The Marlin Catch slot has so much promise, with an underwater theme that gives you 5×3 reels and 10 paylines, but a low RTP and low max bet kill the excitement very quickly.
Marlin Catch is a high variance slot by Stakelogic with an RTP of 93.8%, wild symbols, scatters, stacked symbols, and free spins with sticky wilds and increasing multipliers. A top win of 25,000x your bet completes the picture of what should be an almost perfect online slot.
So why did we give this Marlin Catch slot review only 2 stars? The clue is in the RTP. We rarely recommend you play any mobile slots with an RTP that is less than 95%.
That’s not to say that the Marlin Catch online slot doesn’t have some good features.
For one, all the symbols can come stacked, including the wild symbol, helping the base game tick along until you head onto your boat to get the big marlins.
3 Marlin scatter will trigger 10 free spins, where those exact same symbols will start to behave a little weirdly. They stay sticky on the screen for one spin. If you get another wild, the multiplier on that wild goes up one and all wilds continue to be sticky.
If you go a spin without getting a wild, the wilds will decrease in the multiplier and eventually disappear.
It’s a fun way to get some extra multipliers on the reels, especially as they can go up by as much as 7x on all paytable wins.
Those sticky wild multipliers are wonderful to watch, we just wish it wasn’t so difficult to get to those higher multipliers in this Marlin Catch mobile slot.
Thank-fully you do have a neat little feature where every fisherman scatter symbol is collected along the way, and ever 3 collected adds extra free spins and increases the overall multiplier to 2x, 3x, 5x and finally 10x.
That’s how you get big wins in this casino game, with the addition of stacked symbols AND those sticky wild multipliers. Sounds impossible? It feels it too.
Personally, this may have a bigger top win than the Big Bass Bonanza slot, but we’d rather have good odds of catching a Bass than impossible odds of catching a Marlin.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 10 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|6.2% / 93.8%
|0.10 / 10
|25,000x your bet
|10 to 20 Free Spins / Sticky Wilds with Multipliers
|Wild, Stacked Symbols, Scatters, Free Spins, Multipliers, Sticky Wild, Buy Feature
Wilds: The 'W' bubbles is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter and the collector symbol. The Sticky multiplier wild appears in the free spins only, with a potential for up to 7x multiplier.
Stacked Symbol: Any symbol (including the wild symbol) can come stacked on any of the 5 reels.
Scatter and Free Spins: 3, 4, or 5 scatters will trigger 10, 15, or 20 free spins respectively. During the free spins the wild acts differently.
Any wild will land and stay sticky on the reels for the next spin. If you get another wild, they remain sticky and get a +1 multiplier. This continues for as long as you get wild symbols and/or reach the max amount of 7x multiplier. On a spin where you don't get a wild, the multiplier will decrease or remove the sticky wild altogether.
During the free spins, the fisherman is the collector symbol. Each time it lands it will be collected above the reels.
Buy Feature: You can buy the free spin bonus to trigger instantly for:
Getting a big catch in this Marlin Catch slot won't be easy because of a low RTP of 93.8%, which is barely enough to get us to play.
The fact that you can win 25,000x your bet helps add a star to the slot review, but it's hard to recommend a real money slot that makes you chase a big catch that never comes.
Still, fans of fishing will certainly appreciate a slot that reflects the sport of fishing to its true nature: a lot of patience, more patience, and then maybe, just maybe, the biggest catch of your life. Or nothing at all.
If you think you have it in you to get this big catch, time to play at any good Stakelogic casino. Or check out the Big Bonanza slot game. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 21, 2022 - Rating