Alaskan Fishing Slot

The nutrient-rich waters of Alaska bring an abundance of fish to its shores and this has made fishing a characteristic of the state, both in terms of industry and recreation. Microgaming has taken the sport of fishing in Alaska to a new level with its five-reel, 243 payline video slot: Alaskan Fishing.

The theme of the slot is based on fishing as a sport and the first, very subtle clue of this is the setting of the reels under water. The reel icons are all typical scenes from fishing in the state. They become a little more interesting when a payout is won, as they become animated, for example the eagle swoops to catch its prey and the fishing boat bobs about in the water.

Although these touches are nice and add atmosphere to the video slot, we know it's not the real reason why most people would play this. Alaskan Fishing has a maximum jackpot of 500 coins, which is triggered by uncovering the Alaskan Fishing logo on all three reels. Although that may not sound like much, fear not, because a total of 1,215,000 coins can be won through all possible combinations. The Alaskan Fishing logo is a wild and substitutes for all symbols except the tackle box (which is the scatter) and any bonus trigger.

Alaskan fishing contains two bonus rounds, the first is a free spins round, whereby 15 free spins are awarded when three or more tackle box icons appear on the reels. All wins obtained in this round are doubled and the free spins may also be retriggered. The second bonus round is triggered when the angler icon appears on the first and fifth reel at the same time. This is the fly fishing bonus game and it gives you five chances to catch a fish, with each catch awarding a bonus of anywhere between 2x and 15x.

Although fishing in Alaska is fun, we think we prefer this game, as it's probably just as fun, except that you don't get wet and don't have to sit in the cold - with the added bonus of coming out a bit richer.