It must be tough to think of a great title for a slot game. Some become famous and others sink, so where does Ox Bonanza come into that range?
We can guess there is an ox involved here, and that may point to a game involving animals. That isn’t the whole truth though, as there is another theme at work here. One of twelve, you might say…
Which developer came up with Ox Bonanza?
We have reviewed lots of games from Realtime Gaming already, and we can add this to our review collection now as well.
There is a demo here, and we played it while compiling this review. We can confirm it works just like the real thing, yet without the risk you’ll have with playing with your own cash.
The theme is the Chinese New Year
And of course, here we have the Year of the Ox. We like getting around to January each year, as we always see new releases based around the current year in that calendar.
Design features: Good or bad?
We would have trouble finding an RTG game that let us down in the design department, especially when we’re reviewing their newer games. This one sees as much effort put into the game’s background as to the reels themselves and everything appearing on them.
What should you expect to see in the Ox Bonanza slot?
There are five reels involved in the game, each showing the usual three symbols. You can also spot two progressive jackpots displayed above the game reels.
The ox acts as the substitute, although it can only appear on reel one. It does have a 2x multiplier for wild prizes though. The second important icon carries an OX BONUS message and is used as a scatter.
How many paylines can we play on?
There are 25 lines in this one, and it uses a fixed line format, so you need to play all 25 of them.
Choose one bet for each spin
Ox Bonanza carries a minimum spin wager of 25 cents, meaning you’ll bet one cent on each line. The largest bet is a lot smaller than we have seen in other games, maxing out at $12.50.
Don’t miss the paytable
It explains everything you should know before playing, with all the icons, rules, and explanations on one screen. You need to scroll to see everything on there.
Does Ox Bonanza include a bonus round?
It does have a bonus feature that can occur on any spin. This is the Morphing Wild. The wild ox must appear on reel one to stand a chance of the Morphing Wild feature triggering. This is random though, so it doesn’t always take place. If it does, some of the other animals from the zodiac that appear in the game will change into wilds as well.
Free spins in Ox Bonanza
Three, four, or five of the BONUS symbols are going to bring you some free games. You’ll receive 10, 20, or 100 spins for those amounts, respectively. We sure do hope you manage to find five of them. The game allows retriggers to occur as well, so keep your fingers crossed for those.
You can also look for the Morphing Wild feature during any of those spins, as it can happen during freebies along with the base game spins.
No clear RTP for this slot
You can guess this if you’re familiar with RTG games, as they tend not to have return to player details connected to them.
Does this slot deserve a decent rating?
Yes, and in this case that rating is eight points from a maximum of 10. We liked the free spin potential and the chance to unlock more, and those Morphing Wilds add more intrigue to each spin. Who knows when one or more might appear?
Paytable prizes are worth checking out first
You can see how much the various prize combos are worth in the paytable. You also have the two jackpots to look out for. We wonder who might be fortunate to grab one of those next…
Will you try the demo?
You can play the game as if you were making real wagers when you try this demo. It lets you experience it without risk, and that can help you decide whether you might switch to the real version.
Play from 25 cents per spin
This low wager should suit many budgets but do check your available budget first to see how many spins you might get out of it.
Mobile access supplied as well
You can always play on Android or iOS devices if you wish, giving you better access to the Ox Bonanza slot game.