Big Bass Amazon Xtreme Slot
Big Bass Amazon Xtreme Slot Review 2023
Pragmatic Play partner Reel Kingdom is taking their Big Bass series to new extremes, in Big Bass Amazon Xtreme!
Get ready to fish in the longest river in the world with your favourite Reel Kingdom fisherman, but what kind of fish can we expect to catch this time round?
Big Bass fans will be thrilled to see Reel Kingdom continue the series, and we can’t say we blame them. Reel Kingdom has grown quite a name for themselves thanks to the huge success of their Big Bass series, and although some of us may roll our eyes at the idea of another, it makes sense why they would carry on the popular series.
Will Reel Kingdom’s latest Big Bass slot live up to its bold title? Let’s play on and find out!
Big Bass Amazon Xtreme Base Game and Features
Big Bass Amazon Xtreme is a 5-reel slot with 10 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols (or 2 or more of the highest-paying symbol) land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.
The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€250 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.07% and a max win cap of 10,000x.
In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Bait, followed by the Toucan, Fishing Rod, and Backpack. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten.
Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the Ante Bet feature. Choosing to activate the Ante Bet feature will increase your current bet by 50%. (RTP 96.06%)
Once active, more Scatters are added to the reels meaning that your chances of triggering the Free Spins round are naturally higher. Activating the Ante Bet feature will disable the Bonus Buy option (where applicable).
During both the base game and Free Spins round, special Fish symbols will appear across the reels with a random Cash Value between 0.2x and 1,000x your bet.
At random, after any base game spin, there is a chance that all present Cash Values in view can be collected and awarded. Once this happens, a random Multiplier between x1 and x50 will be applied to the total win amount collected from Fish symbols.
Big Bass Amazon Xtreme Free Spins
Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters across the reels in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins. Landing 4 or 5 Scatters will start the Pick feature with 1 and 2 Boot symbols already revealed respectively.
In the base game, whenever 2 Scatters land in view, there is a chance for a third to be brought into view by one of the following features.
- If Scatters are able to move down one position without leaving the reels, a Respin is awarded where the reels without Scatters will spin again in a bid to bring another Scatter into view.
- A Hook animation can pull one of the reels up to reveal another Scatter symbol.
Before the Free Spins round can begin, you will be met with a series of vases in a special Pick feature. Continue to pick and choose vases to reveal additional Free Spins or special Modifiers that are applied to the Free Spins round. There is no limit to how many picks you can have, but revealing a boot symbol will end the Pick feature.
- Extra Free Spins – Reveal +1, +2, or +3 additional Free Spins which are added to your total number of Free Spins, up to a maximum of 6 additional Free Spins.
- Guaranteed Fish – Reveal up to 3 +1 Fish symbols to be awarded 1, 2, or 3 guaranteed Money symbols to land with each Free Spin, for the duration of the round.
- Already Collected Fishermen Wilds – Reveal up to three Fisherman Wild symbols to start the Free Spins round with up to +3 already collected Fisherman Wilds that contribute towards the Progression Trail above the reel set.
- Remove Lowest Fish – Reveal the Lowest Fish symbol up to 2 times during the Pick feature. First time it is revealed, the 2x your bet Money symbol is removed from play. The second time it is revealed, the 5x your bet is removed from play. This remains for the duration of the Free Spins round.
During Free Spins, each Fisherman symbol that lands in view will collect all Cash Values from the Money (Fish) symbols. Once all values in view are collected, the Fisherman symbol will then be added to the Progression Trail above the reel set.
Every 4th Fisherman Wild will that is collected will retrigger the Free Spins round, awarding an additional +10 Free Spins and a Multiplier of x2, x3, x10, x20, x30, x40, and x50 to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th level reached respectively.
Also in play during this time is a number of exciting features that most of us are already familiar with from previous Big Bass titles.
Randomly during Free Spins, whenever there are Fisherman Symbols in view without any Money symbols, at the end of the Free Spin, Money symbols will be randomly added to the reels.
Secondly, when there are Money symbols in view without a Fisherman symbol, at the end of the Free Spin, a Hook will appear and pull a random reel up to bring Fisherman Wild symbols in view.
Thirdly, when there are Fisherman Wild symbols in view without any Money symbols, at the end of the Free Spin, a Waterfall animation can appear and transform all the symbols on the reels (excluding Fisherman symbols) into something else.
And finally, a Hook can appear randomly at the end of a Free Spin, which will pull up one of the reels, dragging a Fisherman Wild and Money symbols into view.
Big Bass Amazon Xtreme Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Reel Kingdom has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your current bet. (RTP 96.07%)
Big Bass Amazon Xtreme: Our Verdict
Big Bass Amazon Xtreme furthers the series that has become the go-to fishing slot for many. Fishin’ Frenzy seemed to reign supreme for a time, but ‘Kingslayer’ Reel Kingdom seems to have taken over, and their advancements would suggest that they intend to stay at the top.
At first, we weren’t sure how much further the fishing genre could evolve. We had our doubts about how much more Big Bass Bonanza could push the boundaries before players stopped taking the bait, but they’ve surprisingly new and fresh each and every time.
This particular instalment takes things to the Xtreme (if you’ll excuse the pun) with more levels than ever before, plus the multi-choice selection prior to Free Spins which gives you a starting configuration. This is perhaps the best part about Big Bass Amazon Xtreme and those like it.
The starting setup can be different on each free spins round, so you feel almost as if you’re playing a different game every time. This does wonders for the longevity of Big Bass Amazon Xtreme, and we’ve no doubt that it’ll enjoy many returning players.
When it comes to statistics, Big Bass Amazon Xtreme looks significantly attractive with up to 10,000x as a maximum win.
Overall, Big Bass Amazon Xtreme might have its fair share of doubters, but Reel Kingdom keeps knocking it out the park with new ways to make it exciting.
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