Golden Catch Megaways slot by Big Time Gaming offers 6 reels and up to 117,49 ways to win, it comes with Reactions for successive wins. Look out for goldfish and boats appearing on the reels as these lead to bonus prizes worth up to 500 x stake.
With boat multipliers, you can win up to 10,550 x stake on each base game spin. This applies in the Free Spins feature where more boats appear and multipliers increase. With 31,430 x stake max wins and a 96.53% RTP rate.
The Golden Catch Megaways slot uses the popular mechanic from BTG and is played on 6 reels and up to 117,649 ways to win. Every reel will display between 2 and 7 symbols randomly. The more symbols per reel, the more ways to win/Megaways.
For 117,649 Megaways or ways to win, you will need to see 7 symbols on each of the 6 reels. Then a win is constituted by landing 3 or more matching symbols from left to right on consecutive reels. Wins also need to begin from the leftmost reel. The only exception is the purple fish where only 2 are needed.
Bet wise, you can spin away from 20p to £15 per spin. Look for the ‘Stake’ box and then click on the arrows to adjust to your desired level. There’s also an Autoplay feature which is not available to UK players.
The Golden Catch Megaways RTP is 96.53% which is very high for an online slot game and above the Big Time Gaming average of about 96.4%. High volatility, expect a win every 2.6 spins on average as the hit frequency rate is 38.45%.
When it comes to payouts, the most you can win is 31,430 x your total stake per free spin. In the base game, wins of up to 10,550 x stake are possible. In the free spins, however, the average win will be just over 106 x stake.
With a fishing/nautical theme, the Golden Catch Megaways slot is set in Whitby Yorkshire, where Big Time Gaming CEO Nik Robinson is originally from. The beautiful seaside town is represented in the game in its full glory, with turquoise waters, cliffs, a lighthouse, and a sunken vessel below the water.
Symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9 royals. You’ll also see blue, green, red, and purple fishing lures. The purple fishing lure is the best-paying symbol giving you 1, 2, 4, 7.5, or 50 x stake for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 in combination.
Then you have the golden anchor wild symbol which substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. It will only appear on reels 2, 3, 4, and (i.e. not reels 1 and 6). The scatter is depicted by the Golden Catch coin. You will also see green, blue, red, and gold boats appearing on the horizontal reel as well as goldfish.
With the goldfish bonus prizes ranging up to 500 x stake, multipliers from the boats can give you huge wins. The gold boat with a 10x multiplier is obviously the one you want to land but this will appear every 35 spins on average.
Your chances improve during the Free Spins feature as the multipliers increase with each boat that appears and boats will land more frequently. With 10,550 x stake wins per base game spin, you can win up to 31,430 x stake on every free spin. So each free spin can pay nearly 3 times what a base game spin pays on average.
Golden Catch Megaways also has a very high RTP rate of 96.53%. Coincidentally, it offers the same return rate as Pragmatic Play’s Big Bass Bonanza which shares a similar theme. The Fishin’ Frenzy slot from Blueprint Gaming is probably the most popular with this theme and also has fish bonus prizes but the game only offers 5,000 x stake max wins.
With wins landing frequently (every 2.6 spins), We predict that Golden Catch Megaways is going to become a player favourite in no time. It’s a fast-paced, unique, and fun, slot game.