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The wombats says: Ever wanted fancied a spot of angling, but simply couldn’t be arsed to leave your sofa? Then Wombat Fans, we have the perfect slot for you; check out this fishing-themed slot from Microgaming- those designers behind the Santa’s Wild Ride slot. Wild Catch takes the perfect fishing trip and adds some big chunky payouts to it so there really is no need at all to get your fishing rods out and pack your tupperware full of bait. Instead you can cast your nets for the massive jackpots on offer, all with your feet up over a nice cup of tea. After all, there’s no plaice like home.
Had enough of the fishing puns yet? We’ve only just started… Heh heh. When we first heard about Wild Catch we immediately thought of the Ladies Nite slot, also from Microgaming, but then we quickly realised it wasn’t that kind of catch.
Wild Catch slot from Microgaming has 5 reels and 3 row and uses their signature ‘243 ways to win’ feature. ‘But what does that actually mean?’ I hear you ask. Basically, that you don’t need to worry about pay-lines like in some of their earlier games. Simply line up matching symbols anywhere on the reels from left to right and you’ll scoop a win. Hurrah! Some of their games have even more, like the Secret Santa slot that has 1024 Ways to Win (it’s got 4 rows of 5 reels).
Your symbols on the reels include a big weighing scale, the fishing boat, a weird-looking squid thingy and a fishing trophy as your high paying symbols, plus the usual playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K & A symbols that will pay out some smaller wins.
The Swordfish icon will act as the Wild in this game and other than substituting for all other symbols in the reels, it will also dish you out some mini free spins when you spot it. The Wild feature becomes active if you land 3x or more of the Swordfish Wilds on the same spin. Any extra Wilds that lands on the reels during the bonus round will dish you out yet another free spin, and at the end of your go, and all your wins will be tripled too! Are you squidding? Water you think about that Wombat Fans? Sorry.
Free Spins with Increasing Wilds
The Fisherman in the Lifebuoy symbol is the Scatter in Wild Catch slot, and this cheerful-looking dude will ensure you catch some whopping Free Spins. Reel in 3x of the fishy icons and you’ll be given 10 extra goes. Land 4x or 5x scatters and you can win 15 or even 20 free spins. Nice one Microgaming!
Sadly there is no multiplier on offer in this round, but with every winning spin the Wild will increase the value of multiplier, and if you are very fortunate you could get up to a 10x multiplier by the end of the round.
This slot might not win any awards for its graphics which are a bit on the tame side if we are honest (although we do like that fishy animation), BUT it does have 2 very decent Bonus Features which is a big plus – both of which are pretty easy to trigger and lucrative to boot. Give it a spin Wombat Fans and see if you can’t reel in a big one! That’s offishally the end of the puns…
Wombat score: 4/5
Wild Catch slot is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that!