When 8 Becomes 5
Upon looking at the reels, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s 8 of them rather than 5, but you’d be wrong. This is because Lightning Box Games has made the block of tiles in the middle of the grid a single reel. Confusing though this may be, it means that 1-reel has the potential to move about 16 different symbols at any one time, which of course means the likelihood of winning is dramatically increased.
The unique design feature is called Reelfecta, a patent pending design that enables the game to take on a greater size and range, allowing players of all abilities and budgets to play with the brand. That’s not all the option does though, for there’s several exclusive extras that solely function upon this inner grid.
No doubt many of us could argue that cats are powerful creatures, but most of our fluffy companions can’t gift us the good cheer of the Megaspin like Astro Cat can. This is one of those special moments that can only happen upon the third reel.
For the magic to get started, you’ll need at least 12 of the cat symbols, which in basic terms means that the outer wall of tiles needs to be looking cute and cuddly. Once that happens, the middle icons will convert into one giant cat picture, though that isn’t all the fun, for there’s the chance to get a x16 win here. We grant you that it sounds like the makings of a poor yet funny YouTube video, but those genuinely are the rules of the round.
In case any of you are wondering why the cat symbol, besides the obvious, it’s because our feline friend is the wild icon and therefore the most valuable tile upon the matrix.
What’s Your Poison?
There’s more to this kitty than one big spin, for there’s plenty of extra waves in general to obtain as well. That being said, it’s not all plain sailing to get the prizes, with the reason for that coming down to a mean ol’ bottle of poison.
When you bag yourself some additional games, you’ll be able to find either a wild icon or a poison symbol. As you might have expected, the wild cat is the good guy of the piece, rewarding you another extra round, while the bottle marks the end of your adventure. Fortunately, the bottle can’t appear until after you’ve played three rounds of the extra games, which we feel is quite generous for a slot machine – normally brutality is a trait you simply have to deal with.
A Magical Night
Astro Cat is an action-packed slot machine that takes you on a magical ride from beginning to end. It has a medium volatility and high variance, making it more rewarding than it is challenging. However, while it’s good to see such variety offered here, we can’t help but feel it’s overkill; there’s so much going on that it’s hard to know where to look.