Big Catch Slot from Novomatic

Big Catch is an underwater themed video slot, where you’ll find a series of marine based symbols on the reels. The anchor and the starfish are joined by a series of playing card symbols, the sponge like form of these reminding you of the popular series ‘Spongebob Squarepants’. These reels change completely during the randomly allocated feature, where you’ll now find a series of different fish frequenting the reels and at this point you’ll go fishing. Each of these fish have different payouts, the top prize here is a generous 30,000 coins.

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How to Catch a Big Win

The title / logo symbol is the highest paying, worth an impressive 1,500 coins for the maximum 5 in a row. This symbol is stacked throughout the game and actually also offers an added ‘jackpot’ prize of 30,000 coins. This comes your way if you manage to fill all five reels with the title symbol.

An anchor is next on the pay table, worth 600 coins, while the playing card symbols come next. The Ace has a top payout of 300 coins, the King and Queen pay 180 coins while the 10 and J both pay 120 coins.

The final symbol in the base game is the starfish, a friendly looking purple character who appears on reels 3 to 5. This will substitute for any other symbol on the reels, aiding in giving you many additional wins.

After any winning spin you can opt to make use of the gamble feature.  An overlay appears where you’ll find the current win amount in the middle, with green and red flashing buttons either side that represent gamble wins and losses. You’ll simply click the gamble button again and hope you land on the green button and double your money, but land on the red button and your win is gone.

Fish for the Big Catch Slot Feature

Unlike on many other slots, the feature is not activated by any particular outcome on the reels, entry to the feature is instead awarded completely at random after any spin. Entering the feature sees all of the reels clear and a fishing hook appears at the top. You’ll now choose which of the five reels you want to fish and the hook will now lower down the reel and off the bottom of the screen, hopefully reappearing with a fish when it ascends. The prize catch is worth the same 30,000 coins that you win when filling the reels with the title symbol, while other wins include the monster (6,000 coins), the whopper (3,000 coins) and the very big catch (1,500 coins). You’ll continue fishing after each catch until you eventually come across the old boot which will see the bonus feature come to an end.

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Design and Setup

Big Catch slot machine has a very modern design. The backdrop to the reels is an underwater scene, with colorful coral below the reels, with bubbles emanating upwards to the top of the screen. The sea is a wonderful shade of different blues and every time you land a win the white backdrop of the reels disappears to be replaced by the sea backdrop. The symbols are well drawn, although perhaps the reels are a little too dominated by the playing card symbols. Fortunately these symbols are very colorful, making for a vibrant looking slot. Entering the bonus feature sees the visuals improve again, each of the different fish once again adding color to the game.

This Novomatic designed slot has five reels, each of these reels three symbols high when they come to a stop. The game has a total of 20 win lines, although you can choose to play just 5 or 10. The bet per line amount ranges from just 2 coins through to 50, making for a maximum stake of 1,000 coins. Just above the ‘start’ button you’ll find the ‘Autoplay’ option, which you’ll simply click to activate the auto play and click again to stop it – this simple, straightforward and perfect.

Overall Experience

The free Big Catch slot game is a nice looking fun casino slot which will leave a smile on your face. The game is slightly unusual in the fact that the bonus feature is randomly awarded. Some players might enjoy the unexpectedness of this, although others will prefer the excitement of actually landing scatters or appropriate symbols to enter a feature. The bonus feature is a good one however, where you could easily land a very big win at any time, while a similar big win could also come at any time during the base game by covering all the reels with the logo symbol.