Big Fin Bay
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|Min. Bet||0.10 demo coin|
|Max Bet.||100 demo coin|
Overview Big Fin Bay
Swedish software providers Thunderkick invite players to sail out into the glittering open ocean in this thrilling angling-themed slot. If your fantasy is to be gliding through the perfect blue surf with a fishing pole in your hand, looking for the fins of swordfish, this is exactly the game for you. Players will come across all sorts of marine animals throughout the feature; however, it is the golden swordfish wild that fisherman will want to land the most in this game. The bright and light-hearted theme, fun gaming dynamics and outstanding top payout, make Big Fin Bay a real catch when it comes to slot games.
Speaking of gaming extras, Big Fin Bay has a plentiful supply. These include mystery wilds, expandable wilds and a complex but rewarding free spins round. Indeed, the free spins round is where the main action for this slot is, as not only are players awarded a minimum of 6 free spins but both re-spins and expandable wilds are in play throughout the bonus, making for some very lucrative combinations.
Theme and Symbols
As you may have already guessed from the title, this game takes place in the perfect fictional fishing town of Big Fin Bay. Thunderkick transports players to this idyllic setting with the use of a well thought out background. Players are greeted by a beautiful seaside vista looking out into the bay. To the left and right of the deep blue of the inlet are the white and terracotta houses of the town in staggered positions up the cliffs. Out in the distance, you can see a lighthouse standing solitarily on a rocky outcrop that juts into the sea.
As with most games, the symbols have been split into high and low paying categories with a few special symbols used to activate features. The low-paying symbols are made up of A to 9 in playing card numbers and letters. The higher paying symbols on the other hand are mounted fish on golden plaques as you might see on the walls of a seaside tavern. The highest paying of these images however is a depiction of a stereotypical sailor who looks a little like Captain Birdseye. Landing 6 of him in combination across a pay line will result in a 7x your stake pay-out.
Lastly, there is the golden swordfish symbol. This is Big Fin Bay’s wild symbol. It is instantly recognisable as not only is it quite large, but it is bright gold and has the word ‘wild’ written across it. The anchor symbol is the scatter for this game.
Big Fin Bay when in its base game set up, is played on a 6-reel board with an almighty 5,040 ways to win. However, this changes when you enter one of the various bonus games, where pay lines grow to increase the chances of players scoring wins. To score said wins, players need to land matching symbols on pay lines that go across the board from left to right. You need to land a minimum of 3 symbols to score a win. The only caveat to this is that you only need 2 of the white-bearded fishermen to score a win with that symbol.
The betting range for Big Fin Bay is between 10p and £100 per spin. To change your bet levels, you should look to the menu at the bottom of the screen. This menu also contains the auto spins tool which allows you to set up the game to spin for you for a set number of spins. The return to player percentage for Big Fin Bay is 96.14%, a standard return rate for a slot game of this design. Players should be aware that this is a slot with extremely high volatility, so although your net might come up empty quite a lot, when you do catch a fish, it will be a very big one. The top pay out for Big Fin Bay is a prize that any fishermen would be proud to take home at 15,040 x your total stake on one spin.
There are a few exciting features on offer for Big Fin Bay, the most productive in terms of generating coins however is the special free spins round which comes with a range of modifiers.
The first feature that is going to affect your play (especially in the base game) is the Mystery Wild feature. They do not need to be triggered in any way, instead, they will just turn up randomly on the board when you least expect them. They can turn entire reels completely wild. This means that players will out of nowhere suddenly have a much higher chance of generating wins and accruing prizes. If the mystery wilds feature is in play, no scatter will land on the reels, however.
The second feature is the Expanding Wilds feature. This is activated when a wild becomes part of a winning combination. When this happens, the said wild will expand to envelop the entire reel on which it is sitting. This again like the mystery wilds feature, improves your odds when it comes to generating more wins.
Last but by no means least is the free spins bonus round. To activate this bonus, players need to land 3 or more of the special anchor bonus symbols on the reels at the same time. Every anchor symbol that you land correlates to 6 free spins taken into the bonus round. This gives players the potential of starting the bonus round with a maximum of 36 free spins.
If a wild lands during the free spins round, it will expand to fill the entire reel. However, unlike in the base game, the wild also award players a re-spin. If that wasn’t enough, landing a wild will also extend the reel on which it lands, giving players more pay lines to play with and a greater chance of scoring those top-end wins. The reels will also stay in their expanded structure until the free spins round has terminated.
The biggest the reels can get in this way is 7 symbols tall. If players manage to extend a reel to this length, they are automatically rewarded with 3 extra spins which will be added to their current total. If you are luckier still and somehow manage to extend all of the reels to their max format, you will be given an amazing 54 free spins to play with. This expanded format will also increase the pay lines to its maximum. This means players could potentially be playing with a huge 117,649 pay lines.
Charming, easy-going and a joy to play. Big Fin Bay makes for a terrific online slot and one that will have players coming back for fishing trip after fishing trip. The true appeal of the game is not its lovely background or the fun fishing symbols but the exciting pace and variety of the gameplay. This is especially true once players reach that all-important free spins round where modifiers seem to make generating wins a breeze.
Frequently Asked Questions Big Fin Bay
How many pay lines are there available to play in Big Fin Bay?
The number of win ways changes depending on the modifiers that players manage to activate during the game. You will start with 5,040 pay lines in the base game, however, due to expanding reels and the influence of the wilds in the game, you could end up playing with 117,649 pay lines.
Can I play Big Fin Bay for free?
Yes, there is a demo version of the game which is currently available on most online casino sites which does not require you to stake any money to play.
Are there wilds at play in this slot?
Yes, there are several different wilds at play in fact, including expanding wilds and mystery wilds which all come with their own benefits.
What is the RTP for Big Fin Bay?
The return to player percentage for Big Fin Bay is 96.14%, an average return for a game of this type.
What is the volatility rating for Big Fin Bay?
The volatility for this game is extremely high and something that players should consider before playing.