Fishing Frenzy is a firm favourite in brick and mortar sites all over the UK, and I often see people playing it in Bookmakers and Arcades. The vanilla, non-MegaWays version, has a distinctly European feel, reminding me of games such as Eye of Horus. It’s interesting to see what has been tweaked with this new version, as we’ve seen a lot of games upgraded to meet the Megaways specification, and each manages to offer a different playing experience.
The premise of the Megaways version remains the same as the original, requiring 3 or more Scatters to land in view. This will trigger the free spins bonus, where the Fisherman functions as a Wild symbol, while also collecting the values that are displayed on the various Fish on the winplan. The fish vary in size and each have a monetary value associated with them. You can land more than one fisherman in view, and each will collect all the fish, so an extra fisherman will double this part of the win. However, when you actually spend time playing Fishing Frenzy Megaways, you realise that the biggest wins are often triggered not by the fisherman landing and adding in these bonus wins but, rather, it is the wins formed by the fish themselves that often pay the most.
Often, the screen will fill with fish, and you will be disappointed that a fisherman has not landed to lure them in. But remember this is a Megaways slot, and that if all those fish are linking up, over a huge amount of winlines, this can translate to a really big win! Obviously, throwing a fisherman into the mix would only increase this win further, as all the win values would be collected too. With this in mind I really believe this is one of the Megaways offerings with the most potential, and it’s surely only a matter of time before we’re seeing the big wins to prove it.
Overall, a really great game to play for the serious gambler who has set his or her limits and wants the excitement of a game with real opportunity. It has the option to buy the bonus, which may be appropriate as it can go through long periods without triggering naturally. However, I really would advise caution, as the bonus can pay nothing at all.
Total Coins: 10
Coin Range: 0.1 - 10
Paylines: Up to 15625
I’ll use the same old line…. Fishing Frenzy Megaways has me hooked!