REVIEW – Pragmatic Big Bass Keeping It Reel

REVIEW – Pragmatic Big Bass Keeping It Reel
Rating 8.5/10

Overview Of Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel

Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel is the 5th instalment in the Fishing based series or 6th if you include the re-skinned Christmas version and comes from Pragmatic Play and Reel Kingdom due to be released on the 24th October 2022. Lets take an early look at what’s instore… 

Slot Description

Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel has a 5 reel, 3 row setup with 10 fixed paylines and 1 bonus feature. To trigger the feature you need to land at least 3 of the Scatters shown below. 3 Scatters awards 10 Free Spins, 4 Scatters awards 15 and 5 Scatters awards 20 Free Spins respectively.

When landing 2 Scatters there is a chance of the hook appearing and pulling up a reel to reveal a 3rd Scatter although this isn’t guaranteed.

The Golden Wild symbol only appears during the Free Spins feature. In the Free Spins round the value of all Fish symbols that land on the screen but are not collected by a fisherman will be stored in the landing net at the top left of the screen. After every Free Spin a random fish will escape the landing net and reduce its value. 

During the Free Spins feature each Wild and Golden Wild symbol collects all the values from the Fish symbols that are present on the reels for that spin. The Golden Wild will then also collect the value of the landing net. All Wilds and Golden Wilds are collected like its predecessor’s and each 4th Wild will unlock the next round in the feature with an extra 10 Free Spins and an increasing multiplier of 2x, 3x and then 10x

Also randomly when there are Fish symbols on the screen but no Fishermen a hook may appear and drag a Fisherman up onto the reels but that’s not all, when a Fisherman appears on the screen but there are no Fish a boat may drive across the screen dragging a net which randomly replaces regular symbols with Fish!

Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel Paytable

The paytable in Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel is dynamic and changes with your stake, the example below is set to £/$1 per spin. To start we have the 10’s, J’s and Q’s all paying 5x for a full line, the K’s and A’s pay 10x respectively.

Moving onto the premium symbols we have the Fish paying 20x for a full line, the Tackle Box and Dragonfly both pay 50x, the Fishing Rod pays 100x and the top symbol of the Float pays 200x for a full line.

Final Thoughts On Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel

Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel has an RTP of 96.07%, the volatility is High and the maximum win is a very tasty 10,000x stake which is substantially bigger than any other slot in the series and a natural progression which the players demand.

The graphics and sounds were typical of the Big Bass series and there’s a few new tweaks to the graphics that I noticed which made it feel new and shiny. Although the net feature is not exactly reinventing the wheel it works well and induces a state of anticipation as the amount rises as well as waiting to see what slippery fish will escape each spin! Overall it’s one of the more enjoyable versions in the growing series and I’ll definitely be playing it again!

As always thanks for reading and remember, there’s always time for one more cast of the net!

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