If you enjoy fishing, but don't want to drive to the lake and/or risk sunburn, then Microgaming's latest slot is perfect for you. Reel Spinner, a 5-reel, 15-payline slot, is all about fishing for huge payouts. Speaking of which, this game has a 3-part bonus round along with stacked wilds that can deliver up to 10,000 times your triggering bet. Let's continue discussing all of this along with Reel Spinner's betting options, graphics, bonus feature, and mobile play.
The 15 paylines are fixed, and you must bet at least €0.15 per spin. If you're a high roller, you can turn your total wager up to €11.25. This may not appease true high rollers, but not many people bet over a €1.00 per spin, let alone €11.25.
Reel Spinner's graphics aren't quite as crisp as what we're used to seeing from Microgaming - especially when considering this is a 2016 slot. The graphics make this game appear like it was made in 2011. But if you're just looking for a fun fishing theme, then this aspect won't bother you too much. After all, it's not like the visuals are so bad that you can't tell one fish apart from another.
Symbols include different types of fish, a compass, fishing lure, and a swordfish scatter. The swordfish is especially important because if you get 3 or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels, you'll trigger the bonus round.
The bonus round begins when you're taken to a second screen that's filled with boats. You need to choose one of the boats to reveal how many free spins you'll receive. You'll earn anywhere from 5-20 free spins during the first part.
The second stage starts with you holding a fishing rod. You spin the reel on the fishing rod to reveal what kind of multiplier you'll have for the free spins.
The third and final part of the bonus takes you back to the reels for your free spins. You'll not only have the multiplier you earned from the fishing rod round, but also stacked wilds that help you make larger payouts. The only downside to these free spins is that you can't retrigger them.
Reel Spinner may remind you of a couple other fishing slots called Big Catch and Lucky Larry's Lobstermania, which are at least similar in theme. Big Catch is on the same level graphics-wise, but this is a game that doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be about fishing, or a deep-sea adventure. The Big Catch icon relates to fishing, but other symbols like the starfish and anchor make this seem like more of an underwater game.
Lucky Larry's Lobstermania also looks similar to Reel Spinner, but perhaps with a more-vibrant theme. This slot stays true to its theme, with a lobster in a raincoat, a lobster in a cage, a ship, buoy, and lighthouse. The bonus round is also fun because you get to see Lucky Larry pull items out of a lobster trap for big prizes.
Like all modern Microgaming slots, you'll be able to play Reel Spinner on major mobile devices like Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Phone products.
In summary, Reel Spinner should appeal to you if you're looking for a combination of fishing and slots. The graphics won't blow you away, but this game offers a detailed bonus round that makes up for the simple visuals. We especially like how Reel Spinner incorporates the boat and fishing rod into the bonus. This makes it the most-fishing focused game that we've seen, especially when compared to Big Catch.