Anyone familiar with slots will have come across Pragmatic Play’s Big Bass series before. It’s a collection of fishing-themed games that is regularly added to, and each release always finds a way of hitting the mark. And Big Bass Halloween is another release that delivers what it says on the tin, which is sure to please fans of the series as well as slot gamers in general.
As everyone will expect, there’s nothing new in terms of the features and gameplay in Big Bass Halloween, but it’s not a bad thing. What works in other releases still works here. The bonus features, such as the free spins and fisherman cash collect mechanic, are fun and rewarding.
Big Bass Halloween is all about Halloween and really bringing that to the fore via the design. And the design is good, it’s really good. It’s not a case of a couple of tweaks here and there, this is all out Halloween, and the attention to detail is noticeable from the get-go.
Other games from Pragmatic Play, following the Big Bass theme are the likes of Big Bass Amazon Xtreme, Big Bass Hold and Spinner and Big Bass Bonanza Keeping it Reel.
Now, you may be thinking that Big Bass Halloween is a standard reskin of Big Bass or one of the Big Bass games, so all the symbols are going to be familiar. But they’re not, and this is why you have to credit Pragmatic Play for actually putting in the work to make Big Bass Halloween a slot that has plenty of appeal in its own right.
The royals, as usual, make up the low-paying icons in Big Bass Halloween, but they come with stitches, so you immediately see the level of attention to detail that’s been paid. Next on the paytable are theme-related symbols such as a fish, tackle box, crow, hook and life ring. They’re all Halloween-themed in some way, shape or form.
The bonus features in Big Bass Halloween stay consistent with what's gone before in the series, which isn't a bad thing. There is a wild, it comes in the form of a fisherman wielding a hook; it's present only in the free spins round and can substitute for every icon bar the scatter.
Fish icons will land with cash values attached throughout the game. Said cash values can be worth up to 2,000x, but they can only be collected in the free spins round.
In the base game, three, four or five scatters will produce ten, fifteen or twenty free spins. If a fisherman icon lands during the free spins, he can collect the cash values attached to the fish symbols.
When fishermen wilds land, they, too, are collected. Every fourth fisherman symbol that appears will result in ten free spins added to the running total. When this feat occurs the first time, there will be a 2x multiplier applied to fish cash values, and the multiplier will increase if there are further instances.
The Big Bass series is one of the most popular in the PartyCasino slot game world, and to see a Big Bass release that is specifically designed for the Halloween period is no surprise. Everyone knows Big Bass in its original form is a fun slot that’s straight to the point in what it offers, and that’s precisely what players will get in Big Bass Halloween, only this is a re-designed game on the graphics front to bring the Halloween element into play in a good way.