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Provider Reel Kingdom
Release Date Available Now
RTP 94.62% - 96.70%
Minimum/Maximum Stake 0.20/250
Pay Lines Up To 147,456
Volatility High
Maximum Win 20,000x
Rating 7.8

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Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways

Hard to believe we're back here again… That's right, it's time for the tenth release in the bass series, courtesy of Pragmatic Play partner Reel Kingdom.

At this point I've definitely ran out of intros – we all know how it works, but this time around it's nothing completely unique like the recent Big Bass Amazon Xtreme. Instead, it's time to gear up for a Megaways version of the 8th release in this series, in Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways.

With RTP options up to 96.70%, this highly (5/5) volatile release can produce wins up to 20,000x bet.

Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Base Game
Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Base Game

There's been no change in the scenery in Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways – we're beside a riverbank, with with some long grass along the top of the screen beside a little frog floating on a lily pad. Underneath the water, we have bubbles, coral and some fish swimming around.

Most of the action sits on the reels though, with the usual suspects – dragonflies, fishing rods, bobbers and tackle boxes. Finally, an upbeat soundtrack comes in to tie it all together – slightly changed from the original, but still doing its job of making this an inviting release.

Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Base Features

Taking place across 6 reels, wins are formed on Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways by matching at least 3 symbols on adjacent reels, beginning with the leftmost reel. What is immediately noticeable – and recognisable from Floating Dragon Megaways – are the additional rows along the top.

We have 3 of these, which activate and deactivate at the beginning of each spin randomly. The topmost row can only contain Wilds, which substitute for all symbols except Scatters, Fisherman symbols and Coin Money symbols, whilst the others can contain any symbol. Only symbols in unlocked rows count towards wins. At maximum expansion, a total of 147,456 ways to win are possible.

Symbols available begin with non premiums, with 10s, Js, Qs, Ks, As and Fish Money symbols, awarding wins between 0.10 and 0.20x bet for 3 of a kind matches, increasing to values between 1 and 1.50x bet for 6 of a kind wins.

At the premium end we have tackle boxes, dragonflies and fishing rods. Land 3 of a kind of any premium to see wins between 0.30 and 1x bet, increasing to values between 2 and 5x bet for 6 of a kind matches. Finally, fishing bobbers are the highest paying symbol and the only to pay for 2 of a kind, awarding wins between 1 and 50x bet for matches between 2 and 6 of a kind.

Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Offers Players up to 147,456 Ways to Win
Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Offers Players up to 147,456 Ways to Win

There are a few things to consider in the base game, beginning with tumbles. On every spin, all symbols involved in a winning combination will be removed from the reels, and all remaining symbols will drop down to the bottommost available position on their respective reels – or move to the left on the horizontal reels.

New symbols will then drop in from above or move in from the right to fill the remaining gaps, with tumbles continuing until no new wins are formed.

Mystery Symbols

Next up are Mystery symbols, which are lanterns. When Mystery symbols land on the reels they will all reveal the same regular paying symbol.

Fish Money Symbols

Finally, it's Fish Money symbols.

On every spin, Fish Money symbols take on a random cash value from a pre-defined set. This can be 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, 25x, 50x or 5,000x bet.

In the base game Fish Money symbols pay according to the payable and tumble as normal – their cash values are not awarded.

All Mystery Symbols Will Reveal the Same Symbols
All Mystery Symbols Will Reveal the Same Symbols

Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Bonus

Land 3 or more golden Coin Money symbols on the reels to trigger the Hold & Spin Bonus. Coin Money symbols can land on any reel except the topmost reel and hold cash values of 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 10x, 11x, 12x, 14x, 16x, 18x, 20x, 22x, 25x or 30x bet. 

Hold & Spin Feature

When at least 3 Coin Money symbols land in view, they will stick into place, their values will be collected, and all other symbols on the reels will fade away. All reel positions will stay the same size, and 3 respins are awarded. During respins, it is only possible to land Coin Money symbols or Diamond Money symbols – which take on values of 50x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 500x, 1,000x or 2,000x bet.

Each time a new Coin Money symbol or Diamond Money symbol lands, respins will reset to 3, and all values in view will be collected – this includes the triggering Coin Money symbols, which stick into place and are collected again each time a new symbol lands alongside them.

New Coin Money symbols and Diamond Money symbols that land will only be collected once, and then will fade away for the next respin.

The Hold & Spin feature has a win guarantee of 20x bet. If the feature ends and 20x bet has not been achieved, 3 more respins are awarded. This continues until at least 20x bet has been won.

Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Hold & Spin Bonus
Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Hold & Spin Bonus

Free Spins

Land 3, 4, 5, or 6 Scatters to trigger 10, 15, 20, or 25 Free Spins respectively. During free spins, the Fisherman symbol can land on all reels and rows except the topmost. On any spin, if this symbol lands, the values attached to any Fish Money symbols in view will be collected and awarded as a win. Alongside this, Fisherman symbols are collected and added to the meter at the right of the screen:

  • Collect 4 Fisherman Symbols: +10 free spins x2
  • Collect 8 Fisherman Symbols: +10 free spins x3
  • Collect 12 Fisherman Symbols: +10 free spins x10

After this point, collecting an additional 4 Fisherman symbols will award a further +10 spins and increase the multiplier by +x10, with no upper limit.

During Free Spins, Fish Money symbols are not counted as a win and removed as they are in the base game – instead, they remain in place, dropping to the bottom of the screen until tumbles have finished.

When tumbles have ended, if no Fisherman symbol has landed, Fish Money symbols will then pay as regular symbols, but if they are collected by a Fisherman symbol they do not.

Randomly, when a Fisherman symbol lands in view with no Fish Money symbols, it is possible for dynamite to appear, adding Fish Money symbols into random reel positions (except the topmost row). Alternatively, Mystery symbols may appear and transform into a random symbol.

Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Free Spins
Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways Free Spins

Buy Bonus

Finally, players in appropriate regions can fast track the action with 2 Buy Bonus options.

  • Buy Free Spins (3, 4, 5 or 6 Scatters) – 100x bet
  • Buy Hold & Spin Bonus (3, 4, 5 or 6 Coins) – 120x bet

RTP is unchanged when buying either feature.

The maximum win available in Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways is 20,000x bet. If the sum of a single game round exceeds this, the game round will end and 20,000x bet will be awarded.

First Impression

Alright, let's get the obvious part out of the way – Big Bass Hold & Spinner Megaways is basically just Floating Dragon Megaways with a different theme. It's not only a remake of the bass, but a remake of both. That's not to say it isn't enjoyable, and there are more than enough features packed into it to keep things exciting, but you aren't going to get a completely unique experience.

In the base game, Mystery symbols and tumbles do most of the work, combined with a potential 147,456 ways to win. It's the bonus features where things are exciting though – particularly the Hold & Spin Bonus which offers values up to 2,000x bet and comes in at a slightly higher value, at least where the feature buy is concerned.

Free Spins are more or less what you'd expect from this series, except there's no upper limit to how high that multiplier or those re-triggers can go. When the right combinations occur at any point, wins are possible up to 20,000x bet.

Finally, maths is highly (5/5) volatile, and RTP options are available up to 96.70%, so as always it's worth checking this. If you were a fan of Floating Dragon Megaways but you prefer the classic fish theme, this one will suit you great.


*The screenshots taken of games reviewed on this site are taken from Demo Play, as reviews are often written before games are released for real play.

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