Golden Catch

Slot Review
May 11, 2022
 8.4

Golden Catch Slot Overview

Golden Catch is a new casino slot from Big Time Gaming where we sail out to sea searching for some big fish. Any player who is into the fishing experience of Fishin’ Frenzy The Big Catch Megaways, but thinks the graphics look outdated should immediately take a look at Golden Catch. This beautifully animated game also uses the Megaways mechanic, offering cascading wins and up to 117649 ways to win. Other nice details are fishing boats passing by, collecting fish, and multiplying their value up to ten times in the base game. The multiplier can go even higher in the free spins. Get on the boat; it’s about time to sail.

Golden Catch is a video slot from Big Time Gaming with 6 reels and rows changing between 2 and 7 on each spin. With the maximal number of positions, 42, the ways to win are 117649. The player can choose to put bets between the Min.bet 0.20 and the Max.bet 15. The game has high volatility and a high max win of 31430X the bet. Players can expect a pretty good general return with the RTP of 96.53%.

Out on the high seas, there are plenty of things that can help the captain of the reels. To be as successful as possible, aim for the features Cascading Wins, Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Fish Symbol, Fish Bonus, Free Spins, Free Spins Exchange, Free Spins Gamble, and Bonus Buy.

Golden Catch Slot Information

Three fourths of the game take place underwater with small and big fish swimming around in all directions. On the bottom of the sea lies a sunken ship, and some light from the sun seeps through into the water. The top part of the screen is above sea level, with a coastal town on a cliff with a lighthouse and some clouds over the waving water. The reels are placed in the water, with the top of them almost touching the water surface. The logo and all buttons are placed to the right of the reels. Fast-paced music is played in the distance, with the sound of waves and seagulls on top. As soon as you hit the spin button, the volume of the music turns up, and the relaxing wave sounds are long gone. The number of symbols on the 6 reels changes every spin, showing between 2 and 7. To make a win, you need to land at least 3 of the same symbols on adjacent reels, starting with the first reel to the left. The game is available on mobile phones, notepads, and desktops.

Base game

The lower-paying symbols at sea are 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. They don’t pay a great lot, so you’ll need to land several winning combinations to make more than your stake. Landing 6 of any of them pays from 0.25X to 0.5X the bet. We don’t find fish, but fish-looking fishing lures with hooks on them when we move up to the more valuable symbols. They come in the colors green, blue, red, and purple. The green, purple, and red don’t pay a great lot either though, ranging from 0.6X-2X the bet. The purple fishing lure is super valuable compared to the other symbols, paying 50X the bet if you land 6. The wild symbol, depicted by an anchor, substitutes all paying symbols but not the scatter symbol, depicted by a gold coin with a fish, saying golden catch.

Golden Catch Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot Golden Catch?

You can win up to 31430X the bet.

What features are available in the slot Golden Catch?

The features are Cascading Wins, Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Fish Symbol, Fish Bonus, Free Spins, Free Spins Exchange, Free Spins Gamble, and Bonus Buy.

Cascading win

Cascading Wins

This feature has different names depending on the game developer, and Big Time Gaming simply calls it Reactions in Golden Catch. Whenever you make a win, all symbols involved in the win will vanish, and new symbols will fall down. If you’re able to create a new win, the involved symbols will once again vanish while new ones fall on the reels. This cascading feature goes on until no more wins are made.

Wild Symbol

The Wild Symbol is an anchor saying wild. It substitutes all symbols except the Scatter Symbol.

Scatter Symbol

You need to land 3 or more Scatter Symbols to activate the free spins feature. You will be awarded 10 spins for 3 scatters, and an additional 2 spins for every extra scatter beyond the third. The symbol is a gold coin with a fish.

Fish Symbol

When a win is made, one or several fish can appear, shooting out from the reels. Every fish has a cash value which will be collected if the Fish Bonus is activated. If not, the fish will just disappear, and you get to spin the reels again.

Fish Bonus

A fishing boat containing a multiplier is moving in the waters in the background above the reels. The boat always sails in from the right and leaves the screen to the left. Sometimes it’s not visible at all, and sometimes it shows up and leaves the screen before a spin is completed. If the boat happens to be in sight when a win is being made, all Fish Symbols will be collected, and their value will be multiplied by the boat’s present multiplier number before it’s paid to the player. The fishing boat can have a multiplier of up to 10X in the base game, and it becomes unlimited in the free spins.

Free Spins

Free Spins

The free spins feature is triggered by 3 or more scatter symbols landing anywhere on the reels. The spins work like regular ones, except that the boat multiplier becomes unlimited. The first boat in the free spins has a multiplier of 1X, and every boat showing up after has added +1 on its multiplier compared to the previous boat. Landing 3 scatters in the free spins will give the player 4 extra spins, and every scatter beyond 3 will bring 2 more spins. The game is over when the player runs out of spins.

Free Spins Exchange

Whenever the player hits a win of 100X the bet or more, the game offers the possibility to exchange the win for a free spins session. If the player accepts, any money above 100X the bet will be paid to the player, and the rest will go to the game’s bank. Then awaits 10 free spins. If you want to keep the win, simply deny the offer, and the total win will be added to your bank.

Free Spins Gamble

Free Spins Gamble

There are several ways to achieve the free spins feature in this wet adventure. Whenever you make a win between 25X and 100X the bet, you’ll get the option to gamble the win. If you accept, a spinning wheel will decide if you’re the lucky winner of a free spins session or if you lose your money. The bigger your win, the better your odds are for winning the free spins. If you landed a win of 30X the bet, your chances are 30%, and if you landed a 90X win, you’d have a 90% chance to end up in the free spins with the gambling option.

Bonus Buy

Did you think we covered all the ways to activate the free spins? Not yet, because here’s another one. If you don’t want to gamble your winnings or wait for a 100X win to pay for your free spins, you can just pay for it straight up. The feature costs 100X the stake and gives you 10 free spins.

Golden Catch Slot Conclusion

This isn’t the first time we hop on a fishing boat in the slot world, and most probably not the last time either. The theme seems almost as popular as Greek and Egyptian gods, and we’re sure we’re getting out on the open sea soon again. Golden Catch is one of the best-looking fishing experiences we have seen, making 4 Fantastic Fish and the Fishin’ Frenzy games look outdated. The popular Big Bass Bonanza can’t compete with Golden Catch’s pretty animations either. There isn’t a single fish among the regular symbols in Golden Catch though, with the higher-paying ones being fishing lures. Players who absolutely want a colorful abundance of fish on the reels could instead check out Golden Fish Tank 2 Gigablox.

Spinning the reels in Golden Catch is straightforward and simple. It might take a little while to get the concept of the Fish Bonus. It is activated when you make a win, and a fishing boat happens to be passing by in the waters above the reels. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a pure pleasure watching the fish being transferred to the boat, bringing the player some money. The free spins are pretty similar to the base game, although it feels like the Fish Bonus is activated more often. It can also become really valuable since it’s constantly raising the value of the multiplier while you’re spinning.

The Bonus Buy is, as usual, a nice feature for everyone who can’t wait to activate the free spins the regular way. Big Time Gaming has also thrown in the possibility to gamble big wins for the free spins – a great feature for players who like to take risks. The Megaways mechanic that Big Time Gaming created and has sold on license to a wide variety of game developers works perfectly here. Cascading wins are a fun extra feature to the spins, although we didn’t experience any super long cascades as we have done with some other Megaways games.

The RTP of 96.53% is considered good, a fair bit above the industry average. Although Golden Catch is highly volatile, we’re pretty amazed by the max win of 31430X the bet.

Golden Catch from Big Time Gaming is a beautiful casino slot set at sea, where cascading wins and boat multipliers can bring the max win of 31430X the win.

Quick information
  • Title: Golden Catch
  • Developer: Big Time Gaming
  • Reels: 6
  • Rows: 2-7
  • Paylines: 117649
  • RTP: 96.53%
  • Hit Frequency: N/A
  • Max Win: 31430x
  • Volatility: High
  • Min/Max Bet: €0.2/€15
  • Release Date: May 11, 2022
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