Wild frogs, fish, and turtles abound on Lightning Box Games’ colorful slot Frogs ‘n Flies. Though it has 5 reels, it’s designed differently, offering 1024 ways to win on every spin. Instead of the usual payline design found on most slots, wins on Frogs ‘n Flies are achieved by lining up left to right symbol combinations. These “ways” wins are combined and added, which can result in decent payouts over time.
A cool blue underwater background showcases the cute cartoon drawings of the frog and his friends. The frog symbol is the game’s Wild, but he only hops out on reels 2 and 4. When he appears, he can stand in for all other symbols, except for the Scatter. The Scatter appears on reels 3, 4, and 5 and is represented by a square symbol imprinted with the game’s name. Other symbols include a 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, the Lily Pd, a smiling brown-shelled Turtle and a straight-faced Yellow Fish.
There are some animations to jazz up the game a bit, including the lilies opening, bubbles rolling up from the bottom, and the turtles whipping out a cane and tap dancing whenever they line up into a win. Winning yellow fish wink at you before swimming away, and the Wild frog jumps and ribbits when he is part of a winning combo.
Unfortunately, Lightning Box Games missed a great opportunity to add some really fun swamp-like sound effects, which would’ve added a lot to the playing experience. Instead, they repeated the company’s standard slot game soundtrack, punctuated every so often by a frog’s croak.
Instead of winning when matching symbols line up on a payline, Frogs ‘n Flies awards wins based on like symbols lining up from left to right. This makes it easy to see right away when you’ve won. As explained on the paytable, you can get 2, 3, 4, or 5 of a kind on one spin, so the potential for winning combinations feels endless.
Frogs ‘n Flies is another fairly basic slot in that the only bonus opportunity is Free Spins triggered by lining up 3, 4, or 5 Scatter symbols which results in 5, 10, or 20 free spins. These free games are played at a multiplier that’s determined by how many Scatters have appeared. It is possible to win up to 25,000 of your initial bet, and free spins can sometimes retrigger for even more generous payouts. In addition, a bonus Wild appears as a funny purple fly that zips around before settling into place to cause even more winning matches.
With 40 credits per multiplier bet, you can flex your wager by choosing to bet 1X to 5X, and also by clicking up or down on the coin value options. Coin values of 0.01, 0.02, 0.05 and 0.10 mean that your minimum bet per spin is 0.40 and the maximum is 20.00, making this a slot best for low-limit and medium-range bettors.
Frogs ‘n Flies will seem rather dull to some players who are otherwise used to more feature-rich, fast-paced slots, such as IGT’s Transformers Battle for Cybertron. But if you like simpler games with uncomplicated features, Frogs ‘n Flies will provide you with a good basic slot gaming experience. And if sea-themed games are your thing, check out Aristocrat’s Pelican Pete or Dolphin Treasure for more underwater slot fun.