Fishi N Frenzy
It may not look like it, but Fishin’ Frenzy is actually a new slot machine game from Blueprint Gaming. This particular title resembles an old Microgaming slot, which is probably not what the developers were doing for but is nice in a way. Unfortunately, players are not going to feel the same way about the wagering range, which costs between 40p and £400 per spin – crazy stuff when there are only 10 paylines spread on this slot’s 5 reels. The return to player (RTP) rate of 96.12% is above average, but even a 2,000-coin non-progressive jackpot is not going to make players feel better about wagering the equivalent of four times the number of paylines per spin.
The fisherman in this game appears as a wild symbol, and he can replace any other icons in the game save for other special symbols – namely scatters. He can help you land winning combos but doesn’t offer multipliers unlike wilds in other slots from this developer.
Scatters appear as fishing boats. These symbols can trigger a free spins bonus when 3 or more of those appear anywhere on the screen during a single base game spin.
The free spins bonus offers you either 10, 15 or 20 free spins, depending on whether you land 3, 4 or 5 scatter icons on the reels. Here’s the perk: whenever a fisherman wild lands on the reels, he can drop a line and catch fish, which offer instant win cash prizes when they are caught. The bad news (yes, more of it), you cannot retrigger the bonus round.
The only thing that players are going to remember about Fishin’ Frenzy is the wagering range. We’re not quite sure what Blueprint Gaming was thinking here. This should have been a simple, affordable and fun-filled slot. It is none of the above. Play it at your peril, but like the slot’s gameplay, your finances are likely to sink to the bottom of the deep if you spin the reels of this slot for any real length of time.