Many many years ago, back in the land of land-based casinos and mini-casinos in my locality, two very popular Playtech games got banned! Why? Simply because quite a number of players won HUGE on these two games. So, what were the games? One was 'Captain Treasure Pro', and the second one was 'Bonus Bears'! Bonus Bears? I simply couldn't believe that, at that time, because I had never thought winning huge on Bonus Bears was even possible! I've heard of someone getting 5 full reels of the 'Great Blue' whales, which paid out a whopping few hundred thousand dollars, but that game didn't get banned! Must be a one-off occurrence that. But there you go, the unexpected can happen, and miracles do happen! But only with Playtech games, as far as I'm concerned, hehehe.
I've played this Bonus Bears game so many times before, but I've never won anything big on it! I've been wondering why, why, why! How could have those blardy lucky fellas won so huge on a game like this? The Wild symbol, the Bear, doesn't expand, doesn't move, doesn't even double any wins with it. This is really really odd! The highest paying symbol, the Lady Scout, pays 5000x for 5 of her, but 5 scatters only pay 100x the total bet, which is low by Playtech standards, but the free spins game, activated by getting 3 Wilds (Bear) on reels 2, 3 and 4, does award 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier, and can be retriggered infinitely, again to the usual Playtech standards.
Aah, this must have been the only way those fellas could have won it! By getting a free spins game on a big bet, getting many many retriggers during that free spins game, which is absolutely possible with some Playtech games, as proven in Safari Heat, and getting many 5-of-a-kinds along the way too, maybe even with a 5-scatters win in one of those free spins! Oh gees! That would have been once-in-a-lifetime occurrence for sure! Probably like what Sharon, also known as Cocopop3111, had got it her once-in-a-lifetime win on Safari Heat many years ago, with her fantastic 20 retriggers in that game! If I had got that kind of retriggers in any of my Safari Heat game, god knows how much I could have won! Hahaha.
But that is not all there is with Bonus Bears! There is also that Honey Bonus feature game, triggered by getting 3 or more scatters (Beehive) anywhere on the reels. In this game, you pick 1 tree out of 5, the bear then climbs it, collecting any honey pots along the way up, awarding cash wins, until it reaches a beehive, gets stung, and falls down to the ground! Hahaha. Aah! Maybe this is also another possibility of getting a huge win, because the cash award for any one honey pot collected is random, so the maximum amount that can be won is really unknown! Makes the game really more interesting and exciting, I must admit! I would certainly give a higher rating for this Bonus Bears game if I had at least won one big win on it, but I haven't. Aah well, better luck next time for me then! Hahaha.