If you had to pick one of the less likely themes for a slot, you have to say that fishing would probably be close to the top of that list. We love a nice day relaxing by a river, nipping from a flask and watching the world go by with rod in hand, but that’s pretty much the opposite of an exciting roller coaster ride of a slot game that you’re probably used to when you play for cash.
So is Alaskan Fishing a relaxing change of pace, or is it a yawnfest? Let’s take a look in our Alaskan Fishing review.
You’d better wrap up warm for the Alaskan Fishing slot game because there’s plenty of chilly imagery to go around. The background of the reels is a cold looking outdoor scene with a mountain lake in the foreground and a deep dark forest behind, while the high and low symbols are all scenes one might witness on an Alaskan fishing holiday: Fishing gear, boats, trout, bears, eagles and a trophy for the biggest catch. There is a soundtrack, though it doesn’t feel that appropriate for the theme, and the animations are great fun, with fish leaping, bears roaring and bait flailing in the water.
This is an all ways pay slot, otherwise known as 243 ways to win, so symbols can basically land anywhere on the reels in order to generate a win. That means lots of victories, though you won’t necessarily win a huge amount per combination, with the top-paying wild logo only offering 500x your stake for 5 while the trophy symbol only offers 350x. The max bet is only £/€/$15 too. Whether that’s a problem for you depends on your attitude to gaming, and you’ll get big payouts if you’re patient, just don’t expect a massive jackpot straight away. If you need proof, just look at the RTP, an amazing 97% which is way above average.
Like many of Microgaming’s slot games, there are a couple of types of bonus on offer, a free spins game and a pick and win game, both of which have their perks. But first, there are the stacked wilds to look out for. These come in the form of the game’s logo and can appear stacked up to three high, taking over whole reels and racking up some pretty impressive wins. To land the free spins bonus all you need to do is have three tackle sets land anywhere on the reels, which will set you up with 15 free spins that payout double the normal value. On top of this, you can activate the second pick and win bonus game by landing two of the fisherman scatter symbols, where you’ll be asked to pick five of nine possible fishing places on the river. Each of these will have random prizes under them, with a maximum of 15x your stake up for grabs, so make sure that you choose wisely!
Alaskan Fishing looks great, and the number of wins you can generate thanks to its 243 ways to win system will attract slot players like moths to a flame. This is one of those slots that you need to be patient with to get serious prizes because there aren’t any massive jackpots, but the high RTP means you’ll be rewarded in time!