Aquatic themes have been showcased in the world of entertainment for the longest time now. A whole generation grew up watching – and loving – aquatic-themed Disney titles such as Little Mermaid. The kids of today also have their own water-world blockbusters most notable, Finding Nemo. Maltese gaming giant Yggdrasil Games, developers of the ever-popular slot games Vikings Go Wild and Draglings, and who are known for their futuristic casino games which feature amazingly unique graphics and audiovisual effects, gave players a reason to smile with their water-themed blockbuster. This comes in the form of the 25-payline, 5-reel Golden Fish Tank, launched in February 2016 to rave reviews.
The game is themed around the intricacies of the underwater life of different types of fish, probably more colorful and lively than your average fish. It is these animated fish that embody the 5 reels of the game. And there is nothing ordinary about the reels, Yggdrasil in their typical trendsetting way, designed the reels in such a way that they appear like they’re floating in the water, with the surrounding aquatic environment serving as the backdrop. This is a change from the usual reels, which are always pinned to the screen, and gives the game a more movie-like feel, reminiscent of a Disney offering. Yggdrasil has made a name for themselves as one of the most creative and original software developers and Golden Fish Tank serves as a reminder that they still got it.
The graphics aside, “Golden Fish Tank” consists of the usual slot game features including Scatters, Wild Symbols and Free Spins. The game also features Golden Bet, an exclusive symbol that when launched, gives you one more spin in the Free Spins round. The Wilds play more or less the same role as in other slots, substituting all the other game symbols except, of course, the Free Spins. The appearance of the Golden Fish on the screen should paste a warm smile on any player’s face as it represents the Free Spins round in most cases. The Free Spins symbol is held between the fins of the Golden Fish and triggers the bonus round, which in accordance with an overall theme, is represented by an image of various aquatic objects at the bottom of a water body, most probably a sea. Players select the objects, which include underwater amphora and a variety of shells for a chance to win amazing prices
Golden Fish Tank Video Game Play
Free Spins can also be activated when the reels are stopped when Free Spins numbers are showing on the interface. Basically, when the reels are stopped with 3 shows, a Free Spins round of 6 spins is activated. When stopped at 4 reels, a round of 8 Free Spins is launched. A bonus of 10 Free Spins is awarded when the reels are stopped when 5 is showing on the screen. The Free Spin picks are in turn linked to additional Feature Picks. Basically, for the 6, 8, and 10 Free Spins, the Feature Picks will be 3, 4, and 5 respectively. The available Feature Picks range from Multipliers, random wilds, and even more extra free Spins. The Feature Picks can also be activated when the Free Spins round is launched on Golden Bet. Note that playing on Golden Bet mode will cost you 5 coins on each spin. Most importantly, the maximum payout on Golden Fish Tank is 97% which is a pretty cool figure. Apart from Golden Fish Tank,
Yggdrasil had released another water-themed game called Reef Run, which achieved great success although it was not as colorful and smooth as Golden Fish Tank. As it stands, Golden Fish Tank is not the best-animated slot we have seen from Yggdrasil but it ranks high up there with more recent releases like the 3D blockbuster Double Dragons. What the other games don’t have though is the sublime water background and dozens of different-colored fish jumping around animatedly amid some colorful soundtracks. That was and remains Golden Fish Tank’s standout features. The bonuses too are amazing, more so the Free Spins and Feature Picks which add to the already huge Return To Player (RTP) payouts and 20 pay-lines – you can be assured of always leaving the casino room with a full purse.