The Angler Slots
The Angler is a great slot game, featuring Betsoft's incomparably great visual style. The theme might be simple - fishing but its looks are nothing less than breath-taking. The three-dimensional animation of The Angler himself (the main character) is superb. He is standing to the left of the reels in his fishing clothes with a bucket in his hands, ready for a successful catch. The water of the giant lake, which is the setting of the background of the reels is nearly photo-realistic but its animated nature gives it a very polished feeling. The hills and the forest in the background are shrouded by a mist, which makes the whole landscape even more enigmatic and magical. Another great visual element is the dark branch, full of leaves, which is hovering over the main character and is subtly contrasted with the grey sky. The game has 5 reels with 3 rows and 20 paylines. Coin sizes start at 2 cents and can go as high as 1 dollar. The maximum number of coins with which a spin can be entered is 5. That makes for a maximum total bet of 100 dollars. The game also offers great symbols and bonus features.
The Angler's PaymentsThe paytable of The Angler has an animation of its own: a barely noticeable movement as if the board with the information is floating in a peacefully still pond like the one in the background of the main screen. All the paying symbols have 3 winning combinations from 3 to 5 matching symbols. The highest paying symbol of the game is the Angler. It pays 500 coins, 1000 coins and 1750 coins. The happy hammerhead shark's payouts are equal to 300, 500 and 1000 coins. The happy, small, green turtle with big, cute eyes pays 250, 500 and 750 coins. The tiny, fat, bubble-cheeked and equally cute fish gives 125, 350 and 750 coins. The slimmer, red fish grants 100, 200 and 375 coins. The other symbols are the usual card ones from A to J. The Ace offers 60 coins, 150 coins and 375 coins. The King gives 50, 125 and 250 coins. The Queen grants 25, 50 and 125 coins. The Jack brings 15, 50 and 125 coins.
The Angler's FeaturesApart from the paying symbols, there are several others, which prove to be beneficial to the player through their great effects. The scatter Oyster can activate the free spins. When 3 Oysters show up on the third, fourth and fifth reel, the free games will be initiated. The wild symbol is a scary red octopus with an evil face, whose tentacles are all wrapped around a wooden sign with the word "WILD". When it appears on the reels during the free spins it will remain in its initial position until the free spins are over. The main bonus game is called "Time to Fish". It can be activated with the special Bonus symbol, which depicts a bucket full of fish when at least 3 of it show up on the first, second and third reel. The player will have to attempt to pull fish out of the water and the more the gambler catches, the bigger will be the earnings. There is also the Double Up feature, which allows the player to gamble half of an earning or all of it. A Heads or Tails game will proceed and if the gambler emerges triumphant, the size of the earning will be increased.
The Angler is another terrific game from Betsoft with an amazing appearance and an attractive gameplay that provides great and entertaining opportunities for big prizes.