Following on with our theme of all things big and beautiful…sort of…we’re once again looking at two big-name slots that promise big things. Specifically, it’s Big Catch and Big Blox we’ll be presenting you with today, which it has to be said are similar by name alone. Once you get into them, you’ll see that they’re as different as…well, two very different things!
You’ll have a blast with both – you can trust us on that one!
Kicking things off first with Big Blox, which comes courtesy of the folks at the delightfully unpronounceable studio that is Yggdrasil Gaming. It’s the standard five-reel setup with a generous 243 paylines to play for and full compatibility with pretty much every mobile device out there. Spins start out at just 25p each and go as high as £100 for big spenders, while the action takes place in some kind of aboriginal jungle with all manner of weird and wonderful icons and symbols to welcome you!
There are ten standard symbols and one wild in-play, with an upbeat soundtrack to keep the energy up as you carry out your quest. As for what exactly your quest entails, we sort-of lied when we said there were 243 paylines as there are technically no paylines at all. Instead, there are 243 ways to win – you just need to line up three or more identical symbols from left to right to take home a prize. There’s a red and yellow mask in there that’s the most valuable symbol during normal play – line up five in a row and you’re taking home 400X your bet.
It’s the Big Block feature that makes Big Blox epic…not to mention where it got its name from, too! With every spin, there will be a rectangle on the game board in which every symbol will match. It could be anywhere from 2X2 in size right up to 5X3, which would of course cover the whole board.
The golden mask is the wild symbol and can be used to take the place of any other symbols on the board. However, it’s also possible for the two features to combine, meaning a Big Block rectangle appearing on the board and giving you any number of wilds for potentially huge wins! If things go your way from start to finish, you could walk away with a prize worth up to 3,888X your bet!
You might note that not only does Big Blox not have a huge contingency of bonus rounds, but it also has absolutely no free spins to play for all. Which is a bit of a shame, but once you’ve experienced the excitement of that elusive Big Block spicing things up, you’ll be hungry for more! It’s a high-variance game and so it doesn’t pay out too often, but has the potential to offer rich rewards for those with plenty of patience and a good bit of luck!
Next up comes a fabulously fishy slot from the folks at Novomatic, with five reels, 20 paylines and more fun than you can shake a very long rod at! In case you hadn’t already guessed, Big Catch is all about the delights of angling – an activity that tends to divide audiences right down the middle. Still, we’d like to bet that even if you think there’s nothing on Earth more boring than real-life fishing, you’ll be glad you gave Big Catch a try!
It all looks the part as you’d expect, with symbols that include the usual playing card symbols, anchors, the game’s logo and so on. You can put as little as 40p on the line with each spin or take things as high as £100, if you’re feeling generous.
The biggest payout during normal play comes if you manage to stack five Big Catch logo symbols across all five of the reels, which will means pocketing a whopping 50,000 coins. On top of this, there’s also the option of gambling each and every prize you win during normal play, which means double your prize if you get is right and sometimes a nice little mystery prize if you don’t!
There’s a pink starfish that acts as a wild and pops up occasionally on the third and fifth reels, taking the place of all other symbols to create winning combinations. At any time during normal play, you might find yourself being whisked over at random to the Fishing Bonus feature, which is where you’ll finally get the opportunity to indulge in a spot of fishing! A fishing line and hook will move across the reels and you get to pick which of the reels you think is hiding the biggest fish. Of course, bigger fish mean bigger payouts, which can go as high as 500C your bet! You keep on fishing until you pull an old boot out of the water, at which point the feature comes to an end.
As you can probably see, Big Catch is a slot that hasn’t specifically been designed just for fishing fans, but for anyone on the lookout for a simple, enjoyable and potentially generous slot. It’s a shame they haven’t introduced any kind of free spins feature as this would really have taken Big Catch to a higher level. Even so, as it stands right now it’s more than worth a dip of the net to see what kind of treasure you might pull out of the depths!