Microgaming has just launched a new game titled Reel Spinner. The proposition? Reel in your fishing rod (spin the slot reels) and reap the rewards of your patience – prize fish (actual cash). Why, this slot game is even easier than angling – as there are no skills required.
Puns aside, Reel Spinner is a fun slot. Prepare for multipliers, free spins and a maximum win of up to £112,500! The play on words doesn’t stop at its name. The fishing theme is carried throughout the game with bonus rounds centered around the jetty, boats and fishing equipment.
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|Release Date||July 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Platform||Android App, iPhone App, Browser|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.0%|
|Risk||Medium to Low|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||5 reels/ 15 paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||15p – £25|
|Free Spins||Up to 20 free spins|
|Features||Free Spins, Win Multipliers|
|Pros||Simple layout, decent payouts|
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With Reel Spinners mobile slot, Microgaming has gone with the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” practice. This game sports the industry standard 3 X 5 reel layout with 15 paylines. The accepted wagers for Reel Spinners starts at a plain 15p and caps out at a respectable £25.
Playing this game, I got the feeling that Reel Spinners is a low to medium risk game as the payout frequency is decently high. The free spins do not trigger as often as all of us would have liked, but at the very least it does pay really well when it comes around.
The theme with this game is an interesting one. Reel Spinners is made up of colourful symbols but it surprisingly brings out the calm of the sea. The soundtrack that accompanies the game does help with that too. In this game, you will find symbols of boats, fishes and even equipment like reels and compasses.
Microgaming has gone fully old-school with Reel Spinners. There are two features in this game namely the Free Spins Bonus Round and the Win Multiplier. A little disappointing seeing that Microgaming has released many other tittles with more features in it, but at least the two features in this game pays pretty well. Back to the Free Spins Bonus Rounds, it is triggered by landing at least three scatter symbols anywhere on your reels.
Once this mode is triggered, you will then enter a series of two interactive rounds. In the first round, you can click between one of six boats. Each boat packs different numbers of free spins, so hopefully you would be able to get the one with the most. The number of free spins in all the boats ranges from 5 to 20.
As soon as you complete the first round, you will be directed to the second in which you will randomly spin a reel on a fishing rod. This will determine your win multiplier that will be applied to all your winnings during all of your free spins. The minimum multiplier here would be 1X and the maximum is 5X. This is where the moneys at, since the multipliers can significantly increase your winnings.
As anticipated from a reputable and experience gaming developer like Microgaming, the gameplay of Reel Spinners is smooth as silk across all devices. The animations here are not only smooth, but crisp as well. This is quite notable during transitions and especially during the interactive moments when you are given the choice to choose your boats or spin the fishing reel.
Besides that, both the graphics and the soundtrack in this game represents the theme very well. In fact, if I go fishing anytime in the future, I would really like to take along the same soundtrack from this game. Reels spinners can be played across all platforms including mobile phones, tablets and PC.
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I feel that the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” take on this game by Microgaming did not do Reel Spinners any justice. I found this game just too… simple. Firstly, this game clearly lacks features. Other than the Free Spins and Win multipliers, there really isn’t anything else.
Other than that, Microgaming also did not do the theme of Reel Spinners any justice. I feel that there are lots more features or elements that could be added to this game that is related to fishing or boats or even the sea.
The one thing that I really liked about this game was how interactive it was when three scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. You can choose between boats to determine how many free spins you get. Consequently, you will be able to hit the reel spinner to determine the size of the win multiplier that will be applied to your winnings during your free spins. A neat touch there I would say.
Like fishing with a rod and line, the Reel Spinner game takes a bit of patience. I played the game for a little over 30 minutes before I hit the desirable 20x multipliers. If I’m being completely honest, the base game does not pay anything near what the free spins with multipliers do.
That said, you better be hoping for the three scatter symbols to appear on your reel all the time. Phrase for a better slot: There is something memorable about a slot with a story. When done right, these games have an equal commitment to theme and thrills.