Alaskan Fishing Slots

Alaskan-FishingAlaskan Fishing takes the player on a fishing expedition, in one of the most beautiful and remote destinations, Alaska. Microgaming is the designer that decided to give you this beautiful game, where the symbols indicate that you reach your destination with the help of an airplane that lands on a lake, then you go out on a flimsy looking boat and you fish. There are majestic eagles, bears and fish, of course, and they’re all created quite beautifully.

This is a game that has 5 reels and a total of 243 paylines/ways to win on them. The game’s surprises also include a bonus game where you get to do some fly fishing, along with free spins, multipliers, scatter symbols and wilds. The jackpot is the part that is disappointing, offering up to $250.

Features of Alaskan Fishing

A stacked wild symbol is offered inside, along with a scatter symbol and a bonus symbol. Depending on how many of these you get, you can get from them prizes, bonus games, free spins and multipliers.

The ways to win system is one of the things that sets this game apart from others, as it allows the player to create combinations with symbols that are near each other and on consecutive reels, instead of being on paylines that are predetermined. Up to 243 ways to win are available in this system.


You will find that the Alaskan Fishing Logo serves as a stacked wild symbol, available both during free games and in the base game. It substitutes for all regular symbols, so as usual it can’t replace a bonus or scatter symbol. The stacked ability gives you 1 to 3 wild symbols on the same reel, depending on how the symbol lands. This is especially useful in a game like this one, which uses ways to win, so it’s much easier to get a combination going. As for the wild feature attached to it, it’s going to come in handy quite often, as the symbol is capable of taking the role of a regular icon, as long as that results in the formation of a new paying combo.

The image of the scatter symbol is represented in the game by a fly fishing toolbox, with all kinds of lures and things that you will need in this kind of fishing expedition. The scatter’s powers allow these symbols to give you prizes of up to 100x the bet, plus free spins, as long as you have enough of them in random places on the reels. You need 3+ both for a prize and for the free spins, and you get both, it’s not one or the other.

Free Games Feature

With 3, 4 or 5 scattered symbols you will win 15 free spins, plus a 2x multiplier for their duration. The free spins can be re-triggered, 3+ symbols being needed once again.

Fly Fishing Bonus Game

You will get access to the slot’s only bonus game when you have the Fisherman symbol on the 1st and 5th reels at the same time. You are then taken to a bonus game where you pick the spots where the fisherman is going to fish, getting a random prize out of each one. A total of five picks are available, each one getting you 2x to 15x the bet.


Betting options and jackpots

It’s one of the cheaper games to play, requiring up to 10 coins per line, or 300 at the highest level, but having a small value due to the low denomination allowed for each coin. These coins are between $0.01 and $0.05, so the line bet goes up to $0.50 and the total up to $15.

The wild symbol, which also gives you the biggest prize through a regular combo, promises to give you 500 times the line bet, or 5,000 coins. The value is only $250 though, thanks to the low denomination of the coins used. An alternative is the prize offered by the scatter, at 100x the bet, which means $1,500.

Design and symbols

It’s a gorgeous slot machine, a title that manages to capture the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. There are plenty of fishing related items among the symbols as well, and they are predominant overall. The lake where the action takes place is visible behind the reels. I’m sure you will enjoy your time if you spend it in Alaskan Fishing, though obviously it would be preferable to actually go there and witness it firsthand.


Symbols: Game Logo (wild, 500x), The Fisherman (scatter, 400x), Tackle Box (scatter, 100x bet), Fishing Trophy (350x), Wild Salmon (300x), Alaskan Fish (200x), Kodiak Bear (100x), Bald Eagle (100x), Float Plane (80x), Fishing Boat (80x), Fishing Reel (60x) and Fly Fishing Lure (60x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s definitely worth playing, despite the very low prizes it offers. You’re going to find great graphics inside, plenty of features and that the payouts will come more often than you’re used to, since there are so many ways to win crammed in it.

Alaskan Fishing can be found at any Microgaming casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.