Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy Slot Review 2024

Get ready to catch yourselves some big wins in Light & Wonders latest addition to their potfolio, Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy!

Light & Wonder are seeing the new year in with a spot of fishing, with growing Wilds in the form of Electric Eels, Sharks that go Wild over all 5 reels and Swordfish that contribute towards the Free Spins round where the biggest of fish await!

The fishing theme is a common choice with Providers, seen in some of the most popular titles to date, including the Fishin’ Frenzy and Big Bass series, but will Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy stand out as a popular slot like those before it?

Let’s play on and find out!

Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy Base Game and Features

Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy is a 6 reel slot with 729 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€20 per spin, with plenty of other options inbetween the two. Reel ‘Em In! has a theoretical RTP of 96.00% and a max win cap of 8,259x.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol here is the Fishing Hook, followed by the Life Ring, Tacklebox, Hat and Fishing Net. Low-paying symbols are standard King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. During Free Spins, Shark Wilds are present, substituting for all other symbols except Scatters and Special Fish symbols.

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Maximum Bet 20
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Maximum Win 8,259x
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Paylines 729 Ways
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Release Date 04/01/2023
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RTP 96.00%
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Mechanics Video Slot
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Volatility high
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Reels 6
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Minimum Bet 0.1
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Fish Reel

Below the reel set sits an additional Sliding Reel, with only special Fish symbols present. Each Fish symbol is equipped with a Prize value between x5 and x50.

With each new spin, each of the 4 positions can display either a Cash Fish, Swordfish, Electric Eel or an empty position.

The Electric Eel symbol is the only special symbol without a Prize, instead acting as a Wild. When an Eel symbol is caught, it will expand to fill the entire reel above it. Any prizes awarded that include the Electric Eel symbol are multiplied by x4.

At the start of each new spin, the reel will move one position to the left, changing the positions of any special Fish symbols and potentially adding another to the right-most reel.

If a Fishing Rod symbol lands on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5, it will catch any special Fish symbols below it on the Sliding Reel, awarding the corresponding Prize. If there is no Fish symbol on the Sliding Reel for the rod to catch, no Prize is awarded.

Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy Free Spins

Landing 3 or more Scatters across the reels in any position, automatically triggers the Free Spins round. The Free Spins round can also be triggered by catching a Swordfish symbol on the Sliding Reel, or a combination of both Scatters and Swordfish.

Scatters Swordfish Caught Free Spins Awarded
0-2
1 8
2 10
3 12
4 14
3
0 8
1 10
2 12
3 14
4
0 10
1 12
2 14
5
0 12
1 14
6 0 15

 

During Free Spins, a Shark animation can appear randomly, adding up to 5 Wilds to the reels in random positions. Shark Wilds do not substitute for Scatters, Fishing Rods or any special Fish symbols on the Sliding Reel.

Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

Light & Wonder has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 51x your current bet. (RTP 95.89%).

Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy: Our Verdict

Fishing Slots aren’t exactly few and far between, are they?

Everyone from Light and Wonder to Pragmatic Play are trying to get their ‘hooks’ into the game of fishing, but how appealing is Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy? And does it stand out from an overwhelmingly large crowd of slots that have capatalised on the same theme?

Light & Wonder’s offering certainly wasn’t bad. They’ve at least tried to make it their own with differences in the way that fish are caught, which surprisingly few do. Many just stick a different skin on a math model produced by someone else in the hope they’ll enjoy a share of the success, but Reel ‘Em In! A bit Fishy feels pretty fresh.

It’s not completely innovative of course. It hasn’t ‘reinvented the fishing rod’ so to speak, but its an entertaining and fun if you’re a fishing enthusiast like so many are.

The potential looks very decent too. 8,259x is the maximum win in Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy. It’s not as large as some of the other ‘fish’ from other games out there, but its certainly not small.

Overall, Reel ‘Em In! A Bit Fishy isn’t quite a game changing fishing slot, but you’d be much better off here than with some of the games that just try to copy Fishin’ Frenzy.