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Created by Blueprint Gaming, Fishin’ Frenzy has five reels and three rows and only ten fixed paylines. The reels turn in front of an underwater scene illuminated by sunlight, and rocky outcrops flank the sides.
Fishin’ Frenzy has a straightforward and basic design, with limited gameplay. With the ocean backdrop, players will notice the usual plethora of royal card values (that are shaped as fishes) plus a cacophony of angling related symbols.
There are five game-themed icons including a lifebuoy, a tackle box, a fishing reel, a heron and some small bluefish with noticeable orange fins. The ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace represent the game's lower-valued cards.
The game's wild symbol is the fisherman, and this will replace all other icons on the reels and payouts one, ten, fifty or 500 times a player’s bet stake should they land two, three, four or five of them on any active payline. The bluefish symbol pays players one, five or twenty times their bet stake. These fish have more involvement in the gameplay once the bonus feature round commences.
Bonus Features of Fishin' Frenzy
Landing three, four or five of the scatter symbol, which is a fishing boat, will trigger the free spins feature. Players can win the next spins on offer should they land the following:
Three Boats – ten free spins.
Four Boats – fifteen free spins.
Five Boats - twenty free spins.
Players will notice that all of the bluefish icons come with an additional cash value attached. If players subsequently land the fisherman icon during the free spins round, the fisherman will reel in any bluefish symbols and collect all of the cash values attached. Each individual fish can deliver prizes of up to fifty times their total stake. Landing a good haul of them and players can bag a mighty catch of coins.
This would be a relatively standard free spins round, however, during this bonus feature not only is the fisherman wild symbol but he will also do some fishing any time he appears on the reels simultaneously as any little fish, and he will begin to catch them, accumulating prize money for every fish dependent on their size.
The sad news is that it’s not possible to retrigger the spins from within this bonus round.
Fishin’ Frenzy is a pretty basic game. The visuals are done in a childish-style and are basic-made. The gameplay is equally straightforward. The free spins feature can be a potential winner and worth hitting though thanks to the attached values that come with each bluefish symbols.
Fishin’ Frenzy is perhaps not the highest quality slot gamers will ever play; however, it is worth a punt for the enhanced free spins round that pays out some significant wins along the way.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring