Pragmatic Play’s longest-running slot series has been given another festive spin with the studio’s latest title, Big Bass Christmas Bash


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Big Bass Christmas Bash is a 5×3 reel slot with 10-paylines and a maximum win of x5,000 the player’s bet. 




96.71 per cent


Low value symbols come in the form of the high end of a deck of cards, from 10 through to Ace. These symbols can offer between x0.2 and x10 the player’s bet. 

Moving up the paytable, fish, fishing tool boxes, dragonflies and candy cane-themed fishing rods depict the medium value symbols, offering between x1 and x100 the player’s wager.

While the fish symbols can contribute to payline wins, they will also showcase monetary prizes, which can only be won in the free spins game mode. These prizes range from x2 and x5,000 the chosen stake. 

High value symbols are represented by snow ploughs for this title. When the right number of paying combinations land on one spin, these symbols can offer between x0.5 and x200 the player’s preferred stake. 

Flying fish scatters are also available, triggering 10, 15 or 20 free spins when three, four or five scatters land on the same spin respectively. 

Finally, wild fishermen can appear in the bonus game mode, substituting for all symbols other than scatters while collecting the monetary values of all fish symbols that appear on the same spin. 


Throughout the base game, landing two scatters on either the top or middle row without a third appearing to activate the free spins will cause a nudge and respin feature to occur. 

This causes the scatters to nudge down one row as the rest of the reels respin, giving the player an increased chance of triggering the free spins game mode. 

In the free spins, collecting wild fishermen will enhance the feature. Not only will they collect all fish symbols that appear on the reels on the same spin, but they will be attributed to a meter above the reel set. 

Once four fishermen have been collected in the meter, the feature will upgrade to the next level, awarding a x2 multiplier for all fish collections and 10 extra spins. 

This can be repeated with four more fishermen offering a x3 multiplier with 10 extra spins, and another four after that awarding a x10 multiplier with a final 10 spins. 

To enhance the free spins, spins in which there are fishermen on the board with no fish to collect can randomly trigger a dynamite feature, causing an explosion to place several fish symbols across the board.

Also, instead of the dynamite feature, a bazooka feature can occur, randomly causing all symbols on the board – other than the wild – to turn into a new symbol. 

Alternatively, when there are fish symbols with no fishermen wilds to collect them, a random hook feature can occur, pulling a fisherman up from one of the reels. 

As the free spins begin, players can select from swimming fish that appear below the reel set, offering enhancements for the free spins game mode such as more fish, more wilds, more dynamite, hook and bazooka features, starting the game at level two and two extra spins. 

However, players are not always guaranteed to receive an enhancement, with between zero and five enhancements able to be won. 

Furthermore, players can activate an ante bet feature, increasing their stake by 50 per cent in order to gain a higher chance of landing scatter symbols. 

Players can also buy access to the free spins feature for the price of x100 their stake. 


Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “Pragmatic Play’s Big Bass series continues to garner impressive player engagement and we’re delighted to give it a festive spin with the release of Big Bass Christmas Bash.

“Players can reel in merry wins with the inclusion of a multi-faceted free spins bonus round, offering up five exciting modifiers that can alter gameplay alongside the return of our favourite fisherman.”



To test your luck with the Big Bass Christmas Bash demo, click here.