Design and Gameplay
It’s time to catch that golden fish, and to become the richest and most envied fisherman of all. Get on your skiff and see as the lake starts stretching from all sides of your peripherals, for the best catches are in the deep. You’ve got the help of the friendly Otis the Angler, so don’t worry about drifting away. With his expertise you’re bound to stumble on your biggest prized catch yet. So relax, prepare you bait and enjoy this video slots game kindly provided, yet again, by our close friends from Betsoft.
The style of the game is further stylized by the cartoony graphics and peaceful music. Just enough of it is played so as not scare the fish away. The background is a mesmerizing view of the nearby mountains, forest and humble lighthouse, enough to put you in a serene mood, perfect for turning those slots. There is a certain element of goofiness, but, mind you, it does not make this game any less a brilliant experience.
The Angler incorporates the classic 5-reel, 20 paylines system. You can chose how many paylines to play on, as well as the bet on each line. So set your wager, or bait, and go forth. The symbols are divided into two sets: low paying and high paying. The low paying symbols are the standard gambling symbols of Jack, Queen, King and Ace, as well as the red fish. The highest paying symbols are the green puffer fish, the turtle, the hammerhead shark, and Otis himself.
However, the most unique symbol is the Scatter symbol represented here as a beautiful pearl. Land on three pearls anywhere on the third, fourth or fifth reel to trigger the Free Spins feature. What’s awesome about this is that you can win more free spins while in this mode. However take care because any wilds that you land on will cling to the reels for the remainder of the free spins feature.
Need more bait? Land on the bonus symbol on the first, second and third reels to activate the Time to Fish Bonus Game. The bonus game lets you test you fishing skills with Otis by your side. Try to catch the fish by either reeling it in or pulling it out of the water. The more fish that you catch, the higher the payout will be.
The Angler is yet another example of Betsofts attention to details. The cartoonish symbols, the humble Otis, the illustrations, and gameplay design all establish this game as a strong addition to Betsofts’s impressive repertoire.