Big Bass Bonanza is one of those video slot series that keeps on giving. While some collections of online slots will be great for a while and then fall by the wayside, that hasn’t been the case with this Pragmatic Play production, and props must go to the studio for being able to reinvent, reimagine and add new life to the series consistently.
In short, like many other slot series’, Pragmatic Play have remained pragmatic throughout and gone with the simple but effective approach, which again comes into play in Big Bass Bonanza Hold & Spinner. It’s a slot with the standard set-up for five reels and ten paylines, and there’s a minimum bet of 0.10.
And, in keeping with what has gone before, all the action takes place below the surface in a pond, with the reels transparent but displaying all the right symbols needed to add that layer of authenticity in terms of being a fishing-themed slot and being another release from the Big Bass Bonanza collection like Big Bass Splash and Bigger Bass Bonanza .
Royal symbols have been consistent throughout all Big Bass Bonanza releases, and this isn't about to change in Big Bass Bonanza Hold & Spinner, where they remain the lower payers of the symbol selection. The royals that appear are 10, J, Q, K and A, and K and A pay the most.
There are then what are known as premium icons, which relate to the theme – tackle box, dragonfly, fishing rod and float, and they pay up to 200x for a combination. There are also four variations of fish, they pay up to 20x, but they also become important in the bonus features because of the cash values that can come attached.
This slot is called Big Bass Bonanza Hold & Spinner, and the hold & spinner part will come to the fore in the features. Three fixed-value coins landing will trigger the hold & spinner element, which will lock into place, and players will be gifted four lives. Spins will then take place, and players finding more coins will see the lives reset to four whole cash values are totalled up. The round ends when the lives run out.
There’s also a free spins mode to enjoy, with 3, 4 or 5 triggering scatters worth 10, 15 or 20 free spins, respectively. As the free spins are being worked through, wilds will reel in fish, and they will add progress to the meter above the reels. Every four fish collected will mean ten more free spins, and multipliers will enter the fray too.
If all that wasn't enough, Pragmatic Play also includes several modifiers in the form of hooks, sticks of dynamite and bazookas. The hook can pull an extra wild into view; dynamite can explode a position to reveal fish and the bazooka can cause mass destruction and explode all positions on the reels.
The Big Bass Bonanza slot series is undoubtedly one that is revered, and everyone should check it out. Big Bass Bonanza Hold & Spinner again shows that Pragmatic Play are adept at delivering continuity while making titles in the series feel fresh, new and worth playing. The hold & spinner element is the selling point.