Pumpkin Bonanza
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Pumpkin Bonanza Slot Machine

Things are getting spooky on this Halloween-themed slot machine from Playtech. Pumpkin Bonanza is set in a typically misty graveyard and is perfect for a late October punt!
The game is played over a five by four grid and features a total of 10 win lines (five running left-to-right and five running right-to-left). Of course, this makes for greater chances to win one of the game’s reasonably-sized top prizes!

In terms of special features, the slot offers players a couple of rather unique takes on “wild” symbols. We’ll discuss that in plenty of detail below, however. Although these features are quite entertaining at first, Pumpkin Bonanza relies too heavy on the pair, which are very similar. This doesn’t really make for a great gameplay experience on return visits.

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Game info

Theme:Halloween
Payout %:96
Reels:5
Pay Lines:10 (both directions)
Max Win:500x line bet
Scatter:N/A
Wild:Pumpkins (Bonus feature only)
Our Rating:3 / 5

Pros:

  • Great artwork and feel. The slot’s imagery and soundtrack are suitably spooky – appropriate for the general Halloween theme!
  • Decent upper betting limit. It’s not the largest we’ve ever seen but just how many people want to bet more than £500 a spin anyway?
  • Interesting bonus feature. We’ve not seen quite the same take on “wild” symbols used before on a slot and innovation is always welcome with us.

Cons:

  • Lack of gameplay diversity. There is no second screen bonus feature. Given the theme, this feels like a missed opportunity.
  • Scant animative touches. We think that the theme really lends itself to some spooky side reel animations. Obviously Playtech didn’t agree, however!
  • Top Jackpots

    The top jackpots on the Pumpkin Bonanza slot machine are all awarded for matching five of the same higher value symbols along one of the 10 multidirectional win lines. The game’s most valuable symbols are all taken from typical Halloween imagery and add to the general feel of the title well.
    As usual, we’ve listed the prizes for each winning five-of-a-kind symbol below.

    • Witch with moon = 500x the line bet.
    • Purple Witch = 100x the line bet.
    • Green Scarecrow = 75x the line bet.

    Game Features

    Multidirectional Win Lines

    Players must match symbols along win lines in both the left-to-right and right-to-left direction. This means that they have extra chances to win and when combined with the below special features, can make for some massive jackpot payments!

    Pumpkin “Wilds”

    If there is a potential win from both left to right and right to left, all potentially winning symbols turn into Pumpkin “Wilds” on reel three! These will substitute for all other symbols and always create extra winning combinations!

    Bonanza Spin

    A win in both directions at the same time will trigger a Bonanza Spin. This is much like the Pumpkin “Wilds” feature only all symbols involved in the win will transfer into “wild” symbols on reels two, three, and four.

    This can make for some massive five-of-a-kind wins!

    Regular Symbols

    In addition to the game’s top jackpots, there are also symbols that will grant lesser prizes. These borrow from typical gambling imagery, given that they are represented by the four suits of a standard deck of playing cards (hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds).

    Just like their higher value counterparts, we’ve listed the prizes for each five-of-a-kind winning combination below:

    • Heart = 50x the line bet.
    • Spade = 40x the line bet.
    • Club or Diamond = 25x the line bet.

    Betting Limits

    The number of win lines is fixed at 10 on the Pumpkin Bonanza slot machine. There are five in each direction. This means that players are only able to adjust the total bet amount per spin. The minimum figure is just 10p – ideal for those who are playing off a smaller bankroll. Meanwhile, the maximum bet amount if a rather impressive £500 per spin. Those commanding the heaviest wallets should find this more than accommodating too!

    The prize figures quoted above refer to how many line bets are awarded for matching symbols. Naturally, the total bet amount needs to be divided by the 10 win lines to work out how much is bet per line.

    Overall Rating

    Pumpkin BonanzaTo conclude, Pumpkin Bonanza is a reasonable title that looks and sounds great. If you’re seeking a game to get you in the mood for Halloween, this one could be ideal for you. Unfortunately, the title slips up in terms of its replay value. The two features on Pumpkin Bonanza are virtually identical. They certainly add to the excitement of the game, but we struggle to see how players will stay engaged past October 31.

    That said, the slot does offer a large upper betting limit and a reasonable return-to-player rating. Perhaps there are some high-rolling goths out there who will enjoy the graveyard imagery year-round!

    This game has a rating of 3 / 5 with 526 total reviews by .

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    Written by: David Simpson

    David is the main editor at AllOutSlots.com, he's a keen gambler and when he's not in Vegas playing the slots he's here writing about them - more info about our team...