The Angler 3D Video Slot: Bonus Fishing Game and Free-Spins with Clingy Wilds
The Angler, by leading 3D video slots developer Betsoft, presents Otis in one of his leisurely days at the lake. Otis, being the angler referred to in this 20-payline online slot, awards the highest pays. His cartoon image is configured in all reels as Stacked Symbols that may appear in full or in part, as 3-layer icons in a single column. The stacked structure makes it easier for players to land 3, 4, or 5 Otis icons that award as many as 100, 200, or 350 coins, correspondingly.
The background scenery is evocative of a fishing lake, but some icons suggest that Otis, the angler may have gone farther off. Far enough to where creatures like an Octopus and a Pearl Oyster could be seen and found in this 3D video slot. The Octopus and the Pearl Oyster are special totems, being the Wild and the Free-Games Symbol, respectively. Another important reel element is the Bonus Game Symbol that displays a fishing basket to fill, once players join Otis in a trawling adventure in a mini bonus game.
The Angler 3D Video Slot: Wild Symbol
A Red Octopus poses as Wild Symbol. It emerges only in Reels 2, 3, 4, and/or 5. The exclusion of Reel 1 as potential Wild position makes it impossible for the Octopus icon to form a winning combination. Nonetheless, two or more identical images of a Trout, a Sea Turtle, a Green Fish or a Red Carp, and of the A, K, Q and J symbols can be completed or expanded when aligned with an Octopus Wild in the same payline.
The Red Octopus Wild possesses a clingy attribute, which takes effect only during the Free-Spins Bonus Games. Once it emerges as outcome of a bonus spin, the Octopus Wild image will hold its present position until the end of the bonus round.
The Angler 3D Video Slot: “Time to Fish” Bonus Game
Three (3) Fish Basket Bonus totems landing simultaneously on Reels 1, 2, and 3 sets off the “Time to Fish” bonus game. Qualifying players tag along with Otis in a mini interactive bonus game, to catch as many fish as they can. Here, a player has three chances, which he or she may use by either pulling the rod or by reeling the fish out of the water. Each successful catch brings an equivalent reward. The more fish hauled in as fresh catch, the more coin rewards to collect at the end of the interactive Bonus Game.
This bonus feature instantly awards 20 credits, before the game proper commences.
The Angler 3D Video Slot: Free-Spins Round
It takes three (3) Pearl Oyster images in Reels 3, 4, and 5 to activate the Free-Spins Bonus Round. Eight (8) free-spins will then be awarded upon activation. If a bonus spin lands another set of three (3) Pearl Oysters in the three designated reels, a fresh set of eight (8) free games will reset the bonus round.
Here, a Clingy Octopus Wild appears in Reels 2, 3, 4, and/or 5, whilst hanging on to its reel position up to the end round. The Free-Spins Bonus Reels therefore could fill with numerous Clingy Octopus Wilds that increase opportunities of landing on more than one winning combination with every remaining bonus spin.