Area Blast Double Bass slot REVIEW
Area Blast Double Bass ReviewIt’s clear by now that Games Global partner, Area Vegas, did not choose the name of their company without a master plan behind it. They trademarked an ‘Area Link’ feature already in their debut release, Area Link Phoenix, and Area Blast™ Double Bass comes with yet another trademarked area feature. The two releases and features are hardly similar, however, and this game takes you on an idyllic fishing expedition with retro visuals and a prize collection feature that’s brand new to the popular genre.
You get to collect plenty of fish prizes also in the base game in Area Blast Double Bass, and this happens when one or two full-reel bass symbols nudge in place. You get respins as long as new fish prizes appear, and the progressive multiplier becomes active if you lock 2 bass symbols in place on reels 1 and 5. The bonus round offers more of the same, and jackpots up to 5,000x can be won in the randomly triggered jackpot pick game.
Area Blast Double Bass Slott - Reels Screen
Area Blast Double Bass Slot Features
The premium symbols award between 2 and 5 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and they consist of hats, life vests, fishing rods, tackle boxes, and a fishing boat. The royals all pay 1x your stake for the same, and the Wild symbol steps in for any pay symbol to help complete and/or improve line wins. In addition, the Wild symbol pays 10x your stake should you land 5 wilds on the same payline.
The Area Blast Feature in Area Blast Double Bass triggers when you land the big green bass symbol to fully cover reel 1 and/or reel 5. Don’t worry, as the big green bass symbol will always nudge fully in place if it lands only partially on the reel. In addition, you need to land at least one Fish Prize symbol in view, and the fish prize symbols are worth up to 100x your stake (including the Mini, Minor, and Major fish prizes).
All the fish prize symbols in view are instantly collected, and the one or two big bass reels become sticky as the remaining reels respin. Once again, all fish prize symbols are awarded, and any new partially in view big green bass symbol will nudge fully in place. This process repeats as long as you land new fish prize symbols, and the fish prize multiplier increases by +1 per respin. You need to lock in place 2 big green bass symbols to activate this multiplier, however.
The Area Blast Double Bass Slot Bonus Round triggers from 3 scatters anywhere in view, and this gives you 10 free spins. The Area Blast Feature triggers the same way as in the base game, with big green bass symbols nudging fully in view when they appear. You can expect the Area Blast feature to trigger more frequently during the bonus round, or at least that’s our experience, and you cannot win extra spins nor retrigger the feature.
In the base game, all prize symbols that land outside of the Area Blast feature are collected in the fisherman’s bobber. These prizes are not paid, however, but each time there is a chance you’ll trigger the Pick Feature. You will then pick from bobber icons, and you win the corresponding jackpot prize when 3 prize icons are matched up. These are the Mini, Minor, Major, or Mega jackpot prizes, and they pay 5x, 20x, 100x, or 5,000x your stake, respectively. The 3 smaller jackpots may be multiplier-boosted by x2, x3, or x5.
The 200 Spins Area Blast Double Bass Slot Experience
You get to see a few Area Blast respins in the base game, before we trigger the bonus round at 0:54 into the 2:51-minute highlights video. After a few attempts, we finally secured two big green bass symbols on reels 1 and 5 to activate the multiplier, and you can check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.
Games Global partner, Area Vegas, has a knack for putting their own spin on things, something we’ve learned from their 2 previous games, and the same can be said about Area Blast Double Bass. The fishing theme is hardly unheard of in the world of online slots, but there are no fishing slots quite like this one out there from before. The retro visuals are charming enough, and the peaceful lake setting sets the stage for some prize collection action.
The Area Blast feature is innovative, and well worth the trademark, and we like that the bass symbols always nudge fully in place to trigger it. It allows for fun prize collection respins in the base game, but it can be frustrating when you get to a solid multiplier without securing that elusive second bass symbol to activate it. You get even more of the same in the bonus round, and the pick game rewards loyal players once in a while. The 5,000x potential is solid enough, but we’re unsure if there is enough here to make a huge splash in such a competitive genre.
Area Blast Double Bass Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Area Blast Double Bass?
The top-tier Area Blast Double Bass RTP of 96.4 % is a bit above the industry average, but operators can adjust the RTP down via different settings as they see fit.
How volatile is Area Blast Double Bass?
This is a medium volatile game from Area Vegas, which makes it a good allrounder suitable for most players.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 5,000x your stake in Area Blast Double Bass, and the Grand Jackpot prize is worth the same.
How does the Area Blast™ feature work?
It triggers from the big green bass symbol that nudges in place to fill either reel 1 or 5, and this collects all fish prizes in view while providing a respin. The respins continue as long as you land new fish symbols to collect, and/or another bass symbol nudges in place. The latter activates the prize multiplier that increases by +1 per respin.
Is there a free spins mode in Area Blast Double Bass?
Yes, you get 10 free spins, and the Area Blast features seem to trigger more often in the bonus round. This is not explicitly stated in the paytable section of the game, however.
How can I win the jackpot prizes in Area Blast Double Bass?
Fish prizes that land in the base game are collected, and this will trigger a jackpot pick game at random times. This guarantees 1 of 4 prizes up to 5,000x your stake, at best. The 3 smaller jackpots can also be boosted by a multiplier up to x5.
Can I play Area Blast Double Bass Slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you will also find casinos we have confirmed to carry this title.