Big Bass Splash by Pragmatic Play
After the success of its last two fishing-themed slots, Pragmatic Play packs its fishing rods for another entry in the series! Big Bass Splash takes us far from the city to a rocky coast with many new delicious fish to catch. The game has a five-reel board with ten fixed paylines. Symbol designs include playing card royals and various fishing-themed items.
The game only has one extra feature: the free spins bonus. However, said feature comes with several modifiers that can wildly change how each bonus plays out. The complex feature allows casino members to win the game’s 5,000x top prize.
Big Bass Splash in a nutshell
We like the backdrop, as it captures an astonishing view above the surface while focusing on what lies beneath the waves. The graphics are excellent, but the game’s RTP is even better. Big Bass Splash has an RTP of 96.71%, comfortably above average compared to most slot games. This release also has a high variance. Big wins are possible but do not expect them to be easy.
Players plotting to win the 5,000x jackpot have to get lucky with the free spins bonus. You want as many turns as possible with as many modifiers active. Getting everything to line up requires a lot of luck. However, if chance is on your side, you might have a shot at winning big.
Three, four, or five Scatters award 10, 15, or 20 free spins. If only two Scatters appear on the board, there is a chance a third one might appear. Reels with Scatters may move down by one position while other positions respin. Additionally, a hook may randomly pull one of the reels up to reveal another Scatter.
Before free spins start, up to five modifiers might activate. Available modifiers include more fish, more fisherman, more dynamites, hooks, and bazookas, start from level 2, and +2 spins. More fish adds more fish icons to the playing field. Meanwhile, more fisherman adds more Wilds to the board. More dynamites, hooks, and bazookas increase the odds of hitting the corresponding mini-feature.
Start from level 2 begins the round from level two in the progressive feature. Finally, +2 spins start the next round with two more free spins, and two more free spins get added to each retrigger.
Any Wild that lands collect attached values from money symbols during free spins. Every fourth Wild retriggers the bonus, awarding ten additional free spins. They also increase the multiplier for the money icons to 2x, 3x, and 10x for the second, third, and fourth levels. The game plays retriggered spins after the previous batch completes. We cannot retrigger free spins upon reaching the fourth level.
Three random bonuses may trigger if either a fisherman or fish money symbol is on the board, but its counterpart is not present. Dynamite adds fish money icons to the playing field in random positions. The hook pulls a fisherman on the screen to take advantage of fish money symbols. Finally, a bazooka animation may fire if a fisherman is on the board but no money fish icons. It swaps all symbols except the fisherman for something else.