Gravity Bonanza Slot Review 2024

Earlier this year, prolific provider Pragmatic Play took us to the very edge of space to mark their maiden voyage into the burgeoning Crash Game genre, ultimately finding a reasonable degree of success with Spaceman.

Perhaps buoyed by those interplanetary exploits, the studio is back for another dance among the stars with Gravity Bonanza. And so, it’s time to slip back into your moon boots for a new far-flung adventure that has a lot more in common with regular slot play than aborting missions at just the right time lest you plunge to a rather undignified death.

Gravity Bonanza Base Game

Gravity Bonanza Base Game and Features

Black holes are one of space’s most enigmatic phenomena, hoovering up and swallowing all manner of matter known to man in an unrelenting grip that affords even light no mercy. Scary stuff.

The ones found inside this slot interpretation from Pragmatic Play are the star of the show and thankfully, way more benign. Black Holes work in tandem with Clusters, which remove winning symbols from view and replace them with new sets tumbling down into the 7×7 playing grid.

Scoring high on the volatility scale, Gravity Bonanza promises a regular flow of base game wins with an advertised hit frequency of 50% – meaning payouts should arrive every other spin in theory.

Accompanying you on your mission is a diminutive-looking spaceman floating to the right of the grid while planets appear in the distance. It seems we’ve arrived at some brown-hued planet peppered with craters. It’s not quite clear which planet, but, wait a second… are those spongy delights layered with icing we spot flanking the reelset? What kind of sugar-laden, outer-space world is this?!

No such confectionary is to be found among Gravity Bonanza’s paytable, but we do get, rather randomly, a sushi-shaped planet, alongside a red planet sporting a yellow outer ring, as well as a green planet and a red star chosen as the low pays. Your guess is as good as ours.

Premiums are represented by what looks to be a purple meteorite, a planet shaped into a hamburger (?!), and finally, a blue moon. Clusters of at least 31 symbols in size trigger payouts worth up to 10,000x – the game’s max win, in other words.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines Cluster Pays
Release Date 28/09/2023
RTP 96.09%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 7x7
Minimum Bet 0.20

Black Hole Symbol & Gravity Bonus

It’s possible to land one Black Hole symbol on the reels during any base game spin, which prompts all instances of a randomly chosen symbol on the current spin plus any triggering cascades to be stored in a Gravity Bonus Meter. Once cascades conclude, you receive a payout according to the number of symbols amassed.

Gravity Bonanza Free Spins

Enjoy 10, 20, 30, or 50 Free Spins for landing 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 base game scatters, respectively, with retriggers possible in the very same fashion.

Those lucrative Black Holes are back, but this time equipped with multipliers worth 2x to 10x to send your wins into orbit!

Feel like skipping the base game slog entirely? For a fee equivalent to 100 times your stake, between 3 and 7 scatters will land to activate Free Spins when the feature is bought.

Gravity Bonanza Free Spins

Gravity Bonanza Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 95.99%)

Gravity Bonanza: Our Verdict

Pragmatic Play has been on an absolute tear the past year, overtaking rival Play’n GO as boasting the hottest production line around. Seriously, the rate at which the developer churns out new releases is quite astonishing.

The team would be forgiven for dropping the odd clanger, too, such is their sheer prolificacy, but Gravity Bonanza manages to stave off that risk to leave a warm, memorable imprint.

Relying on cute, cartoon-look looks to dress the front end and a signature cocktail of features to power the back – think enlarged reel-face, cluster wins, cascades… the resulting slot is a charming piece of work that makes ingenious use of a new Black Hole feature to gobble up symbols before their combined value is realized via the Gravity Bonus Meter.

Manage to trigger a prolonged snowball of cascades, and the feature represents rich pickings that can propel you some way to the game’s not-so-shabby 10,000x max win. These are Black Holes you won’t mind encountering on your next off-earth adventure.