascade which may create more winning ways. If symbols on the top sliding reel form part of a win, then they too will disappear before any remaining symbols on this reel slide left.

Any Megaways slot with cascading reels and up to 117,649 ways to win will hold significant potential, even within the base game. Maximum winning ways and a bit of luck may produce some very formidable wins.

Like any other good slot on the planet, the potential and excitement significantly increases within the Free Spins

Bonanza Megapays Base

Bonanza Megapays: Free Spins

G.O.L.D is once again needed to trigger 12 Free Spins in Bonanza Megapays, but don’t expect it to come too easily.

The ‘D’ scatter symbol became somewhat of a meme among the iGaming community, with even Big Time Gaming themselves joining in with the jests about how the ‘D’ symbol seemingly disappears from existence.

If you do land the mystical and elusive D symbol, then the excitement definitely starts rising. Even more mystical perhaps is the +5 symbol which may also land with the G.O.L.D symbols. This will start you off with an extra 5 spins.

Free Spins in Bonanza Megapays once again has an unlimited win multiplier. This multiplier will start at x1 and will increase by +1 for every cascade. To re-trigger the game, you’ll need the mine carts on the sliding reel.

3 minecarts will award 5 extra Free Spins, and 4 will award you with 10 extra Free Spins.

Big multipliers and big Megaways can mean absolutely massive hits, but so far it all sounds very much the same as the previous game, and we’re guessing that you’re wondering what Megapays actually is?

Read on to satiate your curiosity about this exciting new introduction.

Bonanza Megapays Free Spins


As mentioned, Bonanza Megapways is the very first from BTG to get the new and exciting Megapays mechanic.

Above the reel, you’ll see the Bonanza Megapays symbol.

Any spin and any bet can trigger the feature randomly. When this feature triggers, a low paying symbol from Ace to 9 will be revealed as the Megapays symbol.

One or more of the symbols on any spin will trigger a respin, and you’ll need 4 or more for one of the exciting Jackpots on offer. The Jackpot is progressive, so the Jackpot increases with every spin players make, which will all pool together to form an incredibly desirable pot.

Each jackpot has a seed value, which is the lowest possible amount available to win from each Jackpot.

  • 4-7 Symbols – Mini Jackpot (£/€100 minimum)
  • 8-11 Symbols – Midi Jackpot (£/€1,500 minimum)
  • 12 – 14 Symbols – Major Jackpot (£/€20,000 minimum)
  • 15 or more Symbols – Mega Jackpot  (£/€300,000 minimum) 

Stake contributions to Jackpots:

  • Mini – 0.15%
  • Midi – 0.13%
  • Major – 0.12%
  • Mega – 0.11%

Even the seed value of these Jackpots are incredible, to think that they can grow is almost unfathomable. There is no capped limit to which a Jackpot can grow, so the real maximum win capabilities of this game could truly be considered unlimited.

The Megapays function will undoubtedly be rolled out to ongoing Big Time Gaming releases, and we can’t wait to hear news of the lucky gambler that lands the Mega Jackpot.

Megapays might not be as innovative perhaps as the Megaclusters mechanic which fell a bit short, but this kind of simplified idea will undoubtedly prove much more effective in grabbing the attention of players.

Bonanza Megapays Jackpot

Bonanza Megapays: Our Verdict

Bonanza Megaways has always been a favourite to many even years after its release, but its popularity was slowly waning in favour of more modern games that built upon the Megaways mechanic in different ways.

Bonanza Megapays brings Bonanza back with a bang in an incredible fashion. Big Time Gaming could have easily made a brand new game with this Megapays feature, but by implementing it into Bonanza they’ve made an old game very relevant once more. It makes a lot of sense if you think about it, what better way to introduce a new feature than via a legendary title like Bonanza?

What remains to be seen is the reception of this new slot. Although the maximum win values of some slots are just as unlikely as jackpots are, players often retreat from Jackpot slots in favour of other games with an ‘it won’t happen to me’ mindset. It’s strange to hear that Jackpot games are often very unpopular compared to their standard slot counterparts, but it certainly seems to be the case.

We think that Bonanza Megapays looks great. As big fans with fond memories of the original we welcome a new version with open arms. We’re sure that a very large group of players will share in this delight, but some may still opt for the trusty original. Bonanza Megapays won’t play the same as the original slot.

The RTP of Bonanza Megapays looks great at 96.40%. It’s even higher in fact than Bonanza Megaways. We’re guessing that the reason for the increase of this figure is because of the Jackpot, so the RTP of the normal game could well be significantly lower than that of Bonanza Megaways.

Maximum win capabilities look incredible as you’d expect. The maximum stated win amount in the normal game is 17,926x, but the presence of the new Jackpot mechanic means that the wins in Bonanza Megapays can reach unprecedented heights.

If you were lucky enough to bag yourself the seed value of the Mega Jackpot on a £/€0.20 stake, then you’d have bagged yourself 1,500,000x!

‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks is certainly disproved when you look at the new and improved Bonanza. We think that Bonanza Megapays stands to be an immensely popular title going forward, and we can’t wait to see what other new or old slots get the Megapays treatment.