Fishin' Frenzy is an absolute stone-cold classic of an online slot game. Since Blueprint Gaming first debuted this super-simple title in 2014, it has become a staple of online and land-based casinos across the world. This Fishin' themed game sees you spin the reels like a fisherman spins their line, in search of ever bigger fish and bigger prizes. Since its launch, Fishin Frenzy has spawned a MegaWays version and a jackpot version too. However, we're here to discuss the classic version. So, does it still hold up? With its classic five-reel, 10 payline design it may be a little dated. However, this is a classic for a reason — and it remains a very simple to play game that will certainly resonate with a certain kind of online slots fan.
Fishin, of course! As well as the sedate and relaxing theme, the gameplay here is that simple old-school slots style without too much going on. You won't find 100,000 ways to win, expanding symbols and collapsing doohickies here. Nope! Instead, you get the classic slots vibe of hitting symbols along paylines and a bonus spins round with one extra feature. This may feel a bit dated to some. However, others will love the retro simplicity. The only extra feature here, beyond scatters, wilds and bonus spins, is the Big Blue Fish Bonus that can happen in the bonus spins round. This adds cash prizes to the standard blue fish symbols, which are only triggered by landing a fisherman scatter. Catch a screen full of them for a win of up to 1000x your bet!
Hit three, four or five of the Fishing Boat scatter symbols on the base reels, to get yourself into the bonus game. You get 10, 15 or 20 bonus spins, respectively. During the bonus spins round, the Scatter acts a little differently. It gives you cash prizes, as described below, instead of triggering more bonus spins. There's also the Fisherman Wild symbols too. Wild symbols substitute for any other symbol when making a winning line, while also being the most valuable symbol. Land a screen full of them for a cracking prize of 5000 times your bet! That's not a whole lot of special symbols compared to some modern blockbuster MegaWays games and the like. Although there is a MegaWays version of Fishin' Frenzy that does add those things if you're that type of slots fan.
Fishin' Frenzy's bonus bonus spins round doesn't play too differently from the rest of the game. The Card symbols and the different fish all stay the same, with no new symbols added. You start out with 10, 15 or 20 bonus spins — and that's your lot. There's no way to trigger more. However, there are extra cash prizes available here. During the bonus spins round, each of the Blue Fish (the most valuable standard symbol) gets an extra cash prize attached. This won't trigger normally, but only if you land one of the scatter symbols. This is a great bonus spins round for those who like their online slots as simple as can be. That doesn't make it any less valuable though, as a screen full of Wilds and Blue Fish prizes can make a big winner!
The standard bonus bonus spins round in Fishin' Frenzy plays basically the same as the main game. However, it does change up the most valuable standard symbol, to add a little variety to the proceedings. Namely, the Blue Fish symbol — which sees a cash value of between 2x and 50x your stake added on in a little tag. However, these don't trigger on any spin. You get the prize for the standard symbol's value, sure. But, you only bag the bigger prize on the tag when you also land a Fisherman Wild. When you do that a cool little animation plays, the fisherman reels in all the Blue Fish with his rod… and you cash out! If you hit a screen full of 50x and 25x bonus Blue Fish symbols your winnings can really add up.
This is a title for any old school slot player, who likes to understand a game's paytable without too much effort. Yes, the gameplay might be a little dated compared to the most modern slots. However, the 5000x maximum prize potential and the retro feel certainly make up for that. There are still a few features to keep things exciting of course. But, you won't ever be left confused as to why you did or didn't win a spin in this one! Fishin' Frenzy has a great mix of charming graphics and smooth, uncomplicated gameplay. So, it's no wonder many online slots fans still give this classic title love today. On top of all that, you can even try out the same game with updated modern features in a shiny new MegaWays format too.