Barcrest is once again inviting players to take to the water and try and land a bumper catch of coins, this time in Reel ‘Em In Lobster Potty. This latest Reel ‘Em In video slot is played using a 5 reel, 20 payline game engine that comes with 4 bonus features. Opt to play in Big Bet mode and extra wilds and wild multipliers of up to 10x are on offer. Cast off from 20p to £500 per spin.

As you’d expect from a video slot called Reel ‘Em In Lobster Potty, the design here has a light-hearted, comic feel. Set against a deep blue backdrop, the reels include the usual playing cards plus a selection of cheeky looking cartoon fish. It’s simply done but works well enough. There are 2 main extras on offer in Reel ‘Em In Lobster Potty:

Reel ‘Em In Bonus feature – to land this round, you need to have a spin where all of the reels include a sand rather than sea backdrop. Between 1 and 5 reels will then be activated. These reels will then land blanks which do nothing, fish which deliver an instant win cash prize or a boot which de-activates that reel. Once you’ve completed all the active reels, the prizes are added together and you return to the base game.

Lobster Pots Bonus feature – the 5 sandy backdrops also trigger the second feature. This time only the centre reel spins. This will reveal a bronze, silver or gold lobster which awards the associated bronze, silver or gold prize. There’s a cool 500 times your bet on offer.

If you fancy spicing up your action you can opt to play in Big Bet mode. This is a series of 5 linked spins that cost more but offer some tasty extras in return. Goodies on offer include extra wilds added to reels 3, 4 and 5, a Big Bite Bonus feature where a shark adds 2x multiplier wilds or a Mega Bite Bonus feature where wild multipliers of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 10x are added to the mix.

As usual with Barcrest’s Big Bet play, the return to player rate increases markedly. Play at stakes of under £2 per spin and the RTP is 94%. At £2 and above, its 96%. In Big Bet mode, it increases to 98%.

Reel ‘Em In Lobster Potty isn’t the most exciting game you’ll come across. The features are solid enough but didn’t really set our pulse racing. There’s little in the way of interactivity on offer here let alone any free spins. If you have the bankroll for it, the Big Bet mode can certainly spice up the action a little. Reel ‘Em In Lobster Potty didn’t really rock our boat – I much preferred NetEnt’s Lucky Angler which has a similar theme.