Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack Slot Review 2024

Lobster Bob’s underwater crab shack is open for business and they’re worth a fortune in Reel Kingdom’s latest release, Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack!

We’re hanging up our fishing rods and trying our luck at a spot of crabbing, but will Lobster Bob’s crabs take the bait? Reel Kingdom’s Big Bass series are some of the best fishing slots to date and have become hugely popular with players, but will Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack do the same?

Let’s play on and find out!

Lobster Bob's Crazy Crab Shack Base Game

Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack Base Game and Features

Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack is a 5-reel slot with 20 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€240 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.03% and a max win cap of 6,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Clam Shell, followed by the Chest and Anchor. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds substitute for all symbols except Scatters and Crab symbols.

Game Provider Reel Kingdom
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 6,000x
Paylines 20
Release Date 20/07/2023
RTP 96.03%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Ante Bet

Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the Ante Bet feature. Choosing to activate this feature will increase your current bet by 50%.

Once active, more Scatter symbols are present on the reels, meaning that your chances of triggering the Free Spins round are naturally higher. (RTP 96.02%)

Crab Feature

To the left of the reel set sits a special Meter with a number of random Cash Values. Winning one of these requires between 3 and 9 Crab Symbols to land in view on the reels.

  • 3 Crabs – Awards 1x your bet.
  • 4 Crabs – Awards 5x your bet.
  • 5 Crabs – Awards 15x your bet.
  • 6 Crabs – Awards 40x your bet.
  • 7 Crabs – Awards 100x your bet.
  • 8 Crabs – Awards 500x your bet.
  • 9 Crabs – Awards 2,000x your bet.

In addition to this, whenever 2 Scatters land on the reels without a third, the Scatters will move down one position (if possible) without leaving the reel area, triggering a Respin. All Crab symbols that land are collected during this time and will pay according to the Meter.

Lobster Bob's Crazy Crab Shack Free SPins Wheel

Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack Free Spins

Landing 3 Scatters on reels 2, 3, and 4 during the base game automatically triggers the Free Spins round. Before Free Spins begins, you will be awarded 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, or 30 Free Spins at random and a Multiplier of x2 or x3.

During Free Spins, the awarded Multiplier will be applied to all wins, including any Crab symbol rewards. Landing 3 Scatters during this time will award additional Free Spins and a new random Multiplier.

Lobster Bob's Crazy Crab Shack Free Spinds

Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Reel Kingdom has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 96.04%)

Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack: Our Verdict

We’re sure we haven’t seen the last of the Big Bass series, but for now, Reel Kingdom is focusing on new ventures, starting with Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack.

Keeping to the underwater theme that they know works well for them, Reel Kingdom has traded in fish for crabs and lobsters, with a colourful background, upbeat music, and sound effects that are all too familiar.

Like most of their titles, Reel Kingdom gives you the option to activate an Ante Bet feature for an increased chance of triggering Free Spins. This feature is great for those within the UK that don’t have access to Bonus Buys and doesn’t cost over the odds too.

Players get a taste of the Crab Feature in the base game, where landing a minimum of 3 Crab symbols awards a Cash Prize from the Meter on the left of the reel set. Smaller values occur more often, but it’s not impossible to reach the higher values.

The Crab feature is enhanced in the Free Spins round, where a random Multiplier of x2 or x3 is applied to all wins including the Crab Meter values. During testing, we found that Crab symbols appeared more frequently and in higher numbers across the reels, but this is not always the case of course.

All in all, Lobster Bob’s Crazy Crab Shack is a great alternative for those looking to hang up their fishing rods for a little while, with gameplay that is just as appealing and a theme that is already close to our hearts.