Given that there are literally thousands of amazing slots on the market right now with decidedly nautical themes, we thought we’d once again visit this particular team today. We’ve personally selected two of our favourite slots for your inspection – Lobstermania 2 and Lucky Angler A Snowy Catch. They’re based on all things aquatic, but which of the two takes the top prize hook, line and sinker?
Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 2
First of all, there’s probably a good chance that we don’t have to tell you what Lobstermania 2 is all about, or the name of its predecessor. Indeed, Lobstermania was and is an incredibly popular slot among gamers at all levels – Lobstermania 2 serving up another generous slice of the same. Developed by the masters at IGT, it’s a classic five-reel slot with 40 paylines to play for and spins that vary from 60p right up to £300 each. And just in case you were wondering, it runs like a dream across desktop and mobile platforms alike.
The action takes place on the high seas and you find yourself hunting for those elusive jackpots, wilds and multipliers. Once again, bonus rounds and special features come thick and fast, so brace yourself for a very brief roundup of what’s on offer!
The Jackpot feature is just about the most enticing of all, which can steer your ship in the direction of III progressive jackpots – the Mother Lode, Full Trap and Light Trap jackpots. In addition to this, there is also a Multiplier feature which during the base game can be triggered at any time. You will randomly be given a multiplier worth 3X or 5X, which will apply to any subsequent wins.
The Bonus symbol in the game is of course the Lobstermania 2 logo, which upon landing three of these on the first, second and fourth reels will see you heading to the Bonus Picker. Here, you will be presented with two choices – the Lucky Larry’s Buoy Bonus 2 feature or Lucky Lobster’s Free Spins Bonus feature. When you choose your feature, you will then be granted a prize worth anything from 40X to 95X the coin value.
Still keeping up?
If you’re still hankering for more, there is the Lucky Larry’s Buoy Bonus 2 feature which takes place in one of three regions – Brazil, Australia or Maine. It’s then a case of picking from buoys that contain lobsters, which ultimately mean prizes of anything from 10X to 575X your coin value. But then again, you might just strike it lucky with the golden lobster, which depending on which location you’re in could be worth a few different things.
In Australia, it’s the Kangaroo bonus which is worth up to 250X your coin value. In Brazil, it’s the octopus bonus which is worth up to 1000X your coin value. And over in Maine, the pelican bonus is worth up to 625X your coin value.
Last but not least, there is also the Lucky Lobster’s Free Spins Bonus feature thrown in for good measure. You might only start out with a relatively modest five free spins, but it is possible to keep on re-triggering more free spins during the round up to a maximum of 240 available!
As you can probably see, Lobstermania 2 is the kind of slots that has more features and bonus rounds than half a dozen lesser slots combined. It might all come across as a little complicated at first, but give it a few spins and you really are guaranteed to be hooked…no pun intended!
Lucky Angler A Snowy Catch
Chances are that right now, you don’t really need anything to remind you how unpleasant the weather is outdoors. Nevertheless, we more than recommend checking out Lucky Angler A Snowy Catch, courtesy of the folks at Net Entertainment as the perfect way of passing an hour or two on a less-than glorious winter’s day. There are five reels and 15 paylines to play for, with spins starting out at 30p and going as high as £150 each.
The action plays out beneath a frozen lake and we can honestly say that no matter how cold you are right now, you probably aren’t nearly as chilly as the poor creatures in Lucky Angler A Snowy Catch! Even the boot looks absolutely freezing! Nevertheless, there’s some fairly hot action to dive into a couple of interesting bonus rounds that make it more than worth bracing the cool conditions for a while.
During normal play, there’s a Sticky Wild feature that kicks in when wilds on reels two and four form part of a winning combination. An animated fish is reeled in and summarily frozen in an ice cube, which then keeps it sticky (or frozen) just as long as you keep hitting winning lines. Generous enough, but what’s even better about this particular feature is the way in which it can also be triggered during the free spins bonus round – this time on all three of the middle reels.
In order to get into the free spins feature in the first place, you will need to land three of more Fish scatter symbols in any position at the same time. Three of the symbols will net you 10 free spins to play with, score four of them and you’ll be looking at 15 free spins and if you’re lucky enough to land five on the screen at the same time, that’s 20 free spins to play with.
During the free spins bonus round, the whole ambience of Lucky Angler A Snowy Catch changes as things move from sunlight to moonlight. Not that the game itself changes a great deal, but the good news is that those free spins can indeed be re-triggered during the bonus round itself.
So as you can see, Lucky Angler A Snowy Catch doesn’t have quite the same number of special features and bonus rounds as its counterpart above. But at the same time, it’s wonderfully easy and enjoyable to dive into and enjoy a few spins with, even if you only have a few minutes to spare.
Just be sure to pack an extra sweater for the ride!