The Angler is a cute fishing themed slot game from Betsoft. As far as the theme goes, it actually works incredibly well with the mechanics of the game; as you spin the reels, it’s easy to imagine you’re reeling in a catch and hoping there’s something valuable on the other end of the line. Packed with features, a great RTP, and sporting a cutesy, unique style all of its own, The Angler is definitely a winning combination from Betsoft.
The Angler has five reels, three rows, and 20 pay-lines; the reels are populated by bright letters and cartoon sea animals including a turtle, a fish, and an especially adorable hammerhead shark. Players accompany Otis, a fisherman, as he heads out to reel in some spins and prizes. When you score a winning combination on the reels, all of the symbols which make up the win will pop and Otis will cheer for you. This is a cute game with pleasing animations but, as usual, what really sets The Angler apart is the bonus features.
The Angler offers two different features to keep players hooked. The first is the game’s Free Spins mode, which can be triggered when the scatter symbol falls on reels 3, 4, and 5. Players will win free spins, but more free spins can be acquired during the bonus round; these spins are made more valuable than regular spins by the fact that every wild becomes a sticky wild and will stay in place for the rest of the free spins. The second bonus feature is the Time to Fish bonus game, which triggers whenever you land three bonus symbols on the first three reels. It’s a simple pick and click fishing game in which you’ll have to choose to either pull or reel in each fish. For every fish you successfully catch, you will add to your win at the end of the round. You’ll get three misses before the round ends, so make the most of it.
If you’re keen to play while you’re out and about, you’ll be happy to hear that The Angler runs smoothly on all kinds of mobile devices including both iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. The game’s graphics look crisp and clean even on relatively small devices, and provided you’ve got a fast internet connection you shouldn’t see any issues in terms of game-play.
Return to player
One of The Angler’s biggest selling points is probably its RTP, which stands at a very generous 97.1%. Most players would do very well to find an equally good slot game with an RTP as high as this. It means that the game’s house edge is less than 3%, and it’s very rare to find a house edge this slow in most slot games. This is sure to make The Angler popular both with casual and more serious players alike.