Lumber Cats is a Microgaming release, a slot machine which manages to offer a somewhat unique theme, an advantage that it has over many other slots. The theme in question focuses on lumberjacks, but uses cats instead of humans, though they are dressed and behave like us. It’s a cute, cartoon style design, which works well enough in this case. You will encounter features like free spins, scatters and even wilds. The game has $15,000 to give away, on a system which places 20 lines on 5 reels.
Betting and Prizes
All the decisions regarding the betting system are left up to the player. The only requirement is to activate at least one coin, for which you can use a bet as low as $0.01. The coin value may be increased, up to $0.25, and you can have 1 to 10 coins for each active line. The $2.50 line bet can turn into a total bet of $50, if you activate all the lines.
The big payout of Lumber Cats will give you up to 60,000 coins, which would be a 6,000x multiple. The value of those coins will only go as high as $15,000.
Lumber Cats Slot Features
The Lumber Cat, a red feline, with a moustache, a checkered shirt and holding an axe, will be the one you can rely on to get that prize of 6,000x which I mentioned above. To get paid that much, you will have to land up to five such icons together, on one of the active win lines. The wild will form its own combo in that case. Otherwise, you can also use wilds to take the place of other symbols, to act as substitutes which bring you more wins of lower values. The Lumber Cat wild can’t replace the Tree or Log symbols.
Scatters are present as well, symbols which can show up anywhere and still offer you some kind of feature. The Tree scatter also has a prize for you, of up to 200x the wager. Should it appear a minimum of three times, you get a feature called Tree Climb. In it, you are asked to pick a cat which will climb a tree, and depending on the place it occupies in the climbing race, you will get paid a smaller or bigger prize.
The other feature comes from the Log scatter, which is present on the reels 1 and 5 at the same time when it triggers it. The Log-Roll feature has 5 free spins, where the wild symbol expands on the 3rd reel and where the Log scatters are turned into Lumber Cat wilds.
Theme & Design
The view in the game is normal, considering the theme which is chosen for it. You get the image of a great mountain forest in the background, while on the reels you will discover the cartoon style cats and logging equipment, along with colored poker cards, made out of wood themselves.
Lumber Cats slot machine is at the very least an amusing game, one which does very well feature wise, which pays at least average prizes and which doesn’t follow an established recipe, the way so many other games do.