Blueprint Gaming’s Fishin’ Frenzy is a game that will either float your boat, excuse the pun, or sink it right into the mud as this is a game that’s themed around the UK’s favourite pastime- who can believe it? Fishing! Blueprint are the guys and gals that came up with the likes of the Napoleon slot and that rascal Ted, so we were expecting big things when we loaded this one up!
You don’t have to own a fishing rod to earn a bite from this nifty slot game. We are intrepid ocean fishing fans, judging by the background of the reels which is a slightly deep stretch of sea water, just the spot for a crack at landing a great big cash prize – or is it more likely to be an old boot? Blueprint are famous for their feature packed games like the Magic Ian slot and Ted, and this fishy game is no exception.
Atop the reels is the game’s logo and a leaping fish- let’s hope these critters will be leaping onto the reels to help to land a whopper of a win! The background music of play can be a little perky at times but hey this is all about getting out there in the wild and getting lively with it!
Quite rightly, the icons of play are some favourites straight outta the fishing catalogue with a fish-gobbling heron bird, a fishing reel, a life ring, a tackle box and a blue smiling fish which can appear as a small or bigger fish (boy, that animal does not understand what fishing is all about!). The Ace through ten of the card deck are the lower value icons and these are all jazzed up in fishing style fonts. It’s all a lot richer on the graphics than a traditional fruitie like the Swipe and Roll slot, so enjoy the features!
The games’ Wild is a successful fisherman with a whopper of a fish and this icon subs for all icons except the handily labelled Scatter which is the back of a boat sailing away with “Scatter” on its bow.
This is a game that isn’t all bells and whistles but it comes with a five reel, 3 row and 10 pay lines leisure themed slot that can be played across all devices.
Free “reeling” fun
Fishin’ Frenzy comes with a single bonus feature all about the free spinning fun. Land three or more of that sunset Scatter icon and expect those freebie spins to start making more winning combos.
Just 3, 4 or 5 Scatter will generate a generous 10, 15 or a mighty 20 free spins. Now who doesn’t like that kind of feature?
For fishing fans or novices alike, there’s a fun part of this game where if you land a Wild and a fish icon at the same time the fisherman actually catches the different size fish- neat! The bigger the fish that lands on the reels and is caught by the fisherman, the higher its prize value for you. The only downside of this feature is that is can’t be re-triggered which is a bit of a disappointment.
NetEnt Fishin’ Frenzy is going to be a winner for fans of fishing or simply those who like a straight forward no frills slot game with a decent feature and those free spins are on the generous side. While there are fancier games out there, Fishing Frenzy is a solid contender for a leisure themed slot with a slightly nostalgic theme of simpler times.