Fishin Frenzy

Fishin' Frenzy

Fishin’ Frenzy was released in January 2018, and instantly became something of a crowd-pleaser for Blueprint Gaming. Since its debut at casinos, it has become one of the many Blueprint online and mobile slots to get the MegaWays makeover using Big Time Gaming’s award-winning engine. This original game may not have the number of lines or cascading symbols features that its MegaWays successor has, but most of the special features found in the MegaWays slot are also up for grabs in this edition. 

The original Fishin’ Frenzy game is played over 5 reels and just a paltry 10 paylines, which is in contrast to the 15,625 lines which can appear in the 6-reel MegaWays edition. However, while the later game is a highly volatile slot, this version is not. Stakes range from 40p up to £400 a turn in Fishin’ Frenzy, so it is a pricey release. However, it does dole out a non-progressive jackpot which is worth 2,000x a bet and includes a return to player rate of 96.12%. 

Special Features 

The fisherman looks as pleased as punch in Fishin’ Frenzy, and players will likely be just as chuffed when they land the icon on the reels. This symbol acts as the slot’s wild icon. It will naturally replace all others in the game, save for scatter symbols. 

Those scatter symbols appear as fishing boats. When three or more boats appear on the reels, players will net a series of free spins. A total of 10, 15 or even 20 free spins are paid out to players in Fishin’ Frenzy, for every 3, 4 or 5 respective scatters they land on the reels. Players should note that when playing the MegaWays edition of this game, they can trigger 10, 15, 25 or even 60 free spins by landing 3, 4 5 or 6 scattered fishing boats on the reels. 

Bonus Features 

Players who try their hand at the MegaWays edition of the slot can buy the free spin bonus directly. This is not possible in the original Fishin’ Frenzy slot game. The free spin feature in Fishin’ Frenzy is certainly not conventional and adds a new element to what would otherwise be a generic free game feature.  

If the fisherman wild appears on the reels at the same time as fish symbols (with money displayed on them), he will catch them. Those prizes are then added to your winnings during the round. Such a prosperous free spin feature was always going to come with a catch – no pun intended. That catch is that the round cannot be retriggered. 

Overview 

There are subtle differences between both the standard and MegaWays editions of Fishin’ Frenzy. While winning larger prizes and a more generous free spin round are perks to the revamped version; the original Fishin’ Frenzy slot is a game with lower volatility and more frequent wins. As is often the case with many MegaWays slots and their predecessors, the choice of which to play is yours, but there are perks to both Blueprint Gaming releases.