The Best Big Bass Slot Games

Big Bass Bonanza slot games

The series of Big Bass fishing slot games by Pragmatic Play have proved to be some of the most popular online slots of all time. There are many different variations which each have distinct features, so it can be difficult to know which are the best to try.

Having spent hours playing all of the Big Bass games at McLuck I am here to give you the lowdown on which are the most enjoyable and the most rewarding to play. Later we’ll reveal our top 5, but for now let’s look at the best according to features:

Best Return to Player

Big Bass Christmas Bash slot game

You won’t find a great difference when it comes to the return to player (RTP) of Big Bass slots, but there are a few things to look out for. Most games top the 96% mark, with six of them at 96.70% or 96.71%. Beware of the Big Bass Splash and Jackpot Play games though – these have potentially high rewards but lower RTP values.

Big Bass Bonanza Megaways96.71%
Big Bass Bonanza96.71%
Big Bass Christmas Bash96.71%
Christmas Big Bass Bonanza96.71%
Bigger Bass Bonanza96.71%
Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways96.70%
Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas Catch96.08%
Big Bass Club Tropicana96.08%
Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel96.07%
Big Bass Floats My Boat96.07%
Big Bass Amazon Extreme96.07%
Big Bass Day at the Races96.07%
Big Bass Hold & Spinner 96.07%
Big Bass Secrets of the Golden Lake96.07%
Big Bass Halloween96.06%
Big Bass Splash94.60%
Big Bass Splash Jackpot Play94.60%
Big Bass Bonanza Jackpot Play94.50%

Maximum Wins for Big Bass Slots

We all enjoy the prospect of a big win when playing online slots, but which of the Big Bass series offers the highest potential return on a single spin? As you can see, Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways was the clear winner in this department, with a max win of x20,000 your spin. Four other slots offer an excellent x10,000 return, but below that the winnings decrease right the way down to x2,100. Note that these figures don’t include potential jackpot wins.

NameMax Win
Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways20,000x
Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel10,000x
Big Bass Amazon Etreme10,000x
Big Bass Day at the Races10,000x
Big Bass Hold & Spinner 10,000x
Big Bass Christmas Bash5,000x
Big Bass Splash5,000x
Big Bass Floats My Boat5,000x
Big Bass Secrets of the Golden Lake5,000x
Big Bass Splash Jackpot Play5,000x
Bigger Bass Bonanza4,000x
Big Bass Bonanza Megaways4,000x
Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas Catch4,000x
Big Bass Club Tropicana4,000x
Big Bass Bonanza2,100x
Christmas Big Bass Bonanza2,100x
Big Bass Bonanza Jackpot Play2,100x
Big Bass Halloween2,100x

Highest Coin Values

Big Bass Splash online slot game at McLuck Casino.

One feature every Big Bass slot game has in common is the fish coins of different values which are collected if a fisherman appears on the reels at the same time. Again there is great variety between games here though, when it comes to the maximum amounts of those fishy coins.  Big Bass Hold & Spinner comes out on top again with a x10,000 max coin, followed by a bunch of games with a x5,000 max

NameFish/Coin Values
Big Bass Hold & Spinner 10000
Big Bass Christmas Bash5000
Big Bass Splash5000
Big Bass Splash Jackpot Play5000
Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways5000
Bigger Bass Bonanza4000
Big Bass Bonanza Megaways4000
Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas Catch4000
Big Bass Bonanza2000
Christmas Big Bass Bonanza2000
Big Bass Bonanza Jackpot Play2000
Big Bass Halloween2000
Big Bass Amazon Extreme2000
Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel1000
Big Bass Day at the Races1000
Big Bass Floats My Boat50

Which Big Bass Slot Has the Most Features?

Bonus features are what set slot games apart from one another, and depending on which Big Bass game you play you will get to enjoy a lot of them. The original Big Bass Bonanza is down at the bottom of the pile when it comes to the number of bonus features, while Big Bass Splash Jackpot Play boasts no fewer than 7 entertaining special features.

NameNo. Features
Big Bass Splash Jackpot Play7
Big Bass Christmas Bash6
Big Bass Splash6
Big Bass Amazon Extreme6
Big Bass Day at the Races6
Big Bass Bonanza Keeping It Reel5
Big Bass Floats My Boat5
Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways5
Big Bass Bonanza Megaways4
Bigger Bass Blizzard Christmas Catch4
Big Bass Bonanza Jackpot Play3
Big Bass Hold & Spinner 3
Big Bass Bonanza2
Christmas Big Bass Bonanza2
Bigger Bass Bonanza2
Big Bass Halloween2

Top 5 Big Bass Slots: Ranked!

As promised, now it’s time to reveal our list of the top 5 best Big Bass slots. We have taken all of those game features into account to point you in the direction of what we believe is the best game in the series:

5. Big Bass Bonanza Megaways

Big Bass Bonanza Megaways online slot game

They say the original is always the best, but that’s probably not true in the case of Big Bass slot games. Big Bass Bonanza got the series underway, but falls short of the later Megaways adaptation on a number of scores. Of course the Megaways function is the obvious difference, as this means more ways to win and the cascading reels feature which the original lacks.

However, there are other differences too. This game has a higher max win (x4,000 your spin as opposed to x2,000) and also higher fish coin values. Plus there’s an extra little feature here where a bazooka can randomly appear to change all symbols except for the fisherman wild. And as with all these slots, a fisherman can appear to scoop up fish symbols with a coin value.

Max Winx4,000
VolatilityVery High
Fish Coin Valuesx2 to x4,000
No. of Features3

4. Big Bass Day at the Races

Big Bass Day at the Races slot game

‘Day at the Races’ makes a departure from the watery setting of most Big Bass slots, while retaining a lot of the familiar features. This is also one of the Big Bass slots where you get to pick modifiers like extra free spins and wilds before the free spin round starts; Big Bass Splash and Big Bass Christmas Bash also have this feature. Here you pick horses until you reveal the ‘..And they’re off!’ symbol and the free spins begin.

Most Big Bass games allow a maximum of 3 retriggers, but Day at the Races (and Amazon Extreme) stand out by permitting up to 7 of these. The maximum win of x10,000 your spin is another good reason to give this slot a run.

Max Winx10,000
Fish Coin Valuesx0.2 to x1,000
Number of Features6

3. Big Bass Floats My Boat

Big Bass Floats My Boat slot game from Pragmatic Play

Back to the water with the Big Bass slot game which boasts more features than any other. And that’s not including the fact that impatient players don’t have to wait for the free spin scatters, they can simply purchase free spins for x100 your spin. Likewise, boosting your spin amount by 50% will boost your chances of landing a feature.

Those features we mentioned include random scatter, fisherman and fish coin symbols, free spin modifiers and a progressive jackpot – quite a haul!

Max Winx5,000
VolatilityVery High
Fish Coin Valuesx2 to x50
No. of Features7

2. Big Bass Bonanza Keeping it Reel

Big Bass Bonanza Keeping it Reel

If you can look past the rather painful ‘keeping it reel’ pun in this game’s title, there is plenty to like about this member of the Big Bass Bonanza family. The generous x10,000 spin maximum winnings is a good place to start, putting this slot near the top of the tree in this regard.

Keeping it Reel also has a unique feature you won’t find in any of the other Big Bass slots. Normally fish coins only count for anything when the fisherman appears on the reel at the same time they do. However, here in the free spins round all fish jump into a net where their scores accumulate – bar the occasional escapee! If a golden fisherman shows up on the reels you claim the full value of everything in the net, which can add up to a very tasty catch.

Max Winx10,000
VolatilityVery High
Fish Coin Valuesx2 to x1,000
No. of Features3

1. Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways

Big Bass Hold and Spinner Megaways

Top of our list is the feature-packed Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways slot, and it’s not hard to see why. The RTP is about as high as these games get, the maximum win is much bigger than the rest, fish coin values rise to an impressive x5,000 and there are plenty of bonus features to enjoy. And there is also a max of 25 starting free spins here, rather than the 10 or 20 most other Big Bass games offer.

Besides all of the above, this slot brings together the very popular Megaways and Hold and Spin game mechanics. That means lots of ways to win and tumbling reels, plus an extra hold & spin game when 3 or more coins hit the screen. Still want more? How about a Mystery Symbol that can transform to other symbols, or unlimited retriggering of free spins? With all this game has to offer, it is a worthy winner of the title Best Big Bass Slot!

Max Winx20,000
Fish Coin Valuesx2 to x5,000
No. of Features5

If you feel inspired to go fishing after reading this list, sail on over to McLuck to play all of these and many more Big Bass slots for free right now!

Ross O’Connor has been working in the online gaming industry for over a decade. Over that time he has written countless articles on related topics including casino and game reviews, sports, lotteries and financial trading.
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