Sweet Bonanza Slot Review #TBT #2

Sweet Bonanza Slot Review #TBT #2
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Sweet Bonanza | Pragmatic Play

Release Date: June 27th 2019

Provider: Pragmatic Play

Volatility: Medium-High

Reels: 7

Paylines: Scatter Pay

Min/Max Bet: $0.20/$100

Max Win: 21,100x

RTP: 96.5%

Pragmatic Play, founded in 2015, cemented their spot as a top tier provider with Sweet Bonanza. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who has played online slots who hasn’t at least heard of the candy and fruit themed favorite. While the max win amount of 21,100x has caused a big of turmoil for Pragmatic in the past, players continue to flock to this classic of a game.

The Basics

Sweet Bonanza has that Pragmatic feel and could even be the source of the way many Pragmatic games have been designed. Bright colors, bouncy music, and eye-catching animations can be seen in nearly every Pragmatic game to this day. Sweet Bonanza is played on a 6x5 reel board and there are no lines. The games symbols are made up of fruits and candies; bananas being the lowest and heart candies being the highest. Wins are awarded for matching 8-12 symbols anywhere “scattered” across the game board. The symbols then pop and the board tumbles down to fill in the now open spaces. Wins range from 0.25x up to 50x your base wager for each set of matching symbols. There are no wilds and the bonus is triggered by 4 lollipops.

The game is known for having great wager statistics. A very high “hit-rate” keeps players spinning while they chase the lollipops and the seemingly unreachable max win.

Bonus Round

The bonus round is triggered by landing 4 lollipops anywhere on the game board. During the bonus there is a new symbol added to the game in the form of multiplier bombs. These multipliers can drop anywhere on the board, and they range from 2x-100x. After each spin finishes tumbling, all the visible multiplier bombs explode and add together to multiply the tumble win.

It only takes 3 lollipops to retrigger the bonus for an extra 5 spins.


Pragmatic Play caught some bad publicity surrounding Sweet Bonanza and a game later released named Buffalo King. Players began to complain that Pragmatic was releasing games with impossible to achieve max wins. Players will notice that games released after these two and most games released by the company today limit their max wins to 5,000x. Even with the shady past, Sweet bonanza, and the seemingly infinite amount of clones that have been created since its release, is an absolutely iconic game. The colors, the music, the hit-rate, and more keep players coming back and enjoying the chase for a 21,100x max win, whether it is possible or not.

Esbon’s Evaluation: 8.9/10 – “Lollipops and unattainable max win? Count me in”

  • Aesthetics are top tier as expected from Pragmatic.
  • High hit rate keeps player going.
  • Shady past drops a point or two but is interesting.

Credit: Esbon251