Astro Pug Online Slot Review (Lightning Box and Microgaming)

Get your 4x multiplier and enjoy 16 reels and 1296 ways to win on Astro Pug slot by Lightning Box. Read on to discover how to play and win on this new game.

Quick facts

RTP 95.7%
Reels and rows 8×4
Paylines 1296
Min and max bet 0.50 to £250
Free spins Yes
Bonus games No
Jackpot Yes – 600 coins

Overview

Astro Pug is a 16-reel and 1296 payline product of an iGaming union between Incredible Technologies and Lightning. Here are other thrilling games from Lightning Box.

If you have a liking for geometric reels, Astro Pug is the game for you. Play with adorable symbols for just £0.50 to £250 per spin. This betting range might seem a bit high for low-rollers but the maximum bet will give you up to 2.5 times your stake and 600 coin jackpot.

Theme and Feel

Astro Pug comes with a Chinese theme, full of colour. Play this game on all devices and get to know the pug.

The game is named after the Pug, a small breed of dog with an outstandingly wrinkled face and curled tail. The dog dates back to China in the 16th century, way before it was brought to Europe and inspired the making of an online slot.

Find the purple reels set against a Chinese temple. Of course, with every spin, there is a Chinese-restaurant-like soundtrack.

You will find traditional card numbers, which are also low-value symbols. Play with 5 high-paying Chinese-artefact symbols.

The kid hugging a golden nugget is the highest-paying symbol. Land 5 on a payline and win 0.8 times your stake. Yes – this is one of the lowest returns from a premium symbol but Lightning Box is making up for this with their ridiculous payouts.

Special Features

Reelfecta Reel

The middle reel is set with a giant symbol that covers 16 positions (3 reels and 4 rows each). Reelfecta is derived from Trifecta, which means a betting system where bettors must select winners in the right sequence.

You can get a winning combination even if similar symbols line up on reel 1, 2 and 5. It can go on to connect with a 3rd symbol anywhere on reels 3, 4, 5 or 6 as long as the corresponding symbols connect on reel 1 and 2.

On the low-side, each symbol can be used only once, on a winning combination. So, think of the REELFACTA as one big reel instead of the obvious 4 reels you see inside the box.

Astro Pug Free Spins

Land 5 or more scatter symbols inside the giant REELFACTA box and trigger Free Spins. With every Free Spin, expect a specific reel to display either a BOMB symbol or a +1 WILD PUG.

When a +1 WILD appears, it will be locked in place to award you an extra free spin and if you are lucky, up to 12 Free Spins!

When a BOMB appears, the free spins end and you receive 2x your total stake. If the other 12 positions have locked wilds, you will receive 1 Mega Spin. The Mega Spin will expand to cover all 16 spaces within the REELFACTA and transform the whole box into a wild.

Verdict

We agree that Astro Pug is an interesting improvement from Astro Cat. However, you have to play with the maximum stake or be really lucky to win huge amounts of payouts. The gameplay is also a bit too complicated, especially for amateur slot players. Check out our the best UK online casino reviews to know where to play Astro Pug.