OK Wombat fans, you are going to need your mozzie spray and some lightweight clothes to keep cool as it’s humid where we are heading, which is into the depths of the Amazon rainforest with the Big Bass Amazon Extreme slot: a shiny, scaly big fish of a game from Pragmatic Play!
Oh and don’t forget your big rod, those Amazonians aren’t tiddlers!
This could be the fishing trip to top all others, as we are going to meet a selection of river creatures and the chance to reel in some chunky wins of up to 10,000 times your stake!
This five-reel, three-row video slot with ten pay lines has stunning graphics, exciting gameplay, and a wealth of bonus features, making it a treat for seasoned anglers and casual players alike. That friendly-looking fisherman with the beard looks like he needs waking up!
Look and Feel, Symbols
The reels of Big Bass Amazon Extreme are full of a vibrant array of symbols, bringing the Amazonian underwater world to life. High-paying symbols include a float, a colourful toucan, a decent-looking rod and a backpack. The float pays 200x for 5 on adjacent reels, left to right, the toucan 100x and the rod and backpack 50x each.
It’s a great looking cartoon slot like Big Horsey Fortune from Inspired and a few other good looking slots that we could mention.
The base game symbols, which pay out for combinations of three or more, also include the playing cards Ace to Ten including all of the royals.
The bearded fisherman is wild and may land on all of the reels during the free spins round.
To trigger the bonus features, look out for the leaping fish scatters, which appear on all five reels. Landing three or more scatters sets off the Free Spins round, where you will reel in ten free spins with the potential to be extended.
Then there are the Money Symbols. On every spin, the Money symbols take on a random value which can be hooked during the Free Spins.
Possible values are: 0.2x, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, 25x, 50x,
200x, 250x, 333x, 500x or even 1000x your total bet.
In keeping with the Big Bass series, the gameplay of Big Bass Amazon Extreme is pretty complex- it will take a while for you to get your head around the features as there are so many of them. But they are good ‘uns!
Bonuses and Features
Big Bass Amazon Extreme is full of bonus features that can boost your winning potential and add an extra layer of excitement to the gameplay. These features include:
Landing three or more scatter symbols triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 free spins.
During the Free Spins round, symbols collect energy, which can be used to expand the reels and trigger additional free spins.
When you first go into the feature, you’ll see a bunch of pots that you need to pick to grab the various features below.
Try not to hook the Boot as that ends the Picking game!
Pick a Pot Screen
If you land 4 or 5 scatters, you will trigger a “Pick ‘n Win” bonus with one or two boot items already revealed.
In the base game if you land just two scatters, there is a chance you will hook another one with a random feature:
– If the visible scatters can nudge down one position without leaving the reel area, you get a re-spin where the reels with scatters nudge down one position and the reels without scatters re-spin.
– Also at random, a crocodile can show up and switch one symbol into a SCATTER.
– Before the action starts, you need to pick objects to reveal modifiers that will boost the following free spins.
– Pick away until you reveal a boot that ends that part of the fun and starts the free spins with the modifiers you have found.
Possible modifiers are:
– More Free Spins – get 1, 2 or 3 extra free spins for the beginning of the
round. A maximum of six free spins can be won with these items.
– Guaranteed Fish – Reveal up to three +1 fish items for 1, 2 or 3 Money symbols to land on the screen for every free spin, for the length of the round.
More Pick ’em Features
– Collected Fisherman Wilds – Reveal up to three Fisherman Wilds to kick off the round with up to 3 of these symbols. These could help you re-trigger on the next spin.
– Remove Lowest Fish – you can reveal this feature twice. The 1st time it shows, the 2x Money Symbol is removed from the possible symbols in the next round. The 2nd time, the 5x Money symbol value is removed from the possible values in the next round. That leaves you the bigger ones of course!
During the Free Spins feature each Fisherman Wild collects all the values from the Money symbols on the screen.
All the Fisherman Wilds that land during the feature are collected until the end of the round.
Every fourth Fisherman Wild symbol you hook retriggers the feature, awards ten additional free spins and the multiplier for the Money Symbol collection advances to 2x for the 2nd level, 3x for the 3rd level, 10x for the 4th level, 20x for the 5th level, 30x for the 6th level, 40x for the 7th level and 50x for the 8th level.
You cannot re-trigger after the eighth level.
At random, when there are Fisherman Wild symbols on the screen but no Money symbols, at the end of a free spin, money symbols can land in random positions.
Also, at random, when there are money symbols on the screen but no Fisherman Wild at the end of a free spin, a hook will appear attached to a random reel to sprinkle Fisherman Wild symbols onto the screen.
In addition, (at random), when there are Fisherman Wild symbols on the screen but no Money symbols, at the end of a free spin, a waterfall symbol can land and change all the symbols from the screen, except for
Fisherman Wild WILD symbols to something else.
A hook can land at the end of a free spin which can pull the reels up
to drag Fisherman Wild and Money symbols into view.
Phew! Did you get that? We told you that a lot was going on in this slot!
Ante Bet Feature
The Ante Bet feature allows you to increase your stake which increases the chances of triggering the Free Spins round. More scatters will land on the reels.
If you want a fast route to the Free Spins round, the Bonus Buy feature is available (but not in all jurisdictions such as the UK). The free spins round can be triggered at once from the base game by buying it for 100x the current total bet.
If you’re a fan of fishing-themed slots and enjoy the thrill of bonus features, Big Bass Amazon Extreme is a must-try. Here are a few similar games you might also enjoy:
– Big Bass Bonanza: the original slot from the Big Bass series.
– Magical Amazon: A colourful and action-packed slot from Spinomenal
Big Bass Amazon Extreme is a great addition to the Big Bass series of slots with good-looking graphics, entertaining gameplay, and plenty of bonus features.
But don’t let me carp on about it, cast your line and start fishing for some wins!
Wombat Summary: 4.8/5
How Does the Free Spins Bonus work?
You get into the Bonus by dropping in three, four or five scatters anywhere across the reel set for ten free spins. If you only get two scatters, you may see a random feature that will help you hook a third.
You will see a “Pick your Feature” screen before the bonus feature begins, and here you pick from different pots for the extras and upgrades you will see in the bonus. You can pick extras until you reveal the boot symbol.
What is the Collector Symbols that Big Bass is famous for?
The bearded Fisherman is the Wild symbol and also the Collector symbol during the bonus, and he will scoop up all visible fish cash prizes. The Fisherman himself is also collected in a Progression Trail above the reel set, and every fourth Fisherman Wild you collect retriggers the bonus feature with ten additional free spins. You can do this up to seven times in theory. The Collection Multiplier Boost also nudges up on every retrigger, from 2x to 3x, then 10x, 20x, 30x, 40x, and finally 50x.