Lucky Angler Slot
Lucky Angler is a f-f-f-freezing fishing slots game from NetEnt. This online slots game has a fixed 15 pay lines (in reality, 30, as each line 'wins both ways') and 5 reels. If you love a sunny summer's day fishing, then the chances are you won't be too chuffed with this game, as the fishing takes place in the frozen wilds of the Arctic. Appropriately, the game features frozen wilds as well (see below). The symbols in this game are icy playing card values from ten to ace, plus a few potential catches – fish, eels, prawns (or shrimp) and even every angler's nightmare – an old boot!
There are 15 pay lines but as you can win both left-to-right and right-to-left, there are in effect 30. They are fixed, which means your wager is multiplied by 30 on each spin. You can choose your own coin size from 0.01 to 0.50, and your bet level from one to ten. Your bet-per-spin is your coin size multiplied by your bet level multiplied by thirty.
There are plenty of not-so-fishy payouts to take advantage of. To win a cash prize, you need to land at least three identical symbols in sequence on any active pay line. Don't forget that this slot 'swings both ways' and you can win by landing a sequence starting from either end reel and then moving towards the middle.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning payout is set at 5x your bet-per-line for any three identical playing card symbols. The jackpot is 2,000x for five of a mean-looking scarlet-coloured piscean pal.
A golden barbed hook acts as the wild symbol in this game. This bait hooks in additional wins by substituting for any other symbol in the game, aside from the scatter. It's also a 'sticky' wild – this means that when you secure a win that contains a wild, the wild 'sticks' to the reels for the next spin. The wild remains in place until it no longer forms part of a winning line, at which point it swims off.
A school of pike acts as the scatter symbol. You need to land at least three of them to secure yourself ten free spins. For each extra scatter above three you land, you win an extra five spins up to a maximum of twenty. You can re-trigger free spins during your freebies.
This slot is another from NetEnt's range of entry-level slots, but is a real-stand out when it comes to looks. Fish swim behind the reels as they are spinning, and wins are greeted with some excellent super-short animations. Once you land a win containing a 'sticky wild' you'll be frozen with chills as the wild freezes and more wins are triggered. This is a entertaining yet simplistic slot, although it's unlikely to get you 'hooked'. Still well worth playing though – have a few spins and 'sea' what bounty you can snag on the end of your line!