iGaming software studio Pragmatic Play has announced the launch of its first casino crash game, breathing new life into the Big Bass slot franchise. Big Bass Crash has launched, bringing the fishing-themed casino game into the fast-growing, crash-themed medium of online casino libraries.
Casino crash games have really caught the eye of the iGaming space in recent months. These games don’t look or play like conventional slots, although they are similarly powered by random number generators (RNGs), which ensure fair and transparent results. Casino crash games are more a test of nerves than your patience, like slots. Crash games require you to try and ‘cash out’ for a fixed multiplier win before the game ‘crashes’ and you lose your initial stake.
Pragmatic Play: Innovators
Pragmatic Play is no stranger to innovation in the iGaming scene. Its Drops & Wins slot games are fast becoming some of the most popular in the market. This includes timed promotional mechanics, with each slot programmed to trigger daily and weekly prizes entirely at random. Think of them as a next-generation version of progressive jackpot slots.
Casimba, which describes itself as the best UK online casino, has a dedicated section for Drops & Wins games, displaying 25+ titles and frequently adding to the collection. Ironically, this includes Big Bass Amazon Xtreme, underlining the enduring appeal of the Big Bass slot series.
What does Big Bass Crash entail?
As with most other Big Bass slot games, Big Bass Crash involves the bearded fisherman and his red-and-white fishing boat. This time, the game mechanics are even simpler. The fisherman casts his line out into the sea. The line can snap off at any time as it plunges into the depths of the ocean. The onus is on the player to cash out for a multiplier win before the line snaps, risking losing their stake and ending the round.
One of the most intriguing features in this casino crash game is the introduction of a ‘50% cashout’ mode. Players can lock in half the size of a usual multiplier and let 50% of their initial stake ride to try and play for even bigger multipliers as the line floats down.
There are plenty of social gameplay elements included in Big Bass Crash and many other casino crash games. There are prize leaderboards which update in real time and list the players who have racked up the highest multipliers in set timeframes. There’s also a real-time live chat box, allowing active players to communicate during and in between rounds. There’s also a raft of game history and statistics to help players make informed cash-out decisions.
The most popular Big Bass casino games to date
The Big Bass Bonanza Megaways slot is still one of the most popular versions, with Big Time Gaming’s Megaways game engine bringing an extra dimension to the original Big Bass slot. There are up to 46,656 ways to win.
Meanwhile, Big Bass Amazon Xtreme is one of the newest slot versions, inspired by Earth’s mightiest river. It comes complete with a free spins bonus feature and a choice of up to six active game mechanics during the free games. It will be fascinating to see just how well Big Bass Crash is received by traditional online casino players, especially those who have been loyal to the Big Bass slot series.