The Angler Review
It will come as no surprise that ‘The Angler’ is a slot game that will take you on a fishing adventure. Created by Betsoft, it was first released back in 2017 and has been a real hit since its release. This game is full of fun as well as having high-quality graphics including a whole host of fish and turtle graphics.
Overview of The Angler
This game runs on 5 reels with 20 different paylines, and it features our intrepid angler, Otis. In it, you have several bonus features as well as hidden surprises that add to the sense of fun that comes with this theme. It’s bright and bold colors certainly draw you in with you rooting for Otis, and yourself of course. Symbols such as the pearl, red octopus, and Otis himself, which is the symbol you really want to get, add to the fun, but watch out for this game teasing you into thinking you are about to win big only to see those symbols sliding past.
While this game may not run with as many bonus features as others, there’s still enough to perk your interest. It does have free spin options while there’s a fun Fish Bonus game where you get the chance to check out your fishing skills. The more fish you catch, the bigger the bonus with a cash prize although you do win 20 credits when it’s activated.
If you land 3 oysters on reels 3,4, and 5, it opens up the free spins game. If you also have the red octopus symbol, it adds in a cash prize as an extra bonus on top of the free spin.
Finally, there’s a game of chance as a bonus with a simple ‘heads’ or ‘tails’ where you could double your winnings, or lose everything.
How to Play
The first thing to do is to look at setting up your bet range, and it’s best to run the game with every payline activated. The interface follows the same lines as others by Betsoft, so all of the key information is at the bottom. There, you will see the ‘choose coin’ option as well as the number of bet lines and bet level. After setting that up, you can then click on spin, or use the auto version if you want to max things out.
Betting and Payouts
The Angler comes with an RTP in the region of 95.9%, which is pretty good. With payouts, the jackpot comes in the form of 5 Otis symbols where you would win a jackpot of 350 coins which is 1,750x your initial stake. For a cash bet, the minimum is $0.2 per spin while the maximum is set at $100.
Betting can be done either via the free game or cash, but clearly, the payouts vary accordingly.
You don’t need to be a fishing lover to enjoy this game. It may not have as many paylines as other slot games, but with 20 available it does still provide you with a number of changes while still providing you with that shadow of doubt regarding your potential to win.