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Slot review: Fishin’ Reels

fishin' reels slot review

With Fishin’ Reels, Pragmatic Play has come up with an adventurous slot that is themed around nostalgic illustrations and scenic views of an underground ocean.

Released in 2014, Pragmatic Play’s Fishin Reels evokes the classic video game vibe, featuring animated characters and fish that interact together. Set in the deep sea, Fishin’ Reels presents marine life in all of its glory, highlighted by bright oranges and purples. The slot features puffed fishes, ample greenery, charms, and precious amulets on a calm sea-green backdrop. Paylines are set on an intricate background that features bubble-pop animations, flowing water, fishes swirling around the screen, and more. All of this, coupled with serene and upbeat music, makes Fishin’ Reels a treat for marine life lovers. 

About Fishin’ Reels

The action in the Fishin’ Reels unfolds on a five reel, three rows, ten payline machine. To catch the perfect combination, you need to hit three or more matching symbols or wilds on the paylines. The lower paying symbols are: 

  • Spades
  • Clubs
  • Diamonds

Medium paying symbols include

  • Flippers 
  • Snorkel
  • Starfish 
  • Lobster

The higher paying symbols consist of a frog and a goldfish. Starfish, lobsters, and frogs pay off 30 to 50 times your bet. High paying symbol fish pays up to 100 times the bet for 5 of a kind. Stake ranges from 10p to £100 per spin in the oceans of Fishin’ Reels. Click on the coin below the spin button, then use the + and – buttons to adjust your bet size. An autoplay function is also provided on the bottom right corner to help you focus on the wheels without clicking manually every time. 

Fishin’ Reels RTP is 96%. The deep waters are particularly tricky when it comes to variance. The volatility is in the medium to high range. The most you can sail away with from a single spin in Fishin’ Reels is 1,200 times your total stake. 

How to play Fishin’ Reels Slot

Players will be provided with two features that will be stimulated with the free spins awarded initially. Using the free spins, you can pick your desired feature. By hitting three, four, or five of the bonus symbols, you can trigger the free spins feature. Here’s what the two different features mean: 

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Fishin’ Reels’ Reel ‘Em In feature

It’s a bonus game where fisherman’s skills are analysed. In this stage, 12 fish money symbols will land to be cashed later, and these symbols range from 0.5x to 250x the bet attached. These random values may vary. To fish out the bonus, you must land the fisherman symbol on reel five at the same time. If it lands at the correct time, you can cash out the value and earn two more free spins. 

The Big Catch

As is evident from the name, this feature allows for an even bigger prize at greater odds. Once the wheels begin to thaw, hope to hit three big catches to trigger a bonus mini-game. Apart from getting two extra spins, you can win big in this fishing mini-game. In this feature, one out of eight fishes are caught with values of 0.2 and 250x randomly placed on them. If the fisherman can gather all eight fish during the Big Catch feature, the symbol will no longer appear for the rest of the round. 

Relive the Classic slot experience with Fishin’ Reels

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Pragmatic play has gone with the typical easy to play approach with its 2014 creation Fishin’ Reels. The game is void of any complicated features, twists, or unnecessary layers. In a plain and simple fashion, players are required to spin the wheels and hope that the odds are in their favour. 

While it’s an old school slot game, Fishin’ Reels is perfectly capable of hooking players to the screen with its charismatic design and catchy music. The bright sea lights up your screen while the audio and visuals yank you into the calming deep sea. The creator has added a cute touch to the fish with large bulging eyes and bright colours that naturally put you in a good mood. 

While Fishin’ Reels is pleasant to play, payouts can be a bit of a sore point. The game has a modest potential cap of granting a 1,200x your bet, which may be not enough for avid slot players. However, the adventurous experience and vibe of the slot surely makes up for the other areas coming up short.