Dust off your rod and tackle, and get ready to hit the waters in Play’n GO’s Boat Bonanza slot – a fishing-themed game!
With simple and straightforward gameplay like the Lightning Blaze slot from Lightning Box, we give this one the thumbs up. The game has bright and colourful graphics with no fancy bells and whistles.
Let’s head to the depths of the sea to catch some big fish and hopefully net some decent winnings.
The layout is unmistakenly a fishing slot- we’re in the Great Blue alright! It’s a good job wombats can swim. The reels are submerged underwater with a small horizon above, with plenty of boats bobbing about.
In the distance, is a ferris wheel and a few high-rise buildings. I guess this is what things look like through a fish-eyed lens.
The layout is a standard five reels and three rows with twelve pay-lines. The graphics aren’t what I’d call high end – I’d put this game in the same design bracket as Chilli Inferno from Oros.
Above the reels are boats that play an essential part in the base game and the feature. The only symbol noticeably missing is a Wild symbol. However, the catch symbols are where all the fun happens and can award some decent payouts.
Boat Bonanza can be spun from 0.20 all the way to 50.00. The RTP comes in at an industry standard for Play’n GO at 96%. The volatility on this game is high, and there is a maximum win of x5000 on any spin, just like Amazing Link Poseidon which is another ocean themed game.
The symbols are many salty types with the higher-paying symbols paying between x50 and x200 for 5-of-a-kind. Lower paying symbols include the usual playing card suspects such as A, K, J, and Q.
The key symbols to look out for are the fish and sea creatures that have payouts up to 1000x.
For five-catch symbols on a payline, will net you 40x your wager.
Although Boat Bonanza only has two features, you can win up to 5000x your bet, which is an amount not to be sneezed at.
Catch symbols can appear across all the reels, depicted by various creatures lurking in the depths. To collect the cash symbols, you will need to focus on the boats above the reels. While the boats appear greyed out, they are inactive, and no catch symbols can be caught.
However, when the boats get a bot of colour, they are active, and any cash symbols that land on the reel beneath an active boat will be collected and
added to your balance.
If two active boats occur above a reel, it will trigger the Mega Catch, and this feature collects all the cash symbols on the reels. A nice catch!
When three to five net scatter symbols land, you will receive 10 to 20 free
spins. During the free spins, there are always two active boats. They can catch multipliers, symbols, more free spins, or catch symbols.
If two boats are together on a reel, the multipliers combine for the mega catch. When you collect the cash symbols, respins are awarded during the free spins. This is different from the base game (respins are not available).
The respin feature deactivates all regular symbols, and only cash symbols will appear. Plus, the respins will continue as long as the boats are collecting these symbols. When no catches are left, you will go back to regular play.
Although the Boat Bonanza slot looks like a simple game, the excitement builds on the reels when the catch symbols or the scatters land. This is when this game comes into its own, and you can make some decent wins here.
Although there are plenty of fishing slots around (Blueprint’s Fishin’ Frenzy comes to mind), we enjoyed this one with its innovative different features and entertaining gameplay.
Even though it is pretty straightforward, we suggest you try it out in demo
mode first. This should give you a good feel of everything and how you can hit the larger payouts.
But remember- it is pretty volatile, so it could be a bumpy ride through the ocean on this one, waiting for the bigger paying spins.
Once your testing is done, head to the real play game on Wombat Casino and get ready to spin some fish in!
Wombat Score: 4/5
Are there Free Spins in Boat Bonanza?
Yes. 3, 4 or 5 scatters set off the Feature Bonus which awards 10, 15 or 20 free spins.
What Else is Special about the Bonus Round?
You will see 2 active Multiplier Boats in the bonus round which catch extra spins symbols, multiplier upgrade symbols and cash prize symbols for you. The boat multipliers boost the Catch Cash and multipliers are added together if you set off the Mega Catch.