Big Bass Splash

Big Bass Splash

7 / 10
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The Big Bass Splash pokie is a 5 reel, 10 payline pokie from Pragmatic Play. The latest in a long line of fishing themed online pokies, the action in this part mainly focuses on the free spins feature. With different modifiers in place, make sure to land fishermen wild symbols and fish money symbols to win cash prizes. Collect wilds to win additional free spins and increase the fish money multiplier up to 10x. With a 96.71% RTP rate and maximum potential of 5000x the bet, it’s time to head to the swamp for our Big Bass Splash review.

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Nice to know

Launched 23 June 2022
RTP 96.71%, 95.67%, 94.60%
Volatility High
Software Pragmatic Play
Features Additional Free Spins, Buy Feature, Cash Collector, Free Spins Multiplier, Multiplier, RTP range, Scatter Symbols, Wild
Theme Fishing
Paylines 10
Grid Layout 5-3
Min. bet/line $0.10
Max win x5.000
Jackpot N/A

Positive points

  • ✅ Adequate Base RTP
  • ✅ Visually Outstanding

Negative points

  • ❌ Ranging RTP
  • ❌ No Features in the Base Game

Big Bass Splash Review

Pragmatic Play always gives their players high levels of excitement although fans of the previous Big Bass games will know what to expect. The visuals in this game are as we’d expect from this provider, but the features aren’t very numerous which may be a bit disappointing for some — at least for those that are expecting more action in this new title. The million dollar question therefore is whether this game still has enough to offer? You’re about to find out in this in-depth review as we’ve once again got some mixed emotions.


Big Bass Splash

Big Bass Splash is actually created by Reel Kingdom and powered by Pragmatic Play. Reel Kingdom is a game studio that often teams up with Pragmatic Play giving players the chance to enjoy another title from the popular “Big Bass” series. If you’ve played any previous instalments of the Big Bass-series before, then you probably already know the excitement awaiting you. This particular online pokie title takes you into the underwater world that’s been brought to your screen through the transparent reels. The great visuals are given even more ambiance via the lively audio.

How to Play

Before you start playing this online pokie by Pragmatic Play, it’s always worth identifying the essentials that come with the game. The setup of Big Bass Splash includes 5 reels, each having 3 symbols. The game works with 10 fixed paylines, which go from left to right. Before making your first spin, choose the bet values by clicking the “Plus” and “Minus” buttons which are connected to the Spin function. In order to get started you will need to select between 1-10 coins per line and coin values between $0.01 and $2.5. The total bets in the Big Bass Splash pokie game will therefore range from $0.10 to $250, making this a suitable pick for both recreational players and high rollers. Click on the Spin button or hit the spacebar on your computer if you want to play the game. If you prefer continuous games, then make sure to activate the Autoplay feature whilst activating the Turbo mode or Quick spin will increase the speed of the game.

Symbol Wins

With a fishing theme, the Big Bass Splash pokie walks the same path as the other popular games in the series including games such as Big Bass Bonanza, Big Bass Bonanza Megaways and Bigger Bass Bonanza. Graphically, there are similarities to be found with previous parts, but the action takes place in clearer waters under a swamp as opposed to the sea. The audio of Big Bass Splash has, what some would call a hillbilly sound and is definitely more upbeat than in the original game.

Symbols in Big Bass Splash include A, K, Q, J and 10 royals as well as fish money, tackle boxes, dragonflies, fishing rods and monster trucks. The latter is the only symbol that is different from the first game. Out of these, the monster truck is the best paying symbol with 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination giving players 0.5, 5, 20 or 200x bet payout. The fisherman is the wild symbol in the game and has more of a cowboy look. The fisherman lands on all 5 reels during the free spins round and substitutes for all symbols except the fish scatter. Here’s a quick overview of the symbols:

Symbol Payout for 3 Payout for 4 Payout for 5
10 0.2 1 5
J 0.2 1 5
Q 0.2 1 5
K 0.2 2.5 10
A 0.2 2.5 10
Fish Money 1 5 20
Tackle Box 2 10 50
Dragonfly 2 10 50
Fishing Rod 3 15 100
Monster Truck 2, 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 5, 20 or 200x bet
Fish Scatter 3+ activates the Free Spins feature
Fisherman Wild Appears during free spins

Bonus Features

The free spins round is what it’s all about in Big Bass Splash. During the free spins round there are wild symbols and money symbols. The base game has no bonus features, but there is a Scatter Respin feature that can help you reach the free spins round.

Scatter Respin feature

The free spins round starts when you land 3 or more scatters on the playing field. If you get 2 scatters, there’s a random chance you could win an extra scatter. A respin can be awarded with the present scatter symbols moving down 1 position. The Respin feature is triggered and all positions bar the ones with scatters respin. This gives you the opportunity to land the third scatter that is needed. Also, the Hook feature can be activated when landing two scatters. A fishing hook can pull 1 of the reels up to reveal the third scatter.

Big Bass Splash Free Spins

Collecting 3, 4 or 5 scatters gives you 10, 15 or 20 free spins. In the free spins round of Big Bass Splash, the wild symbols and money symbols also come into play. The wild symbols look like a fisherman, whilst the money symbols come in the form of fish. Of course, the wild symbols can substitute for any regular symbol to complete combinations. But in addition to this standard function, the hook also has another task. If you land a number of fish and a fisherman on the playing field at the same time, the fisherman will collect all the fish giving you a higher payout as he collects more fish.

When a wild symbol and no fish land on the playing field, fish symbols can still appear anywhere on the grid. This also applies the other way around. So if there are fish and there’s no fisherman to be found, a fisherman can still show up somewhere on your screen. In addition, the wild symbols are collected above the grid. Every time you collect a multiple of 4 wild symbols, you get 10 extra free spins and a win multiplier. All together, this can lead to a total of 58 free spins. The multiplier is applied to fish money symbols collected when the wild symbols lands.

  • 4 wild symbols give you a win multiplier of x2.
  • 8 wild symbols give you a win multiplier of x3.
  • 12 wild symbols give you a win multiplier of x10.

Bonus Buy

As with most online pokies released by Pragmatic Play, there’s a Buy Free Spins feature available for Kiwis. Buy your way into the free spins round for 100x the total bet.

Payout Metrics

The Big Bass Splash RTP stands at a very comfortable 96.71%. This is a very high return rate and a lot better than the online pokies average of 96%. It’s also the same percentage available in previous Big Bass instalments. The variance of Big Bass Splash is very high as well and we would rank it as 5 out of 5. The maximum win in Big Bass Splash is 5000x your total bet which is fairly standard for a Pragmatic Play game and more than other games in this series such as Big Bass Bonanza (2100x) and Big Bass Bonanza Megaways (4000x). The max payout can be won in the Free Spins feature. Other than the opportunity to score a larger catch than any of the previous parts, this new Big Bass Splash online pokie is business as usual.


By now, it may feel a bit like Pragmatic Play is copy-pasting the Big Bass series after Big Bass Bonanza, Big Bonanza Megaways, and even the Christmas edition, but still, Big Bass Splash is a nice pokie overall. If you’re a fan of fishing as a theme or one of the previous parts in this series, then this new online pokie is highly recommended to try out. Be aware that it might get a bit boring during the base game, but when you finally reach the free spins round, there is quite a bit of action to compensate for the calm before the storm. As far as we’re concerned, Big Bass Splash is thus a great addition to the popular Big Bass series. The 5000x potential is the highest so far in the series, beating even the Megaways version by a decent margin of 1000x, so Big Bass Splash will probably make a welcoming splash in the Pragmatic Play community.