Big Bass Bonanza Megaways

A fisherman appears with a huge bass right in the middle of the screen. That’s the premise for Big Bass Bonanza Megaways, and yes, this does mean we have a new Megaways version of the popular slot. Pragmatic Play is at the controls for this one, so let’s see whether we’re going to get some action across the reels.

Starting with 17,280 ways to win

This was the starting position when we loaded Big Bass Bonanza Megaways, but according to the paytable, it can reach 46,656 ways. It depends how many icons fall onto each of the six reels. The most you can get on the outer reels is six, while the middle four reels each have up to five symbols dropping onto them. Keep an eye on progress and note that you will always have confirmation of the Megaways count in the top right of the screen.

Do we get any special symbols to look for?

Absolutely, and the first one to search for is the wild. This has limited potential as it appears on the middle four reels, and then only on the top row of the game. However, it can replace everything apart from the fisherman and the scatter.

The fisherman appears holding a bass, although he only shows up during the free spin feature. He’ll then collect all the amounts shown on the money symbols on the reels during those spins. Yes, there are money symbols to look out for too.

Scattered fish are the key to some free games

When you reach this part of the game, you can earn your way to some free spins. There are between 10 and 25 spins available, depending on how many triggering scatters you can spot. Three bring the usual 10 spins, with every extra scatter bringing another five freebies on top of that.

Look for those fishermen during the spins, as they’re able to bring you a retrigger. He’ll collect the money from those symbols, of course, but if you spot him for the fourth time, you’ll get another set of spins. There is even an increased multiplier in action during that round, so there are some excellent possibilities to go way further than you think.

2D graphics that recall the original game

The graphics in this one hark back to the original Big Bass Bonanza slot. This does mean they’re a bit of a let down as they’re a lot more basic than we’ve seen in lots of other Pragmatic Play games.

However, if you’re a fan of fishing, of Megaways slots, and of the original game, this Big Bass Bonanza Megaways release is going to be one to add to your list of must-play slot games.