Gold Fish Slot Game
This is a light hearted and entertaining slot from WMS which is available both at live casinos and online. The choice of symbols did confuse me a little. While the cartoon-like goldfish are beautifully draw, I’m wondering where the hermit-crab, turtle and coral reef fit in? Maybe someone from WMS needs to go back to school and learn the difference between freshwater and saltwater marine eco-systems!
That aside – this slot will appeal to players looking to relax with their games. There are no particularly intensive experiences – only a single bonus game where you get to pick from different cans of fish-food to reveal prizes. The base-game also includes wild and scatter symbols, and is based on a 25 win-line video slot with 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols. There is a cheerful tune that plays when the reels spin, and some bubbling sound-effects also add to the underwater theme.
Playing Gold Fish
The win-lines for this game are fixed, so you cannot go lower than 25. You can bet from 1c per line, and there is an optional bet of 10 coins called the ‘Feature Bet’. This puts the entertaining ‘pick-em’ feature in place. I recommend you use this option, without it there is really not a great deal going for this game. You’ll find the standard WMS auto-play option is included.
You’ll want to see the goldfish itself on the reels as often as possible. This is the wild symbol for this slot (substituting for everything except the feature / scatter symbol) and also has the single biggest prize. Lining up 5 goldfish on a win-line gets you 100 coins – plus the combinations on other lines that the wild symbols might help to complete.
There is then a jump to the next best prize, which is for 10 coins for 5 of the striped red and white fish or the purple one. The blue and green fish are worth 5 and 2 coins respectively for 5. This is a lower volatility slot; you’ll find a lot of smaller wins make up somewhat for the lack of a big top-prize. Smaller wins come from the turtle, hermit crab, coral, scoop / net, and plant.
Fish food is the scatter and bonus symbol, 3+ triggers the feature if you opted for the extra coin. You will also win 25x your total bet for 5 and 2.5x for 4.
Gold Fish Slot Bonus Game
The bonus takes place on a break-out screen where you’ll see a row of fish on the left and a large grid of fish food cans on the right. You have to click the fish food cans which reveal the different coloured fish. Each time you hit 3 of a fish, you get the prize stated next to it on the left. The game continues until you hit 3 turtles. At this point you go to a second screen, where you see 3 turtles. You click one of these, and it will spin on its back – revealing a prize. That is added to your total from the main game, and the bonus ends. I liked this bonus game and felt that it made a nice change from the free spin rounds that are the usual features these days. As each part of the bonus ends, the symbols behind all of the cans are revealed.
Gold Fish Slot Conclusion
This is not the most complex or varied of slot games – though as with all WMS titles, it is beautifully produced with very nice visuals and sound effects. The regular smaller wins keep your bankroll turning over, giving you a lot of play for your money. At the same time the (optional) bonus game did add an entertaining break from the main game. If you manage to avoid those turtles for a while, you can accumulate a lot of wins from the feature.