The features of a slot game are what make it the most appealing for players. We want to be entertained and also get a window into the potential for a game to pop-off, so let's take a look at what Big Bass Bonanza has in store for us.
Theme - Fishing
Fishing is the theme and as the name suggests specifically Bass, the bigger the better. The lower value symbols are the Typical, 10, J, Q, K, and A, and the higher value premium symbols, are a tackle box, float, Dragon Fly and Fishing Rod, none of which land very often in quantities.
Finally, there are the bass fish symbols, which vary in size and have various values attached, which do not come into play in the base game, but make all the difference in the free spins feature
Typically 5 reels play three rows, and for the higher premium value symbols, wins can be achieved by lining up just a pair. Don't expect it often though.
On the simple side, Big bass Bonanza has ten pay lines in the base game, and the same applies in the bonus round.
2 of a kind of the higher premium symbols will pay, although as is standard, you'll need three in a row to win in most cases. Full lines seem to be rare but tend to be more likely with the fish themselves and pay well
The RTP is dependent on the casino, not many people realise that you may be getting a lower RTP on the same game depending on which casino you are playing.
I was quite stunned in the variance of the RTP on this game between casinos, with the best offering 96.71% at All British Casino against the worst down at around 90.5%, a full 6% lower. In the great scheme of things it means little for general short gameplay, but 100% you are getting worse value playing at the casinos with the lower RTP, and this will tend to go for many games.
Stake options range from as low as £0.10 through to a ridiculous £250 per spin
The calculated maximum multiplier of the game is 2100x - This is a value that has been seen to land plenty of times so is not 'as theoretical' as some slots with huge multipliers that are rarely seen landing.
At any point in the free spins game should the 2100x be achieved the game round will end as the maximum win has been reached
Max Win of 2100x
Not the biggest max win to be found on any slot game but at least it is one that is achievable with plenty of video evidence available should you wish to search it out.
There is only a single feature with this game and that is to land the three scatter symbols to trigger the free spins round.
You are awarded 10 free spins. The aim is to land the fisherman who will in turn capture the values of any fish that land at the same time, whilst adding to the fisherman meter at the top of the screen.
The more scatters landed the more initial free spins you are awarded.
- 3 Scatters - 10 Free Spins
- 4 Scatters - 12 Free Spins
- 5 Scatters - 15 Free Spins
If you can collect 4 fishermen in the ten spins, then you will be awarded a further 10 free spins with subsequently caught fish awarded at 2x.
This repeats for a 3x bonus and a huge 10x bonus, something expectedly more rarely seen.
There is no direct jackpot associated with this game unless part of a daily drop or progressive group promotion at certain casinos.
Play Experience & First Impressions
Anyone who has played Fishin Frenzy will be aware of the volatility of that game where the scatter bonus can take forever to land, and then on another occasion will drop a couple of times in quick succession.
You can expect the same from Big Bass Bonanza but this time, you get sharper and more welcoming graphics and a better soundtrack [perhaps ukelele], and sound effects.
Big bass Bonanza is a highly volatile game meaning that getting a scatter bonus is no guarantee of a big win. In fact it will often be disappointing and frustrating, but by the same token, it also offers the opportunity of landing a big win quickly. It is swings and round-a-bouts
A more modern, fresher theme based on Fishin Frenzy which is fun to play as long as you enter with the knowledge this is a high volatility slot game and losing runs can be quick and lengthy.
Steve Madgwick - Online Slots Expert - OLBG.com