You never thought it would happen, but thanks to Gameburger Studios, it has; the Irish theme meets a fishing theme with Fishin’ Pots of Gold! This is among the latest online slot games in the UK to bring popular themes into an existing slots series, and the result is what we’re reviewing today. While the maximum payout of 5,000x your bet might appear underwhelming, there's also a couple of bonus games to be triggered, among them a free spins feature where up to 20 free spins can be claimed. Let's see what these five reels and ten paylines can offer.
Many of you will know all about the Fishin’ Frenzy online slots series, as quite a few Fishin’ Frenzy’s have been released. It’s almost difficult to determine which casino software studio actually started this series off, but none the less, Gameburger Studios has created a hybrid themed title that sees the Fishin’ Frenzy style accommodate a little leprechaun and all his objects. Much of the play sees you collect values from fish. However, we'll explain this in more detail a little later. As with all games at our casino site, you can play Fishin’ Pots of Gold on iOS and Android mobile devices. The mechanic of the grid is simple enough as it sees five reels, three rows and ten paylines present to possibly form 3, 4 and 5 of a kind winning combinations from symbols that spin and come to a rest.
Online slot players usually want to know what the most the slot machine will pay, or if there is a jackpot. As it happens, Fishin’ Pots of Gold does have a ‘jackpot’, or 4 to be precise, with the highest one being 5,000x your stake as a max win. Not the best, but if wagering the maximum of 40.00 per spin and you achieve that amount, then a pot of gold will be yours. The least you'll be able to stake is 0.10, although we suggest not going this low if you’re serious about trying to win some epic prizes.
It’s a bit amusing to see a leprechaun all dressed up in fishing attire, and that’s what you’ll see from the leprechaun in Fishin’ Pots of Gold. He acts as the wild/collect icon in that it will substitute all regular symbols to form winning combinations while it also collects the values you see attached to fish symbols plus the jackpot symbols. Other special symbols include the Free Spins symbol and the jackpot icons.
The regular icons are the symbols that exist to make 3, 4 and 5 of a kind winning combos and can be substituted by the wild. They consist of 10, J, Q, K and A as the lower value icons, and the fish, float, lure, fishing boots and a tackle box.
The wild/collect is a really valuable symbol. It only lands on reel 5 in regular play, but when it lands, and a fish symbol or jackpot symbol lands at the same time, then the 'collect' is triggered. This means that the cash prize value attached to a fish is awarded to you, or the value of the jackpot symbol that landed is awarded. There are four jackpots in the Mini (15x), Minor (50x), Major (500x) and Mega (5,000x).
There are also free spins that can trigger when you land 3, 4 or 5 Free Spins icons anywhere on the reels on the same spin. This awards 10, 15 or 20 free spins, so obviously, activating the feature with more Free Spins icons is what you want. The wild/collect symbol falls on all reels during free spins, while the paylines also go from 10 to 20.
The collect feature in Fishin' Pots of Gold is something we enjoy, as it really is added value. The best online slot machines always give you that extra bit of value, although the area that brings this game down is the lack of really big winning potential. However, it is a fun game and will reward you more regularly, albeit at lower amounts. It’s not quite the marlin of slots games, but it might just make a splash among iGamers.