Big Bass Christmas Bash Slot Review
Since launching Big Bass Bonanza in 2020, several follow-ups of this popular game have been released. And this one is just a seasonal festive reskin job of the Big Bass Splash slot specially dedicated to Christmas.
That's why here are presented all the beloved many features of that gamble — FS game modifiers, extra free spins, instant cash prizes up to x5,000, multipliers up to x10, and a maximum win of x5,000 by the stake. If you already get interested, let's dive into the details.
Big Bass Christmas Bash General Characteristics
- 10 pay lines
- 5 reels and 3 rows
- Extreme Volatility
- RTP: 96.71%, 95.67%, 94.6%
- Hit Frequency: 16.67% (1 in 6 spins)
- Free Spins Frequency: 1.59% (1 in 63 spins)
- Max win hit frequency: 1 in 1,748,252 spins
- Odds for > x1,000 hit frequency: 1 in 48,638 spins
- Bet amount: 0.1 EUR - 250 EUR
- Maximum win multiplier: x5,000
- Maximum win value: 1, 250,000 EUR
- 10 main symbols
- Additional symbols: Fisherman, Scatter, Fish
Big Bass Christmas Bash Bonus Features
Here is a broad bonus features list arranged in this game that guarantee a sufficiently engaging playing process and big cash prizes due to free spins, fishing of instant cash prizes mechanic, and several bonus game modifiers.
This picture lands anywhere on the playfield. It's not a payable special symbol that starts a bonus game with FS if there are at least 3 Scatters in view on the reels:
Moreover, if just 2 Scatters landed on the play grid, there is always a chance to get the third provided. Reels with both special symbols are scrolling down but so that any of those don't leave the playfield, while the other reels are doing respin. If the 3rd Scatter lands, an FS round starts. Any got due to the respins wins credited to the balance. The maximum number of respins is 2, given just three rows of the play grid.
Before the bonus FS game starts, some of the 5 distinct modifiers that can improve your gambling experience are randomly chosen. How many of those will be granted depends just on blind chance. Any fish caught before the bonus game starts grants one random modifier. There is a lasso used for fishing. As long as fishing goes well, the lasso keeps trying to catch some new fish with a modifier inside. Yet, hunting for modifiers stops as soon as a stone gets instead of a new modifier. So, their possible quantity may vary from 0 to 5. Let's get familiar with those a bit closer.
- ‘More Fish’ guarantees more frequent Fish symbols landing.
- ‘More Fisherman’ provides more often appearing Fisherman symbols.
- ‘Start from Level 2’ makes the Wild's meter start the bonus game with the second level, unlocking the x2 Fish symbols' prize multiplier from the beginning.
- ‘+2 Spins’ adds 2 extra FS to the starting FS and those additional ones that are possible due to the Wild scale.
- ‘More Dynamites, Hooks, and Bazookas’ elevates the odds of activating each one of those features listed.
If it's active, the Dynamite function occasionally triggers when there is a Fisherman picture on the screen but no Fish symbols, adding a random number of Fish pictures.
The Hook function does the same, but vice versa. When there are no Wilds, but Fish symbols are present on the playfield, this function may grant a chance to land a Fisherman's picture on a random reel, additionally scrolling it once using a hook.
The Bazooka option, if enabled, randomly activates when Wild is on the reels, but no one Fish symbol is present. If this function triggers, it changes all the symbols except for Wild. That gives a chance to get Fish symbols with cash prizes accessible for collecting by Fisherman.
It’s a special symbol that appears only within an FS round and is intended for substituting other pictures, except Scatters, to provide you with as many winning sequences as possible. Also, it’s an instant cash prize collector, which uses Fish symbols for this goal. Above the play grid locates a Wilds meter with 4 levels, granting extra FS and cash prizes multipliers up to x10 (x2, x3, x10). After the 4th stage of the scale has been unblocked, no additional FS is granted.
These are present within both — base and bonus games, but their random values up to x5,000 by the stake are eligible for reaping only during free spins using Wilds (Fisherman symbols).
Also, there is an opportunity provided to increase the chances of getting free spins using the ‘Ante bet’ option, which will cost you 50% of the current stake.
Buy Free Spins
You can use this option to force the triggering of an FS round, which will cost you an amount of x100 to the current stake. During the following spin, triggered automatically, the bonus game will start due to a random number of landed Scatters (3 — 5).
Our Experience Playing Big Bass Christmas Bash
We played a 300-spin gaming session in this slot, using a €1 stake and €200 game balance to probe this popular gamble ourselves. And here are all our experiences and results.
The first hundred spins supplied us with the only FS round triggering in this 300-spin session. The last one earned us €50.8. The base game wins ranged from €0.2 to €50, and the most elongated non-wins period reached 22 spins. That’s why their overall number isn’t that impressive — 12. But thanks to the big regular win and free spins, which together brought us more than €100, after the 100th spin, we had €242.1 on our account.
The second 100 spins didn’t trigger a bonus FS game but granted us 21 regular wins. This time, the biggest base game cash prize totaled just €5.5. So, upon the 200th spin was over, our balance level drastically decreased to €173.8.
Unfortunately, within the duration of the last hundred spins, there wasn’t any FS triggering also. Luckily, the biggest regular prize increased up to €10. But the overall quantity of base game wins again was not that impressive — 11. As a result, there was just €97.6 on our balance after the game was over. Hence, we lost €102.4.
So, it’s a High-volatility gamble with possibly long pauses between wins. Nonetheless, the game may bring you a well-enough prize in the base and the bonus game. Just wait for a lucky moment and grab your prize.
Here are all the statistics concerning these 300 spins:
Big Bass Christmas Bash Verdict
So, even if you are not keen on fishing, that's an exceptionally tempting gambling title worth trying. Despite this slot being just a reskin job to the Big Bass Splash gamble, many sincerely believe it's the best game with fishing mechanics among all their diversity.
Nothing is surprising because slot's bonus game has so much to offer — modifiers, extra FS, instant cash prizes collecting, win multipliers, and some features to increase your win due to the random appearance of absent Fishes or Wilds.
The only drawback here we observed is poor base gameplay, which could be at least a little bit more diversified. Also, don't forget that the slot's RTP varies. Therefore, it is worth playing only in that version of this slot with the highest RTP value.