Get your rod, tackle and bait back out because one of the most iconic slots of all time has returned with yet another version. Fishin' Frenzy The Big Catch Megaways from Blueprint Gaming builds on some of the previous releases in a format that will be very familiar to regular players. And there's a lot more than just fish in those cheerful waters; hook yourself the top prize, and you could net as much as x25,000.
Fishing themes have been popular in arcade games almost since they were invented, and slots have followed in their footsteps with many different titles that take players to the water. But few, if any, have been as successful as the Fishin' Frenzy series. First released by Blueprint in 2014, the slot was such a big hit that it spawned a whole line of sequels. Some of the follow-up titles include Fishin' Frenzy Prizelines, Fishin' Frenzy Fortune Spins, Fishin' Frenzy Jackpot King, Fishin' Frenzy Megaways and Fishin' Frenzy The Big Catch. It's these latter two titles which have even fused together to create a hybrid slot that takes the best of both.
As a Megaways title, there are six reels which contain a variable amount of symbols on each. You'll never know how many you will land as each reel can contain between two and five symbols on each spin. This means you could be playing with anything from 64 to 15,625 ways to win. Betting is extremely modest, running from 0.10 to 10.00, and this is backed up by a medium volatility. Although there's a top payout of x25,000, big money hunters will find it hard to track down the big-money payouts.
No matter how many versions are released, Fishin' Frenzy games always look instantly recognisable. Delving into the deep water and surrounded by rocks and coral, you'll find the brightly coloured reels suspended in the ocean. The design is curiously retro with its simplicity, but you wouldn't expect anything else from a Fishin' Frenzy slot.
The low pays are the playing card royals which pay up to x5 for six in a row. The high pays are lifebuoys, pelicans, fishing rods and tackle boxes. If you manage to land six of the top value symbol, you'll receive a magnificent x200. Some fish on the reels also pay out if you land a combination; these have more value in the bonus round.
The waters at Fishin' Frenzy are full of exciting prizes to catch, and if you land three scatters, you'll be heading for the free spins bonus round.
You'll start with between 10 and 50 free spins, depending on how many scatters you landed to trigger the bonus. During the free spins round, the fish symbols have a cash value attached. There's also a fisherman wild, so he can substitute for any of the regular pays to make winning combinations. However, he also has another function: to haul in the cash prizes on the fish. Whenever he lands on the reels, he will collect all the cash prizes and add them to your total.
To the left of the reels, there's a fisherman meter, and when you've landed him four times, you'll receive an upgrade. This provides you with more free spins, plus the lowest value fish from the reels are removed. If you land four more fishermen, the cycle repeats. In this way, it's possible to extend the free spins bonus significantly and collect some very lucrative wins.
Everyone loves a Fishing' Frenzy slot; after all, what's not to like?! Fishin' Frenzy The Big Catch Megaways from Blueprint Gaming is another winning title for the collection. With a top payout of x25,000 and a fun bonus feature, players will have a real chance at netting a real whopper!