Why Fishin' Frenzy slot is fin-tastic fun!
Holy mackerel – TWO opportunities for ‘reel’ puns? It’s Christmas!
Released by Reel Time Gaming in 2014, our Fishin’ Frenzy online slot is (to state the reely bleedin’ obvious) an angling themed slot machine of the 5-reel variety.
While it may not make anyone’s Top 10 Slots Of All Time, Fishin’ Frenzy is a fun game with a great little Free Games feature and a novel theme you don’t see every day!
Let’s plumb the depths of this Fishin’ Frenzy slot review and see what’s lurking down below…
Fishin’ Frenzy slot design
As you’d expect from a fishing slot, there’s plenty of blue seawater and angling iconography, though this 2D game isn’t here for its looks! It is clear and simple, easy to use and bright and breezy. A nice palette cleanser after a tense Immortal Romance sesh maybe!
The Fishin’ Frenzy symbol set begins with Ace though 10 (check out those fishy fonts!) at the lower end and also includes a variety of fish (combine any of them to win), tackle box (no one’s looks as clean and well organised as that, come on), life ring, rod & reel and hungry pelican.
The Fisherman is both the highest value symbol and the Wild symbol, and he also pops up randomly in the Free Games rounds to reel in some extra cash on your behalf. The all-important Scatter symbol is the rear end of a fishing boat.
There’s not much to speak of in terms of background music, so maybe they missed a trick (Big Mouth Billy Bass anyone?), maybe not. Occasionally you’ll hear a Kraftwerk-meets-Beverly-Hills-Cop TV jingle, not sure why but let’s go with it! And then there’s the random beatbox track during the Gamble feature. Leftfield, but we love a surprise. Let’s be honest though, we’re not on the boat trip for the scenery – it’s the big fish we’re after….
The important stuff
Fishin’ Frenzy is a classic 5-reel 3-row slot with up to 10 paylines, depending on how many you choose. There’s no Fishin’ Frenzy demo mode but spins start so cheap it’s easy to dive in. You can bet between 1p and $2 per line which means a minimum of just 1p and a maximum of $20 per spin.
The Fishin’ Frenzy slot RTP of 96.12% is one of the highest we’ve seen, which may explain why it’s still still one of the bigger fish in the slot world. And with OJOplus you’ll get money back on every spin. Can’t say fairer than that!
Winning with Fishin’ Frenzy
Standard payline wins come thick and fast with 3 or more of any symbol netting you a win. Three playing card symbols will keep your balance ticking over with 5 coins, but 5 Jacks, for example, is 100 coins.
Fish come in many sizes and 5 of any type will net 200 coins. Pelicans, for some reason, are the odd one out with just 2 needed for a 5 coin win, though 4 will net you 200 coins and 5 comes in at 2,000!
Naturally, PlayOJO’s Fishin’ Frenzy game has Wilds and although it may seem like a fairly basic slot, it’s no slouch with 5,000 coins on offer if you hit 5 Wilds during the bonus game. There’s also the Gamble feature where you can parlay any win into twice as much. But the main event is a Free Games bonus where the fisherman can reel in your catch of the day!
Fishin’ Frenzy Free Spins
The Fishin’ Frenzy slot’s Free Games bonus is the juicy worm that lures players in, and the place where you’re most likely to hook a fat one.
Hit 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols anywhere in view to win 10, 15 or 20 Free Games. During the Free Games, you can also win bonus cash if the fisherman symbol appears on the same spin as a fish symbol. If he does, he’ll land you any fish symbol wins and with 7 different sized fish ranging from 20 to 500 coins each, this could turn into a successful boat trip!
Anytime you land a win, you’ll get the chance to double up once or more, by selecting 1 of 2 Gamble games. There’s a good ol’ fashioned red-or-black card flip or a higher/lower ladder game. Choose the right colour card, or get lucky to climb the ladder to a higher prize, and you have 3 choices; gamble again, cash the lot in or cash some in and gamble again with the rest.
Not the most innovative slot in the sea, but if you fancy a dip into a novelty themed game with some tasty Free Games up for grabs, you might just catch a whopper!
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