Check out the Waters
With the weathered face of an experienced fisherman waiting to guide you on your journey, you’ll be spinning the reels hoping to avoid rough waters! But will you net yourself a good haul? Here’s a review of Old Fisherman by Bally Wulff with everything you need to know.
Every canny seafarer checks out the shipping forecast before heading out on the ocean to make sure they know what’s in store. And you can find out exactly what this game could provide for you by nipping over to the paytable before you start your bets. This is held away from the main screen so you’ll need to click on the blue button with the currency sign on the bottom left of your control panel. You can return back to play at any time by clicking the same button.
To win a prize you’ll have to match three symbols along a payline. If you land one of the top three value symbols – the boat, barrels or leaping fish – you’ll only need to match two. On a max bet the biggest prize available is 600 for matching five.
Reeling It In
Old Fishermen is a simple game but you’ll still need to make sure everything is set up to your liking before you start to play. There are 5 reels on this slot which are laid out in the usual configuration and they contain a maximum of 20 paylines. Although these paylines aren’t fixed, you only have the choice of playing with 10 or 20 so the options aren’t as flexible as you might find in other games. You can alter the number of paylines in play either by using the plus and minus keys at the bottom of the screen or by clicking the appropriate level on the sides of the reels.
There’s also the coin value which you can adjust, although this game doesn’t provide the greatest range between low and high bets. The minimum is 0.01 and the maximum is 0.60; these values are per line and equate to a total min bet of 0.20 and a max bet of 12.00. This will suit those on a limited budget but those looking for the big wins may find the upper cap a little limiting.
Catching a Big One
For most fishermen, the tale of how they caught a big one is an oft-told yarn but unfortunately with this slot from Bally Wulff you won’t be bagging a bonanza bonus. As a game with a simple structure, there’s no big money extras on the reels that you could help you up your cash haul. There are some extras on the reels which could bump up your tally a little, but don’t expect to catch any big bonus features.
The wild is a common feature that appears in many slots but its value shouldn’t be underestimated. It appears again in this game in the form of the old fishermen in his sou’wester, and stands in for other symbols to make winning lines. The fish leaping out of the water is the scatter and if you manage to land at least five of these on the reels in any position you’ll win up to 140 free games.
A Fishy Tale
If Old Fishermen was a slot that you enjoyed and you’re looking for more similar games, take a look at Lucky Larry’s Loberstermania 2 by IGT. It’s a bit more complex than the Ballywulff game as it includes bonuses and has 40 lines but offers an ocean theme that you’ll recognise.
Simple yet Effective
Old Fishermen by Bally Wulff is one of the more simpler games, but there’s still plenty to enjoy. Particularly well suited to low rollers and newbies, it has the top rate graphics and smooth gameplay associated with this developer.