Astro Cat is an unique slot game from Lightning Box Games. And that is because of the way in which it’s reels are designed. Yes, the game only has 5 reels but it does not look like your standard 5 reel slot game . This is because of the 4×4 grid in the middle of the screen known as the Reelfacta. This is something unique to Lightning Box slots so if you have not played any of their other slots, this is probably new for you.
About the Developer
Lightning Box Games is different from other slot game developers because it was founded by mathematicians. They believe that the mathematical model that the slot is based on differentiates it from other slots. So, they are constantly involved in creating new models for more unique games.
About the Game
Astro Cat is a 5 reel slot game with 3 rows and a massive 1296 ways to win. The slot is like any other slot game. All you have to do is to set your bet for the next spin and hit the spin button. The bet can be anywhere between 50p per spin to 100£ per spin. The game also has an auto play feature.
As mentioned above, Astro Cat is an oriental themed slot game. So, the symbols are all traditional Chinese ones. You have a dragon, Koi karp, fans, frog, a bonsai tree and of course some card symbols such as J,K etc. The reels are actually placed beneath the roof of a temple with small Chinese boats floating in the waters behind it. That sounds beautiful does it not? It looks even better.
Then there are a couple of bonus symbols which are the Astro Cat itself and the fireworks symbol. The cat is the wild and it appears on the reels 3 and 4. It substitutes for all the other symbols except the the fireworks symbol which is the scatter.
The Reelfacta Reel
This is the USP of the game. This smack bang in the middle of the screen and is actually the 3rd reel. But instead of just one reel, you have a 4×4 grid. There are 16 symbols on it. All the 16 symbols can be a part of a winning payline during the base game but each symbol can be used only once.
The free spins are triggered by landing 3 or more of the scatter symbols on the reels. Before you start spinning one or more of the Reelfacta symbols either turns into a wild or a poison Icon. Wilds help you land winning paylines whereas the poison icon ends the game. If you somehow manage to turn all the edges of the grid wild, the entire Reelfacta grid becomes wild. Also, the free spins round can be retriggered by landing 3 more fireworks symbols.
Astro Cat is everything that Lightning Games promised from their slot games. It has an unique game play with new exciting bonus rounds. It also has some great graphics making this game worth a try.