Big Bass Bonanza: Reel Action Slot Review 2024

Gear up for another epic fishing trip with everyone’s favourite fishing buddy in Reel Kingdom’s latest release, Big Bass Bonanza: Reel Action!

Yep, you guessed it…another Big Bass Bonanza instalment is coming our way, but what can we expect this time around? In all honesty, we’re not entirely sure what this latest watery escapade brings to the table, but we’re hoping the answers lie deep below the surface.

The warmer weather is the perfect opportunity for a spot of fishing, so grab your rods and tackleboxes and let’s head out on another exciting adventure in this Big Bass Bonanza: Reel Action slot review!

Big Bass Bonanza Reel Action - Base Game

Big Bass Bonanza Reel Action – Base Game

Base Game & Features

Big Bass Bonanza: Reel Action is a 5-reel, 3-row Video Slot, playable from £.€0.10 per spin, up to a maximum bet size of £.€375 per spin. Pragmatic Play/Reel Kingdom titles are always generous with their betting options, suitable for a range of players and their specific budgets.

Big Bass Bonanza: Reel Action features 5 High and Low-paying symbols, with the highest-paying producing wins of up to 200x your bet for a 5-line winning combination. Low-paying symbols are standard A, K, Q, J, and 10. 

Wins occur when 3-5 identical symbols (or 2+ High-paying symbols) land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Wins are generated over 10 active pay lines, in a Horizontal and Diagonal line sequence.

Big Bass Bonanza: Reel Action has a theoretical RTP of 96.50%, a High Volatility rating, and a max win cap of 2,100x your bet. Reel Kingdom has also included lower RTP modules of 95.50% and 94.50%.

Game Provider Reel Kingdom
Maximum Bet 250
Maximum Win 2,100x
Paylines 10
Release Date 27/05/2024
RTP 96.50% - 95.50% - 94.50%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Mid
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Ante Bet

Before or after any game round, you can access the Ante Bet feature for an additional 50% of your current bet. Once active, your chance of triggering the Free Spins round is naturally higher. (RTP 96.50%)

Bonus Buy

Enter the Free Spins round for an additional 100x your bet, where applicable. Upon entry, you will be awarded 3, 4, or 5 Scatters randomly. (RTP 96.50%)

Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 15, and 20 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, Fish (money) symbols and their respective values between 2x and 2,000x are activated. Each Fisherman Wild that lands will collect all present Fish symbols in view. After this, the Fisherman Wild is added to the Free Spins Trail above the reel set.

Every 4th Fisherman Wild awards an additional +10 Free Spins and a Multiplier of x2, x3, and 10 for the first, second, and third retriggers. Randomly, when there is 1 Fisherman Wild in view, Fish symbols can appear in random positions.

Big Bass Bonanza Reel Action - Free Spins

Big Bass Bonanza Reel Action – Free Spins

Pros and Cons of Big Bass Bonanza: Reel Action


  • Ante Bet and Bonus Buy options.
  • Generous number of Free Spins.
  • Variety of betting options.


  • Low max win cap of 2,100x your bet.
  • No new features or mechanics.
  • Lower RTP options available.


The Big Bass series has been a permanent favourite for as long as we can remember, paired with the increasingly popular fishing theme that has players hooked. When the first Big Bass slot came along, players were enticed by the concept, but here we are, years later, and Reel Kingdom are still mass-producing them.

Reel Kingdom has always found a way to steer the Big Bass series towards new and exciting features/mechanics, keeping the series going strong and players gripped, but what did we think of the latest instalment?

In a shocking turn of events, Big Bass Bonanza: Reel Action did little to satisfy us. Gameplay is identical to previous titles, if not worse, and there are absolutely no improvements whatsoever in terms of features or mechanics. There are some small changes, but these are limited to statistics alone, and not in a positive sense.

All in all, Big Bass Bonanza: Reel Action is the least satisfying of the series with no ‘reel action’ happening, but we’re hoping Reel Kingdom can pull it back in their next Big Bass adventure.