Yggdrasil Gaming Just Launched Golden Fish Tank Pokie
Golden Fish Tank is a new title developed by Yggdrasil Gaming. It is set in a cartoony fish tank and submerges the reels, among schools of fish, in a light blue background. Yggdrasil Gaming are a smaller pokie developer.
They released their first game in 2013. Since doing so they have been raking in the success and developing a steady stream of titles. We like that Yggdrasil, does things differently, and are a nice mix up from what the major developers are putting out.
What We Like
Golden Fish Tank has kept the design simple, which we appreciated. The background is a light blue, with only some minor details under the reels. There is a sandy bottom to the tanks, with some rocks and seaweed.
This makes us borderline hypocrites, but we think that Yggdrasil has not done enough for this game, aesthetically. While we like that they have kept the interface clean a simple, we needed to mention that this design is a bit plain, which are different things. Maybe Yggdrasil made this pokie for people, more concerned about features than appearance. It has some unique features, which break up the gameplay.
Golden Fish Tank, rewards free spins for landing three or more of the Free Spins symbols, on the reels. We like that the game gives you more free spins if you land more free spins symbols, in the base game.
Before the free spins start there is a mini game, in which you choose between shells on the sand of the fish tank to unearth features. These features are taken into the free spins game. They are typical pokie game features, such as multiplying wilds, and stacked expanding features. We will not go into all of them, because the information is available in the game. But take us at our word that there are lots of them and they result, in a lucrative free spins game.
There is a wild symbol which will substitute any symbol in the game, but that is not interesting most games have wilds. What is interesting is the Golden Bet feature. It is a button by the spin button that by pressing you add an extra five coins to your bet. It is a nifty feature that rewards high rollers, by letting you take extra features in the free spins game, and activating another five paylines. We noticed that we won more often when using the Golden Bet feature. It is of course a trade-off because it costs more to place the bet.
What We Don’t Like
As we mentioned earlier, this is not the best-looking pokie. It is easy enough to use, and has a simple design. We would not call it ugly but Yggdrasil could have done more, to improve the overall aesthetics of this game.
We have come to expect Yggdrasil to do things differently. They have a reputation for bringing something new every time they sit down to make a title. They dropped the ball with this title. The free spins feature and how you win all the features, is a good idea but that is all it is.
Is this game worth playing?
This game will tide you over until the next Yggdrasil title comes out. It is not the best title we have seen from the company, but it is by no means a bad game. The free spins and all the features that you can unlock and take into the mode are, work well.
The Golden Bet is a good feature. Taking one extra feature into the free spins can make a big difference, and five extra payline can not hurt. This game is worth playing, just don’t expect too much.