Big Bass Floats My Boat Review
Big Bass Floats My Boat from Pragmatic Play is a fishing-inspired slot with 5 reels, 10 paylines and a max win of 5,000x and as part of the Big Bass Bonanza series, it's got a lot to live up to. It's a crowded pond out there and there are plenty to choose from!
Our favourite fisherman is back, standing proudly on his fishing boat at sunset, with the game board sitting underneath in the waters below. A,K,Q,J and 10 symbols make up the lowest payers out there and they sit among the high payout icons, which include a dragonfly, fishing rod, tackle box and boat. In the background, you'll find lots of little fish swimming along, as well as our fisherman's enormous net, ready to catch all those lovely wins. The soundtrack is a rather mellow banjo theme, which lends itself to the theme just fine.
With 5 reels and 3 rows, Big Bass Floats My Boat is a pretty standard slot game. The base game doesn't stand out as anything special, but the Money Symbols and randomly hitting multipliers is a very nice touch. If you're lucky enough to get into the Free Spins game, the wild fisherman certainly becomes your best friend, as he randomly moves around the reels collecting Money Symbols and multipliers. The music kicks up a notch and you'll see a grayscale meter running along the top with our friendly fisherman and a plus ‘10+ free spins’ icon. As you move through your bonus spins, landing the fisherman symbol as you go, this meter will start to light up, and you could grab yourself a stack of free spins if Lady Luck is on your side.
Big Bass Floats My Boat is a highly volatile slot. This means you might be hanging around for a while waiting for a big win. That said, I found that I managed to pick up some small wins fairly frequently. The max 5,000x prize isn’t exactly earth-shattering, but decent enough and the RTP varies depending on whether or not you use the antebet feature or buy your way into free spins. Therefore, players in the UK where these features are not available can look forward to an average RTP of 96.07%.
I've always enjoyed the Big Bass Bonanza slots series, and this reworked version follows on quite nicely. However, you need to manage expectations at the start and know that you're not going to get anything completely out of the ordinary. Big Bass Floats My Boat will probably appeal to slots fans of all levels and anyone who loves a classic fishing theme.