The original Big Bass Bonanza was a big hit for Pragmatic Play partner Reel Kingdom, and hardcore players will likely welcome this beefed-up version with open arms. Bigger Bass Bonanza might have been bolder, but you get an extra row, a few more paylines, and a 4,000x potential for a single fish that doubles what its predecessor offered.
One change we really like is that 5 Geldfish wins in the base game actually collect all the cash prizes involved. The original only offered a medium win, and many episodes in the fishing slot genre come with money fish that just block regular wins most of the time. The hip 80s style audiovisual elements are a bit off in our opinion, but the atmosphere is still pretty chilled and relaxing.
Bonus features in Bigger Bass Bonanza
Regular premium symbols pay out between 50 and 200 times your bet for 5 matches , but money fish symbols also pay out here in the base game, which is somewhat unusual for this franchise. If you land a win from 5 money fish symbols, you get the sum of all cash values involved, while 3 or 4 on a payline awards 1 and 5 times your bet, respectively.
The jumping fish can land anywhere on the grid, and you need at least 3 to trigger the bonus round. More specifically, you will get 10, 15 or 20 free spins if you land 3, 4 or 5 fish scatters on the same spin of the base game.
The fishing wild becomes active in the bonus round and the “magic happens” when it appears together with money fish symbols. All money values are then collected by the fisherman and the money symbols have random values up to a maximum of 4,000 times your bet. However, the latter is not an easy fish to catch, but it is certainly possible.
After the fishing wild reels in the catch, it is itself collected in a counter above the reels. You retrigger the bonus round for every fourth wild collected in this counter, and this gives +10 additional spins and a multiplier increase for the collector symbol. You get x2 for the first trigger, then x3 for the second and x10 for the third. All money fish collected are subject to the active multiplier and the feature cannot be retriggered after the third time.
The 200 Spins Bigger Bass Bonanza Experience
Our 6+ minute highlights video gives you a good overview of both the base game and the bonus round, starting with a bigger money fish win. We then grind along for a while before the feature is triggered at 2:30 in the video. You can see for yourself how our fishing expedition went by clicking the play button below.
Bigger Bass Bonanza delivers on the premise of the title, as it is certainly bigger, bolder, and much more volatile. However, we’re not sure why Reel Kingdom decided to use silhouettes of palm trees in the background below the ocean surface instead of underwater flora and fauna. People come to these kinds of games to have a nostalgic and relaxing time that could lead to a big catch, not to be all hip and cool with an enticing nightlife strip in the background.
Anyway, the features are the same, but you can now win the actual cash values of the fish in the base game as well. A 4th row has been added to the 5 reels, giving you 12 paylines instead of 10, and the potential has been doubled. The elusive 4,000x fish makes this a more exciting prospect, but you can expect lots of dead spins with occasional measly wins most of the time in the base game. The bonus round, by the way, is no guarantee of bigger payouts either.
Version with 4 rows and 12 paylines
5 money fish reward with pooled prizes
FS with money fish collection wild and multiplier trail
Wins up to 4,000x with a single money fish
Watch out for adjustable RTP ranges
Too volatile for casual players
Bigger Bass Bonanza Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Bigger Bass Bonanza?
The highest return to player of 96.71% is well above average. However, keep in mind that operators can adjust it down due to the customizable RTP ranges. Available RTP values are 96.71%, 95.67%, and 94.62%.
How volatile is Bigger Bass Bonanza?
This is certainly a very volatile game, and you can expect a pretty bumpy ride in this fishing expedition.
What is the biggest possible profit?
You can win a maximum of 4,000 times your bet, and this is possible with a single cash fish in the bonus round. This is almost double the potential in the original game.
How does the Cash Fish work in the base game?
While the Cash Fish provided medium regular payouts in the original game, you can collect their respective cash values if you land 5 oaks here. If you land 3 or 4 of a kind, you get 1x and 5x your bet respectively.
Is there a free spins mode in Bigger Bass Bonanza?
Yes, you get up to 20 free spins to start with, and the Fisherman Wild collects all the current cash fish values when it lands. The wild is then collected into a meter that awards additional spins and a multiplier of up to x10.
How many winning ways are available?
This version comes with 4 reels instead of 3, giving you 12 paylines instead of 10.
Can I play the Bigger Bass Bonanza slot for free?
Yes, you can try the Bigger Bass Bonanza free demo game at the very top of this page (UK players need to check their age first).