Alaskan Fishing, from Microgaming, is a game that is as much about fishing as it is about the beauty of Alaska’s wilderness. The area where the action takes place is somewhere in the remote parts of Alaska, a place which you can reach only with help from an airplane that can land on water. The idea of the remote fishing cabin where you can spend a quiet weekend I’m sure will appeal to many, and that’s exactly what the slot offers. It uses 243 ways to win and its payouts go up to $1,500 at most.
Betting & Jackpots
Since you’re getting ways to win, and the slot doesn’t ask you to use coins for each one, you’re going to deal with regular paylines instead, at least when it comes to betting. There are 30 lines used for bets, with up to 10 coins selected for each one, and denominations which only go from $0.01 to $0.05. You can take the line bet up to $0.50, while the total will be at $15.
The jackpot would be offered by the scatter symbol, which pays 100x the bet value, meaning up to $1,500 in Alaskan Fishing.
A stacked wild, sporting the Alaskan Fishing Logo, is going to be part of both the base game and the free spins. It can take over one to three positions on the reels each round, and from there it will be of use as a substitute for the symbols that you’re missing. Given the use of ways to win, all you need is for one wild to be on the reel, and you will get it to be part of a combo if the rest of the symbols are present as well. They don’t have to be on fixed paylines.
The Lure Box is the scatter symbol which triggers for you the biggest prizes and gives you access to the free spins. 3, 4 or 5 such symbols will also pay you before the free spins begin, with amounts which multiply the triggering bet by 5x, 10x or 100x. You win 15 free spins as well, with wins multiplied by 2x for the duration of the feature.
The final symbol will show you the fisherman. This is a scatter symbol which pays for three to five icons that are present, and which will trigger a Fly Fishing bonus game when you have it on the 1st and 5th reels at the same time. The bonus game gives you a chance to make five picks, and each one will award a payout of 2x to 15x the bet.
The game has a very calming and easy to enjoy design, with a picture of the lake and the wilderness in the background, and with images related to fishing on the reels. You have some pictures with bears, airplanes, trout and lures, among others. If you enjoy fishing, or you love the idea of spending time in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness, this game is for you.
The ways to win should bring you plenty of winning combinations, but they’re going to be on the small side. I did enjoy the features though, they give you plenty of things to keep you occupied.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name Alaskan Fishing
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- Reels, Lines 5 reels, 9 paylines
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.30
- Maximum Bet ($) 30.00