Reel Strike Slots

Reel-StrikeReel Strike is themed around ocean fishing, with most of the symbols being various types of oceanic fish. This is not a game about industrial fishing, instead being about the amateurs that are using a rod to bring onboard the boat huge fish. Microgaming is the developer behind this slot machine. I haven’t seen this particular theme approached before, so it’s a plus that it has this particular design.

The most impressive part about this game is the $50,000 top jackpot, winnable with the right set of symbols on one of the 15 paylines. You get free spins through the bonus feature, big multipliers, scatter symbols and a wild.

Features of Reel Strike

The game offers a little bit of everything, starting with a wild, continuing with the scatter symbol, with the bonus symbol, a bonus game, free spins and a multiplier of up to 6x.

The Fishing Rod gets to act as a wild symbol in this game. It can be useful in a couple of different ways, the main one being the chance that it will form combos of its own. Between 2 and 5 wilds need to be arranged from left to right, on the same active win line. If that happens, the prizes offered are between 10x and 10,000x (top jackpot). A wild replaces regular and bonus symbols, but doesn’t do anything about the scatter.

Speaking of the scatter, it’s represented by the image of the fish silhouette at dawn. The only role that the scatter symbol has here is to trigger prizes for you, nothing more. When you have three, four or five scatter symbols present, you get paid 2x, 10x, or 50x the triggering bet, respectively.

Bonus Game

The game offers a bonus game, which will reveal the number of free spins that you have access to. You need between three and five bonus symbols on a payline, to get a prize of 5x to 50x. As for the bonus game, it starts up only when a full payline is occupied with five bonus symbols.


You will be taken to a new screen, where six fishing boats are shown from the top. You pick a boat, and you find out how many spins for free you get. Up to 7 free spins can be won, with the multipliers being much more impressive, at 6x.

Betting options and jackpots

The bets of Reel Strike go from $0.01 to $75. You activate as many paylines as you want to cover, you choose the number of coins per line (1 to 10) and you choose the denomination ($0.01 – $0.50). A $5 line bet and a $75 maximum bet are possible.

You are going to get rewarded with up to 10,000 times what the line bet was, so you can expect prizes of up to $50,000.

Design and symbols

There isn’t much of a theme going on if you look at the overall design of Reel Strike. There is no ocean in the background, only an orange color which suggests that the end of the day is near. You have five entirely white reels, which have symbols with fish on them. The fish don’t look like they’re in their natural environment, instead simply hanging in mid air on the reels. It’s a decent enough design, but not really the kind that will make you want to jump on a boat and head out on a quick fishing trip.


Symbols: Fishing Reel (wild, 10,000x), Scatter (50x bet, scatter), Bonus (50x bet, bonus), Logo (1,000x), Fishing Boat (500x), Forward Control (500x), Dorado (300x), Yellow Fin Tuna (200x), Barracuda (200x), Red Snapper (100x) and Flying Fish (100x).

Is It Worth Playing?

If you enjoy a little bit of fishing, you’re going to find it one of the more entertaining slots from Microgaming. You will especially love the free spins when you get them, thanks to the 6x multipliers used in them.

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