In all honesty, we had no idea what was going on for the first 30 minutes of playing Astro Cat slot. Moreover, we spent another half an hour looking at the rules of the game and the paytable. In spite of the confusion, in the end, we liked Astro Cat slot, mainly because it comes with one truly unique feature called the REELFECTA. We haven’t yet seen anything like it. Once you understand how this particular part of the game works, everything comes into place.
We give you, Astro Cat!
|Astro Cat Details|
|House Edge: 4.66%||Return to player: 95.34%|
|Autospin: Yes||Softwares: no download - instant play, Mac|
|Released: October 10, 2016||Min Bet: 0.5|
|Max Bet: 500||Scatters: Yes|
|Gamble: Yes||Max Coins: 50|
|Reels: 5||Paylines: 1296|
|Spins: Yes||Bonus Rounds: No|
|Wild: Yes||Software: Lightning Box|
|Astro Cat comparison|
|House Edge:||4.66 %||3.68 %|
|Return to player:||95.34 %||96.32 %|
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The creative aspect of Astro Cat sure is outlandish. It brings forth a total of 1296 ways to win. This is difficult to digest, especially if you’ve never enjoyed a ways video slot. You can have the privilege of playing Astro Cat with an entry bet of 0.50, or you can raise the stakes and see Astro Cat showering you in Big Wins with a maximum bet of 500. The scatter symbol is the highest paying symbol. Landing 9, 10, 11 or 12 of these results in a 500x the nominal bet of 1. This is the jackpot!
Before we go any further, you should know more about the REELFECTA reel. In a way, it’s a wider than usual reel. It acts like one reel. You need to connect two identical symbols on reels 1 and 2, and you need at least one more of that symbol anywhere on the middle REELFECTA reel.
We can all agree that the graphics are not its best feature, but at least it’s a colorful slot. Many players will find it as too colorful, and we certainly can’t blame them. With the REELFECTA aside, it’s an easy to understand slot, sort of. Astro Cat is the Wild Symbol, and it can take the place of any other symbol except the Scatter Symbol. The Bonus Symbol, or the Scatter, call it whatever you like, is represented by fireworks that are soon to explode.
However, it gets complicated. The Scatter Symbol appears only on the outer position on the third, or the REELFECTA reel. These are the position it can take. If you manage to hit 5 or more, you will trigger the Free Spins bonus game, which to be clear, is surprisingly rewarding. But then again, there’s a catch.
During the Free Spins bonus game, one Wild Cat symbol appears at the start of every spin. The symbols start to appear from the top left corner of the REELFECTA reel. As long as Wild Cats appear, you will get another Free Spins, up to a total of 12. Here’s the catch. A Poison Symbol can appear, ending the Free Spins bonus game and rewarding you with 2x the bet amount that triggered the bonus game. This cannot happen during the first 3 Free Spins. If you’re lucky enough and you “survive” until the 12th spin, you will be given another Mega Spin. All Symbols that are on the REELFECTA a turned into wilds. Rest assured, the prizes are gigantic!
In addition, Astro Cat slot has a Gamble feature. Players can gamble their wins, doubling them if they choose Red or Black, or if they opt for the suit of the card, the prize is quadrupled. However, the threat of losing it all is also on the table.
Players who are prepared to deal with the initial confusion will eventually be surprised by its gameplay qualities. Undeniably, Astro Cat slot inspires awe. It may be too much for the casual player’s taste. Nonetheless, the REELFECTA reel sets it aside and we can’t really put a finger on a feature of that kind on any slot. As such, we have to recommend you to at the very least, give it a trial session of 10 minutes or so.