With a flurry of instant wins and an interactive bonus round, this title’s feature arrangement is engaging and rewarding.
Landing the minimum of 3 scatters earned me 4x my bet, while 4 and 5 scatters were worth 25x and 200x my bet.
The process to get into the bonus round began when I landed 3 bonus symbols on the reels, These symbols then transformed into pick-me lobsters and I was directed to choose one, which then awarded me with 2, 3, or 4 buoys.
The screen then changed to a 3D animated environment where a fisherman stands at the rear of his boat with buoys of various colours floating in the water. I selected the number of buoys that I had been given and each one added 2 items to the fisherman’s trap of varying win values. The maximum potential available to me for having 2, 3, or 4 buoys was worth 2 000x, 3 000x, or 4 000x my bet.
Also worth mentioning is the random 5x multiplier that popped up randomly while I was playing, giving my wins a welcome boost.
Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania is a hidden gem of a slot with a multi-faceted feature selection that you would be hard-pressed to find even in more modern games. Looking at this title and its age, I expected a relatively simple experience, but I quickly learned not to underestimate IGT’s long history of innovation. The symbol graphics are bright, simple and cheerful, although the three-dimensional rocks at the foot of the reels hint at the visual action to come later in the Buoy Bonus round which surprised me with its animated interactivity.
The presentation aside, I was also excited about my winning prospects with high-value symbol combinations landing frequently and the game’s top potential weighing in at a mouth-watering $500 000. It’s not surprising that this game spawned a couple of successful sequels, it delivers entertainment and rewards in equal amounts.