The classic Chinese themed slot is given a colourful and unusual makeover in Astro Pug, a 5 reel, 1,296 ways to win slot where the middle reel is made up of a giant 16-symbol Reelfacta. Look out for wild multipliers that can double, treble or quadruple payouts as well as a free spins round with sticky wilds. Stakes range from between 50p and £250 per spin.
There’s a real mixture of old and new in Astro Pug. The reels are set within a traditional Asian-style building. There you’ll find lower value royal values alongside a money pouch and modern looking versions of classical Chinese animals. The best-paying standard symbol is the person in costume who awards 2.5 times your stake if you land 5 on adjacent reels.
That doesn’t sound like much for a top payer. Hope to see the multiplier wild land on reel 2 as it can double, treble or quadruple payouts depending on how many bones are on display – this is called the Bone Multiplier feature. There’s also a standard wild, the pug of the title, which can appear on the middle 3 reels only.
Hope to see 5 or more of the scatter appear on the outer ring of the Reelfacta on the same spin as this triggers the Free Spins feature. You’ll then be awarded between 3 and 12 free spins. On each of them, starting in the top left corner of the Reelfacta then moving clockwise on each free spin, you’ll see a +1 wild or a bomb drop into place. A +1 wild does just what you’d expect, adding a free spin to your total with a sticky wild. The free spins keep on coming until a bomb lands.
If you get on a roll and fill all 12 of the outer positions of the Reelfacta, then you’ll trigger the Mega Spin feature. The 12 outer symbols plus the 4 middle positions are all wild for this special spin.
The Reelfacta game engine offers something a little different as far as gameplay goes. It’s the Free Spins feature where this can really come into its own. The multiplier wilds also keep things ticking over too. The variance is in the medium range.
Astro Pug is a strange take on the Asian theme. If you’re looking for something a little different, then you’ll find it here. If you’re a dog lover, NetEnt’s Diamond Dogs is recommended.