Game description

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Slot (Pragmatic Play)

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Slot (Pragmatic Play)Christmas Big Bass Bonanza adds to the long list of these types of slots that Pragmatic Play has already released into the market.

Apart from the regular and Megaways varieties of this game, the developer has decided to treat us to a version that can be played during the winter holidays.

I had lots of fun playing this interesting option for real money, and here is my review:

Game Set-Up

The slot uses the usual 5x3 reels design with just 10 pay lines. The major features inside include scatter, wild, free spins, plus a Money symbol collection that also has multipliers.

Betting and Prizes

I love the minimum bet allowed here which I find to be extremely accessible. With just $0.10, I was happy to spin some cool reels on this slot machine. With a higher budget, you can spin real money bets of up to $250 per round.

It is a medium-high volatility title, with returns of up to 2,100x the stake. This may not be some very good news, especially to high rollers.

The RTP is great though, and the developer has offered 96.71%, but there are other lower options of 95.67% or 94.62%.

Christmas Big Bass Bonanza Slot Features

Santa, carrying a wrapped-up fish as a gift, will make an appearance on the reels of this slot. As the wild, this character will serve as the joker, filling in for whichever regular symbol is required in its present location.

Money icons displaying a school of fish have the power to pay when creating their own combos, but they also have random payouts that you can claim during free spins. The free spins will be triggered by Bass Scatters. To get 10 to 20 free spins, I needed between 3 and 5 of these features visible on the reels. If any Money symbols are present at the time, the presence of a wild will collect their winnings.

You gather wilds and retrigger the feature when you have multiples of four (can also happen three times). This allows you access to 10 additional spins and increases the multiplier applied to money rewards (from 2x to 3x, and then 10x).

Theme & Design

We're still dealing with a fishing-themed slot machine, and they've incorporated plenty of Christmas decorations to give it a more festive feeling. The design is the same as always, nothing out of the ordinary.

When we look at the symbols used here, we see that they are the same ones that were used in earlier titles, but they have been modified to suit the Christmas theme. The Sleigh is one of the new features here. The regulars include fish donning Santa hats, baubles, tackle boxes as gifts, Santa, and a red, white, and black fishing rod.


Christmas Big Bass Bonanza isn't the most visually attractive slot machine to play during the holidays, but if you enjoy fishing, then this could be a great deal.

However, it is important to pick an online casino with a decent RTP setting, preferably around 96.71%, to counter the risk associated with the high volatility.

UPDATED ON: by Shawna Dudley