We are not sure why Pragmatic Play decided to fill a money-themed game in a vault with typical and generic fruit slot symbols. Why not just use money-related symbols as well, instead of this somewhat incongruous mix. Anyway, Cash Bonanza is mainly held back by the superficial and unoriginal theme, as the core Increasing Ways Respin feature is both innovative and entertaining.
In short, all winning symbols become sticky and you get new respins as long as you improve the combination or make new winning combinations. The innovative part is that the reels expand according to the number of sticky symbols and this is further enhanced by a progressive multiplier in the bonus round. In other words, the core concept is solid, but a sequel with a more developed and original theme might be a good idea.
Bonus Features on Cash Bonanza Slot
The wild symbol can only land on reels 2 to 6 and substitute for all regular payout symbols to help you complete winning combinations. However, the wild has no value of its own, but the 4 premium symbols pay between 2 and 10 times your bet for 6 of a kind.
The Increasing Ways Respin feature greatly defines this game and plays a pivotal role in both the base game and during the bonus round. All winning symbols lock in place for a respin. Each reel increases their respective row count by a number equal to the number of locked symbols on the reel, and each reel is capped at 8 rows.
A maximized 6×8 grid gives you 262,144 ways to win, and respins continue as long as you add the original winning combination or create new winning combinations. Your total winnings are totaled if you land a non-winning respin or if you fill the entire grid with nothing but winning symbols. Everything resets to the standard 6×4 grid with 4,096 ways to win between spins .
Both Wilds and Scatters lock in with the regular symbols during respins, and you must land at least 3 Scatters in the same order to trigger the bonus round. You get at least 8 free spins , and each new triggering scatter brings over 3 awards + 4 additional spins. You also win +4 extra spins if you land 2+ scatters in a free spins sequence, and +4 extra for each extra scatter above the minimum of 2.
The triggering spin sequence determines the size of your starting grid in the bonus round, and the raise paths are not reset between free spins. In addition, a progressive win multiplier comes into play, starting at x1 for the first locked win . It then increases by +1 per subsequent respin , with no cap. The multiplier increases your total win at the end of a respin sequence, but resets between free spins.
The 200 Spins Cash Bonanza Slot Experience
You’ll see some Increasing Ways respin wins in the base game, before we maximize the grid in a longer sequence that also leads to the bonus round. The feature is triggered at 1:20 in the 3:27 minute highlights video, and you can see for yourself how we fared by clicking the play button below.
If NetEnt had decided to do something like this with their old classic Jack Hammer, we’d be all over it. Cash Bonanza lacks personality in comparison and just seems too slick and superficial because of the generic fruit slot presentation. However, if you can look past that, there’s a pretty solid game hiding underneath. Expanding the grid via the Increasing Ways Respin feature is really fun when things go your way.
Of course, you won’t get massive payouts every time, but that’s to be expected with this kind of volatility. Things heat up in the bonus round, where the progressive multiplier can carry you up to 5,000 times the final line. You should be wary of the adjustable RTP ranges, but overall this was a somewhat enjoyable affair that could have been even better if more time had been put into developing a more original theme.
Increasing Ways Respin after each win
Grid can be increased up to 6×8 with 262,144 ways
FS with non-resetting grid and resin multiplier
Wins up to 5,000 times your bet
Look out for customizable RTP ranges
Lack of personality due to generic fruit theme
Cash Bonanza Slot FAQs
What is the return to player of Cash Bonanza?
The highest RTP of 96.52% is above average, but keep in mind that this game comes with adjustable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Cash Bonanza?
This is certainly a very volatile release and scores 5 out of 5 on Pragmatic Play’s own volatility scale.
What is the biggest possible profit?
You can win up to 5,000 times your stake on Cash Bonanza, which has become the new standard max win for this developer.
How does the Increasing Ways Respin feature work?
All winning symbols become sticky and respins continue indefinitely as long as you add to the winning combination or create new winning combinations. Reels will expand by the same number of rows as they contain sticky symbols, up to a maximum of 8.
Is there a free spins mode in Cash Bonanza?
Yes, you get at least 8 free spins to start with, and the non-resetting grid starts on the triggering level. A multiplier increases by +1 per respin, but resets between free spins.
How many winning ways are there?
You start with 4,096 winning ways by default, but the Increasing Ways Respin feature can increase that number up to 262,144 on a maximized 6×8 grid.
Can I play Cash Bonanza slot for free?
Yes, you can always try the free Cash Bonanza demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must confirm their age first).