In Wild Catch, Microgaming and Stormcraft Studios take us on a fishing tour of some of the most scenic depictions of waterways and bodies of water on offer in a slot game. The simple, down-to-earth backdrops contrast well with the easy to understand 5×5 reels and intuitive menus.
With its soothing graphics and feature-packed gameplay, Wild Catch is sure to reel in fishing and slot fans alike.
|Wild Catch Slots Summary|
|Software Provider||Microgaming and Stormcraft Studios|
|Wild Symbol||Yes – Wild Catch logo|
|Scatter Symbol||Yes – Golden fish|
|Bonus Features||Splashing Wild, Free Spins, Multiplier Trail, Growing Wilds, Rolling Reels|
Symbols and Winning Combinations of Wild Catch Slot
Under the direction of Microgaming, Stormcraft Studios continue to show that they have what it takes to compete with more established development studios with one of their latest offerings Wild Catch.
This fishing themed 5×5 reel slot is sure to be a hit with a variety of slot fans with its calming, outdoorsy backdrops, multiple special features, and high RTP as well as volatility.
As we mentioned, this sports slot is fishing themed set against a background of serene waterways and bodies of water flanked by scenery ranging from verdant green forests, snow-capped mountains and crystal blue waters. The symbols on the reels don’t lose out to the backgrounds either, each image is high quality with just enough detail to not overpower the overall feel of the gaming experience.
The game contains eleven symbols in total, nine regular, one wild, and one scatter symbol. The nine regular symbols consist of three low worth, 3 medium worth, and three high worth and they are:
- Low worth – two different fishing flies, a rod reel
- Medium worth = tackle/bait box, two different orange outlined images of people fishing
- High worth – green outlined image of a couple fishing, a woman holding fish, a man holding fish
The remaining two symbols are:
- Wild symbol – the Wild Catch logo
- Scatter symbol – a golden fish leaping out of the water
A feature we were particularly happy to see is the ability to set win and loss limits in the autoplay menu. It’s always great to see a studio give their players extra tools to help manage gaming budgets.
Bonus Features of Wild Catch Slot
Wild Catch is a feature-packed slot game that has found the right balance of having enough special features to keep the game interesting but not so many that you are overwhelmed.
The first of the features is one that most seasoned slot players will recognize, Rolling Reels. When you have a winning combination the matching symbols will disappear from the reels and a new one will roll down from the top to take their place. With this type of feature, it is more than possible to achieve consecutive winning combinations on one spin.
Wild symbols work a little differently in Wild Catch as the more you collect, the greater the chance you have of winning one of the three Wild Jackpots. The Wild Jackpots are split into three levels with prizes of different amounts, in descending order they are Wild ($400), Silver ($20.00), and Bronze ($2.00). Keep in mind that the jackpots listed are based on the lowest betting and coin denomination settings.
Splashing Wilds is a feature that only appears in the base game, it turns reels 2,3, and 4 into ‘wild’ reels which guarantee you a win.
The Scatter symbol serves two purposes. Firstly, when they appear in reels 2, 3, and 4 they can substitute for any other symbol (excluding Scatter symbols) and therefore increase your chances of winning combinations. Secondly, when 3 or more Scatter symbols appear on the reels you unlock the Free Spin feature.
Now, the Free Spin feature is where things get a little interesting. When you trigger the Free Spin feature you will be presented with three options, 5 spins, 10 spins, and 15 spins. The multipliers also increase with each option. However, in the beginning, the last two options are locked and you will need to unlock Free Spins a certain number of times to access them.
Last but not least, the Growing Wilds feature increases the number of Wild symbols which show in each stack after each spin during the Free Spin feature.
For a high volatility game with a 96.30% RTP, Wild Catch is highly enjoyable. Microgaming and Stormcraft Studios put a lot of effort and thought into this game, and it shows. From the beautiful backdrops to the entertaining gameplay, Wild Catch definitely caught our attention and once you give it a try we have no doubt that you’ll be hooked too.