Astro Cat Slot - BIG WIN MEGA SPIN - GREAT BONUS!
The Astro Cat slot machine by Incredible Technologies is a great "non-traditional" slot!
And I fear it won't gain in popularity as at first glance, it's very confusing! But there's a method to the madness, and once you understand it, it's really not that complex at all.
The first thing to understand is that there are 5 reels where reels 1, 2, 4, and 5 contain 3 symbols each. Reel 3 contains 16 symbols and is known as the "Reelfecta" reel. You win by matching the same symbols on at least 3 reels from left to right, including wilds, which only appear on reels 3 and 4. What's confusing is that reel 3 consists of 4 columns although you can imagine it to be only 1 tall column. Your win is calculated by the number of matching symbols in each of the 5 reels from left to right, multiplied by each other, the win amount for the particular symbol, and finally by your bet multiplier!
The bonus is triggered by landing 5 or more bonus symbols on the border of reel 3 to initiate the feature where you are awarded 1 spin initially. The more bonus symbols you trigger the bonus with, the higher your scatter award. The bonus is also unique where every spin after spin 3 is a "sudden death" spin where you either receive a wild symbol on the border of reel 3 or a poison symbol which ends your bonus: each wild symbol also awards 1 additional spin to keep the party going!
Poison symbols will not appear in the first 3 spins to give you a chance, thankfully. If you complete the border of reel 3 with wilds after 12 spins, the "Mega Spin" feature is awarded which fills reel 3 completely wild for essentially a 16x multiplier! I'm not 100% sure if you're guaranteed a win on this final spin- does anyone know? What's for certain is that the payouts for the symbols in Astro Cat vary greatly by a factor of 10 from the lowest to the highest paying symbol, so you need a little luck ti Win Big or land a Jackpot, Enjoy!