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Sweet Bonanza Xmas

Get ready for an extra sugar rush this festive season on the slot from Pragmatic Play. Sweet Bonanza Xmas is stacked with frozen treats that can deliver joyous surprises of up to 21,100 times your bet in the free spins round. Celebrate Christmas with tumbling reels, a feature-buy option and a free spins round with random multipliers that can exceed x100.

Slot Details

Sweet Bonanza Xmas is a cascading video slot with a 5×6 grid, tumbling symbols and a pay-anywhere mechanic. You can please your sweet tooth this festive season on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 125 credits. Activating the Ante Bet will add 25% to the stake. The RTP of this medium to high variance game is set in the range from 96.48 to 96.51%.

A serene winter wonderland with snowmen, toys and other surprises is the fitting background to a semi-translucent game window loaded with frozen, snow-capped and crystal sugar-covered candies and fruits. Red and white lollypop sticks hold the otherwise frameless reels. A festive soundtrack completes the pleasure-filled gameplay, although it gets more dramatic on big wins.

At the low end of the paytable bananas, grapes, melons, plums and apples awarding 2x to 10x your bet for 12 or more scattered matching symbols. They are followed by blue, green, purple and red candy in various forms and shapes. Hit 12 or more symbols anywhere on the reels to win 12x to 50x your stake.

The wild symbol appears in the free spins only and looks like a golden Christmas bauble and is marked by a win multiplier between x2 and x100. Scatters are a red and white lollipop with minimum four needed to trigger the bonus feature.

Tumbling Reels and Pay Anywhere Mechanic Explained

Sweet Bonanza Xmas is just like the original Sweet Bonanza a cascading slot. At the start of a spin sequence, 30 symbols tumble from the top onto the 5×6 grid. Any winning combination is paid and then disappears while the remaining symbols fall to the bottom and new symbols tumble in to fill the empty spaces. This continues until no more wins occur after a tumble. All wins are accumulated and paid before the next spin sequence starts.

The game has a Pay Anywhere mechanic that will award wins when sufficient matching symbols land anywhere on the reels. They do not need to connect and can be scattered over the entire game window. You will need to have minimum eight symbols appear after a tumble to score a win similar to a three-of-a-kind on a normal slot. The maximum pay is awarded for 12 matching symbols. Any further symbols do not increase the win but disappear as well before the next tumble.

The Ante Bet Debuts on a Set of Slot Reels

Seasoned gaming folks will know what an Ante bet is and Pragmatic Play has integrated it as well into the Sweet Bonanza Xmas slot. Two buttons on the left of the game window give you two options for your gameplay to pick from. You can change your choice before the start of any spin in the base game.

The first option is the Buy Feature option which they marked the current amount needed to purchase the feature.. The game plays normally and you can purchase direct access to the free spins feature by staking 100x your base bet in one amount. Simply hit the button and confirm to see the game launching a spin that will have four lollipop scatters land on the reels. Beware though, the bonus round is rather volatile, hence, some caution is recommended when using the option as the winning might not cover the purchase price.

The second option is the Ante bet, which displays the total bet needed to activate it. Basically, you stake 25% extra on top of your default bet and the game adds more free spin symbols to the reels. The feature buy option is not available while the Ante bet is active.

Sweet Bonanza Xmas Slot Features

Hitting four or more scatters within a single spin sequence will trigger 10 free spins which cannot be retriggered as such but having minimum three scatters land on a free spin will award an additional five free spins, no limits. Alternatively, you can buy the feature for 100x your stake.

During the feature, one or more multiplier baubles with a random multiplier from x2 to x100 can land on the reels within a spin sequence. They will stay on the game grid until the end of the free spin. All in view are then added and the win from the entire spin sequence multiplied by the accumulative multiplier. However, they are not sticky for the entire free spins round and disappear before the next spin starts.

Final Verdict

Well, here we go, the next game provider “cloning ” their own slots to release a Christmas version. Others, such as NetEnt or Play’n GO have been doing it for years, and that quite successful. It comes then as no surprise that others will follow. Still, the game in itself is one of the best creations to ever come from Pragmatic. We highly anticipate that the Buy Feature option will be deactivated for our UK friends.

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