Alaskan Fishing Slot
One day, an academic will write a paper that explains the rationale behind many online slot themes. Pirates, Aztecs, and ancient Egyptians all have gold and hidden treasures. Vampires, movies, and music are obvious options; and the worlds of space, horror, and adventure all seem like sound options for the savvy slot creative.
- Alaskan Fishing Slot is an oldie but a goldie from Microgaming.
- Simple to play, 243 paylines, x500 jackpot. Lovely!
- Feels like a classic video game.
- Does feel dated compared to some current-gen slots.
Less obvious is the developer’s obsession with the upper reaches of north America: the Arctic, wolves, and the tundra. Distant, cold, and unknown – all fair game for the casual online slot lover, apparently. Sitting happily in this mix is today’s online slot: Alaskan Fishing. This five-reel game takes its cue from the world of competitive fishing. And, when you say ‘fish’ in Alaska, you actually mean salmon: king salmon, silver salmon, pink salmon, chum, salmon, and sockeye salmon.
Alaskan Fishing is considered to be one of the finest piscatorian experiences known to man. If you’re a man who loves to wave a rod about, it doesn’t get much better than the action north of the 61st parallel. Fortunately, the Alaskan Fishing online slot lives up the real thing; a perfectly engineered, well designed, game from industry behemoths Microgaming. It’s crisp to play, beautifully illustrated and animated, and comes with two bonuses: free games and a fly-fishing special. Is Alaskan Fishing as good as the one that got away? Well, that would be telling. Grab your rod, pick a spot, and let’s reel in a whopper. There are 243 ways to win – you just need to catch one.
Alaskan Fishing Slot Look and Feel
Alaskan Fishing is a great looking game. The splash screen is a fly fisherman angling for a salmon. It then cuts to a regular five-reel, three-deep game. Graphically, it has the feel of an old-fashioned comic, illustrated with detail and love. There is some really nice artwork here.
The reels sit just below the surface of the water. In the background, a snow-capped mountain and a line of trees. The icons are all animated, when you hit one of the 243 paylines. Any three or more adjacent symbols, from left to right, is a winning combination. The music is fairly minimal; only bursting into life when you catch a winning line. It also kicks in with a wannabe hillbilly gig, if you are lucky enough to land the free games. If you hit the fly-fishing bonus, the screen cuts away to reveal a fly fisherman standing on the riverbank with his dog. You then get to cast your line five times and haul in some fish: small, medium, and large; all with corresponding pay-outs.
The Alaskan Fishing online slot has the visuals of a school textbook, but in a good way.
How to Play Alaskan Fishing Slot
Alaskan Fishing is a 243 ways-to-win slot. The game’s developer – Microgaming – was one of the first companies to use this format for their online slots. Basically: any three adjacent matching symbols, from left to right, is a winning combination.
On the main screen are options for both turbo play and auto play. These may not be available in all jurisdictions. This is a single bet game. You can’t play individual paylines. The bet range is from 0.30 to 75 a spin.
Alaskan Fishing Slot Symbols
There are no base level filler icons (card suits or fruit) on the Alaskan Fishing online slot. Instead, we have nice mini-vignettes; a love story to Alaskan fishing. These include a fishing fly, a reel, a boat, a plane, a bald eagle and brown bear (both munching salmon), assorted fish, and a trophy. The latter pays out at 24.50x the total bet.
The wild symbol is the game’s logo. It’s also the slot’s base game wild, worth 1,250x the total staked. A tackle box is the key to bonus round of free spins. Three of these unlocks free spins. More on this below. Another symbol that will put a smile on your face is the fly fisherman. If he hits on reels 1 and 5, you get a trip to the riverbank and the chance to haul in a few cash catches. Once again: more on this to follow.
Alaskan Fishing Slot: In Summary
Alaska Fishing is a pretty run-of-the-mill online slot with a theme that appeals. Fishing is one of the most popular sporting activities in the world and, if you can’t make it to the water, you can spin the reels at home instead.
The one that got away? The big jackpot that nearly hit? These are the fisherman’s tales you can take away, when you enjoy a little online slots action and some Alaskan Fishing. Good luck.