This NetEnt title is optimized for Chrome, and provides an immersive and relaxing play experience for mobile or desktop players, with the high standard of graphics and features you might expect from NetEnt.
Look and Feel
Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch, to give the game its full title, takes unusual inspiration from ice fishing with its frozen underwater lake setting.
The animated background shows silhouettes of fish passing by behind the reels, with some pretty rays of sunshine penetrating the depths, while the interface is clearly and simply designed with an icy feel.
The five reels hold a number of frozen fishy symbols, with the lower value alphanumeric symbols rendered in icy, blocky style, and the higher value symbols depicting – in ascending value – an old boot, a lobster, and a blue, orange, and red fish with cheerful cartoon expressions.
The Scatter symbol depicts a school of fish that will net players up to twenty free spins, and the Wild symbol is a golden fish.
Lucky Angler offers a relaxing ambient soundtrack of bubbling watery sounds, with gentle sound effects on reel spins and cracking ice sound effects to announce the sticky wilds, plus majestic musical stings on wins.
Lucky Angler has a clear, simple interface. Stakes are controlled through the “Level” and “Coin Value” buttons, with auto play and max bet options available.
The game has a minimum bet of 30p and is capped at £150 per spin, with a maximum coin value of 0.50.
This makes Lucky Angler less of a potential high stakes game than several other NetEnt titles but, as bonuses include sticky wilds and a Win Both Ways feature that means paylines don’t have to follow left to right, this medium variance title does have the potential to net some great returns.
Lucky Angler features sticky wilds, meaning the golden fish symbol will stay “frozen” on the reels until it no longer forms any winning combinations. The golden fish Wild can only appear on reels 2 and 4, in the main game, or on reels 2, 3, and 4 in Free Spins rounds. It will substitute for any other symbol except the scatter symbol.
Scatter symbols will net players ten free spins for three matching symbols, fifteen free spins for four matching symbols, and twenty free spins for matching five symbols. You can continue to gain further free spins even during these bonus games, which – together with the possibility of sticky wilds on an extra third reel and Lucky Angler’s win both ways feature – offers good chances for more wins.
All in all, Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch is a well-balanced NetEnt title, which should offer players alike a fun experience to “chill” out with.