Ugliest Catch Slot Review 2024

Nolimit City are jumping on the fishing bandwagon with their latest slot, Ugliest Catch. Of course, they’re making a complete mockery of it in true Nolimit City style. Don’t expect delectable bass or personable fishermen here, but rather abominations of the ocean and a fisherman that is somehow just as unsightly. It’s as if toxic nuclear waste was pumped straight into the bayou and into the drinking water consumed by the fisherman, but he seems rather happy with his lot in life regardless. Just give him a trusty rod, a bucket to defecate in and a couple of beers and he’s quite happy. Perhaps we could all learn a lesson about contentment from this man.

Ugliest Catch isn’t pegged to be your classic Fishing Slot. We all know Nolimit City better than that, and we’re excited to see what their very own rendition looks like.

Ugliest Catch Base Game and Features

Ugliest Catch is a 5-reel Video Slot with 243 ways to win. 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 £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.11% and a max win cap of 50,000x.

In terms of symbols, all High-paying symbols fall to a selection of Fish and a Wall Mount with random Multiplier values. Low-paying symbols are the Boots, Concrete Block, Frog, Can of Worms, and Bait Hook.

During gameplay, a number of reel positions are locked. Each time a Scatter symbol lands, it will open up all locked positions on its reel. Only the open reel positions have active symbols.

Game Provider Nolimit City
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 50,000x
Paylines 243
Release Date 17/10/2023
RTP 96.11%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20


Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the xBet Feature. Choosing to activate this feature will increase your current bet by 75%. Once active, a  Scatter symbol is guaranteed to land on the second reel per spin. (RTP 96.11%)

Enhancer Cells

As mentioned previously, certain reel positions on the reel set are locked. When a Scatter symbol unlocks all positions on that reel, they may reveal a Fisherman Wild, Big Berta, xWays, or a regular symbol.

  • xWays – Are only able to land on locked positions. xWays symbols will transform into a regular symbol, revealing 2-4 instances of that symbol and increasing the number of ways to win.
  • Fish Trophy – Fish Trophy symbols appear with a random Multiplier of x2, x5, x25, x100, x250, x1,000, and x5,000. These values can only be won during the Kill n’ Grill Wild Fishing Feature.
  • Big Berta – Berta symbols appear with a random Multiplier of x100, x250, x1,000, and x5,000. These values can only be won during the Kill n’ Grill Wild Fishing Feature.

Kill n’ Grill Wild Fishing

During the base game, if a Golden Fisherman Wild symbol is revealed in an unlocked Enhancer Cell, the Kill n’ Grill Wild Fishing feature will trigger. This feature can also trigger during Free Spins.

Once active, all Multiplier values from present Fish Trophy symbols are collected and added to the Fisherman Wild, multiplied by your current bet which further adds to the symbol payout if any.

Ugliest Catch: Free Spins

Ugliest Catch has 3 Free Spins options available; Lunker, Hawg, and Honey Hole Free Spins.

  • 3 Scatters – Triggers the Lunker Free Spins round with 6 unlocked Enhancer Cells, awarding 8 Free Spins.
  • 4 Scatters – Triggers the Hawg Free Spins round with 8 unlocked Enhancer Cells, awarding 9 Free Spins.
  • 5 Scatters – Triggers the Honey Hole Free Spins round with 10 unlocked Enhancer Cells, awarding 10 Free Spins.

Landing 1 additional Scatter during Lunker or Hawg Free Spins will open up 2 Enhancer Cells, awarding +1 extra Free Spin.

Troll Level

x2, x3, and x10 Troll Levels are only available during any Free Spins mode. The Troll Level will increment with every 4th Fisherman Wild symbol collected, awarding an additional +2 Free Spins.

In addition to the Kill n’ Grill Wild Fishing feature in the base game, all collected Fish Trophy values are multiplied by the Troll Level during all Free Spin modes.

Kiss my Go-to-Hell

When a game round reaches the max win cap of 50,000x, the round will end and the max win cap is awarded.

Ugliest Catch Hawg Free Spins

Ugliest Catch Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Nolimit City has granted players access to 4 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • 8 Lunker Free Spins – 94x your bet.
  • 9 Hawg Free Spins – 300x your bet.
  • 10 Honey Hole Free Spins – 866x your bet.
  • Lucky Draw – 390x your bet.

Ugliest Catch: Our Verdict

Ugliest Catch stands out already as one of the best choices if you’re into fishing slots if you can get over its rather displeasing appearance. It borrows some of what makes fishing slots so popular but with a classic Nolimit City sprinkle of innovation, which isn’t at all surprising.

The Enhancer Cells and the xWays mechanic feel right at home here, and the ability to catch fish within the base game addresses an issue that many older fishing games did not. After all, what is the point of displaying a monetary symbol, if there’s no way to catch it? The potential here is staggering with Fish Tophy and Big Berta fish with values of up to 5000x the bet – not a bad catch at all, especially in these muddied waters.

The multi-tier bonus features make Ugliest Catch very diverse, and extremely exciting as you scale up the levels. Think of it loosely in relation to San Quentin, the more scatters you have, the more Enhancer Cells you have. The more the better of course, and when Ugliest Catch is in full swing the rewards can be astounding. 50,000x is the maximum win here, which puts it leaps and bounds above any other fishing slot that we can think of. Max wins on Nolimit City games are an inevitability rather than a possibility, so Ugliest Catch is sure to be the new favourite for those lucky few that hit the max win.

Do we think Ugliest Catch stands out as one of Nolimit City’s blockbuster titles? Not really, but if it gained widespread popularity we wouldn’t be surprised. It’s funny to think of how much more appealing it could have been to the general population if Nolimit City ‘sold out’ with a more pleasant theme, but those who know them love them for the patented martial art of not giving a damn.

We thought Ugliest Catch had a face only a mother could love, but that gummy smile grew on us as we played it more.