One thing’s for sure, where fishing games and fishing slot series are concerned, they don’t come much bigger or better than Pragmatic Play’s Big Bass Bonanza. And somehow, the studio continues to find inventive ways to bring out fresh releases that everyone buys into for the right reasons.
We’ve already seen Big Bass Bonanza Megaways, Big Bass Splash and then Bigger Bass Bonanza, and now we’re getting Bigger Bass Blizzard, which, as you will imagine, is a slot that is going to bring a festive element to the fore. This game, which has six reels and twelve paylines, sees a move towards ice-fishing, which is a change from the norm and something fresh and fun.
And, with all fishing-themed games, players will be dropping their bait hoping to reel in a big catch, which is worth 4,000x the stake in this one, and they can get involved from between 0.12 and 60.00 per spin, which means Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas Catch is an accessible title.
As mentioned above, Pragmatic Play moves away from the traditional take on fishing in the slot game world and combines a couple of new elements – winter and Christmas - a clever move they've made. Of course, winter fishing is a thing, so it fits with the season, and making it festive adds another layer of enjoyment.
As many will expect, the game's design is fantastic, and this works its way across to the six reels and what appears on them. There is the traditional offering of royals, 10-A, and then there are a handful of theme-related premium symbols, including fish, a tackle box, a float, a fishing rod and an angler.
The fisherman is the wild icon in Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas Catch, and it can substitute for other regular symbols to help form winning combos and pay up to 200x itself for a combo.
There are fish money icons with cash values attached, and when five appear across one of the twelve paylines, a random prize of up to 4,000x the stake will be paid. The fish will pay as random money icons in the free spins feature.
Fish with a hook in their mouth are the scatters in this slot, and three or more of them on the reels simultaneously will net players up to twenty free spins to play through. And, if players land two of the three scatters, there could be a chance to find the elusive third.
When the free spins feature is underway, any wilds present on the reels will collect the cash values attached to the fish icons. The wilds are also collected too, and when four have been picked up, it will re-trigger ten free spins, and the win multiplier present will rise.
When you thought the Big Bass Bonanza series was dead, Pragmatic Play reimagine it and take it to a new location perfect for the festive period. Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas Catch is a winter fishing slot with Christmas tweaks, making it ideal for the holiday season and beyond. The design, gameplay and features are all on the money in this one too.