Bigger Bass Blizzard Slot Review – Pragmatic Play
It looks like Pragmatic Play is releasing multiple games this year for the Christmas Holiday. With the announcement of the game titled ‘Santa’s Great Gifts‘ as the first and today’s review for the second. But with 2 games using the same theme, what is going to be different? Well, the first has a Bonus Feature with 4 different levels and multipliers reaching up to 500x. Now let’s get stuck into reviewing ‘Bigger Bass Blizzard’, which is set to release on 28th November across all sites!
This slot is a sequel to the original game titled ‘Bigger Bass Bonanza‘, which was released in September 2021. However, this game was inspired by the release of ‘Big Bass Bonanza’, which was released in December 2020. With 4 additional games as part of the Big Bass series and now 2 games as part of the Bigger Bass series so far. This range of games is well-loved within the casino industry, and the provider has had big success so far.
The game visuals have been completely transformed, with a change of scenery and a new location for the game background. Palm trees are now winter trees with leaves adorned in snow. The North American beach is now a winter wonderland and the Fisherman character has changed his attire for the frosty weather. Long sharp icicles creep onto the scenery and frosty bubbles separate the reels. Visuals stick with the same art style, just adjusted for this holiday filled with joy. Low paying symbols designs are different vibrant colours, premium symbols are different fishing essentials and the Fisherman having fun on a snowmobile. Overall, I think visuals are perfect to match the slot series and well detailed.
Bigger Bass Blizzard has a setup of 5 reels by 4 rows; this includes 12 set pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.08% and a max win capped at 4,000x. You can bet from £0.12 to £60.
Bigger Bass Blizzard Pay Table & Symbols
There are 12 symbols in total; this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K and A. There are also 4 premium symbols; these are represented by Bait Boxes, fishing floats, fishing rods and snowmobiles. In addition to these regular symbols is a fish symbol, Wild Symbol and a scatter symbol. The highest paying symbol is the snowmobile premium, which pays 216x for 5 across a pay line. Wilds appear on all reels during Free Spins and substitute for all symbols except the scatter. The scatter symbol appears on all reels. On every spin, Money Symbols take a random money value of 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, 25x, 50x or 4,000x.
Bigger Bass Blizzard Features
Landing 3 or more scatters during a base game spin will trigger the Free Spins feature. 3, 4 or 5 scatters will award 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins. If only 2 scatters land, there is a chance a third scatter will be hooked onto the reel set. During spins, each Wild symbol that hits during these spins is collected. For every 4th Wild collected 10 additional Free Spins are awarded, and the multiplier is increased to 2x. Then to 3x for the second retrigger and 10x for the third retrigger. The multiplier will be applied to the retriggered spins. The Wild symbol will collect all Money Symbols on the reel set. This feature can also be purchased for 100x your chosen stake.
Randomly when there are 1 to 2 Wilds on the reel set, Fish Money symbols can appear in random positions. Also, randomly 1 or 2 hooks can appear at the end of a spin and pull the reels up to reveal Wild and Money symbols.
Overall, I think this game is a good fit for the upcoming holiday period and ideal for any lovers of the Big Bass Bonanza slot series. The new theme choice gives a new feel to the slot, with improved visual aspects and features which are still volatile. I like that we still see this same quirky character, who is changing his fisherman attire for warm thermal clothing. There are enough differences to see changes that have been made and enough similarities to see where this game originates from. The game art work is attractive, the wintery background is the first thing that really caught my eye. The colour palette used, the simple but captivating details and the depth you can see such as the hard to see frozen lake. Then the symbols art work is completely the opposite, using bright colours and a more simplistic art style.
Now onto the mechanics and features. For the base game there is not much going on and the focus is mainly on the Free Spins feature. This feature is worth the spins, with the possibility of up to 20 Free Spins on the initial trigger. Then while in the Free Spins feature there is a progressive feature with a multiplier up to 10x. There is the possibility of multiple retriggers and even 2 randomly occurring mini features. Which can reveal Fish Money symbols and Wild symbols to spice up the spins. When you are one symbols off the next trigger on the progression bar you really do need every spin to count, but when it lands it will bring you such excitement. Be sure to try out the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.