Nowadays, when a game from a major slots developer is launched, it comes out on mobile and online at the same time in most cases, although we mobile players have not always been so fortunate. Lucky Angler was around for quite a while online before it made the jump to phone and tablet screens, although the fact that NetEnt was willing to go to the effort of converting the game for a new audience gives some insight into its overall quality. It is one of the most established NetEnt slots around, so players should not expect anything too fresh or new from it, but the action is generally considered as being so good that this is one game that has every chance of being able to withstand the test of time.
What to Expect
There are enough fishing slots out there that it could justifiably be considered as being a true subcategory of the enormous underwater theme, but very few comparable slots shine quite as brightly as this one. As would generally be expected, this game looks the part with a great cartoon style although some players might find the betting options to be somewhat minimalist given that there are only fifteen win lines to make use of. When it comes to mobile games, however, that should still be plenty to keep things ticking over, while keeping things simple enough for all kinds of players. There is also the not insignificant fact that Lucky Angler is one of only a handful of mobile slots out there to pay in both directions, so your winning combinations can begin on either the first or fifth reel.
The base game ticks along nicely, but the features are what most players will be keeping a close eye on and they start off in a big way with sticky wilds. A fish on a hook is the wild and while he may not be all that fortunate, he is still very helpful to players as when he lands on reels two or four, or both at the same time, he will remain in position for as long as he continues contributing to wins.
Next up are the customary free spins, and they are triggered in the traditional manner with players looking to land three or more scatters on the board at the same time. Three, four or five in view at once will trigger ten, fifteen or twenty free spins respectively and while there is nothing overly special about these spins outside the lack of cost, the sticky wilds continue to play their part.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
It is rare for us to only refer to a NetEnt mobile slot as just being solid, but that is probably the most appropriate description for Lucky Angler. It almost feels like it was designed so that there was something there for fans of the underwater theme and the developer has not strayed out of its comfort zone with its design. Nevertheless, solid by NetEnt standards is a level that still stands out, and the mobile version of this game is every bit as enjoyable as its online counterpart.