Big Bass Christmas Bash Slot Review 2024

Pragmatic Play partner Reel Kingdom is getting us into the holiday spirit, in Big Bass Christmas Bash!

After Big Bass Halloween, it didn’t take long for Reel Kingdom to jump straight into the next upcoming holiday in a way to continue the Big Bass series, but it’s not our first rodeo with a Christmas addition. 

Some may say that Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas Catch wasn’t quite as festive as the title suggests, with nothing in the way of old Saint Nick, Reindeers, or Christmas cheer to be seen. 

It almost feels as if Reel Kingdom used the word Christmas to pull players in, but aside from the tundra setting, there’s no real evidence to suggest that this is in fact a Christmas slot. Christmas Big Bass Bonanza on the other hand is every bit as merry and bright and is packed with all kinds of Christmas memorabilia to get you in the festive mood. 

Where will Big Bass Christmas Bash fit into the upcoming festivities? Let’s play on and find out!

Big Bass Christmas Bash Base Game

Big Bass Christmas Bash Base Game and Features

Big Bass Christmas Bash is a 5-reel Video 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 96.71% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is Santa’s Sleid, followed by the Fishing Rod, Dragonfly, Tacklebox, and any combination of Fish. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds appear during Free Spins, substituting for all other symbols except Scatters. 

Game Provider Reel Kingdom
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 10
Release Date 23/11/2023
RTP 96.71%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Ante Bet

Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the Ante Bet feature. Choosing to activate this feature increases your current bet by 50%. Once active, your chances of triggering Free Spins are naturally higher. (RTP 96.71%)

Fish Money Symbols

During the base game, Fish symbols can land anywhere across the reels. With each spin, Fish Money symbols take on a random Money Value between 2x and 5,000x your bet.

These values are inactive until the Free Spins round, but form a win line when 3 or more Fish symbols land from the leftmost reel in the base game. 

Scatter Symbols

During the base game, whenever 2 Scatter symbols land in view, there is a chance of triggering 1 of 2 features.

  • Scatters will move down 1 position whilst all other reels spin (as long as there is room below them to move down without leaving the reel set).
  • A hook animation can pull one of the reels up to reveal a 3rd Scatter. 

If a 3rd Scatter should present itself, the Free Spins round will automatically trigger.

Big Bass Christmas Bash Extra Features

Big Bass Christmas Bash: Free Spins

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

Before the Free Spins round begins, 0-5 random Modifiers can be applied to your Free Spins round, as follows. 

  • More Fish – More fish symbols will be present on the reels.
  • More Fisherman – More Fisherman Wilds will be present on the reels. 
  • More Dynamites, Hooks & Bazookas – Your chances of hitting Dynamite, Hooks, and Bazookas are increased.
  • Begin at Trail Level 2 – The Free Spins round begins at Trail Level 2. 
  • Additional Free Spins – Start the round with +2 Free Spins. 

During Free Spins, each Fisherman Wild that lands will collect all Money values from present Fish symbols. Fisherman Wilds will then be collected and stored atop the Level Trail. 

Every 4th Fisherman Wild that is collected will retrigger the Free Spins round, awarding the following. 

  • 4 Fisherman Wilds – +10 Free Spins and a Fish Money Multiplier of x2.
  • 8 Fisherman Wilds – +10 Free Spins and a Fish Money Multiplier of x3.
  • 12 Fisherman Wilds – +10 Free Spins and a Fish Money Multiplier of x10. Once this level is reached, the Free Spins round cannot retrigger. 

Randomly, when there are Fisherman Wilds present on the reel set, minus Fish symbols, Fish Money symbols can be added to the reels in random positions via a Dynamite Spin feature. 

Also, when there are Fish symbols present, minus Fisherman Wilds, a Hook animation will appear and pull a random reel up to reveal a Fisherman Wild into view. 

Lastly, when there are Fisherman Wilds in view, minus Fish Money symbols, a Bazooka animation can randomly change all the symbols on the reels, except Fisherman Wilds, into something else.

Big Bass Christmas Bash Free Spins

Big Bass Christmas Bash 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 bet. (RTP 96.71%)

Big Bass Christmas Bash: Our Verdict

Are you really that surprised to see yet another Big Bass title coming our way? Since Reel Kingdom made a name for themselves with Big Bass Bonanza, they’ve been pumping out Big Bass releases thick and fast. 

The one that we’re here to talk about though is the latest in a long line of Big Bass titles and what it brought to the table. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Reel Kingdom has kept everything except the theme exactly the same. In Reel Kingdom’s eyes, they may be thinking ‘Why fix something that isn’t broken’, but there’s really only so much of the same gameplay one can withstand, so much so that you may as well stick to the original and be done with it. 

Big Bass Christmas Bash will no doubt win the hearts of every Big Bass fan out there, but it wouldn’t hurt for Reel Kingdom to spice up gameplay with flash new features or throw in an interesting twist that makes it stand out from the rest, of which there are so many. 

All in all, the Big Bass series is the gift that keeps on giving, but it’s no fun when you continuously receive the same gift every year. If you can’t let go (which deep down we understand why!) then you can play it at all the best online slots sites.