Big Bass Bonanza

Fortune Games® Slots Review of Big Bass Bonanza Slot Game

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An introduction

In terms of new slots, Pragmatic Play is quite prolific. Today, they are one of the most dominant names in the iGaming industry, thanks to their constant release of new games. Despite not all of their games being "hits," this influx of new slots ensures they remain competitive.


A new Pragmatic Play slot, Big Bass Bonanza is created by Reel Kingdom and powered by Pragmatic Play. Recent launches from this partnership include:


Options for betting and format

The format of Big Bass Bonanza is 5-reel, 3-row. Players can start playing Big Bass Bonanza with as little as 0.10 credits per spin, and the maximum bet is 250 credits - so there are bets for every budget!

You cannot adjust the number of paylines in play as there are 10 fixed paylines.


Controls for the game

Big Bass Bonanza's controls are very straightforward:

The paytable can be accessed by clicking the i button. As you change your wager, the payouts will adjust.

The three horizontal lines symbol will allow you to adjust the system settings. You can turn on battery saving mode, toggle the sound settings or view your game history.

A - and + button will allow you to change your bet. Change your coins per line and coin value, or just change your total bet.

The autoplay button is located beneath the spin button. Loss and win limits can be set here.


Big Bass Bonanza RTP And Volatility

Big Bass Bonanza has an above-average RTP of 96.71% - and this is also better than the vast majority of video slots we see from Pragmatic Play. However, we warned that the software provider does offer its games in different RTP settings, so you may find Big Bass Bonanza offered at certain online casinos at a lower RTP than the one advertised here.


Medium Volatility Gameplay

As far as to the volatility of the game, the Big Bass Bonanza slot has medium variance. Of course, in the short term, you may find that the slot plays more like a high variance slot – and, on the other end of the scale, it may play like a low variance machine!

However, the wins are quite common, and they’re not usually worth a massive amount – so Big Bass Bonanza fits the “medium variance slot” bill pretty well, we feel.


Big Bass Bonanza Bonus Features

In line with keeping things simple, Reel Kingdom has opted to include just one bonus round in Big Bass Bonanza – and those of you familiar with Fishin’ Frenzy and other collection-based slot bonuses may well recognise many of the bonus round’s pillars! Let’s take a look at how the bonus round works, below:

This means, the more fish symbols that land – when he does – the better. He also acts as a wild symbol, and will substitute for all other symbols, helping you to form wins.


Big Bass Bonanza

Now, things get even more interesting when you manage to land two or more of the Fisherman symbols on a single spin. When this happens, each Fisherman collects all of the fish independently – so, if, for example, you landed two Fisherman, and there was one £25 fish on the screen, you’d win £50 for that spin!

Every time the wild symbol lands in view, the wild is collected on a metre above the reels. Every four wilds you collect awards a re-trigger – award 10 additional free spins – and a multiplier is also applied, which is then multiplied against any of the fish symbols that land in view!


The Big Bass Bonanza Family

Big Bass Bonanza was released in 2020, and seeing what a huge hit it became so quickly, Pragmatic Play decided to launch sequels very shortly after the launch of the original. These are some of the other games in the Big Bass Bonanza series that you can try:


Bigger Bass Bonanza

Everything about this slot definitely is bigger than the original, with a top prize of 4000x, a higher RTP and a few more paylines. Aside from that, Bigger Bass Bonanza is really not all that different from the first game in the series.

While all of this sounds great, the trade-off is that it is a highly volatile game. So, if you're a budget-concious player, then you may want to stick with the original Big Bass Bonanza.


Big Bass Bonanza Megaways

Big Bass Bonanza Megaways brings players an enhanced gaming experience with a variable number of ways to win that goes all the way up to 46,696. Like Bigger Bass Bonanza, it also has a top prize of 4000x and is highly volatile.

The bonus round in Big Bass Bonanza Megaways is just like the feature that you'll encounter in its two predecessors. It's a free spins bonus where the fisherman can reel in fish for instant wins, with multipliers that can be earned by collecting wilds.


Which Game is Best?

If we had to pick a favourite from the Big Bass Bonanza series, we'd have to go with the original. There really isn't that much differentiating the sequels from the original, as the top prizes aren't much higher and there aren't any extra features.


*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Win, etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time