They say there are plenty more fish in the sea and that couldn’t be truer in the latest instalment of Casino Wars. This time, we’re going underwater for an epic battle – drumroll please… it’s Big Bass Bonanza vs Bigger Bass Bonanza!
But is a new version always an improvement? Or is it better to be a big fish in a small pond? Both slots come from Pragmatic Play and are available on mobile tablet or desktop. That means you can take them for a spin whether you’re sitting at home or out cruising on your fishing boat.
Both games promise plenty of fishy fun but how do they compare? Cast your nets and don’t be afraid to get wet – it’s time for a bonanza!
Big Bass Bonanza
Got your snorkel ready? Good, because Big Bass Bonanza takes place entirely underwater. Don’t worry, there’s no danger of you sleeping with the fishes in this 5×3 adventure, with 10 paylines on offer. The cartoon design gives the game a fun feel, while the bright colours will keep you hooked (geddit?!)!
There are plenty of opportunities to reel in some winnings, with 2,100x your stake the maximum prize available. As expected, the symbols are all fishing-themed, with a fish, a tackle box, a dragonfly and a fishing rod all on hand to keep you company, as well as a float which is the highest-paying item. Plus, there’s a smiley fisherman who acts as the wild, while a bigger fish represents the scatter.
Big Bass Bonanza: Bonus Features
There’s only one bonus feature in Big Bass Bonanza but it’s guaranteed to make a splash! That’s right, it’s a free spins round. You can trigger it by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the reels from the same spin, which nets you up to 20 free spins.
During the round, green fish symbols all have a cash value attached. Whenever a wild lands, it collects all these values as a prize. And if you get more than one wild, any extras will also bag the money. Result!
Every time a wild appears, it is tallied above the reels. These are added up and for every four wilds you collect, you’ll be rewarded with extra free spins, plus an increased multiplier. This increases to a 10x multiplier if you get 12 wilds and there are a maximum of 50 free spins available.
Bigger Bass Bonanza
After the success of Big Bass Bonanza, Pragmatic Play clearly had one thought: we’re gonna need a Bigger Bass Bonanza! Step forward the sequel, which is bigger and (arguably) better than before, this time with an extra row and an increased number of paylines.
And that’s not the only thing that’s bigger! The winning potential has also increased, with a maximum win of 4,000x your stake up for grabs. While the first instalment was set in the deep blue sea, Bigger Bass Bonanza appears to be closer to the shore, with buildings and trees added to the familiar cartoon-like and colourful layout.
Once again, the symbols follow the theme, with a tackle box, a float, a fishing rod and a group of fish accompanying the most valuable item, which is a boat. And just like before, the wild is a fisherman and the scatter remains a fish.
Bigger Bass Bonanza: Bonus Features
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? That’s certainly the case in Bigger Bass Bonanza because free spins is the only bonus feature here. So, don’t worry if you have the memory of a goldfish because there isn’t much more to learn.
This free spins round is similar to before, the only real change being higher value money symbols. Once again, these award up to 20 free spins and are triggered by scatters landing on the reels. The bigger wins arrive when wilds land at the same time as the money symbols. The wild collects the values of all the fish, with each one assigned a random value up to 4,000x the bet.
And just like before, you’ll get 10 extra free spins and a multiplier up to 10x for every four wilds you collect. This can only happen three times and then can’t be triggered again.
So, there you have it. But which game is better? Big Bass Bonanza has everything you need, with wins up to 2,100x your stake and plenty of free spin opportunities. However, there’s always a bigger fish and Bigger Bass Bonanza lives up to its name, with more opportunities to win.
We love them both but it’s your opinion that matters! Take them both for a spin and let us know which slot you prefer.
That brings the end to another episode of Casino Wars – boooo! If you enjoyed this one, why not check out the previous instalments: