Lucky Angler lets you land the big one in this ice fishing video slot from industry icon NetEnt. The cute theme is bolstered with an interesting sticky wild feature that lets wild symbols remain in place as long as they create winning combinations.
Lucky Angler Slot Layout
The layout is typical video slot, with five reels and three symbols visible on each. The slot features 15 paylines but a 30 coin minimum bet.
The main symbols are fish of different colors with the red one being the most valuable, followed by orange and then blue. You will also find a lobster and a shoe. Has anyone really ever caught a shoe while fishing?! The playing card ranks from 10 to Ace round out the normal symbols. In addition, there is a scatter pay symbol and the most important, a wild symbol featuring a golden fishing lure.
The Unique Twist – Sticky Wilds
Most slots have a distinctive feature to set them apart and this one is no exception. In Lucky Angler, the golden lure Wild symbols are sticky. If a wild symbol is part of a winning combination, then that symbol freezes into place for the next spin. (Ice fishing, remember?) As long as the wild continues to be part of a winning payline, it will stay on the screen. It’s really nice when you catch more than one sticky wild at the same time.
Now those two wild symbols become stationary when you spin the reels the next time.
During the normal game, the wild symbols appear only on reels 2 and 4.
The Bonus Round – Free Spins
Catch three or more of the scatter pay symbols, and you trigger the game’s bonus round.
- Catch three scatter symbols: Get 10 Free Spins.
- Catch four scatter symbols: Get 15 Free Spins.
- Catch five scatter symbols: Get 20 Free Spins.
You can also retrigger the feature, adding more free spins to your win.
Sticky Wilds during the Free Spins
During the free spins, the sticky wild symbols can appear on the center reel as well. In all, they can appear on reels 2, 3, and 4. However, the wilds are only sticky until the end of your free spins. The key to really big bonus round wins is catching some of those wild symbols early on, so they create lots of winning combinations spin after spin.
It is easy to see why these wild symbols are limited to the free spins only, because with that kind of layout every spin is guaranteed to have a win that uses the wild symbols. They would be stuck forever if they didn’t disappear at the end of the bonus round!
Because of the sticky wild feature, the later spins in the bonus tend to be far more lucrative than the early ones. For that reason, getting extra spins because of a retrigger is an exciting development.
I found Lucky Angler – A Snowy Catch to be a lot of fun. The sticky wilds feature gives you a chance to string together multiple wins on consecutive spins, and that feature really makes the free spins exciting. Give this one a try.
Where can you play Lucky Angler? At the following online casinos in New Jersey:
Lucky Angler: A Snowy Catch
Min Bet: $0.30
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