Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold Slot Review 2024
Lucky Lad Flynn is taking his new Christmas role seriously as he dresses for the occasion is his best Santa suit, but will he live up to the task and gift us with some big wins?
If you’ve been keeping track so far, you will know by the title that Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold is another to join Gameburger Studios’ popular ‘Pots of Gold’ series, but how does it compare to the others?
Apart from a slight change in scenery and statistics, Gameburger Studios has kept gameplay pretty much the same, with the Collect feature, Accumulation Trail in Free Spins and a Bonus Buy for those outside the UK to take advantage of.
Will Christmas come early for us this year? Let’s play on and find out!
Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold Base Game and Features
Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold is a 5 reel slot with 10 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbol types land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available to players is £/€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€25 per spin, with plenty more betting options in between the two to choose from. Looking at statistics, Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold has a theoretical RTP of 96.00% and a maximum win capacity of 15,472x.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold is the Tacklebox, followed by the Boots, Fishing Hook, Bauble and Fish symbols. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten.
There is also a Collect symbol which acts as a Wild and substitutes for all symbols except Scatters and Jackpot symbols. The Collect symbol is only present on reel 5 in the base game and all reels in Free Spins.
During the base game, landing a Collect symbol on reel 5 at the same time as any Fish or Jackpot symbols, activates the Collect feature.
Once this happens, the Collect symbol will reel in all Cash values of any present Fish symbols on the reels. If 1 of 4 Jackpot symbols land in view along with a Collect symbol, its corresponding Jackpot Prize is awarded.
- Mini – Awards 15x your current bet.
- Minor – Awards 50x your current bet.
- Major – Awards 500x your current bet.
- Mega – Awards 5,000x your current bet.
Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold Free Spins
Landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters across the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 15 and 20 Free Spins respectively.
During this round, the reel set will expand to 5 rows with an additional 10 paylines in play. Also available during this round is the Accumulation Trail.
Each time a Collect symbol lands across the reels, it will be stored in the Accumulation Trail atop the reel set. For every 3 Collect symbols that are accumulated, a Multiplier of x2 for level 1, x3 for level 2, x5 for level 3 and x10 for level 4 is applied to all future Collect symbols that land.
Reaching the next level on the Accumulation Trail also awards an additional +5 Free Spins per level. The new Multiplier on the Collect symbols is then applied to all Fish symbols and their Cash values when they are reeled in.
Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold Bonus Buy
Those outside of the UK may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
Gameburger Studios has granted players access to 3 Free Spins options, as follows.
- Option 1 – 10 Free Spins for a total cost of 50x your current bet.
- Option 2 – 15 Free Spins for a total cost of 100x your current bet.
- Option 3 – 20 Free Spins for a total cost of 150x your current bet.
Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold: Our Verdict
Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold is sure to get the festive cheer going, and what a festive period it would be if you landed one of jackpot prizes.
Is Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold a dramatic shift from the normal fishing game to something brilliantly innovative? Not really, but it’s a lot of fun even if it does conform to fishing slots as we know them today. Plus, the added jackpot prizes does make it more attractive than others out there at the moment.
Free Spins is where Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold really shines with its increased reel size, and the bonus buy options and the levels available will appeal to many different players. Go in with the standard 10 Spins? at 50x it’s quite reasonable, but if you prefer there’s a 100x option for 15 Free Spins and a 150x if you want to maximise the potential with 20 Free Spins.
Of course, this option isn’t available to UK players, but there’s still a chance to get more spins by progressing through the levels, at which point you’d see some multipliers too.
Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold doesn’t look to ‘reinvent the fishing rod’ so to speak, but it’s a wonderfully festive slot with lots of potential.