This fishing focused theme is set not on the high seas, nor even on a tranquil river bank, but on an icy Arctic lake. The background depicts a frigid scene, with the top of the reels being the ice covered surface of the lake. Sunlight illuminates the blue waters of the deep, through the hole in the ice the Lucky Angler is using to catch the prey. The transparent reels run below, full of moving fish and gently wafting lake floor plants. The reel symbols are a variety of bright and attractively coloured fish, together with a fresh water lobster and the odd old boot. These are supplemented by some ice block depictions of some high playing card values. A variety of aquatic noises accompany your spins. Just like a real angler, you need to keep an eye on your entire surroundings when playing the Lucky Angler slot. This is because you can win both ways on this game, so keep an eye on the right hand side of your reels as well as the left.
This well designed game is designed especially for the smaller device, so everything is perfectly proportioned for on the go play on your tablet or mobile. The clear and well-drawn reel symbols are easy to distinguish and the game controls are ideally proportioned to suit even the most compact of mobile screens.
Lucky Angler has a possible 15 winning lines, with a minimum stake of 30p per spin. If you are feeling lucky and ready to try for the bigger fish, you can vary your bet all the way up to a top stake of £150 per spin. The Wild is a gold coloured fish (as all expert anglers would know, it is of course NOT a goldfish, which could not survive in such frigid waters). This can appear on reels two and four, and can substitute for all the other symbols apart from the Scatter increasing your chances of achieving a winning combination. The Scatter is a stripy brown fish: get three or more of these anywhere on your reels to activate some free spins. Three Scatters earn you ten free goes, four will win you fifteen. Getting all five Scatters rewards you with twenty free spins, and you can trigger further free spins during your free session. The top paying line win will see you land a massive 2000 x your original bet, with the next two paying out 1500 x and 1000 x your stake, so you could land a whopper on this game.
Wilds which form part of a winning combination become Sticky Wilds, remaining on your reels while the remaining symbols are re-spun. This process continues until you have a spin where there are no new wins featuring your Sticky Wilds, at which point all the active wins are paid. During a Free Spin session, Sticky Wilds can appear on reel three as well as reels two and four.
This is a delightful game, ideally suited to play on the smaller device. The anticipated long term Return to Player rate (RTP) for this game is over 96%.