Tue, Feb 26, 6:42am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:29pm
Go Lobster Fishing with Larry in this Classic IGT Pokie
Lucky Larry is the captain of the ‘Lobster Magnet’, the boat he uses to go out on the sea and trawl lobster. He seems to be quite fortunate on the water, as there are always lobster to be caught. When you enter the bonus feature, you’ll see Larry in action. The ‘wild’ lobster on the reels is quite relaxed about the whole situation, as he lazes on the sand with shades on and a drink in his claw. A buoy, the boat and a lighthouse also feature on the reels, all helping Larry traverse the sea in search of his catch.
Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania is an older pokie – there is now a newer version called Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 2. The original is a classic which set the scene for 2nd screen bonus features at a time when they were new.
Key Reasons to Give this Pokie a Spin
The ‘Lobstermania’ symbol features a lobster in a yellow raincoat. You’d think the lobster might be used to getting a little wet living in the sea, but this lobster seems to be a little wary of the rain! Land 3 of these bonus symbols on a paid win line in a row and you’ll enter the ‘Buoy Bonus’ feature.
This bonus feature begins by picking one of the three lobster symbols, which now also display the words ‘pick me’. The number of picks in the bonus feature will now be awarded, usually 2 or 3.
You’ll now find yourself heading to a separate screen where you’ll find Lucky Larry aboard the ‘Lobster Magnet’ with a series of colourful buoys bobbing in front of the boat. You’ll now pick the appropriate number of buoys which will all turn into a transparent white.
Larry will now pull his trap out of the water and start to pull lobsters out, each lobster adding a prize to one of the chosen buoys. For every buoy you picked there will be at least two lobster prizes, but Larry might keep pulling lobsters out of the trap at this point. Eventually Larry will push the trap back into the sea, which signifies the end of the feature.
Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania features a straightforward scatter symbol with instant cash pays (this scatter doesn’t activate a feature). Land 3 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll win 4x your total bet, while 4 scatters pay 25x your bet. Land the maximum 5 scatters and you’ll win a prize of an incredible 200x your total bet.
This IGT designed pokie features the popular 5×3 reel set up with 25 win-lines. This number of lines is customizable, meaning players can play any number between 1 and 25 (each win line in play indicated by a colourful buoy either side of the reels).
The lobster wild symbol is the most powerful in the base game. This symbol will substitute for any other in the base game apart from the bonus and the scatter – it has a huge prize of 10,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. The game logo, a buoy, the boat and the lighthouse are joined by the playing cards J, Q, K and A in completing the symbols.
All the action in Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania takes place in and around the sea, with the base game on a rocky beach looking out at the waves. The reels are housed in an old sea-beaten wooden frame, while the white-backed reels are filled with a series of colourful symbols. Enter the bonus feature and you’ll see some fantastic animation when Lucky Larry grabs those lobsters. A real highlight is the addition of the B-52’s ‘Rock Lobster’ to the soundtrack, adding a nice energy to the game.
Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania is an engaging and fun-filled game (although the lobsters might disagree). The bonus game where Lucky Larry springs into action is the highlight, with each lobster landed adding to your prize fund. Scatter wins are always on hand to give you a nice boost too, while the high paying wild will always add to your haul. This IGT pokie has become a classic in live casinos – and is certainly still worth a spin!