Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy Slot Review 2022

Step outdoors and enjoy a day of fishing and idle chit-chat with iSoftBet in their latest release, Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy!

Fishing fanatics will be falling hook, line and sinker for iSoftBet’s new and exciting slot called Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy, which shares similar traits to that of their beloved Euphoria.

Unlike Big Bass Bonanza which shows some pretty clean water, iSoftBet has taken a much more realistic approach to the design of Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy, with the background displaying some rather muggy water thats choc full of weeds and floating particles (we’ll leave that your imagination of what that could be).

With so many fishing-themed slots on the market right now, will Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy be able to stay afloat against the likes of Big Bass Bonanza, Fishin’ Frenzy and Boat Bonanza? Let’s play on and find out!

Hook 'Em Up Frenzy Base Game

Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy Base Game and Features

Hook ‘Em Up Fremzy is a 5 reel slot with 243 ways to win. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available to players is £/€0.30 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€300 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy has a theoretical RTP of 95.99%, which increases to 96.97% when purchasing the Bonus Buy option.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy is the Fish, followed by the Seagull, Tacklebox, Float and Snail Shell. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen and Jack. There is also a regular Wild symbol present which substitutes for all other symbols except Scatters.

Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy also features a special Wild Bass symbol which activates a random Win Multiplier up to x3 per symbol. All present Multipliers will multiply by each other, up to a maximum of x27 in the base game and x243 in Free Spins. The Wild Bass also acts as a Wild symbol, substituting for all symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider iSoftBet
Maximum Bet 300
Maximum Win
Paylines 243 Ways
Release Date 18/01/2023
RTP 95.99% (96.97% Bonus Buy)
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.3

Go Fishin’ Spin

During any random spin in the base game, the Go Fishin’ Spin feature can randomly trigger.

Once this happens, up to 3 Wild Bass symbols can land across the reels, increasing the win Multiplier above its respective reel. If a winning combination is formed during this time, the current win Multiplier will be applied, up to a maximum of x27.

Hook 'Em Up Frenzy - Go Fishin' Spin

Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy Free Spins

Landing 3 Scatters across reels 1, 3 and 5 triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 8 Free Spins. 

During the Free Spins round, any Wild Bass symbols that land across the reels will activate a x2 win Multiplier on their respective reel. Each time a new Wild Bass symbol lands, it will either activate the win Multiplier if there isn’t one already active or increase the current win Multiplier for that particular reel by x1.

Win Multipliers will multiply each other, up to a maximum of x243 and do not reset between spins. Activating all 5 Wild Bass reel multipliers will award an additional +5 Free Spins and a Multiplier Extravaganza.

Hook 'Em Up Frenzy Free Spins

Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy Bonus Buy

For those of you who are outside the UK, you will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

iSoftBet has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your current bet. The RTP when purchasing Free Spins increases from 95.99% to 96.97%.

Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy: Our Verdict

Fishing Slots just keep on coming, don’t they?

Who knew years ago that the world of slots and the world of fishing would mingle together so frequently. At this point, it’s a bit of a staple, and almost every provider must have at least one in their catalogue by now.

So how does Hook ‘Em Up Frezy compare to the ocean of other fishing slots out there? Surprisingly, it’s not like many fishing games at all, but rather more like Euphoria by iSoftBet. Given that Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy is by iSoftBet as well we’re not surprised, and if anything we appreciate the change of pace.

Hook ‘Em Up Frenzy may not be the definition of innovation, but it’s an exciting anomaly when you consider some of the frustrations that often accompany fishing games. There are no Fish Symbols with cash values that are presented to the player as bait but do not mean anything until the bonus round, and the fisherman acts as a scatter only, so you won’t have to deal with him disappearing at crucial moments after a re-trigger (cough cough Big Bass Bonanza)

The difference here might disappoint fishing slot enthusiasts, but to others it’ll be an exciting and capable slot with the right stuff to reel in some fans.