Seasonal slots are nothing new, but many of them tend to be fairly predictable. Until now, that is. This year the clever developers at Reel Kingdom have given us something completely different with Christmas Big Bass Bonanza. Yes, it’s a festive new take on the classic Big Bass Bonanza fishing-themed game, and if that sounds unusual to you, you’re not alone. The good news is that the rather bizarre combination works far better than any of us would expect.
Where to Play Christmas Big Bass Bonanza
A Classic Slot in a Christmas Costume
Christmas Big Bass Bonanza plays exactly like the original Big Bass Bonanza game that was first launched in 2020. That’s a good thing because that first Big Bass title quickly went on to become a modern classic. It has a five-reel format with three reels and gives you ten ways to win with every spin.
What makes this a unique slot is the way in which the game is presented. The lower-value symbols (the playing card ranks 10, J, Q, K and A) are all topped with snow, and the higher-value symbols (the fish, the tackle box, the fishing float and the fishing rod) have also been given festive touches. Santa’s sleigh has been brought in to replace the mayfly and the Big Bass scatter happily wears a Santa hat.
The game takes place underwater, as in the original version, but even here things have been given a festive look, with baubles decorating the plant life. As if all of that wasn’t enough, an upbeat Christmas soundtrack, complete with jingling sleigh bells, plays throughout.
Expect Santa in the Bonus Round
The bonus round in this game is triggered by getting 3, 4 or 5 of the Big Bass scatter symbols on the reels at the same time. When that happens, you’ll receive 10, 15 or 20 free spins, respectively. During the free spins round, a Santa wild symbol will appear on all five reels.
When fish symbols land during free spins, they will each have a cash value. If Santa lands at the same time, he’ll gather up all visible values on your behalf.
Every fourth Santa wild that appears will increase a multiplier value and add another 10 free spins. The multiplier starts at 1x and increases to 2x, 3x and then 10x, at which point no further increases or free spins can be had. A special feature bar that runs across the top of the reels makes it easy for you to keep track of exactly where you are in this respect.
Will You Reel in a Christmas Win?
Christmas Big Bass Bonanza is a slot that adds a great element of festive fun to a popular and proven format. It probably won’t be a title that you’ll want to play all year round, but if you’d like to have a go at reeling in a Christmas win, you could come away with as much as 2,100 times your stake. If that doesn’t warrant a “Ho, Ho, Ho!” then nothing will.