Bigger Bass Bonanza Review
Fishing fans no doubt watched with glee as Pragmatic Play’s Big Bass Bonanza wowed the world. However, it seems players were not the only ones enjoying the spoils of that slot’s success.
Bigger Bass Bonanza shows us our bearded angler is now living the good life. Fishing off the colourful coast of Miami, casino members can enjoy palm trees and exotic fish they can catch. What else does this game have up its sleeve?
- High variance with a 4,000x jackpot
- Twelve fixed paylines
- Bonuses include money symbols and free spins
Even more fishing fun? Reel Kingdom and Pragmatic Play are not just cashing in on an already popular release. Instead, the team took what few faults players had with Big Bass Bonanza and improved on it.
Players can look forward to using money icons and free spins to boost their payouts. The highest possible win in Bigger Bass Bonanza is 4,000x your total stake, which suits its higher volatility.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
The original online slot was all about a simple man fishing somewhere. That was until he caught the catch of a lifetime!
Now, he is celebrating in Miami, going for even bigger fish. The team upped the graphics everywhere.
The bubbles separating the reels are now animated, as are the above water reflections. You can see the extra effort the developers put into the graphics.
You play this game on a five-reel, four-row board with twelve fixed paylines. This means we cannot toggle individual paylines off to lower our total bet.
You need three or more matching symbols next to one another to form a winning combination. Wins must start with the leftmost reel and have to follow an active payline. If all these conditions are met, players will receive the relevant cash prize.
Wilds can substitute for all icons except for Scatters. It can appear on all reels during free spins. The angler acts as a Wild symbol.
A flock of fish is the money icon. When it lands, each symbol appears with a random money value attached. However, to win that random cash prize, players need to activate free spins.
Bigger Bass Bonanza Free Spins
Three, four, or five Scatters anywhere on the board grants ten, fifteen, or twenty free spins, respectively.
During free spins, Wilds that appear on the board also collect all cash values attached to money icons. Furthermore, all Wilds that land are collected until the free spins end.
Every fourth Wild you collect retriggers free spins, granting ten more free spins. It also increases the multiplier that applies to all money symbols every time a retrigger happens.
It increases to 2x, 3x, and 10x on the first, second, and third retrigger, respectively. You cannot retrigger free spins more than three times.
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RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP for Bigger Bass Bonanza is 96.71%. This is much better than the current average slot RTP, which sits at 96%.
You can bet between $0.12 and $240 on each spin.
The top prize you can win playing this game is 4,000x your total stake. This is better than the original, whose jackpot was set to 2,100x your bet.
The increased payouts also mean the volatility was increased from medium-high to high.
A great way to describe this release would be to call it bigger. It perfectly lives up to the name Bigger Bass Bonanza. The scale of the slot’s theme has been increased.
The graphics are better, as is the volatility and top prize. This game is an upgrade in almost every way compared to its predecessor.
If you liked Big Bass Bonanza, Pragmatic Play’s follow-up is a must-play. We rate this release 4 out of 5 stars.