Another month, another set of new video slot games launched. This has become the Microgaming motto in the past year, as they are working around the clock to keep their loyal players spinning and happy. Since summer already started, it was expected to see some new slots this June who for a theme will have the beach or the ocean.
With Reel Spinner, Microgaming decided to use a deep sea fishing theme, as a reminder for the hot summer days ahead. What better way to cool off and relax than a trip to the open sea enjoying a full day of fishing. The timing for a slot game like this is perfect so many players can enjoy a fishing trip of their own, without ever leaving the doorstep.
Microgaming decided to implement a very simple, yet interesting, design in Reel Spinner by installing only 15 active pay lines, over 3 rows and 5 reels. With this, the bet size to spin the reels ranges from $0.15 up to $11.25 with a very big payout potential up to 10,000 x total bet in the bonus round.
We expected something more complicated in the free spins, but are happy to see that Microgaming made it simple and clear. Once 3 scattered Swordfish land on the reels, players have a chance to win up to 20 free spins and up to x5 win multiplier attached.
The numbers awarded are variable and depend on the players’ choice of one of the 6 fishing boats to determine the free spins and the multiplier number that lands on the fishing rod reel. Whether you reel in the big fish or go home with an empty basket depends in great deal whether the wild symbol will land stacked across several or all reels on the screen. Either way, trophy or no, Reel Spinner is a great game to relax with and enjoy fishing on the reels.
What We love
Reel Spinner seems like a great video slot game to play because of several details. First is the 10,000 x total bet maximum payout promoted, seeing even half of that value would still be a mega big win on the screen. Second the wild symbol can come stacked across all reels, which increases the payout potential.
Third the free spins bonus can award great payouts, especially if you get the x5 multiplier. From there even a single spin with a few wilds in the right place, makes wins over 200 x bet land easily.
What we Do not Like
Based on what we saw and learned about the game so far, we can’t find any remarks to keep us away, from trying it for real play. We’ll wait for it to go live and check the pay table hoping for some decent 5 of a kind payout values.
Based on the 10,000 x total bet maximum payout and the way the free spins and multiplier values are won, Reel Spinner seems like a high variance video slot game.
Microgaming is the best when it comes to games like this that can pay big amounts of money, so Reel Spinner is definitely a game we will try for real. Hopefully base play won’t be too brutal for our balance and we hope to see the maximum free spins and multipliers in at least one bonus round.