Alley Cats Slot

Alley Cats

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alley cats slotAlley Cats is a 5-reel, 9-line video slot by Microgaming every cat lover and bowling fan would simply adore. The game centers on cute bowling cats and has Scatter symbols, free spins, and a bonus game where puppies are hit instead of pins. This fun video slot allows bets from 0.01 to 45.00 credits per spin. Players can adjust the number of active lines, the amount of coins wagered per line (up to 20) and the coin denomination which reaches 0.25 credits.

Microgaming’s Alley Cats revolves around the street cats who rule the bowling alley and help players take home up to 10,000 coins which is the top jackpot of the game. The slot is beautifully drawn, the colors are bright and the entire atmosphere is very positive – despite the usual fight between cats and dogs, of course. In bowling, a strike is made when the player knocks down all the pins at once. In Alley Cats, the Strike symbol is the Scatter and it is the most powerful icon you can get on the reels. After a win, there is an adorable animation complete with sound effects that is displayed on the screen. In addition, there are free spins to be won, as well as a wonderful bonus game where instead of your bowling skills, you will rely solely on your luck.

Special Symbols

All the symbols in Alley Cats follow the bowling cats theme and range from representations of different cats, a garbage can, a jar of catnip, and food waste to a bowling trophy and a tied up puppy, so it can be the headpin. The Alley Cats game icon is the highest paying symbol – if 5 logos land on an active pay line, they bring the big jackpot of 10,000 coins. Of course, the payouts displayed in the pay table are multiplied by the line bet, which means that the top win can reach hundreds of thousands dollars, Euros, or whatever currency you play with.

There is just one special symbol in this game but it comes with plenty of extra features. This is the Scatter and it is represented as the Strike symbol. This icon does not have to appear on a particular active pay line in order to bring you a win. It pays out whenever 3 or more Scatters land on consecutive positions on the reels (always starting from the leftmost reel) and the exact win is calculated by multiplying the total stake by 2, 10, or 100. In addition, the player will receive one of two bonus features – free spins or a bonus game.

Bonus Games and Features

The Alley Cats slot has two main bonus features which are triggered after 3, 4, or 5 Scatter symbols land on adjacent reels from left to right. When this happens, there are two options which occur randomly – the free spins feature or the bonus game. In the first instance, the player receives 20 free rounds during which all wins are doubled. The spins are played with the same bets and lines set by the player during the triggering spin. It is important to note that no bonus games and further free spins can be activated during these free rounds.

The second feature that may be triggered after 3 Scatter symbols land consecutively on the reels is the Alley Cats Bonus Game. It opens in a new screen which shows a back alley turned into a bowling lane. You need to choose a target from several items on the lane and you have three bowls. The orange cat then shoots and you receive a cash prize.

Conclusion

Alley Cats is an enjoyable slot to play, especially if you like cats and bowling. It is fun, very entertaining and features a lovely bonus game where the alley cats take their revenge on the dog. The free spins feature is certainly another advantage and allows you to play a little bit longer even on a tight budget. But the most exciting thing about this video slot from Microgaming is that the maximum bet is only 45 credits while the jackpot reaches 200,000 credits if you play with 20 coins per line.

The game can be very rewarding even you are not lucky enough to get the jackpot and receive only smaller payouts. It has an average Return to Player percentage of 95.02% which is fairly high for a slot game. Many slot machines in land-based casinos, in comparison, offer returns of around 85%-90%.

Alley Cats Slot
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Graphics:
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Features:
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