|Game:||Lobster Mania 2||Paylines:||40|
|Manufacturer:||IGT||Bet Per Spin:||£0.60 – £60.00|
||No||Genre:||Animals & Nature|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||92.84% 0 96.52%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
If you’ve played the original Lobster Mani game then you’ll already recognise the design of this nautical-themed online slot from IGT. The full title is Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 2 and while it’s still all about Larry’s globe-trotting fishing adventures, this sequel has lots more bonus features to enjoy. Read all about it below.
Lobster Mania is a five reel slot with four rows and forty fixed paylines; those reels spin on some nailed-together driftwood behind which is a beach scene complete with rocks, sand and a lighthouse. We’re pleased to see that the same Rock Lobster-style sound effects are in place.
The high value base game symbols include a buoy, a fishing boat, a lighthouse and a floating house while the lower values are the standard 8, 9, 10, J, Q and K (no Ace for some reason).
Both the blue and yellow Lobster mani logos are wild in the base game and they also appear stacked; the bonus symbol is the lobster in the yellow outfit and he’s the key to most of the extra features.
Jackpot Scatter Wins
You may notice that some all symbols (except the bonus lobster) have a chance of being attached to a small ‘Jackpot’ icon. If you can land three or more on consecutive reels in the base game you will win the jackpot multiplier amounts above the reels as follows:
- Three Jackpots – 2500x Light Trap
- Four Jackpots – 10000x Full Trap
- Five Jackpots – 50000x Mother Lode
There’s a chance that a 5x multiplier icon will appear on the buoy, the boat, the lighthouse and the house and a chance that a 3x multiplier icon will appear on the buoy, the boat of the lighthouse. If these occur on a winning line your win will be subject to that multiplier.
This is the main feature and it’s triggered by landing at least three of the lobster bonus symbols on an active payline; you now get to pick between Lucky Larry’s Buoy Bonus 2 or Lucky Lobster’s Free Spins Bonus, both described below.
Lucky Larry’s Buoy Bonus 2
Select your fishing location from either Brazil, Australia or Maine and you can now make 2, 3 or 4 buoy picks. Each will be worth 10x to 757x the coin value. If you manage to find the Golden Lobster you get an extra bonus round depending on where you are in the world:
- Australia – Kangaroo Bonus: pick kangaroos for 200x to 800x the coin value until you find the golden lobster.
- Brazil – Octopus Bonus: pick treasure chests for 200x to 1000x the coin value until you find the golden lobster.
- Maine – Pelican Bonus: pick pelicans to receive offers between 160x to 625x the coin value. The round ends when you accept an offer, find the golden lobster or reach the third offer.
Lucky Lobster’s Free Spins Bonus
Choose this option and you’ll receive five spins with enhanced reels; there’s no jackpot or multiplier feature here but you can re-trigger the feature up to a maximum of 240 spins.
Lobster Mania 2 Online Slot Playing Tips
For some extra gameplay excitement then Lucky Larry’s Buoy Bonus is the way to go – it certainly lasts longer.
This is a deserving sequel to Lobster Mania and it’s lots of fun, especially if you appreciate the B52’s music in the background. It’s all very high quality and comes with an RTP of 92.84% to 96.52%.