In the Gold Fish slot game, escape the doldrums of daily life, as WMS Gaming welcomes you to the amazing world of ... the 40-gallon aquarium. So. Yeah. This slot’s one for the aquarium enthusiasts among the slot playin’ crowd. For the rest of us, well, Gold Fish isn’t very exotic, nope!
Gold Fish is a 5-reel, 25-payline – though you’ll be paying for 35 paylines so as to cover the additional “Feature Bet” wager; more on this outlandishness below – online slot game. The player may wager between 1¢ and 10¢ on each of the “35” paylines, for a nicely budget-sized max bet of $3.50 per spin.
The symbol set includes all the typical fish and aquarium accessories you'd see in your standard 40- or so gallon tank. Yes, before you ask, a clownfish is included among the symbols. Ever since that damn “Finding Nemo” flick, that freakin’ clownfish has become the only species the layman knows any more. Besides maybe – you guessed it – the goldfish.
Would you believe the symbol set in the Gold Fish slots game even includes one of those nets that the dude at the pet store uses to catch your choice of fish? Seriously? You couldn’t have put in a trigger fish or a seahorse or something? Come on! At this point, the game designers probably just should have given up and leaned on the mundane A-K-Q-J-10 symbols again.
The titular gold fish (sic) is wild, while the fish food can – the *fish food can*, guys! – is a scatter that in typical fashion launches the “Fish Feature” round when the player hits three or more in a single spin. Said feature round may be a “pick ‘em” bonus game that awards cash prizes, or the game may simply just pick a prize of coinage to award the player.
That’s right. No free spins are included in the Gold Fish slot game. Aside from the wagering, fewer and fewer reasons appear good enough to actually give this slot a try…
So what’s up with that extra 10-payline “Feature Bet”?
This is straight from the instructions to this slots game: "The Fish Feature Bet is an additionally forced wager of 10 times the bet per line amount." That’s the explanation given.
Seriously? A *forced” additional wager? What is this, a tax? As though this slot weren’t lame enough already, now I’m paying 40% more per bet on the off-chance I might hit the bonus round *and* that the bonus round recoups all past forced wagers as well?
Look, we know that online slots are a game of luck, but why pay extra for the privilege of gambling? Many slots out there are flat-out better than this one and provide well more bang for your buck than this poor effort. Go ahead, try it here for free and you’ll see what we mean…