Reel it in and secure the big catch in Pragmatic Play’s fantastic sea life themed game, Fishin’ Reels Slot.
Fishin’ Reels will be a fishing spree to remember, with two different bonus features to choose from with varying volatility, making for diverse and exciting gameplay.
Pragmatic Play are no stranger to the world of angling, with the recent release of their highly anticipated Big Bass Bonanza, which rekindled a love for Fishing style games among the gaming community after creating something that was even better than Fishing Frenzy.
What kind of surprises lie within the blue for us in Fishin’ Reels Slot?
Fishin’ Reels looks like it’s another from Pragmatic Play that is visually flawless, which is something that players have come to expect from the provider at this point.
There are 5 reels in total, with each separated subtly by bubbles rising up from the ocean floor. The ocean itself looks peaceful and beaming with life, with colourful corals either side of the screen to add to the aesthetic.
Fishin’ Reels Slot has a number of betting options, covering the usual extensive range that Pragmatic play set for all of their games. The lowest option is £/€0.10, and its highest option is £/€100.
There are a lot of options in between the two if you fancy something in the middle, so rest assured that everyone can go fishing with this game!
Higher paying symbols in the game are comprised of sea life, as well as scuba diving gear.
Top symbol is the Puffer Fish, followed by the Frog, Lobster, Starfish, Mask, Flipper and Air Tank.
Lower paying symbols comprise of Heart, Diamond, Space and Club symbols. There’s also a Wild symbol, which will substitute for all other symbols except for the Scatter.
Fishin’ Reels uses 10 set pay lines, which will resonate well with those who prefer more of a classic gaming experience.
Any 3 matching symbols across any of these lines will form a win, and of course you will want to be getting full lines of the top symbols to hit them nice Base Game hits, which will tide you over until you enter one of the exciting Bonus Rounds that Fishin’ Reels Slot has to offer.
3 of the Boat Scatter symbols are needed to trigger the bonus in Fishin’ Reels.
At this point, there are two options available to choose from.
The first of which is a lower volatility option called Reel it in
Reel it in will net you 10 Free Spins, or more as stated above if you landed extra Scatter symbols.
This bonus works much in the way that Big Bass Bonanza does, with a special Fisherman symbol which will collect all money symbols. This type of gameplay can be seriously tilting when there isn’t a fisherman in sight!
But on the other side of the coin, it can also be seriously rewarding if he shows up with a lot of big fish on the screen.
Fish Symbols will have a pre-defined value, which ranges from 0.5x to 250x. There is also a possibility that Fish may have a value that awards extra spins. Each Fish that awards extra spin will give you +2 spins.
The Fisherman symbol can only appear on reel 5,
The Big Catch is a higher volatility game, which also gives 10 Free Spins or more depending on how many Scatter symbols you land.
A special Swordfish symbol is active in The Big Catch, which can hit randomly as an overlay of another symbol.
A fishing mini bonus game will be awarded when 3 Big Catch symbols are visble anywhere on screen.
Symbols in the Fishing Mini Game range from 0.5x to 250x, and if all 8 symbols are won in a round then special overlay symbols that take you to the mini game will cease, and normal Free Spins will resume for the duration of the round.
Pragmatic Play rarely fail to impress with their catalogue of captivating and potential-filled games, and it’s a sure thing that Fishin’ Reels will be no different.
The implementation of 2 bonus rounds, with the prospect of a special bonus round is something that everyone can be excited for, and the stunning visuals of the game make it something that is very playable even in the Base Game while you’re waiting for a bonus.
Looking to the statistics, it looks as if Fishin’ Reels has you covered on the RTP front with an impressive figure of 96.50%, but the maximum win seems a little low for a high volatility game with a maximum potential of 1,200x
The fishing mini game is the higher volatility, but it doesn’t feel like it’s massively exciting, with one one or two fish within the group that pays out a massive multiplier.
It would have been great if Pragmatic Play had added fish that could be upwards of 500x to up the excitement a little bit.
Fishin’ Reels will be available to play on most New Casinos on the 11/03/2021.
Written by Mark Bowley
Casino and Slots enthusiast. Keeping everyone up to date with all the latest slot releases and casino news.
Last modified: February 18, 2021