The Best of the Bass: Big Bass Bonanza vs. Bigger Bass Bonanza

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There’s something a bit fishy about today's article, as we’re hosting a battle of the century between the iconic fishing-themed slots created by Pragmatic Play; Big Bass Bonanza, and its newer, bigger brother, Bigger Bass Bonanza. Join us as we pit these two titles against one another, so you can pick the best Bass slot for you.

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! 

Let’s start this epic battle by looking over the overview of both of these fabulously fishy slots. We’ll begin with the OG:

Big Bass Bonanza

The Pragmatic Play video slot game Big Bass Bonanza features a 5-reel, 3-row layout. There are 10 fixed paylines and a betting range of 0.10 to 250 credits per spin. There is only one bonus round in the game, and it is a collection-based bonus round. However, by landing enough wild symbols in view during the bonus round, you can also unlock multipliers.

Bigger Bass Bonanza

Released as the bigger and better brother of the original Big Bass Bonanza slot in late 2020, Bigger Bass Bonanza was also created by Pragmatic Play. A 5x4 slot layout with 12 fixed paylines, free spins, and escalating multipliers are the key attractions in this title. The RTP for this slot has been set at 96.71 percent, despite its extreme volatility. The maximum award is worth 4,000 times your wager.

Special Features 

Which of these slots puts the ‘special’ into special features? Let’s see!

Big Bass Bonanza

Big Bass Bonanza keeps things nice and straightforward with one bonus feature which is a free spins bonus round. Not the most exciting, but this feature does come with a twist. To trigger the free spins bonus round, players have to land 3-5 scatter symbols. Players will win 10-20 free spins, which is on the generous side of things. The unique factor about the free spins in the Big Bass Bonanza slot comes from the fishies that appear on the reels with cash values attached to them. Land a fisherman at any time during the bonus and he’ll reel in all the fish on the reels for an instant prize treat.

Bigger Bass Bonanza

Like playing Big Bass Bonanza, Bigger Bass Bonanza also only has a free spins round; but again there’s a unique twist. Once again you’ll need 3-5 scatters to trigger this feature, and you’ll be awarded 10-20 free spins, but for this game, the fisherman mechanic has been scrapped, and a new wild collection feature added. During the Bigger Bass Bonanza free spins bonus round, you collect any wilds you land. Along the top of the reels, you can see how many wilds have accumulated. Every fourth wild retriggers ten additional spins and a higher multiplier for your wins.


Let’s talk gameplay next, after all, bonus features mean nothing if the game isn’t fun to play!

Big Bass Bonanza

Big Bass Bonanza uses a standard 5x3 video slot layout and has 10 fixed paylines. This makes getting the game set up very easy; it really only takes a few clicks to enter your wager. The information and additional settings can be quickly accessed using the ‘i’ button, and Big Bass Bonanza is also compatible with all devices. 

Bigger Bass Bonanza

The Bigger Bass Bonanza slot adds an extra row to proceedings with a 5x4 layout. This increases the number of paylines on offer in the slot to 12. Aside from this, setting up and playing the Bigger Bass Bonanza slot is very much the same as its little brother. 


Let’s get down to the brass tacks. How do these two slots stack up on paper?

Big Bass Bonanza

The Big Bass Bonanza slot machine has a theoretical return to player of 96.5% which places it nicely above the current market average of 96%. This game has a medium volatility rating making it accessible to most types of players. Wagers for this game start at just 10p per spin, and max out at £250 per spin, so there’s a lot of flexibility as far as budgets are concerned.

Bigger Bass Bonanza

The Bigger Bass Bonanza slot has a theoretical RTP of 96.71%, meaning that statistically, this game has the edge over its predecessor. While this is great, there is an increased volatility rating, meaning this slot might be a little too extreme for new or casual players. Wagers on the Bigger Bass Bonanza slot start at 12p and extend up to £240 per spin, which is a great range, but a little less than that offered by Big Bass Bonanza. 

The Verdict

So, who’s the winner? Well, we leave that up to you folks! We’ve left you a compelling argument for both games, with Big Bass Bonanza offering lower volatility, larger wagering limits, a smaller reel set, and a fisherman bonus feature. Bigger Bass Bonanza, on the other hand, was designed to be bigger and better than its predecessor, as can be seen in its extra reel and paylines, however, this also includes a high volatility rating, which could put some players off. It really all depends on what you look for in your slots.

Sign Up and Play These Bonanza Slots at Spin Genie

While there are clear advantages and disadvantages to both games, one thing they have in common is that they can both be played at Spin Genie. So if you want to try out these titles and decide the winner for yourself, then sign up and play today.


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