Head to a casino beneath the waves in Fish and Chips, a 5 reel, 25 payline aquatic-themed slot from Pariplay. This underwater adventure features the developer’s trademark vivid design and also comes with a pick’em style bonus feature. Play from between 25p and £25 per spin.
As usual with slots from Pariplay, the design in Fish & Chips is very nicely done. The bubbling ocean floor, with the slightest hint of a sunken galleon lurking in the background, forms the backdrop to the reels. Joining the lower value A to 10 playing cards are a treasure map, a ship’s anchor and a starfish. The top standard symbol is the smiling crab. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket 50, 160 or 1,000 coins.
Boosting your chances of creating a winning line or 2 is the sea snake which is the wild. It replaces all symbols apart from the bonus and scatter. Land 2, 3 or 4 of these and you’ll win 2, 5 or 10 times your win – 5 on a payline pays 5,000 times your bet. The champagne-quaffing shark is the scatter – landing 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels will get you 3, 6 or 30 times your stake.
Rounding out the symbols is the octopus – land 3 or more of these on the same spin and you’ll activate the Lucky Reef Bonus feature. You’ll be taken to a new screen and presented with a selection of oyster shells. These will open to reveal a range of coin prizes.
Unfortunately, that’s it as far as features go. The pick’em round is a perfectly solid effort but we’d liked to have seen a little more variety on the bonus front. It’s a shame as the design standards are as impressive as usual. The imagery is vibrant and the soundtrack bounces along nicely. A shame then that the gameplay doesn’t match the look and sound.
The game engine here is identical to the Mexican-themed Las Cucas Locas so if you’ve played that you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect here. What it does it does it does perfectly well. Fish & Chips just left us feeling a little unsatisfied.
It takes a lot to make an underwater-themed slot stand out. Sadly, Pariplay hasn’t managed it with this slightly underwhelming effort. I recommend you try WMS’ Gold Fish and NetEnt’s Lucky Angler which are both excellent.