For some people there is no better form of relaxation than fishing, some people find it extremely boring. Golden Catch Megaways is a slot from Big Time Gaming, but it is anything but boring. In terms of gameplay and theme, Pragmatic Play's Big Bass Bonanza comes pretty close. You play Golden Catch Megaways on a field of 6 reels in which you win thanks to the Megaways mechanism that provides up to 117,649 ways to win.
In Golden Catch Megaways you can snag a variety of features, including the Fish Bonus, which allows you to win back up to 31,430 times your stake. The betting range starts at 0.20 and you can bet a maximum of 15 per game round.
Just like in Big Bass Bonanza, the payout percentage is 96.53%. With this Golden Catch Megaways scores above average, but does Big Time Gaming ensure a success with this slot or will the provider soon be behind the net? Megaways Casino dived in for you and found out everything you need to know about Golden Catch Megaways.
How does the Golden Catch Megaways slot machine work?
Thanks to the Megaways, there are no paylines. That makes winning a lot easier, because to win you only have to make sure that 3 of the same symbols land next to each other in the playing field. The combination is only valid if it is made from left to right and the first symbol must land on the far left reel.
Once Golden Catch Megaways has started you can immediately start playing. The bet is set to 1 by default. You can of course change this at any time using the options that you will find in Golden Catch Megaways on the right side of the screen.
Golden Catch Megaways contains a total of 12 different symbols. Of these, 10 have a paying function. The purple fishing float is the symbol with the highest value, the 2 numbers have the lowest value. There are also 2 special symbols in the game that have a special effect.
Golden Catch Megaways Bonus Features
The way of winning in Golden Catch Megaways is already a feature in itself and as we mentioned in the intro, there is also a feature called the Fish Bonus. You can read below whether there are even more features, what they do for you and how you trigger them.
One of the two special symbols in Golden Catch Megaways is the Wild. This substitutes for all paying symbols in the game, so if 1 lands on the reels, your chances of winning are immediately increased. The Wild lands on reels 2 to 5 and you can encounter multiple Wilds at once.
Every time a winning combination lands in your field, the Reactions feature is triggered. This ensures that the symbols from the combination disappear from your field. As a result, the remaining symbols drop down and new symbols fall into your field. This continues until no more new combinations are made.
After removing winning symbols, 1 or more Fish Prizes are shown. These contain instant cash prizes that are paid out. At random times during any round of play, special boats carrying a multiplier may appear above reels 2 to 5 inclusive.
If a boat has just anchored while a Fish Prize is being fished in, the prize is multiplied by that multiplier. The maximum multiplier is x10. If a boat is involved in a winning combination, it moves 1 reel to the left. If he is not involved, he will disappear from view.
The other special symbol in the field is the Scatter coin. If at least 3 of these land in your playing field, you will trigger at least 10 Free Spins. For every extra coin you trigger 2 Free Spins.
During these Free Spins, there are an infinite number of multiplier boats available. The first contains a multiplier of x1, the second is x2 and so on. When a Fish Bonus appears on your screen, that prize is multiplied by all boats.
Additional Free Spins can be earned when you land 3 or more Scatters in the same round. These will give you at least 4 extra Free Spins and again 2 Free Spins more for every Scatter that lands more.
If you win a prize of at least 100 times your stake, you will be given the option to exchange it for 10 Free Spins. If you win a prize between 25 and 100 times your stake, you will be given the option to wager your winnings to win 10 Free Spins. If you lose, you will lose everything.
If you want to start with the Free Spins right away, you also have the option to trigger them manually. This will cost you 100 times your bet once. After this you immediately start with the 10 Free Spins.
What do we think of the Golden Catch Megaways slot machine?
With Golden Catch Megaways, Big Time Gaming has another success. The design of the slot machine is good and all elements clearly show what Golden Catch Megaways is all about.
The betting range is not too wide, but with the maximum prize of more than 31,000 times the bet, you can still fish a nice amount, regardless of what amount you bet.
The features are well put together and the multiplier boats are very nice. We can actually find few negatives in Golden Catch Megaways and therefore gives this slot machine 4 out of 5 stars.