Fish Party Slot Review
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Fish Party is a video slot from Microgaming, that offers as many as 243 ways to win. The game has five reels and a non-progressive jackpot of 97,200 coins. Just like the name suggests, this slot is all about the fun life under the sea, and the gaming experience offers beautiful graphics with well-designed symbols, entertaining music and sound effects. And this is exactly what we expect from Microgaming. One creative aspect here is that the reels are transparent and set against a sea life backdrop. It is an adorable game that will make you feel good, regardless of whether you play for free or with real money. Should you decide to pay with cash, you have a chance on some huge wins if you get lucky with the stacked symbols.
Theme, characters and environment
Not to be obvious, but if you liked ‘Finding Nemo’ or remember that cute goldfish in ‘The Little Mermaid’, you will probably love this video slot. It is cleverly designed and each fish has been given a wonderful personality that really adds to the game. We get to know them when we play, and they all have their own interesting animations, values and functions. Amongst the symbols we see characters like a starfish, a poor worm on a hook, prawn in a clam, brightly coloured fish, and so on.
Environment and atmosphere
The atmosphere is very genuine in this game, and before you dip your toes in the sea you get to set your bet with a coin range between is 0.01 to 0.05, with a bet per spin from £0.30 up to £15. Just like we often see with this type of video slots, the game play is quite simple and easy to grasp, but the experience is rich and very engaging.
Mobile players can really get the most out of this video slot as well, because it runs very smoothly on mobile devices as well. You can spin away and enjoy both the soundtrack and the animations across all relevant devices and platforms – this game can absolutely make your bus ride or train ride home from work a happier one if you are a commuter.
Symbols and soundtrack
All symbols are entirely individual in this game, meaning that there are no card symbols like A, K, K or J. It is really great that the game designers took their time to develop all these characters from scratch. They are really sweet, unique and so easy to love. Especially the pink, angry starfish who looks at you suspiciously as you spin the reels. Maybe he is not a big fan of humans. Joining the angry starfish are other interesting symbols such as:
- Worm on a hook
- Glowing girly goldfish
- Proud blue king fish
- And other cool brightly coloured fish
It is the Fish Party symbol that is the game’s Wild symbol. Like always, it acts as a replacement for all other symbols except for the scatter, which is the Seashell in this game. Players who get a minimum of three Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels get rewarded with 20 free spins. It is also possible that the bonus feature is triggered.
Music and sound effects
Both music and sound effects enhance the gaming experience and make it extra fun to play this video slot. It is evident that the game developer put in a lot of thought when they made this game. And since it is a party one would expect some sweet tunes; above or under the water level.
When the bonus game is triggered the video slot offers even better prizes. During this event the Chest symbol, King Fish, Golden Fish and Joker Fish symbols can stack on all reels, and the free spins feature can also be re-triggered if you are lucky enough. So welcome to the party! We go through this in more detail below.
The wild symbol, represented by the colourful Fish Party logo, automatically completes winning combinations by substituting for all other symbols adjacent to it except the scatter. During the main game it appears 3 stacked high and when the bonus free spins feature is triggered, it appears as 7 high. This is, in other words, exactly what you will be looking for during your free spins rounds.
When at least three of the clam scatter symbols appears on your reels, the free spins mode is triggered. Once the free spins screen opens up you can win between 10 to 20 free spins. This is where wins really can accumulate to dazzling heights, or maybe we should say depths! Frees spins is what we all love the most after all.
Any winning combination triggers the Gamble feature, where you can choose if you want to collect your prize directly, or gamble by choosing the colour or suit in this little extra game. If you bet on the wrong colour or suit, you lose your prize, are right you can make your winning amount grow really fast, 4x or 8x or 16x… This is a great feature for real gamblers. You can grab your winnings at any time you like and exit the gamble feature.
The Treasure Chest, Blue Fish, Yellow Fish, and Purple Fish are the Expanding Wild symbols. They can occur on three 3 and expand over all positions on the reel. This only happens during the free spins bonus rounds, and when they do you get to collect some really sweet winning combinations.
Landing three, four or five of the clam scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will kick off the free spins round. You will receive a random number of spins between eight and twenty but that’s not all –this feature also causes three of the tropical fish and the treasure chest to stack up. This, together with the stacked wilds, is the perfect set up for some really incredible prize wins. And, the spins can also be re-triggered when you get at least three clams during the spins.
Pros and cons of the slot
To summarize this Fish Party slot review, we can absolutely say that it is a very fun and pleasant game, with really nice graphics and lots of free spins as well. It is not every day you play a game that has it all, and we think that this one does.
- 243 ways to win
- Lots of free spins features
- Great graphics and sound effects
- Engaging gameplay and atmosphere
- Lucrative winning possibilities
- No progressive jackpot game
- Maximum base game win is 40x
For more underwater gaming experiences in the online casino world you might want to try out Dolphin Treasure, Secrets of Atlantis, Ocean Rush, Lord of the Ocean and Mermaid’s Pearl.