Soothing, relaxing and a feature in many a Chinese takeaway, a fish tank can also help you win a stack of coins in Gold Fish, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from WMS Gaming. This fish-themed slot comes with plenty of features including pick me rounds, multiplier prizes, super scatter spins and up to 20 free spins with a multiplier that can top 10x. Play from between 35p and £105 per spin.

Gold Fish started life as a brick and mortar casino slot and the online conversion has remained true to the source material. The cartoon style visuals are bright and bold and include assorted aquatic life – look out for plants, nets, sponges, lobsters, turtles and 5 different fish. The gold fish is the wild, substituting for everything bar the scatter.

There are a number of randomly triggered features – here a fish bowl will appear and a fish will swim onto the screen to determine which bonus feature you’ve been awarded. There are 5 in all:

Purple fish – 3 air bubbles, each featuring a number, will be blown from the purple fish. They’ll arrange into a multiplier which will be applied to your line bet.

Green fish – Pick from the selection of bubbles to reveal a cash prize – there’s a win all bubble lurking which can deliver some decent payouts.
Red fish – Pick from 1 of the clam, treasure chest or castle – the fish in the tank will kiss the chosen object to reveal cash prizes.

Blue fish – Here you’ll be given 3 super scatter spins. Winning combinations can be formed scatter style, not just when the same symbol hits on a payline.

Gold fish – This is a free spins game where you’ll be awarded between 5 and 20 free spins. Each spin is boosted by a multiplier of anywhere between 2x and 10x.

The fish food symbol is the scatter – land 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels to trigger the other bonus round. It’s another pick ’em feature where you have to collect different types of food for each fish. Keep picking until you trigger the cash prize matching your fish. Feed all the fish and an extra prize is on offer – pick from 1 of the turtles to reveal it.

We found Gold Fish to be an entertaining if low variance slot – the random features come along at regular intervals and you won’t be waiting too long to land a winner. Don’t expect to find a prize catch too often though. The live casino version of Gold Fish proved a big hit with players. This simply designed but very playable online adaptation should do the same. If you like the theme, IGT’s Lucky Larry’s Lobster Mania 2 is highly recommended.