Lucky Larry and his mania for Lobster are back for another go around the cages in Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 2, IGT’s sequel to the popular animated crustacean based online slot. If you have not previously been introduced to Larry take a look at our previous review of the original to get the basics as in this edition we will concentrate on the main differences between the two variants, of which there are many.
Gameplay in Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 2 Slot
In returning to the seas with Larry for 2015, IGT have really ramped up the bonus rounds and the geography. Within this offering there is the addition of a free spins round and a new variation of the Lucky Buoy Bonus Round along with a chance to visit Brazil, Australia or Maine. More on that later, right now let’s start with the interface which now features 40 pay lines on the 5 reel set up as opposed to 25 in the original. Many of the symbols are recognizable from the original with some artistic updates.
Wilds and Scatters
There are now 2 sets of Wilds, the difference being they can stack on reel 3, if there is a multiplier on that reel you will win between 3x and 5x the original prize value. You will notice that on any symbol in the base game, the word Jackpot can appear. These act as wilds but also scatter symbols and reward with graded jackpots in the followings sequence: 3 awards a Light Trap of 2,500 coins, 4 symbols awards a Full Trap of 10,000 coins, and a full house of 5 symbols awards no less than 50,000 coins.
Pick between Lucky Larry’s Buoy Bonus 2 or Lucky Lobsters Free Spins Bonus
It is in the bonus features that the new game really excels and it is here where you can move from the sea to the mainland in some frankly, rather strange but rewarding links. The Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 2 logo acts as the Bonus symbol and landing 3 or more of this will grant you either the Lucky Lobsters Free Spins Bonus or the Lucky Larry’s Buoy Bonus 2 round. If you pick the Lucky Lobster’s Free Spins Bonus, you receive 5 Free Spins with the potential of re-triggering for up to 243 free spins!
However you will likely be more inclined to go for the Lucky Larry Buoy Bonus, as it is here you get to choose one of the three buoys which pull two to four lobsters. Each lobster awards 10x to 575x the coin value. But beware it can also reveal garbage. Should you pick a golden lobster, it is here where you can be transported to Brazil, Australia or Maine! There is an extra pick’em bonus round should you be transported to one of these locations with Octopus, Kangaroo or Pelicans paying out real big bucks! The Pelican pays between 160x and 625x your coin-value, the Kangaroo between 200x and 800x and the Octopus between 200x and 1,000x!
Luck Larry’s Lobstermania 2 is a more than a sequel to a good original. It has raised the bar (or net in this case) markedly from the first edition but remains recognizable by way of design and soundtrack. You won’t need to have played the first to want to play the second; in fact you are unlikely to want to such are the upgrades.
- Software: IGT
- Type: Video Slot
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 40
- Coin Range: 0.01 – 20.00
- Jackpot: 50,000 coins in base game
- Bonus Round: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Wild Symbol: Yes (Dancing Lobster and Jackpot Scatter)
- Scatter Symbol: Yes (Jackpot)
- Bonus Symbol: Yes (Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 2 Logo)
- 3D: No
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