If you’ve been playing the incredibly popular Spina Zonke games on Hollywoodbets, then you will have come across the bonus buy feature on several of the Habanero and Pragmatic Play slot games. The bonus buy feature is very popular with players, as it allows you to skip having to go through hundreds of spins without getting a bonus or feature. In this guide, we are going to take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of using a bonus buy feature.
How to buy free spins, bonuses, and features
The Spina Zonke games that offer the chance to buy a feature will have a tab in the game that says buy feature, or buy free spins. The cost is usually 100x your stake, so set your stake accordingly, click on the buy free spins button and then click accept when the game asks you if you are sure you want to buy the bonus.
Advantages of Buying Features & Bonuses
The biggest advantage of using a bonus buy feature is that you can skip past all the spins you’d need to take in order to unlock one during gameplay. Features can sometimes take hundreds of spins to unlock, although to be fair you could unlock one after just a few spins, but that’s more the exception than the rule.
The Chance of Winning Big
The biggest payouts are usually found in bonus games or free spins, where multipliers and boosts come into play. Giving you the chance of hitting more winning combinations or payouts while playing the bonus game.
The cost of buying a feature or a bonus game is usually around 100x your spin stake, depending on the game and the software provider. For example, you have set a spin cost of 60c on Pragmatic Play’s Gates of Olympus, buying a feature will cost you a total of R60, 100x your spin or stake amount.
Depending on which game you are playing you could also unlock even more free spins or extended reels during the bonus game, something that every punter dreams of, as more spins normally equates to bigger wins, or at least a better chance of a bigger win.
Some Bonus Games Have a Higher RTP
On most games you’ll get a boost to your RTP (return to player) when the feature or bonus is triggered. A higher RTP should give you a better chance of getting a profitable bonus game, increasing your chances of winning, and giving you a slight edge over the casino.
Spina Zonke Feature Bonus Buys Disadvantages
Spina Zonke slot gameplay is heavily influenced by luck, and you are not guarenteed to win more than you have spent to buy the bonus game. If you don’t get lucky then you’ll end up with much less than you used to buy the bonus.
Wins can be smaller if you don’t bet big
If you are buying a bonus game for R100, it means that the bonus game will count your bonus spins as worth R1 each, and your payout will reflect this. So hitting a huge jackpot of 1000x at R1 a spin will only end up paying you R1000. This matters if you usually play with a higher bet amount for your normal spins, for example R5. Playing at R5 a spin and landing a feature without having to buy one will pay much more than buying a R100 feature at R1 a spin.
It can take take many bonus buys to win big
As previously mentioned there is no guarantee that you will pick up a big win during a bonus buy, in fact you could buy several features in a row and lose money on all of them. With that in mind it is important to practise good bankroll managment so that you are not spending more that you can afford, there’s nothing worse than a Spina Zonke session ending early because you have burnt through all your cash!
Spina Zonke games that let you buy a feature or bonus
Habanero have a few Spina Zonke games that let you buy features, including;
- Return to the feature
- Christmas Gift Rush
- Orbs of Atlantis
Pragmatic Play has dozens of slot games that let you buy a feature or bonus, almost too many to mention, so we’ve listed some of the most popular ones below;
- Sweet Bonanza
- Sweet Bonanza Christmas
- Gates of Olympus
- Release the Kraken
- Hot Fiesta
- Dog House Megaways
- Madame Destiny
Our thoughts on buying Spina Zonke features and bonuses
Buying bonuses and features on the Spina Zonke games is a great way to experience the thrill of the chance of picking up a big win, and we regularly buy features on many of the Pragmatic Play games. It must be mentioned again that bankroll management is critical, and you should have the mindset that you’ll likely come out with less than what you spent to buy the feature. Our favourite games to buy features on are Gates of Olympus, Sweet Bonanza and Return to the Feature.