Alley Cats is another 5 reel, 9 payline video slot from Microgaming. It includes scatters, multipliers, free spins and a bonus feature. The fir this slot is those annoying back alley cats who go on the prowl at night and cause a ruckus. These alley cats however have a love for the game of bowling and you will find plenty of references to bowling on the reels. The background graphics include the night time shy and buildings that surround alleys. You will even find a few clothes hanging around to dry in the fresh night time air!
Microgaming has done a nice job with the character symbols in this slot and includes some added animated graphics to boost your overall slot experience. What is nice about the available symbols is they have not included the usual number and letter symbols which most slots include. You will be able to enjoy symbols such as the fancy alley cat with black bowling ball, the confused looking black alley cat, the pretty female alley cat, a female alley cat with a heart, gold bowling trophy, a trash can, a jar of tasty cat nip and various other alley cats that are happy to join the party. The Strike symbol is he bonus symbol in this slot game.
Alley Cats offers you three different slot features and each can return some great winnings your way. The scatter symbol is the strike symbol and the also is the symbol needed to trigger the free spins or bonus game. Getting three symbols anywhere on the reels will award you with a scatter pay equal to two times your triggering bet. This will increase to 10 times and 100 times should get four or five scatters on the reels.
When three of the scatter symbols appear left to right on the reels you will be awarded the bonus game or will award you with 20 free spins. If you are awarded the free spins you will receive 20 free spins that will come with a two times multiplier. The free spins cannot be won again during the 20 free spins nor can the bonus game be awarded.
Should you be awarded the bonus game you will be taken to participate in a back alley bowling game. Once there you will be presented with six items that the alley cat will throw his bowling ball at. Each of the items you choose will offer you a cash award for your effort. All cash rewards will be added up and this will be the amount you win at the conclusion of the bonus game. You will then be returned to the main screen in order to continue playing.
This is a decent slot to come out of Microgaming. It is more of a mid variance slot but also geared towards those looking to place smaller wagers as well. It will not appeal to those looking for a high roller slot. If you love cats and bowling then you just found the perfect combination!