Alaskan Fishing Review
The fresh air. The beautiful view. The sense of complete peace. All things you will experience if you go Alaskan Fishing. Can Microgaming’s online slot be just as compelling or is it going to let the big wins get away?
- Medium variance math model
- 243 ways to win
- Above average RTP of 96.63%
We were pleasantly surprised to come across a game about fishing in Alaska. Fishing is not our forte, but Alaska is apparently one of the places to go to fish.
It definitely sets this Microgaming release apart when compared to other titles. It definitely needs the advantage, as it lags behind in other areas.
Available special features include free spins, the fly-fishing bonus and stacked Wilds.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
The background image is quite eye-catching. We can see a massive river whose ends we cannot see. Across the river, we can see several pine trees.
Off in the distance, we also see a sight Alaska is well known for. Tall, snowy mountains! The background image does not have any animations.
Fortunately, symbols on the playing field make up this difference. They play looping animations when they are part of the win.
You play Alaskan Fishing on a five-reel, three-row board. The slot has 243 ways to win, which is an upgrade over the standard payline system.
It makes forming winning combinations easier, as you no longer have to follow an active payline. Players just need to land three or more matching icons in adjacent positions that start with the leftmost reel.
Wilds can substitute for all symbols except for Scatters and Bonus icons. Unique to this game is the fact Wilds appearing stacked on all reels. They appear stacked during both normal gameplay and free spins.
Find the angler bonus symbol on reels one and five simultaneously. This activates the fly-fishing special feature.
Players get five picks. Each pick can grant between 2x to 15x with every round. That means your maximum prize is 75x your total stake.
It is possible to win this bonus during free spins. However, the multiplier does not increase the cash prize granted by the special feature.
Yes, free spins come with a multiplier! More specifically, all wins during free spins will be increased by 2x. Three or more Scatters will grant fifteen free spins.
It is possible to win additional free spins by retriggering the bonus. On top of granting free spins, the Scatter is also the highest paying symbol.
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RTP, bet sizes and volatility
This release has an RTP of 96.63%. This is well above the current industry average of 96%. Definitely one of the strongest upsides of playing Alaskan Fishing!
You can bet between $0.30 and $75 on each spin. Players change their bets by clicking the coins button and moving the slider to change their wager. This is a great spread of bets, which will please all types of slot lovers.
If you are hunting for a relaxed, medium variance game, you are at the right spot. However, we would have liked to see bigger wins. The biggest possible prize you can land is 100x for a five-of-a-kind Scatter win.
We were quite torn when reviewing this release. On one hand, we love the theme and visuals. The above average RTP is also very attractive.
However, the special features could be more interesting. Pick-and-click and free spins with multipliers are not bad but they are not very exciting.
Worst of all is the small jackpot. Right now, we rate Alaskan Fishing 3 out of 5 stars. It could easily get to four stars by improving its top prize!
If you want a casual experience and do not care for big wins, give it a try.