Fishin' Frenzy: The Big Catch review
Fishin' Frenzy The Big Catch is the latest iteration of the classic Blueprint Gaming slot that can be found across the internet and on physical slot machines around the globe.
This 5-reel, 10 payline animal-themed slot is quite similar to the original game, Fishin' Frenzy, which will genuinely draw quite a few fans of classic slots in, however, this slot now features even bigger payouts thanks to a progressive level up feature that sees the value of the fish symbol get more and more lucrative every time players land 4 Fisherman symbols during the free spins.
We'll be completely honest Fishin' Frenzy Big Catch is almost a carbon copy of Fishin' Frenzy which is quite disappointing. Considering that the original slot was released way back in 2014, surely enough time has passed at this point that we might actually get something a little bit different?
The classic-style game reels are set deep under the ocean, exactly as they were in the original slot. In terms of symbols, it's also pretty much the same! Low paying symbols are your standard 10, J, Q, K and A. High paying symbols include a fishing tackle box, a rubber lifebuoy, a fishing rod reel and a seagull. The game's scatter symbol is a fishing boat, then there's the Fisherman symbol and the different sized fish symbols that each hold separate values (during the bonus).
This game is pretty straightforward, which is no surprise as Blueprint Gaming have tried to retain the classic aesthetic that so many fans love. During base gameplay the iconic blue fish symbols has a fixed value, but during the bonus feature these fish have varying multiplied values that can be incredibly lucrative.
Navigating the slot is another simple exercise, Fishin' Frenzy The Big Catch is laid out in the same manner that all Blueprint Gaming slots. The game menu, paytable and stake selection buttons can be found on the left-hand side of the game reels. The autoplay button (that allows players to set up to 100 automated spins) and the game's play button can be found to the right of the game reels.
This medium volatility slot has a slightly below-average RTP of 95.32% which isn't ideal, however, the maximum win potential for this nautical game is an impressive 50,000x the player's stake.
There's quite a big appetite for Fishin' Frenzy slots, it's one of those classic games that players just eat up... However, we have to be honest, this game didn't really blow our minds! It seemed too similar to other Fishin' Frenzy games to really catch our imaginations. We genuinely feel like a new Fishin' Frenzy slot could be fantastic, had it offered enough to actually feel like a new title.