If there’s one genre in the video slot world that always does well, it’s fishing, and Red Tiger Gaming have taken this and run with it to create Bass Boss, a slot with five reels and ten paylines. While there are many styles of fishing-themed games, like Fishin' Frenzy Reel 'Em In and 4 Fantastic Fish, those featuring bass often stand out, so the signs are good so far.
Fishing-themed online slots often live and die by the catches players can reel in, and in Bass Boss, the biggest catch available is 4,835x the stake, which isn’t bad at all. And they can cast their bait from 0.10, with a maximum stake of 20.00 available, making this a title everyone can get involved with.
As seen in many fishing-themed games, all the action takes place in the depths, which makes sense. The game area is transparent because of the water, but air bubbles separate the reels, and the angler is positioned in his boat above, with his bait cast into the water.
Can you have a fishing-themed slot without fish? We don’t think so. In Bass Boss, fish icons appear, providing instant cash wins; they payout as follows: grey fish return 2x to 5x, blue fish 10x to 15x, green fish 30x to 50x and orange fish pay the most with returns worth between 100x and 200x.
Royal symbols pay the least in Bass Boss, with the premium icons theme-related – fishing reel, hat, tackle box and boat. The boat is the highest payer out of the premium icons, but it won’t pay as much as the orange fish. It’s also worth noting there is no wild included in this slot.
There’s no point having an angler in a boat if he’s not going to go fishing from time to time. So, it should come as no surprise that there will be times when he drops his hook and reels in a fish icon with a cash value attached. Multipliers can also be attached to the angler’s float, worth between 2x and 10x, which is a bonus in itself.
Contest Spin trophies are the scatter in Bass Boss, and depending on how many are in view simultaneously, a player will have some free spins to work through. Three trophies are worth ten free spins; four will produce fifteen, and five will unlock twenty free rounds.
The fishing element again comes into play during the free spins feature because ten more free spins will be collected and added to the running total when eight fish have been reeled in. Multipliers will also increase when this happens too. They rise from 2x to 3x to 5x and finally 10x.
There are tons of fishing-themed slots available to play, but how many of them truly incorporate the fishing element as seen in Bass Boss by Red Tiger Gaming? Not many. The fishing element in this game not only delivers cash prizes in the base game, but it’s also integral to progress in the free spins feature too, adding more free rounds and increasing multipliers. It’s an angler’s dream slot.