The “almighty bison” roam the reels in Blueprint Gaming’s wild title, Bison Bonanza.
Bison Bonanza is a 6×5, scatter-pays video slot that incorporates a maximum win potential of up to x10,000 the bet.
Medium – High
Symbols in the game include four classic card suit royals offering multiplier values starting from x0.25 to x0.80 the bet for combinations of eight or nine. These are followed by lynxes, wolves, eagles, bears and bison offering x1 to x10 the bet for combinations of eight or nine.
Moving onto special symbols, bonus gold coin symbols are used to activate the free spins bonus and are worth up to x100 the bet for five.
The title incorporates features such as cascading symbols, a free spins bonus, free spins selection and a Bison bet.
In the game, all winning symbols will cause a chain reaction. This sees the winning symbols be removed from the reels and replaced by new symbols coming from above. Cascades will continue until no more winning symbols are generated.
Moving onto the free spins bonus, this is activated by landing four or more bonus coin symbols. During this mode, the multiplier symbol will become active, awarding a multiplier from x2 to x500 when appearing in view during a win cascade.
Once no more winning cascades are achieved the values of all multiplier symbols in view are added together which multiplies the total awarded from the winning cascades. Moreover, landing three or more bonus scatter symbols during the bonus awards five additional spins.
At the start of the free spins bonus, the player is given the choice of four options: 12 spins and the multiplier symbol can range from x2 up to x100; eight spins and the multiplier symbol can range from x4 up to x200; five spins and the multiplier symbol can range from x8 up to x500; or a mystery choice, where the available spins and multiplier range will be shuffled into six panels.
The player selects one panel from each category. The values shown in the selected panels will be used to initiate the round.
Finally, the bison bet can be activated during the base game. Once activated, the player can choose from two options: to buy into the free spins bonus at x100 the bet; or to buy the bison wheel, taking the player immediately into a fortune wheel which can award any combination of the available free spins and minimum/maximum multipliers at the cost of x248 the bet.
WHAT THEY SAY
Jo Purvis, Director of Key Accounts and Marketing UK at Blueprint Gaming, noted: “The Scatter Pays model certainly resonates with a large section of our players, which is why we’ve brought a new gameplay for players to experience built around a hugely popular slot theme.
“With Bison Bonanza, the winning cascades will have players on the edge of their seat in anticipation, particularly during Free Spins when a huge multiplier could land at any moment.”