The Cheshire Cat slot will surely remind you of childhood stories as we recall his mischievous grin he was given by Lewis Carroll in the famous Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland books. The subject has been covered before in slots such as Alice Adventure from iSoftBet and Alice’s Wonderland by Ash Gaming, but this time she takes a back seat as the Cheshire Cat becomes the focus of our attention. The reels are set in a beautiful cartoon countryside scene with simple graphics and gentle rustic music to accompany the spins. Will this Cat have you grinning or grimacing though?
On the reels…
Immediately we see 4 rows, instead of the usual 3, over this 5-reeler. There are 40 pay lines in The Cheshire Cat slot, with plenty of stacked symbols. The game is pretty basic though which has been partly addressed by the in-play ‘super stacks’ feature which means that on ever spin one icon will be randomly selected to appear in giant stacks instead of the usual maximum of 4. As a result the pays are pretty low aside from the stacked Wild formed of the game’s logo which appears on all reels and pays 12.5x bet for a 5-of-a-kind win. You have a huge step down then to the Cat himself at 1.25x, Alice at 1x and the remainder like the Caterpillar, Potion and Cake only 30, 20 and 15 coins compared to the 40 you stake for a spin. The card values pay 0.25x bet for 5 but naturally you would seldom see only one-line wins with this stacked format so don’t panic too much!
Cheshire Cat’s bonus wheel
Pretty standard stuff so far until we get to the exciting bonus. If you land 3 or more wheel scatters in view you will given 5, 10 or even 20 free games for all 5. You cannot retrigger them but there is a rather unique enhancement. You will spin a wheel on which you will see various slot Wild reel configurations, i.e. with reels 2 and 3 Wild, or just reel 1 or even reels 1, 2, 4 and 5. So you will commence your spins with between 1 and 4 reels all Wild. You will be looking at a very good bonus outcome should you land the wheel on a 4x Wild reel image! You do get the dreaded WMS 10x bet ‘Bonus Guarantee’ if you have a bad one, as no doubt players of Raging Rhino or Montezuma will be all too-familiar with already.
The Cheshire Cat slot has reasonable graphics and sounds and the RTP too is pretty average at 95.94%. The base game is very low in volatility which results in very frequent small wins of less than your stake, and even worse in some ways is when you take a breath as 4 full reels drop in which you instinctively expect to pay well, and you end up with say 3.1x stake. In theory you could get 800x bet with a full screen of Wilds but in reality even with free games when you land 2 or 3 Wild reels on the bonus wheel, the results are seldom significant. The Cheshire Cat may be grinning, but I certainly wasn’t after a spell playing his slot…
Slot Game: The Cheshire Cat
Theme: Books, Cartoon, Fairy Tale
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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