How to play Lucky AnglerClick here for a print friendly version
Ice fishing has never paid off so big. Instead of fish, though, you are catching money, and everybody loves that kind of catch. The scene is nicely set for you to get you in the mood for a little angling in the Artic chill. The background is a frigid, snowy scene, putting you right in the middle of a frozen body of water. The music and sound effects offer a soothing underwater vibe, while the symbols are cold letters and numbers carved from blocks of ice along with cute fish, lobsters and crabs who liven up the game board quite a bit with their colorful scales. The chill is apparent, but you have to fight through the rugged cold to match symbols and reel in the “big one.”
To begin, you want to set your bet level and coin value. You will use the arrows on each display to move these up or down. You may also want to take advantage of setting up a keyboard shortcut, so you can use your spacebar to spin. Once you are ready, you can begin spinning. As you play, you also have the option of clicking the max bet button, which will automatically spin at the highest level for the current coin value, so be sure you’ve set the coin level where you want it before you hit this button. There is an autoplay option, too, which lets you set a number of rounds that will automatically play for you, letting you sit back and enjoy the surrounding scenery, just as you likely would on a real fishing trip.
You’ll be playing on five reels with three rows. There are 15 fixed bet lines. You must match at least three symbols in a row starting from the left and working right or right going left, which is the both ways feature of this game that increases your chances for some big wins. You may sub in a wild for any symbol to get a match. You can choose coin values from one cent to 50 cents. You should find the coin value and bet level that sets you up the best to make good winnings in the long run. If you get lucky and hit a big win, the game has a huge surprise for you. The screen comes alive with animation. It freezes over and then cracks to reveal a school of beautiful fish wiggling across the screen.
In Lucky Anglers: A Snowy Catch, you have a couple great features that will boost your winning potential. Sticky wilds replace any symbol besides the scatter and show up on reels two or four. If they are part of a winning combination, they stay on screen while all other reels and rows spin. The sticky wilds are a unique feature to this version of Lucky Angler and what make it stand apart from the main game. The scatters award free spins. Match three or more for your chance to win up to 20 free spins. You get a free sticky wild in free spin rounds on reel three.