It doesn't matter if you're a fine weather fisherman or an angler that likes to fish in the deep waters out at sea; the thrill of a monster sized catch is what gets the heart beating. Game provider Jelly might be fond of casting out their line into the water, too, as they present us with their 5 reel video slot titled Wild Fishin' Wild Ways. Play with an RTP rate of 95.10% and reel in some whopping wins of up to 2,000x your bet.
The game's tackle box isn't just bustling with floats and hooks; there are a couple of bonus features tucked away in there too. The first of these is the Wild Fishin' bonus which activates when a wild symbol lands on reels 1 and 2. This can lead to some impressive multipliers being added to your balance. Secondly is the free spins feature, and along with the inclusion of the Wild Fishin' bonus within it, reels 3, 4, and 5 can randomly expand to give you up to 1,944 ways to win.
We're just resting on the jetty before we climb aboard and set sail for some fishing. Ready to join us? Good stuff. If you wanted a little light reading for the journey, then the full review of the game is below. If not, jump to our article's free demo slot of Wild Fishin' Wild Ways and sample the action yourself.
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wild fishin' wild ways slot theme, stakes, pays & symbols
I actually enjoy a little bit of fishing, but more when it's at a lakeside with a few snacks and maybe a cold drink rather than at sea. Not that I wouldn't mind heading out and trying to catch an absolute monster, but when god was giving out sea legs, I was at the very back of the queue, and then some! Luckily, for me at least, the initial gameplay on Jelly's Wild Fishin' Wild Ways is set on the port of the local town, and thankfully the captain must be having his dinner and isn't ready to leave just yet, which is good as the water looks a little choppy in the background. The theme looks fun and well designed though, so it's a solid start to the proceedings in the review.
Over to the paytable we go, and it's the industry standard royal symbols 10, J, Q, K, and Ace that we find making up the lower pays. Moving on to the higher value symbols, we have the worm, fishing rod, boat, and seabird, which pay you 1.25x, 2.5x, 5x, and 10x for a 5 of a kind win, respectively. The trusty fisherman is the wild symbol within the slot and does not carry a monetary value. However, he will substitute for all other game symbols and has a unique feature of his own, which we will talk about shortly.
Real money play on the game will cost you a minimum of €0.25 a spin, with the game maxing out up at €100 a play. Just be aware that if you spin the reels for real cash, the slot comes with multiple RTP models for operators to use. These reach as high as 95.10% but drop down to 88%. So double check your casino's rate before you start playing.
base game & MODIFIERS
Initial gameplay on Wild Fishin' Wild Ways is set across a 5x3 reel format, with the slot having a fixed total of 243 ways to win. Cash prizes are then awarded when you connect 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent reels, with the win having to start from the leftmost reel first.
wild fishin' feature
Whilst you have been spinning away in the base game, you will have noticed that various fish carrying multiplier values of up to 250x have been landing across reels 3, 4 and 5. If a wild fisherman symbol lands on reels 1 and 2 simultaneously, then any fish on reel 3 can be caught and awarded as a win. If you catch a fish from reel 3, reel 4 will come active for you to win from too. This then carries on applies to reel 5 also. If, during this Wild Fishin' feature, a bonus symbol is in view on reels 3, 4, or 5, the free spins will be triggered.
wild fishin' wild ways slot free spins feature
In addition to being able to trigger the free spins feature through the Wild Fishin' feature, you can also land a bonus symbol on reels 3, 4, and 5 to activate them, with 10 spins then being awarded. The big plus point to this bonus feature is that the Wild Fishin' feature can expand reels 3, 4, and 5 up to 6 positions high, increasing your chances of catching more high value fish.
wild fishin' wild ways slot review final thoughts
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you will have played multiple fish themed online slots, predominantly the Big Bass slot series of games from provider Pragmatic Play, no doubt. The sheer popularity of those titles led to countless game providers creating their own take on that theme, and Wild Fishin' Wild Ways happens to be Jelly Entertainment's foray into that genre. So what's the verdict? Well, although I found the graphics and overall theme of the game to be well developed, I didn't think the slot offered much else compared to what is already out there on the market. Probably it's worth a look, but not much else.