With technology always growing and advancing, it has become the norm to see a much-loved item from our past be reimagined into a futuristic, digital version of itself.
One such item from our history, the classic fruit machine, has undergone a digital revamp in recent decades, allowing players of the classic fruity, the opportunity to grab a spin of the iconic reels from the comfort of their home, on a device of their choice, whilst connected to the internet.
Online slot machines, otherwise known as Slots, have become a big deal since the birth of the first online casino in 1996, and now make up over 70% of the virtual casino game floor, allowing players from far and wide the chance to spin a reimagined fruity anywhere they like, any time of day, without having to enter a casino establishment or gaming venue.
With a wide array of Slots available on the virtual casino floor, with it comes an array of various themes to choose from, such as food, zombie apocalypse, space, time travel, wild westerns and even fishing.
Speaking of fishing, there is a wide variety of fish-themed Slots ready and waiting to be spun on many online casino platforms. We thought it would be a good idea to show you one fishy slot that is all about reeling in a biggun’! – So, if you fancy joining us, scroll to bait up and jump aboard as we sail into the slot sea.
Fishin’ Frenzy: The Big Catch
If you’re a fan of the fishy franchise Fishin’ Frenzy, you’ve probably heard or even played this additional game that’s been added to the series – Fishin’ Frenzy: The Big Catch. If, however, you haven’t got around to casting a line onto the game grid just yet, or you hadn’t heard of the Fishin’ Frenzy series, then you’re in luck, as we are about to deep dive into The Big Catch to see what all the fuss is about!
Sail into the heart of the open sea, where there’s nothing around but your boat and the ocean. Just below the surface of the water lies a game grid comprised of five reels and three rows, ready and waiting to be spun.
Upon the reels, you’ll notice some familiar symbols, if you’ve played the original Fishin’ Frenzy, of course, consisting of symbols such as:
- Brightly coloured fish-shaped playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A
- A fully loaded bait and tackle box
- A lifebuoy
- Fishing rods
- Blue fish
- Gold fish
- A fishing boat (scatter)
- A fisherman (wild)
The Big Catch feature
What sets this slot apart from the others found in the franchise is The Big Catch element. Each time you land a fisherman wild, the fisherman meter on the side of the screen, will add the fisherman to the meter.
When you have landed four fishermen and the meter is full, all low-value fish will swim off the reels and upgrade themselves to the second lowest-value fish.
For every four fishermen you reel in, the lowest-valued fish will swim off and return with the next lowest value attached to them. You can upgrade the fish up to seven times, resulting in each fish being valued at 50x your wager.
If this feature wasn’t awarding enough, each time you land four fishermen and complete the meter, you’ll also be awarded five free spins. This means, if you replenish the fish seven times, you could see yourself earning up to 35 free spins!
Have we hooked your attention with this fishy slot, or is there another theme on the virtual casino floor that you want to explore?