Astro Cat Deluxe
Lightning Box brings you an awesome game this time. Named Astro Cat Delux, this game combines the best of Japanese anime, Asian themes, and the cute pussy Hello Kitty. And yes, there is a bit of astronomy thrown in too, for good measure. The name of this slot game doesn’t begin to do complete justice to all the aspects of this game. Astro Cat Delux has an incredible 1296 different ways of winning and is played on 8 reels. In keeping with the theme, the visuals give you a strong Asian vibe. The soundtrack too is Asian in feel. In the subsequent sections, we will be discussing the myriad interesting features. Most of them are due to the Reelfecta game engine.
Astro Cat – RTP and Maximum Win
The Reelfecta game engine mentioned in the previous section is the reason for some of the interesting features of this game. This is a 3x3x4x4x4x4x3x3 game engine. So the middle 4 reels make up the Reelfecta. This part allows each symbol to only be used in any one winning combination. You can start playing with a minimum bet of 50p. Most games have a maximum bet of £100 or at best £500. In Astro Cat, you can go up to £1250 per spin! This game doesn’t need you to select any payline. So you can lazily keep on playing one spin after the other. Or you can even select the AutoPlay feature. This game doesn’t have the ‘best in class’ hit ratio, but the RTP rate is a generous 95.46%.
Astro Cat Symbols
Like we said earlier, this game has a very mixed theme, and doesn’t stick to one. There is a bit of Japan, a little bit of China, and also other Asian touches as well. Then, of course, there is also the astronomy angle. So the symbols of this game are a mix of all these themes.
Here are some of the standard symbols:
- Playing Card symbols
- Bonsai tree
- Koi carp
- Chinese fan
- Lucky Frog
The image of the Astro Cat is the Wild symbol for this game. It can replace all other symbols of this game to form a winning combination. There is one more important distinction here with other games. The replacement feature of the Wild symbol is a common feature in most games. But the only symbol the Wild can’t replace in those games is the Scatter symbol. In Astro Cat Delux, the Wild can replace the Scatter symbol as well.
The fireworks symbol is the bonus symbol for this game. It only appears on the outer reels of the Reelfecta. If you get 5 or more bonus symbols together on a single spin, the Free Spins feature gets triggered. In this feature, you can win up to 13 free spins. During these free rounds, the Wilds become sticky. They remain in place and also provide an extra spin on a retrigger. The entire central section filled with Wilds can trigger one single mega spin. The ends of these free rounds are signaled by the appearance of a poisoned glass. It is marked by a skull framed by crossbones.
Astro Cat Bonus
Some more details regarding the bonus free spins round need to be kept in mind. The Reelfecta section needs to be closely watched. A +1 Wild Cat or a poison symbol could appear on the outer top left position. Once this happens, you get an extra spin that is completely free. During this free spin, the Wild would be sticky in its position, plus a possible 12 more free spins could be yours, as mentioned before. If you can fill up 12 outer positions with these Wild Cat symbols, the game provides additional help. It helps to fill up the inner positions too. The resultant is a 16-symbol giant Wild for you, which gives you the Mega Spin. As we said, the good times end as soon as you draw the poison symbol. But you are given a 2x multiplier to sweeten the end.
The huge scale of this game is a delight to some players. But it could get a little overwhelming for most. This was the only possible downside of Astro Cat Delux as per our reviewers. The multiplicity of themes is another negative, although it doesn’t really affect your returns, and so can be ignored. Everything else about this game is a delight. The 50p minimum bet can seem daunting at first. But when you begin playing, the handsome returns will help you understand the rationale for this. The same goes for the maximum bet. You don’t need to necessarily bet £1250 every time. But the game does provide the bandwidth to you to bet big, in case you have the stomach for it. Overall, we feel that Astro Cat Delux is a delightful winner from Lightning Box.