Pragmatic Play has launched the latest title in the Big Bass series powered for Cardiff-based game studio Reel Kingdom, with the innovative developer’s Big Bass Splash the fifth installment in the successful online slot collection.
If you love the game that started it all in 2020, Big Bas Bonanza, just imagine a ramped-up version with a monster truck loaded with fishing gear delivering you to the shoreline where features including increasing multipliers, level up, nudges, Re-trigger, stacked symbols and more help you to reach the 5,000x max win.
Symbols & Paytable:
This high volatility sequel powered by the multi-product supplier has all of the iconic symbols players are familiar with from previous releases in the series but with a slightly updated aesthetic. In ascending order they include 10, J, Q, K and A floatie card icons, followed by instant cash-awarding fish, a tackle box, dragonfly, a rod and reel and a monster truck. Low pay card values are worth $0.40-20.00 for landing three to five matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost reel while the high pays will get you $2.00-$200.
New to this interaction is the monster truck, which is the highest paying symbol, paying $1-$400 for landing two to five of a kind. Our fisherman holding his big catch serves as the game’s Wild and appears on all reels but is only active during the Free Spins bonus round in this 5-reel, 3-row 10 paylines video slot with a 96.71 percent RTP.
Landing a pair of Scatter symbols during base gameplay activates a nudge feature where reels containing a Scatter move down one spot and those without one respin. This action gives the third Scatter the opportunity to land and unlock the bonus round, which can be aided by a hook that can pull up one of the reels to reveal it.
Prior to entering the Free Spins round, players can catch fish to add up to five game modifiers to the bonus round. These modifiers award either additional fisherman, fish, dynamite, hooks, bazookas, a level-up from one to two, or two extra Free Spins at the start as well as every additional retrigger.
When the Free Spins start, the game adds a Wild fisherman symbol to the reels, which sees all instant cash awarding fish collected with four fisherman needed to unlock a 10-spin retrigger and a multiplier, which is applied to any cash values won from the fish money symbols. The multiplier increases incrementally, at x2, x3, and x10 for levels two, three, and four respectively. When level four is reached, free spins can no longer be retriggered. These multipliers play a key role in unlocking the game’s 5,000x max win.
Via company news, Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, commented on the new release, saying…
“Building upon one of our standout franchises whilst delivering new features and mechanics as seen in Big Bass Splash™ is a thrilling opportunity to subvert players’ expectations and revitalise a fan favourite series.”
“With nudges, bonus round augmentations, and new symbols present we are excited for both new and existing fans of the franchise to start reeling in some of the big wins contained within this release.”
The new launch follows other recently released hit slots such as the cops n robbers-themed Cash Patrol, along with back-to-back Ancient Egypt-inspired slots Queen of Gods and Fortune of Giza, each of which can be found in Pragmatic Play’s rapidly-growing portfolio of 200-plus titles.