The Big Bass Bonanza series is back with yet another novel addition. This time around, try your luck at Reel Kingdom’s and Pragmatic Play’s unique take on the Hold & Spin genre. Start with 4 health bars that refresh with special coin & diamond money symbols. The usual progressive free spins are also present, so whether you’re a fan of the series or someone looking for a fresh experience, Big Bass – Hold & Spinner has something for you.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Big Bass – Hold & Spinner is another Pragmatic fishing adventure happening on a 5x3 grid with two types of money symbols and two bonus games. Firstly, the game allows players to wager an extra 50% per spin with the Ante Bet functionality. Enabling this feature increases the number of scatter symbols, thereby enhancing your chances of triggering compelling bonus rounds and winning big.
The most basic way to win in Big Bass – Hold & Spinner is through payline combinations. The game features 10 pay symbols which need to be assembled in one of the 10 paylines. Premium symbols range between 20x and 200x your initial stake for a win of 5 of a kind. A fisherman Wild symbol is also present, however, it is only available in the progressive bonus rounds.
To trigger the free spins bonus round you’ll need Scatter symbols to appear in sets of 3, 4, or 5. Wild symbols during these bonus rounds serve an alternative functionality by acting as collector symbols. These are primarily responsible for accruing fish cash prizes which can range between 2x and 10,000x of the original stake. To reap these rewards, you need a Collector Wild in view. All Wilds on screen collect all available prizes, offering a wave of potential wins.
As with most Big Bass Bonanza games, you’ll also obtain a progressive bar above the reels with 3 levels that activate by collecting fisherman Wild symbols. Every 4th Wild increases your multiplier to 2x, then 3x, and eventually 10x. Each level also fetches an additional 10 extra spins. The multiplier level growth doesn't kick in instantly but only applies to the incoming batch of spins. A new batch of spins is initiated once you hit the 10x multiplier level.
There is also a slight chance to trigger a secret bazooka feature on spins with no money symbol and at least one Wild. A bazooka launching animation will appear at the end of a free spin and replace current symbols with fresh ones.
A unique element within this game is the introduction of different money symbols like coins or diamonds, with values ranging between 1x and 2,000x the stake. The game requires 3 of these symbols in view to engage the Hold and Spinner feature, a novelty in the series, leading to 4 re-spins on a new grid where only blank and money symbols emerge.
Sticky money symbols pay each time a new money symbol emerges, and also refresh your re-spins back to 4. Both the progressive and Hold & Spinner bonus games can be activated right away through Pragmatic Play’s Bonus Buy feature for 100x your stake.
The Big Bass Bonanza series rarely disappoints and the Hold & Spinner title is an absolute banger! It’s by far one of the best Big Bass Bonanza games Pragmatic and Reel Kingdom have released. The game is super easy to understand and get into. It has familiar mechanics but also new and creative ideas.
The Hold & Spin bonus game is done extremely well. It's great to see the providers didn’t stick to the usual blueprint of 3 lives only. By giving us an extra life they kind of break the cycle of just being another cheap Hold & Spin copy.