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Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch slot review

Added by NetEnt. Information last updated: 12/05/2020

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Tester rating:

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Game information

Game supplier:NetEnt

Release date:11/2012

RTP:96.4%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 2000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Paylines from both sides

Sticky wilds

Freespins

Wilds

Scatter symbols

Themes

Food & drink

Nature & animals

Winter

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RTP (Return to player):
96.4%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 2000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
68
NetEnt score (compared to other slots of supplier)
36
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch puts us in the snow-covered boots of an ice fisher as they head to the frozen lakes to see if they can fish up some wins.

The idea of a slot based around the sea and fish is of course nothing new, but I think Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch was the first one to trade in tropical seas with frozen lakes! The game was originally released in 2012 by NetEnt and has stayed relevant ever since then by being a solid slot with enough features to keep it interesting.

Although the game is getting up there in years, the graphics still look good to me. The art is sharp and it has enough small animations everywhere to keep it interesting. We’re given a side view of the frozen lake, with fish in the background swimming past. The symbols themselves are largely static except for the Wild and Scatter symbols.

The designers went for a cartoony style with this slot, giving the fishes, lobster and even old shoe expressive faces. It reminded me a lot of other NetEnt slot Flowers which has a similar art style and the same type of faces.

The soundtrack has little music but is mostly filled with sound effects, from bubbling to the cracking of ice. I thought those were nice little touches and they amplify the idea of sitting alone on the ice, fishing away.

The slot is comprised of a 5-reel, 3-row playing field with a total of 15 paylines but they pay both ways to essentially double them. This gives plenty of room for the different fishes to show off and the game keeps an open look.

Symbols

The symbols in the game are related to the theme, although the lower-paying symbols are simple cards. The designers did carve them out of ice to keep them somewhat in the same style.

They are from highest to lowest:

  • Scatter: Get 3 Scatter Symbols on the screen at the same time and start Free Spins mode. You receive up to 20 Free Spins with 5 Scatter Symbols on the screen.
  • Red Fish: Max. 2000 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Yellow Fish: Max. 1500 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Blue Fish: Max. 1000 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Lobster: Max. 750 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Old Shoe: Max. 700 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ace: Max. 200 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • King: Max. 125 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Queen: Max. 100 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Jack: Max. 80 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 10: Max. 70 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Wild: Substitutes all other symbols in the game, except the Scatter Symbol.

I liked the small details in the animated symbols, although it was a shame they didn’t do it for all the symbols.

Features

Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch has a modest number of features but they do enough to spice up the basic gameplay to keep it interesting. It’s listed Medium Volatility was pretty close to my experience. The max. win is 2,000x your bet so you’ll have a shot at winning that.

The features are:

  • Paylines from both sides: There are 15 paylines in the game but they count from left to right and vice versa.
  • Sticky Wilds: The game occasionally adds wilds to the playing field, substituting the other symbols except for the Scatter Symbol. When a Wild is part of a winning payline it sticks to the reel indefinitely until it isn’t part of a win.
  • Scatter Symbols: Scatter Symbols appear randomly during both the base game and the Free Spins mode. Get up to 20 Free Spins with 5 Scatter Symbols on the screen.
  • Free Spins: During the Free Spins mode, all Wilds stay Sticky. Additional Scatter Symbols can add more Free Spins.

I liked that the game has paylines from both sides, essentially doubling the opportunity to get a winning payline. I found that this worked particularly well in combination with the Sticky Wilds. I had times where Wilds would stick for almost a dozen spins because they would either be part of a left-to-right payline or one going the other way.

The Scatter Symbols showed up pretty regularly and they would trigger the Free Spins mode fairly often as well. This mode didn’t really strike me as being particularly lucrative compared to the base game, but a few free spins are always nice! The fact that the Wilds are all Sticky the entire time does help a lot in getting winning paylines.

In Conclusion

Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch is one of the slots that I first played when I got started with slots. The basic appeal of the game and its attention to detail has cemented my opinion of NetEnt in many ways. They almost always bring a lot of creativity into their slot designs and even with a relatively basic slot like this, they give it a personality.

I was surprised to see how well it has aged. The graphics are arguably better than some of the newer slots made by other developers and the animations keep everything look active and engaging.

The soundtrack was a nice touch. It wasn’t as much music as I’m used to but it focused more on setting the mood.

With the ability to choose a bet between £0.30 and £150 I think it offers players enough flexibility to pick a bet amount they’re comfortable with. The max. win isn’t the biggest I’ve ever seen but still very respectable.

Overall, it’s a simple but solid slot that’ll give players who are looking for that type of experience exactly what they’re looking for.

Overall rating:

3.3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.4%

    Volatility:Medium

    Max. win:bet x 2000

    Min. bet:£0.3

    Max. bet:£150

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

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    Max. lines:15

    Min. lines:15

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    Languages

    You can play Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 20 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese

    Currencies

    Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 33 other currencies.

    All supported currencies:
    GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), CZK (Kč), USD ($), NZD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), UAH (₴), GEL (ლ), TRY (₤), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), PEN (S/.), ARS ($), MXN ($), PLN (zł), CHF (₣), BGN (лв), HRK (Kn), HUF (Ft), RON (L), ISK (Kr), INR (₨), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), PHP (₱), SGD ($), THB (฿), TWD ($), GHS (₵), HKD ($)

    Stats

    Release date 11/2012
    130th newest on NetEnt 2,011th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.4% 0.55% > average
    80th highest on NetEnt 653rd highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 2000 x your bet
    79th highest on NetEnt 1,014th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 15 25% < average
    103rd highest on NetEnt 1,413th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.3 per spin
    139th lowest on NetEnt 1,799th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £150 per spin
    74th highest on NetEnt 467th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    7th most rated on NetEnt 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:NetEnt

    Release date:11/2012

    RTP (Return to player):96.4%

    Max. win:bet x 2000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.3

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