Wed, Feb 27, 1:31am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:28pm
More Bonuses, More Multipliers and More Lobsters in this Entertaining Sequel
The original Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania was a smash hit pokie – and IGT have now released a new version. This keeps the same theme and familiar symbols. What it introduces is a lot more action. You can pick locations as diverse as Australia, Brazil and Maine for the bonus games – enjoying themed bonuses for each location. The ‘Rock Lobster’ song from the band The B52’s will play while you spin. IGT have crammed Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 2 full of features. There are free spins, lobster trap picks games, jackpots and multipliers for wins with the highest paying symbols.
Highlights of this All Action Pokie
While the graphics have been given an upgrade, the symbols are instantly recognisable from the original version of this pokie. The boat, buoy and lighthouse – and of course symbols showing lobsters.
What is new are two types of overlay. On the middle reel the higher paying symbols will sometimes have multipliers on them. These range from 2x to 5x. They are applied to any win those symbols are part of.
You will also see wooden planks with the word ‘jackpot’ over some symbols at random. 3 are needed on a win-line on consecutive reels to trigger one of 3 jackpot prizes. These are the ‘Light Trap Jackpot’ (3 symbols needed), ‘Full Trap Jackpot’ (4 symbols) and ‘Mother Load’ (5).
A lobster wearing a bright yellow waterproof jacket and hat is the scatter / bonus symbol. You need 3 of these on a win-line to trigger the main features.
You’ll be offered a choice – free spins or the lobster picks game. Whichever you pick, you get a prize (in coins) before you move onto the next stage.
The free spins bonus takes you to a night-time view. You only get 5 free spins (which can be retriggered), though the richer reels give you a lot better winning opportunities.
If you choose the picks game, you get to choose a location. This can be Australia, Brazil or Maine. This gives you a number of picks.
Next, you’ll see a new version of the lobster boat from the original pokie. The fisherman will instruct you to pick buoys, which will be reeled in. The fisherman (Larry) will comment on each lobster, and you’ll be awarded cash prizes.
What you are hoping for here is that a golden lobster will be pulled. This takes you whatever location you chose for a further picks bonus. In Australia you’ll pick kangaroos, in Maine you pick Pelicans and you choose an octopus in Brazil. You’ll be searching for which creature has the golden lobster, and win cash prizes along the way!
This pokie is a 5×4 grid, with 40 win-lines. You’ll spin in increments of 60 coins – those extra 20 cover you for all the bonus features (this is not optional).
There are two types of wild on the reels (logo symbols in blue and orange). These are the highest paying symbols – the orange versions are worth 8,000 coins for the maximum 5. Many wins will be multiplied by the special symbols on reel 3 – often boosting your wins.
As well as the nautical symbols there are a lot of playing cards. Aces all the way down to eights are used this time.
While this game is instantly recognisable as a sequel, the graphics are a lot better. Familiar sights including the lobster with shades are available. Larry (the fisherman) has received a huge upgrade visually – though his sense of humour via the comments on lobsters has not improved!
You’ll hear a musical version of the tune ‘Rock Lobster’ during the base game. Lyrics get added to this to become a full song when the bonus features start.
The charm of the original version of this pokie was the unique picks game. You’ll still join Larry to pick lobster pots in this game – though IGT has added a ton more features to the mix. This includes a free spins game with big win-potential, win multipliers and 3 jackpots. That picks game gets a new dimension added to it with the 3 locations. If you are lucky enough to find a golden lobster, you could be travelling to exotic places to pick creatures for extra wins!