|Manufacturer:||Novomatic||Bet Per Spin:||£0.05 – £100.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||No|
|RTP:||94.00%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
We imagine that the appeal of fishing will forever elude us but we are willing to give it a go if it’s in the form of an online slot. This is Novomatic’s Big Catch and it joins a small but growing group of fishing-themed games which include Microgaming’s Alaskan Fishing and Net Entertainment’s Lucky Angler.
Big Catch has a subterranean setting, five reels and twenty fishy paylines. Colourful sea plants frame the reels and a cheerful fish watches over proceedings from above them.
There aren’t many symbols here – 10, J, Q, K and A are the lower values and then there’s an anchor and the Big catch logo which are worth a bit more if you are lucky enough to land them on a winning payline.
There’s cute pink starfish which is wild and only appears on reels three, four and five.
Go Fishing Bonus
This is a randomly awarded prize which can occur at the end of any spin. You’ll know it’s coming because the reels will fill up with water and all the symbol will disappear.
A fishing hook will then appear above the reels and all you need to do is press the ‘Start’ button; the hook will lower and grab a fish of a certain size ranging from a tiddler worth 1x your stake to a whopper worth 100x. You can continue catching fish until you land the boot at which point the game is over.
Big Catch contains a slightly different gamble feature from the usual card prediction game. You can click the ‘Gamble’ button after a win and you’ll play a 50/50 game where you try to land the flashing light on the winning amount rather than the loss.
If you lose, you’re luck might still be in if you’re awarded a Lucky Loser prize; this amount can then be collected or gambled again.
Big Catch Online Slot Playing Tips
The gamble feature is always tempting but continual use of it will always result in you losing in the end; use it only occasionally and don’t push your luck too far.
Big Catch is the type of cheerful slot which will brighten anyone’s day; it might lack some of the more complex features but that doesn’t detract from an appealing game.