The Sweet Bonanza Xmas slot game can be found at casinos offering Pragmatic Play software. Pragmatic Play are one of the newer slots game developers on the market but their products are polished and professional in feel and operation. As a standard Pragmatic Play do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game help file. For a provider that are not currently licensed within the UK market and therefore are under no obligation to publish these figures this is a significantly progressive move. The House Edge for Sweet Bonanza Xmas is 3.49%.
Sweet Bonanza Xmas is a 6 reel game that is 5 symbols high. The game does not use standard paylines, instead you form wins when you reveal 8 or more of the same symbol anywhere on the reels at once.
Tumbles – If you do win, the symbols that formed the win will disappear and existing symbols will fall into the spaces before new symbols are added to the reels giving you another chance to win. This process will continue until no new wins are formed.
Scatter/Free Spins– The Scatter/Free Spins symbol is the “Lolly Pop”. Unlike the other symbols, you only need 4 or more of them to form a win. The “Lolly Pop” symbol will also trigger the game’s Free Spins feature, again, if you can land 4 or more of them on the reels at once.
Ante Bet – You have the opportunity to select the bet multiplier for the game and your choice will determine some additional features. The x20 bet multiplier will give you the chance to purchase the Free Spins feature if you are willing to gamble a value equal to x100 the bet. The x25 bet multiplier naturally doubles your chance of winning Free Spins. More scatters are available but the buy to play option is disabled.
Free Spins – Landing 4 or more “Lolly Pop” symbols anywhere on the reels at once will award you 10 Free Spins. You can increase the number of Free Spins that you earn by landing 3 or more “Lolly Pop” symbols on a single spin during the feature. This will award you an additional 5 free spins.
Multicoloured Bomb – The multicoloured bomb symbol is only available during the Free Spins feature and when revealed will remain on the screen until a tumbling cycle has been completed. Whenever one does land will come with a random multiplier, anything between x2 and x100 the bet. Once the tumbling sequence is over any Multiplier Bombs will be added together and the total will multiply the overall win for that tumble.
Sweet Bonanza Xmas is the same slot as Sweet Bonanza. The only disenable difference that I can spot is a slight increase in the house edge, which would essentially make this 0.1% poor than the original. I guess I could stretch to say that the Christmas decorations have improved the aesthetic, leaving us with a solid slot, good features and decent value for money, but a reskin of an old slot.