Playtech's Bonus Bears Online Pokie Review

April 25, 2015


A lot of online pokies seem like they take themselves a bit too seriously. When you have a ton of games like Playtech has, you have to make sure that you cater to a wide range of different tastes, and not all players like their titles to be so tense and serious like what you see with a lot of modern games. The Bonus Bears pokie by Playtech really escapes this and gives you a somewhat goofy experience that's a lot of fun with good payouts and a medium volatility overall.

Bonus Bears has a theme of a bunch of ridiculous-looking bears on the reels. You'll have five reels, three rows and 25 paylines in this game. Coins start at $0.01 and go as high as $5, but you can also bet up to 10 coins on each payline, so what happens is that you can really narrow down your bet size to exactly what you want. As mentioned above, this game balances big payouts at the top end of the scale with frequent small and medium wins to give you a medium volatility experience without an over-abundance of crazy swings.

The main bear symbol is the wild, and he shows up on the middle three reels. The ranger is the highest-paying symbol, and five of him will get you a 5,000x top jackpot. You can also win 2,500x for five of the scattered bee hive symbol. Four rangers or five of the skunk will get you a 1,000x payout as well, so there are a number of wins in the four-figure range with this game. You can also use the three wild bears to activate a set of 15 free spins, and the wins in this bonus feature are all hit with a 3x multiplier to give you even bigger payouts.

The other bonus feature in this game centers around the bear trying to get honey, and you get this when you nail three or more scatters on the reels at once. You'll basically pick one of five trees to climb to get a random payout based on getting the most honey you can. It's not the most interactive bonus feature out there, but it really fits the theme, and it keeps the gameplay simple and easygoing. As a whole, this game is not for super serious players, but it has solid gameplay and offers a fun experience that most players will enjoy.