Playtech New Year’s Bonanza Video Slot Review

New Years Bonanza: Demo

Enjoy some art deco glamour in New Year’s Bonanza, a classy 5 reel, 50 payline slot from Playtech. Look out for rocket wilds that can expand vertically or horizontally when they hit. If a rocket crosses another wild it brings potential multipliers of 3x and 10x into play. Trigger the feature round for free spins with more wilds and multiplier extras. Play here from between 25p and £500 per spin.

Gatsby-esque design

There’s a jazz age feel to the design in the New Year’s Bonanza slot. The 3x4x4x4x3 reels are made up of art deco-style A to 10 symbols as well as a bottle of champagne, glasses of bubbly, a saxophone and male and female party goers. The man in the tux is the best symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 of him for a payout of 0.2, 0.4 or 3 times your bet.

Rocket wilds

The red and white rocket firework is the wild. This replaces everything apart from the scatter and pays 0.2, 0.4 or 3 x bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 across a payline. Whenever a rocket lands, it rotates to a random position and expands up or down, left or right, leaving a trail of wilds as it goes.

Rocket wild multipliers

It’s possible to land multiple rocket wilds on the same spin. If their paths cross during their expansions, the position they meet on receives a 3x multiplier boost. If a rocket crosses a 3x wild the multipliers increases to 10x! This is called the Rocket Wild Multipliers feature (original right?).

Free spins with wild extras

The clock face is the scatter. Land this on reels 3, 4 and 5 on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Games feature. On offer here are 10 free spins. Land a wild during the free spins and the position is highlighted. If a wild then lands on that position later in the round, a multiplier of 2x is added.

This increases with each subsequent wild that lands, up to 5x. On your final free spin, wilds, complete with any accumulated multipliers, are added to the highlighted positions and a final payout calculation is made. You can also win extra free spins with up to 9 more available.

Classy way to see in the New Year

There’s a classy look to New Year’s Bonanza. Playtech has packed in a decent amount of gameplay into the festivities too. Land colliding rocket wilds and the multipliers can deliver some suitably explosive results – with top wins of 150 x bet on each spin or free spin, the potential 10x multiplier can result in 1,500 x bet payouts.

Likewise, the Free Games feature where the wilds on the final free spin can deliver some cracking action. We liked this jazz age party. If you fancy seeing the New Year in with some class, then this is one shindig you won’t want to miss. If the theme is of interest, Quickspin’s The Grand slot is recommended.

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