A new slot game that promises some reel fun has splashed onto the scene. Fish Spins, developed by Malta-based ELA Games, brings an exciting fishing theme to players' screens. As reported by European Gaming, this 5-reel, 20-payline game transports gamers into an underwater paradise teeming with lucrative fish just waiting to be caught.
With colorful graphics and smooth animations, Fish Spins immediately hooks attention. The symbols include five fish species - trout, salmon, bass, carp and pike. Landing winning combinations of these fish on active paylines leads to tasty payouts. Even better, three or more scatter symbols depicting a fisherman's box trigger ten free spins. During this bonus round, a special expanding wild symbol comes into play for more chances at big wins.
ELA Games has delivered solid gameplay features to back up Fish Spins' aesthetic appeal. The return-to-player (RTP) percentage lands at a decent 96.5%, while volatility is on the higher end to cater to daring gamblers seeking less frequent but more substantial payouts. Bet sizes should also satisfy different bankrolls, ranging from 0.20 credits up to 100 credits per spin.
While new to online casinos, Fish Spins enters an already stuffed market of fishing-themed slots. Major developers like Play'n GO and Yggdrasil have reeled in fans with popular titles like Legend of the White Snake Lady, Rise of Merlin and Fishin' Reels. ELA Games will need to demonstrate that Fish Spins brings enough fresh ideas to stand out.
One unique highlight is the game's analytical tool called "Fish Matrix". This monitors gameplay metrics, detecting opportunities to fine-tune math models and visual assets to improve return-to-player rates. Via continuous analysis, ELA Games hopes Fish Spins will gain a competitive edge.
Early buzz around the game appears favorable so far. Fish Spins went live on leading aggregator SoftSwiss' platform on February 2nd, allowing numerous online casinos to quickly add the game to their libraries. With its bright visuals and fishing theme almost guaranteed to resonate with slot enthusiasts, Fish Spins brings the total count of titles developed by ELA Games to 16 since its 2018 founding.
As ELA Games' Chief Product Officer Mircea Ungureanu commented, "Fish Spins takes players to an idyllic paradise which hides big wins and rewards". Built using modern tech but accessible for all, initial signs suggest Fish Spins may carve out a spot as one of 2023's breakout slot titles. How long its popularity can remain sustained against fierce competition remains to be seen. For now, ELA Games seems confident its latest release has plenty of winning potential swimming just below the surface.