HOW TO PLAY BIG BASS FLOATS MY BOAT
The original Big Bass Bonanza was one of Pragmatic’s earliest creations. This sequel doesn’t really deviate from the original in terms of core gameplay, either. That means the slot is as simple as they come. Sadly, this also means that the graphics are also quite outdated by today’s standards. Some players may find them quaint, though.
It’s played on a 5×3 grid with 10 active paylines. This makes the playing field a bit narrow and limits the game’s hit rate. However, it’s advertised as extremely volatile anyway, so you probably know what you’re getting into.
Anyway, you know the drill – hit matching symbols along the paylines, and you win. The more symbols you manage to line up in a single combination, the better the payout.
Besides the usual lineup of card values and fishing-related imagery, the game also features a Wild symbol. Called Fisherman Wilds, these symbols can substitute any other symbol in the game to make winning lines, excluding the Scatter and Money symbols.
The Money Symbols in Big Bass Floats my Boat is what separates it from earlier Big Bass games. They’re a fairly popular feature in recent times, so we’re not surprised Pragmatic mixed them into one of their most popular series.
Money symbols can land anywhere on the board at any point, just like regular symbols. However, they don’t have a fixed value and aren’t collected by being part of a winning payline.
Instead, the value of each individual Money symbol is randomized when it appears. The value is based on your stake size and can multiply it by 0.2x, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x, 15x, or 50x. Naturally, the lower values appear much more often.
Money symbols can be randomly collected on any spin, including a free spin. The game simply collects all of the multipliers on Money symbols present on the board, sums them up, and awards them as one big lump payout.
An additional win multiplier can appear whenever Money symbols are collected. It can further increase the total payout of this collector feature by 2-50x.
Big Bass Floats my Boat Free Spins
Fish Scatters can appear on any reel. Land 3, 4, or 5 of them to trigger 10, 15, or 20 free spins respectively.
To add a bit more excitement, if you land two scatters, there’s a chance random mechanics can help you nail the third one. For starters, reels with Scatters on them can nudge or respin for free for an additional shot at hitting a Scatter. Alternatively, an Octopus may appear and turn one random symbol into a Scatter, securing you the bonus round.
During Free Spins in Big Bass Floats my Boat slot game, Wilds have the ability to collect money symbols. This significantly increases the chances of collecting them on each spin.
On top of all that, every position on the grid has its own running win multiplier. The multiplier for each grid position in the free spins begins at x1. Whenever a money symbol appears, it raises the multiplier for its corresponding grid position by +1. Subsequently, when the Fisherman wild symbol collects a money symbol, it is initially multiplied by the multiplier for its respective position. Additionally, all Fisherman wild symbols that land during the round are gathered. Players are rewarded with an extra +10 free spins for every 4 Fisherman wild symbols collected this way.
If you don’t want to wait around for the Big Bass Floats my Boat bonus round to appear, you can purchase it at any time. You have three options for Feature Buy in this game:
- The button in the upper left corner allows you to increase your chances of hitting Scatters by paying a 50% fee on all bets.
- The base Feature Buy costs 100x and randomly awards between 10 and 20 spins
- The Super Feature Buy option costs 300x and awards +10 free spins for every 3 Wilds collected instead of 4