Hot on the heels of its latest LatAm deal and online casino software provider Pragmatic Play has transported us to the gold mines of the Wild West via its new Bomb Bonanza slot title.
This underground adventure with multiple levels of winning potential is played on a 5×5 game grid where a bearded prospector holding a stack of dynamite in one hand and a lighter in the other is ready to blow up some stuff on the way to a max win of 2,015x!
Playable on pretty much any device, this high volatility video slot has an RTP of 96.46 percent and 50 fixed paylines. Winning combinations of three or more symbols are formed on adjacent reels from left to right, where five-of-a-kind J, Q, K and A card royals are worth 2-3x and pickaxes, gold pans, sacks of gold and the bearded prospector pay six to 12 times the stake for the same.
The star of the show is the game’s wild symbol, which is depicted as a bomb and can land on any reel where it substitutes for all symbols except for the FREE SPIN Scatter symbol.
Whenever a wild bomb hits in the base game, it can randomly expand into 1×1 to 5×5 sized patterns , along with any others on the screen, replacing existing symbols with even more wilds. Wilds expand towards top left, top right, down-left, or down-right.
Scatter symbols land on reels 1, 3, and 5 and when a player hits three of them they are awarded six free spins to start the bonus round. When that happens, players move into the mine where gold nugget symbols can now appear on the reels. These lucrative nuggets only land during the free spins round and when they do, they accumulate in a meter, which is located at the top right of the reels, and used for the progressive feature.
Nuggets collected explode and causing remaining symbols to drop to the bottom of the screen and new symbols to drop down from above to fill the empty positions. Collecting gold nuggets sees players move up levels and increase the size of the spreading wilds, starting the round with Level 1, with wilds maintaining a 1×1 size and progressing as follows:
- Level 2 – 5 gold nuggets collected: wilds expand to 2×2, and 4 free spins are awarded.
- Level 3 – 5 gold nuggets collected: wilds expand to 3×3, and 2 free spins are awarded.
- Level 4 – 5 gold nuggets collected: wilds expand to 4×4, and 2 free spins are awarded.
- Level 5 – 5 gold nuggets collected: wilds expand to 5×5, and 1 free spin is awarded.
Bom Bonanza follows other recently released hits such as the candy-inspired Sugar Rush, the latest title in the Big Bass series powered for Cardiff-based game studio Reel Kingdom, Big Bass Splash, and the cops n robbers-themed Cash Patrol.
And as mentioned, Pragmatic Play is just coming off its unique partnership deal with sportsbook and online casino platform, GuazuBet, in the Misiones Province where the Argentina-facing site is operated by the local regulator, Instituto Provincial de Loterías y Casino S.E. (IPLyC SE).
The partnership not only increases Pragmatic’s reach in the South American country, but in the broader Latin American market as well.
The new alliance sees the operator’s customers now able to enjoy the provider’s popular slot titles, including hits such as Eye of Cleopatra and Chicken Chase, as well as classics like Wolf Gold. Also part of the multi-vertical deal, Pragmatic’s live casino suite will be made available.
Players can experience casino staples like Blackjack and Roulette and innovations such as Sweet Bonanza CandyLand, the gameshow-inspired live dealer version of the wildly successful Sweet Bonanza candy-themed slot.
GuazuBet.com is powered by Wildar Gaming, a South American technology firm that provides a comprehensive set of operations services and software solutions.
What They’re Saying:
“We’re very pleased to partner with Pragmatic Play, one of the leading multi-product providers in their industry. Their impressive track record of content delivery in Argentina has been eye-catching, and we’re looking forward to a strong working relationship going forward. Beside the outstanding content, they give us continuous support by delivering strategic ideas, promotional tools and marketing materials,” read a statement from Calixto Puchalski, Gaming Manager for GuazuBet.
Also commenting on the collaboration, Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations for Pragmatic Play, said they are “pleased” to have secured the deal with GuazuBet, “the most important operator in Misiones, Argentina.”
Arias explained that “increasing the player base of two of their most successful verticals” is something they are “particularly focused on” and they are “very happy” to bring the operator’s customers their “high-quality titles.”