One of the newest Betsoft masterpieces, The Angler is a game with flawless visual design, distinctive with exceptional three-dimensional animation and one of the most beautiful background landscapes you have ever seen in a slot game, even by Betsoft’s high standards. The main character is positioned to the left of the reels and he is an experienced fisherman, dressed in a yellow shirt, beige sleeveless jacket and a hat. He’s got red hair and beard, a watch and is holding a bucket, ready for the big catch to come, the attitude that every player needs to have when he or she is testing one’s luck with this exceptional game. The background is an endless lake of a gorgeously realistic dark color with a layer of mist just above it, which doubles the sight’s beauty. In the distance, the endless forest is visible with equally limitless mountain range that might be out of focus but looks equally marvelous as the rest of the background. The sky and the setting or rising sun along with the scarce clouds complete the lovely sight. The game has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines. Coin sizes start from 2 cents and go as high as 1 dollar. The maximum number of credits with which a spin can be entered is 5. That makes the maximum possible bet 100 dollars.
Symbols of the Fortuitous Lake
If you look closely enough, you will realize that the paytable features a very subtle animation: if it is floating from side to side in a barely noticeable manner way, as if it is floating in calm waters, which is perfect tune with the game’s atmosphere. All the paying symbols of the game are in possession of three winning combinations from 3 to 5 matching symbols. The best-paying one is The Angler himself, who offers 500 coins, 1000 coins and 1750 coins. Next is the happy Hammer Shark symbol, which delivers 300, 500 and 1000 coins. The jolly Turtle symbol provides players with 250, 500 and 750 coins. The cute fish with the extraordinarily fat cheeks brings gamblers 125, 350 and 750 coins. The happy red fish gives 100, 200 and 375 coins. The rest of the symbols are the regular card letters from A to J. The Ace pays 60, 150 and 375 coins. The King grants 50, 125 and 250 coins. The Queen pays 25, 50 and 125 coins. The Jack offers 15, 50 and 125 coins.
Features and Effects of the Catch
The wild symbol of the game is a rather malicious looking octopus, who has spread his tentacles all over a wooden sign with the word “WILD”. The wild is capable of replacing the rest of the symbols in the game in order to complete potential winning combinations. The only irreplaceable symbols are the free spins initiating symbol and the bonus symbol. The wild symbol can appear on the second, the third, the fourth and the fifth reel. The wild has a special ‘’clingy’’ effect during the free spins because it remains on its initial place for every one of the free spins, which will undeniably lead to great earnings. The activation of the free spins round happens via the scatter oyster shell symbol. Whenever 3 scatter symbols show up on the third, the fourth and the fifth reel, the free spins will be started. If the combination reappears during the initially started free spins, more free spins will be granted to the player. Furthermore, there is a bonus game in The Angler called Time to Fish. It can be activated if 3 bonus symbols, depicting a bucket full of fish, show up on the first, the second and the third reel. When the bonus round starts, the player will be taken to a bonus screen where players will have to catch a fish and the bigger the catch is, the bigger the prizes out of the bonus game will be. Regardless of the outcome of the interactive section of the bonus round, there will be an automatically delivered prize of 100 credits.
The Angler Slots is one of Betsoft’s newest and all time-best, combining divine looks and excellently balanced rules, featuring huge earnings and engrossing gameplay.