Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Slot Review 2021

Reel Kingdom are wishing us all a ‘Merry Fishmas’ this year, with a festive spin on an old favourite, Christmas Big Bass Bonanza!

Reel Kingdom have been absolutely churning these Big Bass Slots out at the moment. First came the original Big Bass Bonanza, which was followed closely by Bigger Bass Bonanza, Big Bass Bonanza Megaways and now a Christmas version!

Is Christmas Big Bass Bonanza something new? or are Reel Kingdom capatilising on the season to reskin one of their older games?

Let’s find out.

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Base Game

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Theme

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza is exactly what you’d expect from a Christmas rendition of the popular slot, even the sealife themselves are getting festive. Baubles and Santa hats adorn the fish on the reels, and the icy landscape paints a picture of a cold December day on Christmas.

What really stands out here is the upbeat and festive music. The Big Bass Bonanza series has always done quite well in the audio department, and Christmas Big Bass Bonanza is definitely no exception.

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza is definitely festive, but there aren’t really any surprises here. Could there be a surprise or two in the actual gameplay?

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Betting and Symbols

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £/€0.10 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€250 per spin, with plenty of options floating in between the two.

The highest paying regular symbol in Christmas Big Bass Bonanza is the Bauble, followed by the Fishing Rod, Santa’s Sleigh, the Tackle Box and the Fish. Lower paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten.

Wild symbols only appear during Free Spins and substitute for all symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Reel Kingdom
Maximum Bet 250
Maximum Win 2,100x
Paylines 10
Release Date 02/12/2021
RTP 96.71% - 95.67% - 94.62%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.1

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Base Game and Features

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza is a 5 reel slot with 10 fixed paylines. To form a win you will need to connect 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

You will notice that Fish symbols have monetary values on them, but these amounts remain dormant until the Free Spins round.

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Free Spins

Landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters on any of the reels in the base game, awards 10, 15 and 20 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, each Wild symbol that lands in view will collect all the Money symbols for that spin. Wild symbols are also collected each time they land on the reels.

Every 4th Wild symbol that is collected, awards an additional +10 Free Spins and a Multiplier that applies to the Money symbols. The first re-trigger awards a x2 Multiplier, the second re-trigger awards a x3 Multiplier and the third re-trigger awards a whopping x10 Multiplier! The re-triggered Free Spins and Multipliers are applied after the previous batch of Free Spins has ended.

If a Wild symbol lands and there are no Money symbols present, a Christmas Cracker will appear, spawning a random amount of Money symbols in any position on the reels.

If the Free Spins round reaches the maximum win capacity of 2,100x, the Free Spins round will come to an end and any remaining Free Spins will be forfeited.

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Free Spins

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Bonus Buy

For those fishing for a quick Free Spins round and are outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

This can be purchased for 100x your total bet.

The 96.71% RTP when purchasing Free Spins remains the same.

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Our Verdict

If you’re a huge fan of the original Big Bass Bonanza and you just happen to love Christmas, then what’s not to love about Christmas Big Bass Bonanza? If you were indifferent towards the original and you were hoping for Christmas Big Bass Bonanza to ignite something within you, then you may well be disappointed.

Reel Kingdom has kept gameplay pretty much the same, some of you may appreciate this but others may have been hoping for something new. Bigger Bass Bonanza and Big Bass Bonanza Megaways at least offered something different to the original with extra rows or the Megaways mechanic, but Christmas Big Bass Bonanza is literally the original with a Christmas theme.,

Statistically, there are a couple of pros and cons. The RTP for Christmas Big Bass Bonanza sits at an above average of 96.71%, sadly the max win capacity falls short at 2,100x. Seeing as this game is set around the season of goodwill, Reel Kingdom hasn’t been particularly generous with the max win capacity.

Overall, Christmas Big Bass Bonanza is a merry addition to the Christmas slots market, but if you were hoping for something new then you’re only going to get it through design alone.