You may have seen this video slot being touted as a slot from Reel Time Gaming, but also as from two other gaming providers – Merkur and Blueprint Gaming. Let’s clear up the confusion and set the record straight. Fishin’ Frenzy was developed by Reel Time Gaming and then licensed out to both Merkur and Blueprint Gaming too. This is why you may see these different gaming providers associated with this video slot.
Fishin’ Frenzy is a five-reel video slot which is simple and fun. A lot of online slots these days can get really complicated with their grids, bonus rounds, symbols and jackpots, but Fishin’ Frenzy is a straight arrow indeed. It is a very easy slot to learn and play as soon as the game loads up. You can choose to play with sound or not. There are controls to increase and decrease your bet size, a spin button to start and stop the reels spinning, and an option to set a session budget limit. There’s the auto spin feature where you can configure how many auto spins you want the game to spin out, and set your loss limit and single win limits.
The aesthetics of the game is modern, light and fun. As the name suggests, the theme is all about sea life and fishing. The reels are set under crystal blue waters with plenty of sunlight coming in. There are five reels with three rows and the symbols include the J, A, K, Q, a fishing rod, a fish, a box of bait and more.
Not sure how the 10 paylines stack up? Well, once the game loads up, you will see numbers from 1 – 10 (not in sequence) on either sides of the reels and there will be color coded lines connecting the same number from one side to the other. These color-coded lines running across the reels represent the paylines. When you land winning combinations on these paylines, you win.
So, how much can you potentially win? Well, the highest you can win will depend upon the bet size. The more you put on stake, the more you can potentially win. The bet size can range anywhere between 0.20 coins to 400 coins. Obviously, to win the highest possible amount in a single spin, you need to bet 400 coins in the spin. The maximum jackpot in the game is a 5000x jackpot and this is possible to land in one of the bonus features rounds. Therefore, with a stake of 400 coins ($400) and a jackpot win of 5000x, the maximum potential win in a single spin is a massive 20,00,000 coins. But the jackpot is rare to come by, and just like when fishin’ for a trophy fish, it is going to require a lot of patience!
When you land a winning combination on one of the 10 paylines, you can choose to either collect the winnings or place the winnings as a wager in the bonus round. If you click on take wins, the game will continue, but if you click on ‘gamble’ you enter the bonus round. If you are in the auto spins feature you will need to stop the feature and click on ‘gamble’ if you want to go into the bonus round.
In the bonus round, every win you land will be multiplied handsomely. You will basically have to choose a mystery card of a specific color and that will determine how much you win. At any point in the bonus round, you can step back and decide to collect your winnings and exit the bonus game, or you can continue to gamble for big wins in the bonus round.
When you land at least three or more scatter symbols on the reels in a spin, you trigger the free spins bonus. The number of free spins rounds you are awarded will depend on how many scatter symbols you land. 3 scatter symbols get you ten free spins, four scatter symbols will fetch you 15 free spins and five scatter symbols is worth 20 free spins.
During the free spin’s rounds a fish symbol with different price tags will start to pop up on the reels. Another symbol that will feature is the proud looking angler with his prized catch. Every time the angler catches one of the fishes with the price tags, you will win that amount.
The 5000x jackpot is also a possibility during the free spin’s bonus round. If the rare spectacle of five fisherman wild symbols shows up on the reels at once, you hit the 5000x jackpot.
Fishin’ Frenzy is a web play online slot which is mobile optimized. This means that you can play Fishin’ Frenzy on a PC like a desktop or laptop as well as on mobile devices like a smartphone or a tablet. Fishin’ Frenzy is compatible with several mobile devices including iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, Android smartphones and tablets and certain Windows smartphones too.
You don’t need an app for Fishin’ Frenzy, you just need your smartphone to be connected to the internet and you can play on your mobile web browser itself.
If you are looking for something extraordinary, Fishin’ Frenzy may not be the best option for you. But if you like a simple game that is easy to play and features a couple of decent bonus rounds, then Fishin’ Frenzy is your best bet. You could land yourself a pretty nice catch or two.