A quirky slot that stars three cats that are also lumberjacks, Lumber Cats is a Microgaming creation that looks a little simplistic and very odd, but one that has a few surprises. It was released towards the tail end of 2009 and has yet to receive the sort of recognition we believe it deserves. To see why, head for Royal Vegas Casino and play Lumber Cats for yourself, or read on for our review.
Lumber Cats is about three cats and it is set in a great forest. There are 5 reels and 20 paylines, and the cats themselves appear as high paying symbols during the base game, whilst having even more impact during the free spins round.
Lumber Cats has a gamble feature. There is nothing new about this and it looks similar to ones we have seen on other Microgaming pokies, but it is a welcome inclusion nonetheless. With this feature you can turn insignificant wins into substantial ones, doubling or quadrupling your money depending on whether you choose card colors or card suits.
Lumber Cats can be played for as little as $0.20 per spin, which equates to just $0.01 per payline.
One of the best things about Lumber Cats is the main feature. It asks you to pick between 1 of the three cats, before watching as they all clamber up separate trees. The one that makes it to the top first wins. This is the Tree Climb feature, but it is not the only feature and there is also a free spins round, and one that can be re-triggered.
You can win more money with the free spins and there are also bigger wilds to trigger. There is also another bonus feature known as the Log Roll feature, but again, this doesn’t generate as much profit as the free spins do.
Lumber Cats is a surprising pokie, because whilst it doesn’t look like much, it has several bonus features and a lot of oomph that we just didn’t expect.