“Reel ‘em In” revolutionized the slots world — no, really. But we’ll get to that in a moment. Chances are, you’re here to find out if you can play it online.
Unfortunately, there’s no Reel ‘em In slots available online. Don’t believe anyone who says otherwise!
Quick history: Williams released “Reel ‘em In” mechanical slot machine way back when.
Nothing really special, just a solid 3-reel single-line mechanical slots. Apart from the fishing motif, it was not exactly unique.
However, when IGT sued Williams and forced them to stop using “reel-spinning” designs, the company decided to explore the possibilities of video slots.
Video slots were a very new idea at the time — nobody had quite figured out how to make it work. Luckily, Williams had a number of people from the video game industry (Williams owned Midway, who brought us Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, among many others).
Characters. Animations. Bonus screens. Nobody had put those in a slot machine before.
And it paid off. Reel ‘em In made slots history; people couldn’t play it enough. Eventually Williams became WMS and released Jackpot Party…another huge land-based slots sensation that has yet to get an online version.
Many players would love to have these games available online — the convenience factor alone is considerable.
So, until WMS gets moving on this, we’re happy to provide you with some solid alternatives. We’ll cover slot games specifically about fishing, as well as online slots with gameplay closely resembling the classic Reel ‘em In design.
|Slots Game||Reels||Paylines||Bonus Screen||Other Features||US?||Play Online?|
|Reel ‘em In™ (reel)||3||1||No||No||No|
|Reel ‘em In™ (video)||5||9||Fishing Bonus Feature||No||No|
|Ocean Dreams (RTG)||5||25||No||Free Spins (up to 100!), Random Progressive Jackpot, Win-Win Bonus|
|Mermaid’s Quest (Vegas Technology)||5||9||3-level Bonus Round!||10 Free spins, 1-1000x multiplier!|
|Ocean Treasure (Rival)||5||15||Sea Floor Bonus Round||Free spins, up to 5,000x multiplier!|
|Ocean Fantasy (Top Game)||5||25||Treasure Chest Bonus Screen||Up to 15 Free Spins|
|Alaskan Fishing (Microgaming)||5||243 ways||Fly Fishing Bonus Screen||Free Spins Feature|
|Bearly Fishing (Microgaming)||5||25||Fishing Bonus Game||Gamble Feature|
Obviously, some of these are going to look more like Reel ‘em In than others. Aside from Microgaming, no company is really putting out a slots game with a sport fishing theme — which, when you think about it, is rather odd considering Reel ‘em In’s popularity and place in slots history.
If nothing else, you’d think that each company would want to capitalize on all that interest (as they did with Wheel of Fortune or a number of other big-name slots!).