Wild Catch Slots

Wild-CatchWild Catch should be an angler’s dream, a slot machine themed around ocean fishing which comes from Microgaming. The end result is not as great as it should’ve been though, far from it actually. It feels like an older game based on the design, even though the features say otherwise, especially the ways to win. Still, if you want to play games themed around a big hobby of yours, Wild Catch could still be a decent title.

You get 5 reels in Wild Catch, and despite the dated design it has 243 ways to win, a modern system which replaces regular paylines. The wild and the scatter features both trigger free spins and multipliers, plus you get the two symbols with those names as well. Top payouts will go up to $7,500.

Features of Wild Catch

Among the features of the game you will get from time to time scatters, free spins, up to 10x multipliers and wilds.

Ways to win are part of the game, and it’s the part that is surprising about it, since it doesn’t look like a slot that is recent enough. These are paylines which take into consideration pretty much every possibility of a combo, so in whatever position the symbols may land, they can still award a win. You still need the symbols on the right reels though.

The wild symbol shows a very happy Swordfish. This symbol is going to substitute for all the symbols, with the exception of the scattered Fisherman. You will only get it on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels. This symbol is responsible for triggering the Wild Feature.

A scatter is also present, something which is true of 90% of the games you see today. It’s capable of appearing in various locations, without any connection between them, and yet still be able to give away its prizes of up to $7,500 and trigger the free spins. In both cases, you need a minimum of three symbols to get anything.

Wild Feature

Whenever there are three wild Swordfish present on the middle three reels, you are going to get 5 free spins as a reward, with 3x multipliers for them. Each wild win you get during these spins will also add one extra free spin.


Scatter Feature

The other feature starts up with help from the scatter symbol, and it also has free spins for you. 3 Fisherman will trigger 10 free spins, 4 of them will trigger 15 and the maximum of 20 spins needs 5 scatters. You can retrigger this feature, with 3 to 5 additional scatters.

You start off with a 1x multiplier for a win where a wild contributed, and each one you get increases the multiplier by 1x. The maximum possible multiplier is 10x.

Betting options and jackpots

The game will ask you to use multiples of 30 coins in this game, so that you can cover the 30 lines which are used for wagers. The range of betting is between 30 and 300 coins, with 1 to 10 coins per payline. The denomination of one coin can be between $0.01 and $0.50, resulting in line bets of up to $5 from this. The slot’s biggest possible wager is $150.

The scatter symbol will give you back up to 50 times the wager, meaning a maximum of $7,500. Regular symbols offer up to 1,000x, which means $5,000.

Design and symbols

The design of Wild Catch is its weakest part. You see the fishing boat on the ocean in the background image, and that part is quite OK. The problem is on the reels, where you have a mix of themed symbols and playing cards. The latter are classic icons of this type, without any customization. Even the themed symbols are far from impressive unfortunately, with a 3D style chosen for their design which is not very interesting.


Symbols: Swordfish (wild), Fisherman (scatter, 50x the bet), Trophy (1,000x), Fishing Boat (800x), Lure (600x), Weight Scale (400x), Ace (100x), King (100x), Queen (60x), Jack (60x), 10 (30x) and 9 (30x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The game has some interesting things to offer on the feature side of things, mainly the ways to win and the free spins, but the design is far from attractive. If the fishing theme matters more to you than the quality of the implementation, go for it.

This Wild Catch slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.