Reel Big Fish has all the hallmarks of a classic, but you should have seen the one that got away

October 4, 2022 | Sarah Blackburn

New from Blue Guru Games, and hitting the Oryx platform tomorrow, comes Reel Big Fish. Nobody tells tall tales like a fisherman, and Blue Guru Games’ inventive new slot pays tribute to those mendacious men of the sea.

This is a game that challenges players to go in search of big wins and to spin fishy yarns to anyone who’ll listen about the even bigger ones that got away.

The game is packed with free spins, features, and of course fish. During the base game, if a wild symbol is present, each fish symbol will pay a random cash prize, with multipliers added to the cash prizes for each additional wild.

Three scatters or more triggers free spins, while the Golden Scatter activates the column at level 3. Then a meter above each reel will show a value of 0-3. Each scatter increases the value above the corresponding reel. There are three levels of fish values, which are collected via the activation levels of columns.The Golden Scatter will increase the meter to 3 immediately and trigger free spins. Each scatter also adds a free spin.

Best of all, impatient fishermen can buy into the bonus round directly. There are three levels of bonus-buy with 3, 4 and 5 scatters free round entry guaranteed.

Blue Guru Games is a startup founded by industry veterans who put a strong emphasis on storytelling in their games. Perhaps that’s why this game is about the biggest story tellers of them all.

Kristian Hassall at Blue Guru Games said: “At Blue Guru, we believe in strong ideas and narratives and stunning audio-visuals. After releasing a game about space octopuses invading the planet, we wanted to come back down to Earth. One of the games team had always wanted to do a Fishing game so, on the premise that nobody believes fisherman’s tales, we allowed a departure from our normal narrative-driven games”

As the novelist John Buchan said “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope”. That’s an analogy that also lends itself perfectly to playing slots…