Net Gains Review
You can always rely on Relax Gaming to come up with something a little different, and now they’ve turned their attention to animal-themed slots, but with a twist!
This game follows on from Beast Mode, but this time the half-lion, half-human hybrid is enjoying a spot of deep-sea fishing with his pals. Will you find the catch of the day in the net, or will it turn out to be just a damp squib? Let’s find out!
Relax Gaming has come up with an interesting take on the fishing theme, with a weirdly buff lion and his companions heading out to sea on a fishing trip. And as you’d expect from the developer that came up with the iconic Money Train series of slots games, nothing has been left to chance.
Superb graphics, fun animations and an atmospheric soundtrack all add to the fun. It’s completely mad, but it’s highly entertaining too, and that’s before you even stop to think about the winning potential!
There’s a lot going on across the reels of Net Gains, so it’s worth taking some time to explore a few demo spins before wagering any of your bankroll. You don’t need to bother about paylines, as this is a Ways to Win game, so matching up three or more symbols on adjacent reels from left to right will result in a win.
Shark Wilds can stand in for any other game symbol to help you form winning combos. And there are three types of Mystery Symbols to look forward to:
- Regular Mystery Symbols: they land on the reels, then open to reveal the same symbol from the paytable.
- Octopus Mystery Symbols: tentacles appear behind any icon and change it into a Mystery Symbol.
- Bomb Mystery Symbols: once wins have been logged, they destroy all non-Mystery Symbols on the reels.
If you’ve managed to collect two Bonus symbols, a Mystery Symbol can reveal another one, taking you straight to the free spins bonus feature.
Collect three Bonus bell icons to activate the free spins bonus feature, which gives lets you choose from three options:
- Coin Collection free spins: You’ll receive 8 free spins, during which gold, silver and bronze coins appear on the reels, filling up the meter to award an extra free spin. Land the Persistent Collection Chest to collect all coin values and award 5 further free spins. And look out for the Coin Rain, which places 10 additional coins onto the reels.
- Stacked Wild free spins: 7 free spins come with Countdown Wilds, which start at 3, losing one point every time they feature in a win, exploding when they get to 1 and feature in a winning combination. Multiplier Wilds increase the value of wins by 2x – 5x.
- Sticky Mystery Symbol free spins: 5 free spins come with Sticky Mystery Symbols on reels 2 – 6, with an extra free spin awarded when you fill the meter by generating wins.
When it comes to the low-value playing card symbols, you’ll need to land six-of-a-kind Kings or Aces before you see your stake returned. Better returns come from the treasure chest, bottle of grog, octopus and crab. But it’s the lion who tops the paytable, awarding up to 25x your bet.
The free spins bonus round is where the biggest prize payouts can be found, and you can give yourself a bit of an advantage when it comes to triggering the feature. Activate the Special Bet option, which adds 20% to the cost of a spin but increases your chances of landing the bonus by a whopping 82%!
Outside the UK, players also have the option of purchasing the bonus for the stated price. It won’t guarantee that you’ll win back the cost of triggering the feature though, so this is an option best explored during demo play.
What can we say? It certainly won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but if you like your slots games to be quirky, we think you’ll enjoy Net Gains. We can’t guarantee you’ll land any big wins, but we’re pretty certain you’ll have fun trying! Give it a spin and see what you think!