Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways Slot Review 2023
Get ready to reel in some big wins with a spot of fishing Blueprint Gaming style, in Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways!
Fill your cool box with refreshing beers and pack your fishing rod, we’re heading to a peaceful lakeside with serene views for a spot of fishing. Take in the crisp air and listen to the sounds of nature as you wait for the big fish to take the bait, but will you reel in the catch of the day?
Blueprint Gaming is expanding their fishing portfolio with a second offering to their Big Catch Bass Fishing slot, but will it be a successful day of fishing this time around?
Let’s play on and find out!
Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways Base Game and Features
Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways is a 6-reel Video Slot with 15,625 ways to win. 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 £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.00% and a max win cap of 5,000x.
In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Boat, followed by the Dragonfly, Tacklebox, and any Fish symbols. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Fisherman Wilds are only active during Free Spins, substituting for all High and Low-paying symbols.
The base game has been kept clear of any defining Features or Modifiers, saving the real action for Free Spins. Read on to find out more!
Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways Free Spins
Landing 3, 4, 5, or 6 Bonus Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 15, 20, and 50 Free Spins respectively.
Before Free Spins can begin, you will be met by the Pick-a-Fish Feature for a chance to activate certain Upgrades, as follows.
- Tacklebox Tag – Adds a Cash Tag between 1x and 10x to this symbol that is collected by the Fisherman.
- Dragonfly Tag – Adds a Cash Tag between 1x and 10x to this symbol that is collected by the Fisherman.
- Fishing Rod Tag – Adds a Cash Tag between 5x and 20x to this symbol that is collected by the Fisherman.
- Boat Tag – Adds a Cash Tag between 5x and 50x to this symbol that is collected by the Fisherman.
- +Collect – Collects all Cash values multiple times.
- Respin – All non-Cash and Fisherman symbols will be spun again. The reels will continue to spin until the win can no longer be improved.
- +Games – Awards up to +5 additional Free Spins.
- Next Level – The Trail will increase to the next retrigger position. If this is awarded up entry to Free Spins, you will start from the retrigger position.
- Pick a Fish – Extra Pick a Fish positions will be added to the remaining Trail.
- Minimum Megaways – Guarantees a number of minimum Megaways, of 5,000, 10,000, or 15,625.
During Free Spins, the Fisherman symbol is active. If during any spin, a Fisherman symbol lands in view, the Prize of all Cash symbols present will be awarded.
Each Fisherman symbol that lands will also be added to the Trail above the reel set, for a chance to win additional Free Spins. Every 4th Fisherman symbol collected will award +10 Free Spins and a new Multiplier value of x2 for the first, x3 for the second, and x10 for the final retrigger.
This Multiplier is then applied to all Cash symbols the Fisherman collects from here on out.
Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Blueprint Gaming has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 96.00%)
Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways: Our Verdict
Not that there’s anything wrong with the Big Bass Bonanza series, yet Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways gives off a more realistic feel to the world of Fishing, but does this feeling linger on in gameplay?
Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways (today’s tongue twister) is not too dissimilar to the original, with a few tweaks to the Pick a Fish feature, higher max win potential, and the added bonus of the Megaways mechanic.
Players with a love for Fishing slots will appreciate the added extras Blueprint Gaming has thrown into Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways, killing two birds with one stone, so to speak, by bringing Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic into the mix.
Although there isn’t much biting in the base game, the Free Spins round is the big catch, with gameplay similar to that of Big Bass Amazon Xtreme, where players choose their own destiny via the Pick a Fish feature.
Joined by a fellow Fisherman during Free Spins, every 4th Fisherman collected will award an additional +10 Free Spins and a Multiplier value subject to the retrigger Level reached. Reaching the highest level will require 12 Fisherman symbols to land in view if you are to unlock the x10 Multiplier.
When the fish are feeling particularly bitey, Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways can deliver max wins of up to 5,000x. Nothing overly exciting, but nothing to shrug at either.
All in all, Big Catch Bass Fishing Megaways is a shining example of a fishing slot done right, setting the right atmosphere for you to cast your line and reel in those big wins!