Forget the graphics and gameplay, you only want to play this slot for the winnings, which actually pays out well and has a good sized jackpot
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Up to 20 free spins can be won||Base game wins meh|
|Payouts of up to 10,000 times your stake|
|Medium to low variance|
Where to play?
This one’s for all the fishing buffs out there. With 15 paylines and 5 reels Microgaming’s Reel Spinner is an above average slots. This is why I decided to take it for a spin. It has a deep sea fishing theme with a 2 stage Free Spins bonus mode and multiplier wins of up to 5x attached to it. Once the stacked wild feature kicks it in; you can up to 10,000 times you stake. The video slots offers a total non-progressive jackpot payout of £112,500.
I won’t say the graphics blew me away, maybe in 2010 it would’ve been above and beyond but for for 2016 it’s a little meh meh. The slots plays off against the back drop of the ocean symbols that swim across the reels are different varieties of fish, fishing tackle, the free spins logo and a Pick Me bonus game. The average return to player (RTP) the slots machine offers to the player is 96%. That’s a house edge of 4%. Let’s say you decide to play the game at Energy Casino.
If it’s your first visit you qualify for a sign on bonus of 100% up to €200. You deposit €150, the casino gives you another bonus of €150 (match bonus of 100%). Your bankroll is €300. The roll over requirement attached to the bonus is 25 times the deposit and sum of the bonus. Before you can cash out your winnings you must stake €150+€150×25=€7,500.
Since Reel Spinner carries a house edge of 4%x€7,500=€300. Therefore, your bonus of €150 is competing against a house edge of €300. The bonus offered by Energy Casino is a bit steep but it does prolong your playing time at the casino which is great. It also increases your chances of triggering those elusive free spins. Keep your bets low, if you experienced a huge win increase your average bet per spin but don’t go overboard.
Before you head off into the deep blue ocean choose the amount of coins you wish to wager per line. If you want to take matters slow you can wager £$0.15 per spin. High rollers can wager up to £25 per spin.
The slots is playable on the latest mobile phones and desktops. If you’re playing the game on your Android or Samsung Galaxy 7, no need to tamper with the graphic settings. Just make sure your Wi-Fi connection is on because the game will go through your phone’s bundles like a hot knife through butter. Keep your eye on the wild, scatters and the free spins.
Free Spins: The scatter icon is the Swordfish. When 3 of them make a splash on the reels the free spins bonus is triggered. Various boats show up on your screen (second stage). Pick one boat, it reveals the amount of free spins you’ve just won. Five up to 20 free spins are up for grabs.
Once you’ve completed the first round. The second screen opens up with a fishing rod. To reveal the multiplier win spin the reel on the fishing rod. During the free spins mode all your cash wins is determined by the multiplier win (1x to 5x). An added incentive is the stacked wild. When it appears during the free spins mode it enhances each free spins win. Unfortunately the free spins can’t be re-triggered. Once the free spins you received are done you’ll return to the main game.
Reel Spinner is one of those games that will hook you from the very first cast, pardon the pun. It’s teeming with wilds, scatters, free spins (up to 20) and pays out a whopping 10,000 times your bet. It’s a medium variance slots with a high payout frequency. Don’t expect to trigger the free spins on your first couple of spins.
Work on 60 to 80 spins hopefully sooner but that’s the average. On a personal note. I think Microgaming could have added more features to the game. In my opinion it’s a bit bland and some patience is required when playing it. Also, base game wins are below par. It looks to me like the vendor couldn’t get this one of the floor fast enough.