The underwater theme is quite a big one in the industry, with many providers releasing fish-themed slots every month. The theme itself is quite fruitful allowing the attachment of a wide range of features, from Free Spins to money symbols and respins, and Pragmatic Play covers this section marvelously with their Big Bass Bonanza saga, along with other fish-inspired slots!
The 29th of June is known as the day we celebrate Fishermen around the world, and we, at Pragmatic Play, decided to honour fish-themed Pragmatic slots with slot tournaments hosted by fish-slots! Let’s take a look at the Pragmatic Play slots with a fish-inspired theme!
Big Bass Bonanza Slot
The Big Bass series started with the Big Bass Bonanza slot, a title that caught players’ eye with its underwater design, bubbly reels, and 2100x max win! A 5×3 reel format is home to 10 payline on which players need to form winning combinations. There’s a Free Spins round players can trigger with 3, 4, or 5 Scatters. The bonus round has a progressive touch, with each Wild (aka fisherman) that hits collecting the Money Symbols on the reels. Wild symbols are also collected at the top of the screen, activating a retrigger for each batch of 4 Wilds collected.
Bigger Bass Bonanza Slot
With the first title becoming such a hit, the provider wasted no time in releasing the second online slot in the series, the Bigger Bass Bonanza slot! This time, we find the fisherman on vacation, with sunglasses and sun protector on, fishing for passion. The Free Spins come with the collection twist here as well, with the 4th collected Wild increasing the multiplier for the Money Symbol collection first to 2x, then to 3x and lastly to 10x.
Big Bass Bonanza Megaways Slot
The fisherman returns to his boat in this Megaways-powered videoslot, the Big Bass Bonanza Megaways slot. Familiar symbols such as the fisherman Wild, the fishing hook, and the dragonfly are part of the paytable, with a few changes made to the gameplay. The tumble feature removes winning symbols from the reels and replaces them with new ones coming from above, as well as a random chance for fish symbols to appear if there’re one or two Fishermen on the screen. The Free Spins and Money Symbols dynamic works the same as in previous releases, with Wild symbols being collected, and every 4th such symbol retriggering the round and increasing the multiplier applies to Fish symbols.
Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Slot
The Fisherman takes a break from fishing during Christmas, so don’t expect to see him on the reels of the Christmas Big Bass Bonanza slot! Santa took his place as the Wild that collects Money Symbols, following the same rules as the fisherman – for every 4th Wild collected, the round gets retriggered, and the multiplier for Money Symbols increases.
Big Bass Splash Slot
The fisherman is back underwater looking for bigger fish to catch in the Big Bass Splash Slot. Now, what’s new in this online slot is triggering the Free Spins: if 2 Scatters land on the reels, there’s a random chance for another Scatter to be brought on the reels in two ways: a respin is triggered for the Scatter-less reel, or a hook can pop on the screen, pulling one of the reels up to reveal a Scatter. The Free Spins bonus works similarly to the other Big Bass slots, with the Wild retriggering the feature and increasing the multiplier applied on Money Symbols.
Big Bass Bonanza – Keeping it Reel Slot
This Pragmatic Play slot takes players on different, much-deeper waters. Here, in the Big Bass Bonanza – Keeping it Reel slot, the fisherman is facing the challenge of catching a fish on a 5×3 grid, where Wilds, Golden Wilds, and Money Symbols land for lucrative wins. During the Free Spins, all Money Symbols are collected in a net on the top of the reels and there’s a random chance for the fish to simply jump out of it, thus decreasing the total win of the Money Symbols.
Bigger Bass Blizzard – Christmas Catch Slot
Christmas comes with bigger catches with Pragmatic slots! Played on a 5×4 grid, the Bigger Bass Blizzard – Christmas Catch slot boats the Free Spins with Money Symbols round, during which the Wild symbols that hit collect the values of all Money Symbols in view. What’s more, if one or two Wilds are present on the reels, Fish Money Symbols can appear randomly on the screen at the end of a Free Spin. Or, if you’re a skilled fisherman, one or two hooks can appear on the screen to pull the reels up and reveal Wild and Money Symbols.
Big Bass Hold & Spinner Slot
The fisherman upped his game in the Big Bass Hold & Spinner Slot bringing a huge rope reel to help him pull the biggest wins out of the water. The slot features a Hold & Spinner round where Money Symbols are the key to landing the biggest wins. The round starts with 4 Respins, with every Money Symbol that hits resetting the number of respins back to 4. The Free Spins round follows the example of the other Big Bass slots, with the Wild-collection twist.
Big Bass Amazon Xtreme Slot
the Fisherman takes fishing to a whole new level in the latest Pragmatic Play slots collection. In the Big Bass Amazon Extreme slot, players are given a few modifiers to make their slot experience even juicier. A pick-bonus mini-game comes up at the beginning of the Free Spins, allowing players to enhance their experience with more Free Spins, guaranteed Fish Symbols, or no low-paying fish on the reels.
Fishin’ Reels Slot
Leaving the Big Bass series, we now turn to another fish-inspired title, the Fishin’ Reels slot! Here, we encounter a new fisherman, with a different hat and a smaller beard, that’s looking especially for the golden Swordfish. The big catch feature can be triggered with at least three symbols with the swordfish icon attached land on the reels. The bonus game that appears on the reels shows 8 fish with random values, with the fisherman trying to catch one.
Fish Eye Slot
The Fish Eye slot takes us to Ancient Egypt, right by the Nile, to be exact. Amongst Egyptian-inspired symbols such as the scarab, and the Eye of Ra, Fish Money Symbols join the gang of symbols landing on the 10 available paylines. The Free Spins feature a collection twist, with the Collector symbols gathering the values of all Money Symbols in view and awarding 10 extra Free Spins for each 4th collected. What’s more, there’s also a Remover symbol that eliminates the lowest values of Fish Symbols from the reels.
To sum up, it’s safe to say that Pragmatic Play holds a juicy online slots portfolio, with games that cover a wide range of themes, with their fish-themed slots standing apart. The most famous Pragmatic slots with a fish theme are, by far, the Big Bass slots. With so many titles being added every year, the provider keeps growing its Big Bass series with new, even more, engaging titles!