Big Bass Bonanza
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Introducing Big Bass Bonanza slot
Big Bass Bonanza is the latest release from the development team at Pragmatic Play. The slot is themed around the pastime fishing theme and it has a simple cartoon style quality. It comes as no surprise that the visuals are simply illustrated, and this is perfectly in keeping with the step back to nature. The soundtrack is vibrant and jolly and brings the entire game together nicely. The free spins are the highlight of this 5-reel, 10-pay line and offer rewards of 10, 15 or 20 free spins. So, if you are ready to go fishing and find out exactly what is on offer, keep reading.
Game Play & Statistics
The action in this slot plays out over 5-reels, 3-rows and 10 pay lines. If you land three or more of the same symbols on one of your pay lines starting from the leftmost reel you will land a winner. Before you can try and net a big win you need to decide on the bet that you are comfortable with. Bets start from a minimum of 10p per spin up to a maximum of £250 per spin and with such a wide range this slot will appeal to all types of player.
There is an auto spins feature which you can set for between 10 and 1,000 spins, there is the option for you to use quick and turbo spins too. When it comes to the pay outs these are shown as cash amounts and change as the stake level changes, this is particularly good as it means that you can keep tabs on your bets to ensure you do not spend more than you are comfortable with.
Big Bass Bonanza has a high return to player particularly for an online slot game, standing at 96.71%, the developers have also marked the volatility to be in the higher range, and state that they feel it is on a scale of 1 to 10 a variance of 8. The maximum that you can expect to win from one spin stands at 2,100x your total stake.
The slot is set amidst an underwater backdrop, with the reels being a deep blue in colour which make the vibrant symbols ping off the page. The lower paying symbols are made up of the usual playing card symbols 10 through the Royals to the Ace. The higher value symbols are created using angling related symbols which include in order of value a fish, a box complete with tackle, a fly, and a fishing rod. The highest value symbol is the multi-coloured float and if you get lucky and land 5 of these on a pay line you will be rewarded with a prize of 200x your stake. The wild in Big Bass Bonanza is represented by the jolly bearded fisherman. However, the fisherman will only appear in the bonus round and can substitute for all the symbols to create winning combinations. The only symbol that the fisherman cannot substitute for is the scatter.
The developers at Pragmatic Play have kept everything simple with regards to the features in this slot, and as such there is only a free spins feature. However, there are some additional extras that attach to the free spins which make the feature well worth landing. To activate the free spins feature you need to land 3, 4, or 5 scatters on the same spin. The scatter is represented by the fish. Landing 3 scatters rewards you with 10 free spins, 4 scatters rewards you with 15 free spins and landing 5 scatters will provide you with a reward of 20 free spins.
Up until now the features are standard however, the wild bearded fisherman can also join in the action, substituting for the standard symbols to create winning combinations. You cannot help but to notice the green fish symbols which are complete with a cash value attached. Every time you land a wild, he collects the cash value from the green fish to make up the prize. Therefore, if you see a fish with a prize of £2 and a value of £5 attached and then land a wild anywhere on your reels the fisherman collects the prizes, and you have a win of £7. This can get even better if you land more than 1 wild on the same free spin as each wild collect all the fish prize amounts, therefore using the example above with 2 wilds you would collect £7 x 2 to give you an overall prize reward of £14.
The fisherman wild has even more to offer as every time he appears the wild collects in a meter above the reels and for every 4 wild symbols that are collected you also activate added extra free spins complete with an increasing multiplier.
For the first activation you will be rewarded with 4 wilds, 10 extra fee spins and a 2x multiplier. You second reactivation rewards 8 wilds in total, 10 extra fee spins and a 3x multiplier. Finally, there is the third activation that will provide you with 12 wilds in total, 10 extra fee spins and a 10x multiplier. However, to play with a 10x multiplier you must collect a total of 12 fisherman wilds in total. There are a total of 50 free spins on offer and once you have activated the third retrigger this is where the feature comes to an end.
I really enjoyed playing Big Bass Bonanza particularly trying to catch the fishes. Whilst this is not the most sophisticated slot the simple game play and cartoon design are very appealing, and it is a simple game which focuses on the one bonus feature.
Landing the free spin feature is well worth activating particularly if you can collect enough wilds to catch the fish bonuses and activate/bring the multipliers in to play. If you have the hankering to land a real whopper, Big Bass Bonanza is a great place to cast off! I would rate this slot as a 8.5/10 and whilst it is simple this is often the best make up a slot can use.