|5th June 2022
4 Fantastic Fish Gameplay
4 Fantastic Fish is 4ThePlayer’s debut contribution to the popular Fish-themed genre of casino games. Set sail across a highly volatile six-reel sea with a symbol-swapping squid, cash prize fish, four big fish jackpots and a shark-infested respin bonus for prosperous hauls.
- Cash Prize Fish: Fish symbols bear cash prizes from 0.1x to 50x, increasing in value from reels one to six
- Cash Ways: Fish pay cash prizes when part of a ways-win on consecutive reels
- Big Game Fish: Big Game Fish feature on reel six as one of four fixed jackpots – Big 100x, Super 500x, Mega 2,000x, Ultra 10,000x
- Giant Squid: Randomly appears to create or improve a base game win by shuffling symbols, or during the Respin Bonus to move and lock fish symbols for wins
- Respin Bonus: A respin bonus with three replenishing respins and special features
- Shark: Consumes full reels of fish during the respin bonus and doubles the cash prize total consumed
To net a win on 4 Fantastic Fish, match two or more symbols on consecutive reels from left to right. The ways-pays method includes the cash prize fish, which pay their sums for matching three or more. Helping you catch fish is the giant squid, which can strike at any time to rearrange fish to your benefit.
Six-of-a-kind 10, J, Q, K and A symbols will pay from 1.5x to 2.5x your bet. The tackle box and fishing reel symbols represent the mid-payers, awarding 3x bet for connecting six. The crab and seagull will pay 4x stake for six-of-a-kind, and lastly, the fisherman awards 10x your bet for six across the reels. Wilds substitute all others in wins and the bonus scatter awards the respin bonus for landing three or more.
The bonus begins with three respins and open reels according to the number of triggering scatters, e.g. three scatters will open three reels, four scatters open four reels, and so on. On a respin, fish symbols that land on an open reel lock in place and reset the number of respins to three. Should no symbols land on an open reel, the respin count is reduced by one.
Should a reel be full of fish, the shark will consume them and add the sum of all fish x2 to a new fish in the top row, clearing the rest of the reel for more fish to land. In addition, the giant squid can appear at random and move fish from a closed reel to an open one. Furthermore, should a scatter symbol land on a closed reel, that reel is opened for the remainder of the round. The round ends when respins expire, and pays the sum of all cash prize fish locked in view.
Jurisdiction-permitting, you can use the 4 Fantastic Fish Bonus Buy feature to purchase a Respin Bonus for 75x your chosen bet.
4 Fantastic Fish – Final Thoughts
4ThePlayer could have easily plumbed for the standard cash collect mechanic found on many fishing games as their contribution to the genre. Instead, the innovative content house dares to be different on 4 Fantastic Fish with the Cash Ways mechanic. The result could be an immensely satisfying spin given that prizes increase from left to right, to be possibly crowned with a jackpot fish.
In addition, the giant squid adds random events throughout, always guaranteed to improve or create a win, while the shark can double prize-stacked reels during the respin bonus. Unique enough to stand out yet familiar enough for fans of the Fishin’ Frenzy or Big Bass games, 4 Fantastic Fish comes with mass appeal and potentially massive wins.