Of course, you might not get the same kind of chilled ambiance you get with angling surrounded by the bright lights and flashing colors of a casino, so fair play to leading developer NetEnt for coming out with a dose of fishing mayhem.
On the Reels…
A 5 reel, 15 pay-line (or should that be ‘pay-line and tackle’) video slot, NetEnt’s slot features a nice range of betting, with bets starting at just $0.01.
Big bettors aren’t left out, however, with $0.50 coin bets, and 10-coins per line available. Even better, you can win both ways on Lucky Angler – left to right and right to left – so there are more chances to win big.
We’ve been here before, of course. iSoftBet’s quirky fishing-themed slot, Get a Fish, complete with the authentic sounds of nature, is probably the closest thing to being by the river, but Microgaming give it a run for their money with their fishy escapade, the 5 reel Alaskan Fishing.
The Fishy Symbols….
Lucky Angler takes a similar ‘cool’ take on fishing to the latter slot by placing you by a snowy lake as you try to hook a monster.
There are some nice cartoony graphics on the reels, with several types to look out for: the red snapper, lobsters, eels, and catfish look out at you with manic grins on their faces, while you’ll be trying to avoid the old boot – the lowest-paying symbol in a winning combo.
Sticky Wilds and Free Spins Can Be Lucrative
The fish hook is the game’s Wild, substituting for all symbols other than the Scatter. The Wilds are sticky too but they only appear on Reels 2 and 4.
During the game’s bonus round – a free spins feature – Sticky Wilds will appear on Reel 3 as well, so the free spins can be really lucrative. They are triggered by hitting three or more Scatters – look for the Mackerel icon – on the reels.
Anything from 5 to 15 freebies can be triggered depending on how many Scatters you first hit, and a Sticky Wild will appear on the middle reel to kick off your free spins.
With some nice free spins, Sticky Wilds that do exactly what they say on the tin, some great graphics and slick animation, NetEnt are onto a winner with this fish-related slot.
Bonus hounds may baulk at the lack of extra features, but that’s nit-picking – tackle this slot today.
Slot Game: Lucky Angler – A Snowy Catch
Theme: Angling, Fishing, Snow
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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