Bearly Fishing is an interesting game, and the reason is that it doesn’t go the usual route, and instead it chooses to be themed around a topic that I for one haven’t seen anywhere else. The game shows you a family of bears, during a nature outing, where they’re having a picnic and fishing. They do this as humans would, with a fishing rod, so the game just substitutes the humans for these wild animals. The slot is a Microgaming design, which has 25 lines and pays $72,000.
Betting & Jackpots
As many as 500 coins can be used in a bet in Bearly Fishing. The 25 lines can each receive up to 20 coins when the bets are configured, while denominations will only vary between $0.01 and $0.10. You end up with $2 line bets this way, while totals reach $50.
Papa Bear is the one to give away the big prize, which will be at 6,000x the line bet. In this particular case, it can mean 120,000 coins, with a value of $12,000. The free spins can have up to 6x multipliers applied to this value, so you could even get $72,000 in this game.
Papa Bear is the wild symbol as well, not just the trigger for the slot’s top jackpot. You will be able to use this symbol as a substitute, whenever its location is on a line which has the rest of the symbols in the necessary positions already. There is only one exception to the list of symbols that a wild can replace, the Basket scatter. Should the Papa Bear wilds appear arranged from left to right, on the same active line, the payout will vary between 5x and 6,000x, for two to five icons.
The other major symbol in use here is a scatter, represented by the image of a Picnic Basket. The Fishing Feature gets triggered whenever there are 3+ scatters present, while 2+ will trigger cash prizes.
The Fishing Feature takes you to a bonus game where you pick the position in which Baby Bear should start fishing. You can get up to six fish from this feature, and this number will determine what kind of multiplier you will have for the 15 free spins that follow. A 6x multiplier is a great feature to have in any game, so I’m quite pleased with the offer of Bearly Fishing.
Wherever the symbols involved get themed images, with fish, bears or fishing rods, the quality will be excellent. With the mountain stream shown in the background, the design in Bearly Fishing manages to be a lot of fun for any player. The poker cards are the ones where improvements could’ve been made, being quite simple looking unfortunately.
It’s a game that is easy to enjoy, and since there are high multipliers and big payouts to be won, you will also have plenty of motivation to give it a shot.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name: Bearly Fishing
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- 5 Reels 9 Paylines
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.25
- Maximum Bet ($) 90.00