Did you ever think you’d see the day where a cat chases a frightened mouse throughout space? Well, you’d better believe it, because that is exactly what the theme of Microgaming’s classic three reeled slot, Cosmic Cat, is all about. This space age slot features cheesy (no pun intended) futuristic graphics, and is generally considered to be a small jackpot slot, that being said, the slot is still good light-hearted fun, and relatively cheap to play.
How to play Cosmic Cat slots online
A three reeled slot game, which offers only 1 payline, Cosmic Cat is designed to look like a typical standard classic slot game. However, the inclusion of a wild makes it somewhat unique. This slot will permit players to wager 2 coins per spin, with coin values that vary from $0.25 up to $5. This gives it a floor bet of $0.25 per spin, and a ceiling bet of $10 per spin.
Despite the slot having standard single, double and triple bar icons, a lot of effort has been taken by Microgaming to ensure that they look a little more space-like and futuristic, and this makes them fit in with the theme of the slot a little more. Only two other icons are included in this classic online slot, they are the best paying symbols, and consist of the aforementioned frightened mouse, and the cosmic cat itself.
Cosmic Cat Slot Bonus Features
The only special feature in this sot is the cosmic cat, which acts as a wild symbol. As with any wild symbol, in any slot, the world over, this particular one will substitute itself for any symbol that a player needs to complete a winning combination on the slots single payline.
Cosmic Cat slot Payouts
Any single wild icon is worth payouts of either 2 or 4 coins, depending on whether the player has staked 1 or 2 coins on their spin. The amount of coins wagered also means the different between collecting 5 or 10 coins with 2 wild symbols, and also the difference for all other payouts. Any 3 bars rewards the players with 5 coins, or they can win 10 or 20 coins, 20 or 40 coins and 50 or 100 coins for 3 single bars, 3 double bars, or 3 triple bars, respectively.
The best standard payout is the 200 coins that a player will receive for bagging 3 mouse icons on a payline with 2 coins wagered. If only one coin is staked, the same combination will be worth half that, at 100 coins.
The Cosmic Cat jackpot
A total of 500 coins can be won if the player lines up three cosmic cat wild icons on the payline, with only 1 coin staked. If you were to make the maximum wager (with 2 coins), this jackpot doubles to 1,000 coins, which is worth $5,000 in real money.
Other notes on Cosmic Cat
The Cosmic Cat slot has quite a small jackpot in relation to other Microgaming three reeled classic slots. This might make it more appealing to first time players than big jackpot hunters with experience. However, the comedic nature of this slot should appeal to all players. Any gamer seeking a bit of a laugh, and who has ever watched Tom & Jerry and hoped for the cat to win, might find that there’s some amusement to be had from this title.
Whilst its theme is undoubtedly very original, the graphics are only so-so quality. But it is the thoughts behind the slot that count here, and Microgaming have done a good job making this different from not only their classic slots, but also every other casino software developer’s. They’ve succeeded, and I personally had a great time with this game.