All you angling junkies out there, Microgaming has come up with the perfect way to pass the time when the weather isn’t cooperating with your weekend fishing plans. The gaming systems software giant released its new Reel Spinner Pokies in July of 2016, and it’s quite a catch!
Whether you’re hunting large mouth bass on a serene lake at sunrise, or braving the open seas in search of a trophy marlin, this game’s got plenty of action – and lucrative features – to attract any angling aficionado. Being a huge fan of the sport myself, I couldn’t resist giving it a few spins, and offering my personal Reel Spinner review to readers.
Reel Spinner Pokies
The expert designers at Microgaming put together a brilliantly imaginative theme here, incorporating 5 reels and 15 fixed paylines with bets of $0.15 to $25 per spin. The vibrant graphics include a myriad of deep sea giants, like the red snapper, yellow fin tuna, dolphin fish, barracuda and flying fish. There are also common angling items, like a deep sea fishing boat, reel, compass and engine accelerator.
The Reel Spinner Logo is the Wild, taking the place of any other symbol (except Scatters) to make a winning combination. It also happens to be the highest paying symbol in Reel Spinner pokies, paying 1,500 credits for 5 on a line.
The silhouette of the Marlin at sunset is the Scatter. Not only does it deliver scatter pays when 2 or more appear, players who land 3 or more will trigger the Reel Spinner Pokies Bonus Game, wherein players win free spins with a random multiplier.
This bonus game is where all the “reel” action takes place. It’s a multi-screen bonus that starts with a selection of six boats. The player must choose one of the boats, which will take off into the ocean to reveal how many free spins they’ve won. It can range anywhere from 5 to 20 free spins.
Next, players will click to cast the reel and set it spinning. The reel contains anywhere from 2x to 5x multipliers. The number it lands on will determine how high the player’s multiplier will be throughout the free spins phase.
Reel Spinner Review – Overall
I really enjoyed the graphics and tranquil soundtrack to this game. In terms of payouts, though, you really have to hit those free spins to unlock anything worth writing home about. It takes a little patience, but isn’t that what fishing is about, anyway?
For jackpot hunters, Reel Spinner Pokies offers a max payout of up to 112,500 credits in a single spin, which is another big selling point for some. It’s got a low variance, which means you’ll win often enough, but usually in small increments – just enough to keep your bankroll tugging along while waiting for the bonus game to trigger.
Much like a real fishing trip, this game gets super exciting when the free spins strike. Get lucky enough to land a few wilds on the reels, and you could be pulling in trophy-sized rewards faster than you can say “fish on!”