Fish Tank has some very impressive qualities when it comes to the graphics, with 3D animations all around the screen. The background shows a typical aquarium “landscape”, with a fake shipwreck, tiny rocks and some plants. The reels are more like a tiny 3×3 grid in the centre, with a discrete command bar underneath.
The background music is a mix of bubbling sounds and an eerie tune that accompanies each of your moves during the game. Overall, Fish Tank started from an original idea and the Magnet Gaming team came up with some very impressive design ideas to realise the game.
Line up the Right Fish
Fish Tank is a quick game with average to high volatility and simple rules. The 8 paylines of the game are fixed, and you can bet from 0.20 to 10 credits each turn. The autospin game mode will let you place the same wager over and over again, or you can choose to simply play turn by turn, as usual.
The 7 symbols on the basic paytable are all sea creatures, from colourful tropical fish to a tiny seahorse worth 1,000 times your starting bet. The entire base game can be controlled through a pop-up menu, where you can adjust your wager with the appropriate arrow-shaped buttons. Otherwise, the most interesting features of Fish Tank come next.
Full Focus on the Bonus Games
Fish Tank features 3 special symbols, each of them able to trigger a different bonus round. You have the choice between Algae Attack, Feeding Frenzy and Bubble Buster. Each game has its own original rules and goals, be it feeding the fish to hopping from bubble to bubble until you reach the centre of the maze, or eradicating invasive seaweed from the tank.
Follow the instructions and play big if you want a chance to trigger one of the progressive jackpots. Besides, the mysterious Game Flash special feature could also be a game changer – if you manage to find the elusive symbols on the reels of Fish Tank.
Life Underwater Can Be a Lot of Fun
Fish Tank is a quick game with so many bonus features that it left if wondering if you could actually consider it a slot game at all. The base game is where you will spend most of your time still, given the high volatility of the game that makes some special symbols really tough to line up.
Our experience testing Fish Tank was dynamic and fun, sometimes challenging and sometimes extremely rewarding when the bonus games were implied. Other 3×3 slots such as Ring the Bells from Play’n Go are usually simple, old-school games with a retro atmosphere. It was therefore very refreshing to experience a modern game with lots of surprise on such an original format.