Amazing Catch: Slot Overview
After just putting the finishing touches on a prior fishing slot review, we find we’ve got… yet another fish slot on the queue next and a clone as well. Ugh, this could be tough. No matter, it’s time to put on the professional hat, bust out the typewriter, well laptop, and cast off with Amazing Catch, an online slot from Games Global associates Just For The Win, to see what this one can pull in.
To clear the air, Amazing Catch is a reskin of Diamond Sands, though there might have been later copies or even an originator we are unaware of. Apart from a facelift, practically everything has remained the same. Fitting perhaps? The other slot was about chilling out, enjoying the finer things in life; this one is about chilling out while reeling in aquatic animals. Kind of a connection, however tenuous. As far as reskins go, Just For The Win has painted a very pretty skin for Amazing Catch. The game is located in a wonderfully majestic, almost sublime part of nature made up of mountains, a lake (or river) and plant life. The same dreamy quality to the artwork that was used in Western Gold 2 and Kodiak Kingdom Multiplier Mountain is back, transporting players about as far away from the rat race as an unsocial hermit could ever ask for.
Amazing Catch is played on a 5×3 gaming grid that uses a 243-ways-to-win pay system. Row position doesn’t matter; as long as matching symbols land on at least 3 adjacent reels from the leftmost side, players have a win on their hands. Available in a trio of RTP models, Amazing Catch maxes out at 96.08% and comes with a hit rate of 24.34%. Playable from 20 p/c to £/€50 per spin, Amazing Catch does not feature any sort of additional gambling option.
Amazing Catch keeps things simple on the paytable, too, where there are 8 regular pay symbols. The lower value 4 are J-A card ranks, while the higher value 4 are various fish in various colours. Hitting a 5 OAK winning way awards players 4 to 5 times the bet for the card symbols or 12.5 to 30 times the bet for the fish lot. Wild symbols must have slipped the net since none have been caught and inserted into Amazing Catch at any time.
Amazing Catch: Slot Features
What Amazing Catch does have in its tackle box is money symbols, the Super Wheel, and free spins with a progressive multiplier.
Money symbols land with values of 0.5 to 100 times the bet. When money symbols create winning ways, their values are awarded.
Whenever a bonus token lands, there is a chance the Super Wheel triggers, though it cannot trigger on a spin that triggers free spins or during free spins. The Super Wheel rotates to award the Big, Major, Mega, or Super prizes worth 20x, 50x, 250x, or 5,000x the bet, respectively. The Super Wheel has a frequency of 1 in 375 spins.
Landing 3 free spins symbols on the reels awards 10 free spins. During free spins, if a Collect symbol lands on the rightmost reel, any money symbols present on the same spin award their values. Free spins also have a progression meter divided into 5 levels, and each level has its own multiplier. The multiplier starts at x1. When Golden Lure symbols land, they are collected, and 4 are needed to progress to the next level, which begins when the current level ends. Unlocking a level awards +5 free spins, while the multiplier levels are x1, x2, x3, x5, and x25. Free spins have a hit frequency of 1 in 238.
Amazing Catch: Slot Verdict
In the current era, marked by a surplus of fishing-themed slot games, the prospect of encountering yet another one, especially a clone, might not stir much excitement. However, Just For The Win has leveraged its strengths to ensure that Amazing Catch doesn’t come across as just another redundant addition. Whether or not this game captivates you largely depends on your overall disposition towards fishing slots. If you’ve had your fill of them, Amazing Catch might not elicit much enthusiasm. However, if you’re an avid fan of angling adventures, then Amazing Catch does offer a few commendable features.
One area where Just For The Win consistently shines is in crafting visually appealing games, and Amazing Catch is no exception. The scenic backdrop of a lone angler on tranquil waters exudes a meditative quality. It serves as a reminder that in the distant past, people either had to catch their own food or cultivate it, or else face the grim specter of starvation. It’s intriguing how, in this modern age, one can easily stroll down to the local market to purchase a carefully prepared fish, neatly gutted and sectioned into convenient portions. Alternatively, you can dine at a restaurant where someone else takes care of the entire cooking process and even tackles the post-meal dishwashing. Yet, many individuals continue to gravitate towards waterways, choosing to engage in the age-old practice of fishing, an activity that resonates with primal instincts. It’s akin to the timeless struggle of humanity versus nature in the quest for survival.
Apart from its captivating artwork, Amazing Catch doesn’t offer much in terms of innovative gameplay, especially if you’ve previously experienced Diamond Sands. So, while it may not reach the pinnacle of excellence, Amazing Catch also avoids being a dismal disappointment. For players actively seeking another fishing-themed slot experience, this one might indeed hold a certain allure.