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Less than a year after the original Big Bass Bonanza, Reel Kingdom and Pragmatic Play have collaborated to deliver the sequel, Bigger Bass Bonanza. Aside from the introduction of palm trees underwater and a view of the city nightlife above, the look of the game is pretty similar to the beloved original.
Transparent reels are still in play with boats, rods, fish hooks, tackle boxes, bass, card royals and 10 swimming on the reels. However, the significant differences are the extra row, a couple of extra paylines, and the potential catch of the day having a 4,000x bet max win.
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The Bigger Bass Bonanza slot layout features five reels, four rows and 12 fixed paylines. Wins are achieved by matching three or more symbols (two or more on the fishing boats) on adjacent reels across the paylines, which pay from left to right, starting with the furthermost-left reel. Fisherman wilds feature in the Free Spins round and substitute for all other symbols except the big bass scatters.
The betting range has remained wide, encouraging both low and high-stakes play from 0.12 to 240 per spin. Players are able to choose their coin value from 0.01 to 2.00 and how many coins to bet per line from one to 10. The Bigger Bass Bonanza RTP rests nicely at 96.71% (higher than many other free slot games) and the game plays at high volatility, so patience is needed to catch those bigger wins.
Catching three or more big bass scatters on any of the reels will activate the Free Spins bonus round on the Bigger Bass Bonanza demo. Land three, four or five big bass scatters for 10, 15 or 20 free spins, respectively. During the free spins feature, fisherman wilds may land anywhere on the reels substituting for all other symbols except the big bass scatters.
Big bass also land on the reels with cash values attached (money symbols). Should they land at the same time as the fisherman wild, he will scoop up the fish and all their values. The fisherman wild can also be collected, and for every fourth one, he will re-trigger the free spins (10) and increase the multiplier.
There are only three re-triggers available. For the first, the multiplier increases to 2x; the second increases to 3x; and for the third re-trigger, the multiplier value raises to 10x. The final win amount will be the total collected fish values multiplied by the current multiplier value. It is in the free spins that the bigger bass with the 4,000x bet value may get hooked.
Compared to the original version, this Bigger Bass Bonanza demo doubles the potential max win to 4,000x the bet, the volatility is increased to high, and there are more paylines and an extra row added to the layout. The Bigger Bass Bonanza RTP remains at a healthy 96.71% and the gameplay has notched up in excitement.