When it comes to what the rest of the world views as being traditional at Christmas, New Zealanders are used to doing things a bit differently. While other countries are complaining about snow blizzards and freezing temperatures, we’re donning the sunscreen. That’s probably why we also like our festive pokies to be a little different from the norm, and a brand new release that fits the bill perfectly is Christmas Big Bass Bonanza from Reel King.
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Big Bass Gets a Christmas Makeover
Christmas Big Bass Bonanza isn’t a completely original pokie, but rather a festive makeover of the Big Bass Bonanza game that was released last year. For some reason, fishing games always seem to be quite popular, and that original title was no exception, spawning both a Megaways version and now a Christmas edition.
This is a five-reel slot with three rows and ten pay lines. The game reels are presented against an underwater background that has been decked out to make it look more festive than you might expect. A large seaweed plant serves as a substitute Christmas tree and the water looks an awful lot chillier than we recall, but that could just be our imagination.
Most of the symbols on the reels are much the same as in the original game, but with a few Christmas dressings. That said, the mayfly has gone completely and a red sleigh has taken its place. A Santa symbol also comes into play in the bonus round. As you’d expect, all of the visuals in this game are superb.
As far as audio is concerned, Christmas Big Bass Bonanza will get you in a party mood thanks to a soundtrack of traditional festive music. We tried our best to not get carried away by it but failed miserably. Your mileage may vary.
Santa Goes Wild for Free Spins
The special feature in this game is the free spins round, which you enter by landing three or more scatter symbols. You’ll get 10, 15 or 20 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols, and in this part of the game Santa will show up as a wild symbol.
Fish symbols that appear will each have a cash value. When the Santa symbol appears, any of those fish that are also around will be caught for your benefit.
When four Santa symbols have appeared, you’ll get 10 more free spins and a multiplier of x2 will be applied to all wins. You can do this twice more to get a multiplier of x3 and x10, along with 10 more free spins in each case.
Want Festive Fun? Go Fish!
Like many things at this time of year, Christmas Big Bass Bonanza is all about loosening up and having fun. Is it a realistic presentation of the sport of bass fishing? Not at all. But is it a pokie worth playing? Absolutely. Give it a spin over the holidays and you just might catch a big one!