Hmm, I wonder if any alley cat can be as beautiful and as cute as the ones illustrated in this old Microgaming game. Maybe yes, I guess. My house have alley cats all the year around. Most are just normal looking, some are indeed quite cute. And some of these mother cats simply cannot refuse tender loving strokes from my hand! Hahaha. They would run to me whenever they see me, for their 'Whiskas' of course, or they would wait patiently at my car porch for me to return home whenever I have to go out and buy things. Not even house-trained, just alley cats, but smart cats, hehehe.
This Alley Cats is yet another old 9-paylines game, and I was attracted to try it out just because it was all about cats. Hmm, looks like I'm a real sucker for females and felines! Stroke them enough and they would go all over me! Hahaha. That Alley Cats logo is the Wild symbol, 5 of which pays 10,000x the line bet. That 'STRIKE' is the Scatter symbol, 5 of which pays 100x the total bet. 3 or more Scatter symbols in succession on any payline randomly awards either a Bonus Feature game or a Free Spins game. The paytable also shows some variable winning combinations of cats, awarding varying win values, but the Trophy itself pays 2000x the line bet for 5 of them. All other cats and things pay from 1000x down to 125x the line bet. Generally, a pretty good paytable.
The Free Spins game offers 20 free spins with a 2x multiplier, which I only managed to get once, all the rest being awarded with the Bonus Feature games instead. In this game, the alley cat goes bowling! Can you believe that? Hmm, in cartoons, anything is possible, hehehe. You pick 3 items to throw the bowling ball at and win cash prizes for each of them. Not a lot of wins, but acceptable, usually around the 20x total bet amount. Maybe can be more, I don't know for sure, but less, I am very sure.
Well, playing the game for the first few times was kind of fun, but keep getting the Bonus Feature game most of the time was kinda boring. Whatever happened to getting the Free Spins game? Is that reserved for good payouts time only? Hmm, I really cannot say. Most of the spins in the base game paid for 2-of-a-kind wins only, and anything more than that would come occasionally or even rarely. Very strange indeed, unlike most other games I've played so far! Paying 2-of-a-kinds are actually losing spins, so almost every payout cannot even cover your bet amount, and this is how the game would eat up your credits slowly. The Bonus Feature games usually don't pay back enough to boost back your balance, much less in trying to get big wins, even though the paytable does provide for such big win possibilities. Well, like I've said earlier on, in one of my reviews on a Microgaming game paytable, what you see is not what you may get! This, I don't like at all. Not one bit!