Mining-themed slot Gold Digger and its sequels have done well for iSoftBet. Gold Digger Megaways and Christmas Gold Digger followed the original. The lovely moustachioed prospector Gus links them. Since the beginning, Gus has helped players dig up valuable materials. Gus is so busy that iSoftBet brought him above ground for the day off. At least a day off digging. Gus Goes Fishin’ is an online slot about pulling fish out of the sea.
Gus Goes Fishin’, like many fishin’ games, is a bright, pleasant slot that tries to make you feel welcome. Tropical Bonanza, Hot Shots Megaways, and Gold Digger show iSoftBet’s ability to make happy games. This time, players are taken to a Tahitian paradise with light blue ocean, white beach, a coconut tree swaying in the air, and an energetic song. Gus also dominates this game. Gus Goes Fishin’ has him bobbing up and down in a boat to the side of the screen with a rod, trying to catch fish for players.
Players can bait this hook with 20 p/c to £/€20 bets, a side bet, and two bonus purchase choices. Big Catch Side Bets boost the wager by 50%, increasing the possibility of Deep Spins and modifiers. Under the surface is a medium-high volatile math model with four RTP values depending on how Gus Goes Fishin’ is played. The help docs say the usual game returns 96%, while the side bet returns 96.01%. The ordinary bonus purchase for free spins is 96.02%, while the Golden bonus buy is 96.01%.
Gus Goes Fishin’ is a 5×3 slot with 20 paylines for normal line winnings. The game has four low pays: J, Q, K, and A, and four premium pays: a can with a worm, a starfish, a boot, and a tackle box. When landing a 5-of-a-kind win, players get 1 to 4 times the stake for low pays and 5 to 20 times for big pays. Gus appears on the wild Collect symbol, which replaces all symbols except Fish and scatter.
Gus Fishes: Slot Features
Those who have played fishing slots know that the Collect icon has additional function. When fish money symbols land with a Wild/Collect symbol in Gus Goes Fishin’, each Collect symbol awards its worth. Blue Fish are 1x to 10x the stake, Big Fish are 25x for the Mini, 50x for the Major, or 100x for the Mega, and Sticky Golden Fish are 1x to 10x. Note that only Deep Spins have Sticky Golden Fish.
Fishing Bonanza Mods.
Gus Goes Fishin’ has 3 basic game modifications accessible only on purchased spins.
Gus may gather all fish on each paid spin with at least one fish symbol but no gather/Wilds.
Big Catch: Gus may deliver x2, x3, or x5 random win multipliers on any paid spin. Both Big Catch and Reel ‘Em In can happen on a spin. The multiplier applies to all spin winnings, including fish values.
Gus may add an extra bonus symbol to the reels to trigger Deep Spins when 2 or more bonus symbols land on a paid spin.
Players get 8, 10, or 12 Deep Spins with 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols. Fish symbols in Deep Spins add to a progress meter. The progress bar multiplies all fish symbols after a certain value. A multiplier applies to Big and Sticky Golden Fish icons. After collecting 8, 16, or 24 fish, the multiplier is x2, x5, or x10.
Wild/Collect symbols add to a progress meter every hit. Gathering 5, 10, or 15 Wilds gives +4 spins for each of the three levels. Sticky Golden Fish clings to the reels until Deep Spins stops and can be collected many times. Only one Golden Sticky Fish can land during the feature.
Two bonuses are available in Gus Goes Fishin’. The Deep Spins Bonus guarantees 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols with no additional prize for 60x the wager. Second, the 200x the bet Deep Spins Golden Bonus ensures 5 scatter symbols (with no extra winnings) trigger Deep Spins with a Sticky Golden Fish.
Gus Fishes: Slot Review
Gus was glad to see the sun after years of following players through mining holes underground. He earned it, but how was his fishing slot? Gus Goes Fishin’ is mostly a good fishing game. iSoftBet has captured the fair-weathered, lively vibe of genre leaders like Big Bass Bonanza and its many children. Beyond having Fishin’ in the title, it avoids throwback connections to Fishin’ Frenzy. Plus the money-collecting component, which is now a fishing slot must-have.
Players searching for a novel way to gather fish-shaped money symbols may be interested in Gus Goes Fishin’. The fish money symbols aren’t worth much, but Gus may provide a Big Catch multiplier in the regular game, and if Deep Spins collection goes well, an x10 multiplier may help create a nice winning total. Gus Goes Fishin’s Sticky Golden Fish, accessible only in Deep Spins, is unique. Sticky Golden Fish may not be as fascinating as expected since just one can land in a bonus round.
Having one Sticky Golden Fish every bonus round lets Gus Goes Fishin’ establish a risk/reward balance that not everyone likes. It appears that iSoftBet’s goal with Gus Goes Fishin’ was to create a fun but not cruel or lucrative fishing game. As though competing with Big Bass Bonanza rather than 4 Fantastic Fish or Golden Catch. If Big Bass Bonanza or Gold Digger had you baited up for a nice catch, Gus Goes Fishin’ may too.