Eric’s Big Catch RTP, Details & Wager Limits
Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 20 paylines
Stakes Range: 20p to £100
Max Win: 4,000 x stake per spin
Eric’s Big Catch slot has a 5×3 reel setup and 20 fixed paylines. Wins are formed by matching 3 or more symbols from left to right, beginning from reel 1.
Stakes range from 20p per spin up to £100, thus catering to all pockets. Simply use the + and – buttons on either side of the bet value below the reels to adjust your total bet. Unlimited autospins and turbo spins are also possible options in certain countries. You will see these options to the left of the reels.
Eric’s Big Catch RTP is 95.99%, which is around the average figure for slots at UK online casinos. In terms of volatility, it’s been given a high rating and 5 stars but the provider.
The maximum win is 4,000 x the bet. This isn’t too bad but there are many more fishing-themed slots on the market offering much bigger max win potential. The Free Spins feature will be your best chance of landing the top prize. We explain how that feature works a little further down in the review.
Theme – graphics that will reel you in
High Value Symbol: Spear
Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop
The theme in Eric’s Big Catch slot game is very clear – it’s all about fishing and reminds me of previous releases from other top slot providers such as Fishin’ Frenzy and Big Bass Bonanza. But if I were to comment on the visuals when comparing them to these popular slots, I think Stakelogic wins. There’s nothing fancy here but the graphics are very sharp and look great.
The soundtrack is quite mellow as you spin away in the base game, but the intensity increases when the Free Spins feature lands. It almost sounds like a cross between going into battle and a fairytale if that makes any sense whatsoever. I know what I mean but it’s difficult to explain. Listen to the audio and you’ll understand. Hopefully.
On the reels, the A-10 Royals make up the lower-paying symbols. These are joined by higher-paying fishing items – a net, a hook, a trap, a rod and a spear. The spear symbol is the most lucrative, paying 5, 20 or 200 x the bet for 3, 4 or 5 in combination respectively.
The game’s Wild is Eric the biking holding a fish, and it substitutes for all symbols except Scatters. It also pays up to 200 x your stake for 5 in combination. It’s also important to note that there are Fish symbols that come with random values. During the Free Spins feature, the Fish symbol value can be won, and those values are 0.5x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, 3x, 3.5x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 10x, 11x and 12x.
|10||3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 2.5 or 10 x stake|
|J||3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 2.5 or 10 x stake|
|Q||3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 2.5 or 10 x stake|
|K||3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 2.5 or 10 x stake|
|A||3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 2.5 or 10 x stake|
|Fishing Net||3, 4 or 5 = 2, 10 or 50 x stake|
|Fishing Hook||3, 4 or 5 = 2, 10 or 50 x stake|
|Trap||3, 4 or 5 = 3, 15 or 100 x stake|
|Fishing Rod||3, 4 or 5 = 3, 15 or 100 x stake|
|Spear||3, 4 or 5 = 5, 20 or 200 x stake|
|Viking Wild||Substitutes for all except Scatter + pays up to 200x|
|Scatter||3+ triggers Free Spins feature|
|Fish||On every spin, it has a random value up to 12x|
Eric’s Big Catch mobile
Eric’s Big Catch mobile slot runs on the latest HTML5 technology to ensure great performance on all iOS and Android devices. The visuals look good on smaller screens at all mobile casino sites, and I personally feel that the 5×3 reel setup is ideal for mobiles.
Eric’s Big Catch Bonus Features
There are 3 bonus features to enjoy in Eric’s Big Catch slot game. The main action will come in the Free Spins feature, but you may also have the option in your country to buy the bonus feature and use the Super Stake feature. Read on as we run you through how everything works so you can fully understand what’s going on.
Free Spins Feature
Land 3 or more Scatter symbols in the base game to trigger the Free Spins feature. Here’s how many free spins you can enjoy depending on how many Scatters land:
|Bonus Symbols||Free Spins|
During the bonus feature, the Wild Viking symbol appears on any reel and is a Walking Wild that generates respins as it moves. The symbol is Eric holding a fish. The Walking Wild will collect values from the Fish symbols each step it takes. The Wild Viking symbols will also have a chance to receive a multiplier each time it lands or walks. This multiplier is collected above the reels as you’ll see from the screenshot above. It’s then applied to the total amount collected during the respins for that free spins.
Multiplier values can be 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x.
It’s also important to note that multiple Wild Viking symbols can land during respins. The Free Spins feature can be retriggered too, thus allowing for unlimited spins until you potentially land the 4,000 x max win prize.
Buy Bonus Feature
Non-UK players have the chance to buy the Bonus feature rather than wait to land 3 or more Scatters. Here’s what it’ll cost you:
|6||100 x bet|
|8||150 x bet|
|10||200 x bet|
|Random||170 x bet|
There is also a Super Stake side bet option that non-UK players could utilise. A pop-up will appear as soon as you load the game to ask if you want to activate the Super Stake feature. Although it’s not clearly specified what it is in the paytable, it essentially increases your bet size by 100% and doubles the chance of landing the Free Spins feature.
Eric’s Big Catch Review Summary – nothing we haven’t seen before
Eric’s Big Catch slot is a fairly good game to play. Stakelogic states “Grab your fishing gear, cast your line, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure on the reels!” I wouldn’t say it was unforgettable, but I didn’t mind the gameplay on display. I think it would certainly suit players who have not experienced the aforementioned titles that it resembles. If you’ve played the games before this release then you’ll probably struggle to understand the appeal.
After testing this slot thoroughly, I did enjoy the Free Spins feature as it brought a different element with the respins and the free spins together. It was also nice to see a Viking instead of another popular fisherman we’ve all seen before in other titles. But beyond this, the 4,000 x max wins aren’t that high compared to other slots and the overall gameplay just didn’t get me as excited as some of the competition. This is an average slot in my opinion, which is why I’ve given it an average score.
For better fishing action, check out 4ThePlayers’s 4 Fantastic Fish in Egypt and Big Time Gaming’s Golden Catch Megaways. They come with 11,100 x and 31,430 x max wins respectively and have some great bonus features available.
- 4,000 x stake max wins
- Unlimited free spins
- Generous symbol payouts
- No unique features
Eric's Big Catch FAQs
Eric’s Big Catch RTP is 95.99%, which is around the average figure for an online slot. In terms of volatility, it has a high rating.
The maximum win is 4,000 x the bet, which isn’t too bad but a lot lower than some other fishing-themed slots on the market. The Free Spins feature will be your best chance of landing the top prize.
Yes, land 3 or more Scatters in the base game to trigger the Free Spins feature. You will start with at least 6 free spins, with an unlimited number of retriggers possible. We explain how this bonus feature works in full in our comprehensive review.
Yes, you can play Eric’s Big Catch slot demo for free here at Online-Slot.co.uk. Our freeplay version of this fishing adventure is available on mobiles, tablets, PCs and/or laptops.