Reel Strike is an ocean-angling five-reel online slots game produced by Microgaming that makes up for what it lacks in visual detail with a rather large jackpot and a pick-em-style bonus feature.
Whilst the graphics may not be very detailed in Reel Strike, with no animations featured, the images are colourful if simple and will appeal to players who prefer a clean, clutter-free layout. While the soft sound of rushing water can be heard in the background, the Reel Strike theme incorporates all the elements of ocean fishing. This includes speed boats and their various components, fishing rods and reels, and a host of saltwater fish, including marlin, anglerfish, barracuda, and even flying fish.
As mentioned, the Reel Strike jackpot is set at a sizeable 10 000 coins, provided players have selected the max bet option to bet the maximum number of coins with the highest possible denomination on all 15 paylines. Reel Strike coin denominations vary from 0.01 to 0.50 and the maximum number of coins that a player may wager per line is 10.
Sunset Scatter Symbol
The silhouetted figure of a fish jumping out of the water against the backdrop of a golden red sunset represents the scatter symbol. As in most other best online casino slots, Reel Strike scatter symbols do not have to appear on active paylines to yield a payout, as long as there at least three of them on the reels.
All Reel Strike scatter wins are added to payline wins and multiplied by the total number of the initial coin stake.
Wild Fishing Reel Symbol
A very unique attribute of Reel Strike is that the game’s wild symbol can stand in for its bonus symbol, which most games do not allow. In fact, the Reel Strike wild, which takes the form of a fishing reel, can substitute any symbol except the scatter to complete winning combinations.
The only time when the wild may not substitute the bonus symbol is when five wilds appear on an active payline.
Propeller Bonus Free Spins Symbol
In order to keep things interesting, Reel Strike features a special bonus game, during which players can access free spins and a multiplier. The Reel Strike bonus round is triggered when five bonus symbols, which take the form of boat propellers, are landed in a spin. Five may seem like a virtually impossible number at first but the combination actually comes up relatively frequently in Reel Strike.
Reel Strike players will then be given the chance to choose one of six boats, with their selection determining the number of free spins awarded to them. Thereafter, Reel Strike will be given a second set of boats from which to choose, their choice this time deciding the multiplier applied to their free spins.
In the Reel Strike bonus round, players can win up to seven free spins and a 6x multiplier, although free spins cannot be re-triggered. Also, players will still be rewarded for the bonus feature even if they do not land a winning combination during a Reel Strike free spins round.