Pragmatic Play's Fishin' Reels is a visually enhanced imitation of Fishin' Frenzy with 5 reels and 10 paylines. In addition to the standard Reel' Em Bonus Round, you also have access to the risky Big Catch option. The overall volatility is considerable, the default RTP is slightly greater than in the original game, and the maximum payout is 1,200 times the initial wager.
As is typical for Pragmatic Play, the default RTP has a theoretical value of 96.5 percent. Likewise, volatility is scored 5 out of 5. The game has 10 paylines on which winning combinations of three or more of a kind can be formed for wagers ranging from 0.10 to 100 per spin. The symbols are as large and colourful as the rest of the game, beginning with four card suits, flippers, and snorkelling equipment. The high-paying species are starfish, lobsters, and frogs, which are worth 30 to 50 times your wager. The final symbol is a fish with a cheeky appearance that pays out when at least two appear and up to 100 times the wager for five of a kind. The wild symbol, which can appear on reels 2, 3, or 4, substitutes for all symbols excluding the bonus, fisherman, and fish money symbols.
The spiky-nosed marlin is one of the ocean's prize fish, which is also what you hope to see when playing Fishin' Reels. It is a printed bonus symbol that can appear on any reel. Three or more scatter symbols activate the free spins bonus. Namely, 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols trigger 10, 12, or 15 free spins, respectively. Now, Pragmatic Play has implemented one of their most substantial adjustments. Instead of immediately entering free spins, players select one of two options that best suit them. On the left, we have Reel' Em In, which pays less but more frequently, and on the right, we have The Big Catch, which pays less frequently but higher amounts - at least in theory. Here's what to anticipate:
The usual Fishin' Reel bonus game is Reel 'Em In. Here, fish symbols have a cash value ranging from 0.5x to 250x the wager. If they land simultaneously with a fisherman symbol on the fifth reel, he reels in the values for players to collect. Can of worms icons may also appear. If the fisherman reels in these, they will each grant +2 free spins.
The Big Catch introduces a Big Catch Symbol icon that occurs at random over any other pay sign. When three Big Catches appear, they activate a fishing mini-game after any current wins have been paid out and add two additional free spins. In the bonus game, eight fish with values ranging from 0.2x to 250x the entire wager are displayed. A fisherman casts out to capture one at random and adds its value to the pot. If all eight fish are caught, overlay symbols are removed from the round.