Big Bass Bonanza by Pragmatic Play released on 14.12.2020 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 10 paylines and a 96.71% RTP. This is a Fishing-themed game offering players a max win of up to 2100x their stake. Big Bass Bonanza can be played on all devices from €0.10 to €250 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
- Win up to 2,100x.
- Fishin’ Frenzy Clone
Big Bass Bonanza, a Reel Kingdom release via Pragmatic Play is a light-hearted sub-aquatic game where the big money comes from catching the titular Big Bass which come filled with cash. The theme and features here have been heavily ‘influenced’, shall we say, by Blueprint’s classic Fishin’ Frenzy.
How to win big in Big Bass Bonanza – Free Spins
3, 4, or 5 Big Bass scatters triggers 10, 15, or 20 free spins. One of the most predominant symbols on the reels are the fish, each of which has a cash value attached to it. During the base game, these individual cash values are irrelevant, and they act as any other regular symbol and only pay along regular paylines as outlined in the paytable. Also, during the base game, the fisherman wild only acts as a wild symbol. However, a fisherman wild landing during free spins is able to reel in every fish on the board and is awarded the combined total of the cash values attached to the fish. In the event that more than one fisherman wild lands on the same spin, then the combined cash total of the fish is paid out for every wild.
Landing 4 fisherman over the course of the 10 free spins retriggers another 10 free spins. Furthermore, all fishing wins via the fisherman wild are doubled during the first retrigger. A second retrigger adds 10 more spins with all fishing wins trebled. A third retrigger adds 10 more free spins with all fishing wins multiplier by 10. It is not possible to retrigger free spins a fourth time. A fisherman meter above the reels shows you how far you have progressed in terms of retriggers.
In the event that a fisherman wild lands during free spins but no fish, the wild still counts towards the four necessary for a retrigger. Also, when no fish land but a fisherman wild does, it is possible for a random number of dynamite sticks to replace symbols which then transform into fish with win multipliers attached.
Look and Feel of Big Bass Bonanza
Big Bass Bonanza is a pleasant enough looking game. It has quite a cartoon-like appearance and a decent enough underwater setting. The reels are separated by strings of bubbles leading up from the sea floor to its surface. Aesthetically, it bears quite a resemblance to the numerous ‘Dolphin’ games (Dolphin Gold, Dolphin’s Quest, Dolphin’s Pearl etc).
10-A royals make up the lows, while the premiums are represented by various items of fishing apparatus and paraphernalia. The highest value symbol is the green and red fishing float which pays 200x the bet size for a full payline.
While Big Bass Bonanza may look a little more like like Dolphin Gold, it plays almost identically to Reel Time Gaming’s 2014 classic, Fishin’ Frenzy. Most of the symbols are the same, the number of free spins which can be triggered are the same, and of course the way to win big is the same. There are some differences on the paytable, but essentially Big Bass Bonanza is as close to a clone as you’re likely to get. In its favour, this version at least looks more up to date, and with an RTP of 96.71% it has a 0.71% advantage over Fishin’ Frenzy.
Basically, if you like Fishin’ Frenzy (and a surprising number of people still do), then you’re going to like Big Bass Bonanza.
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