Specialist slots developer Lightning Box has signed a cross-licensing deal with American land-based supplier Incredible Technologies to add an exciting new feature to one of its most popular games.
“Astro Cat”, an Asian-themed, 5-reel, 1296 ways slot, was boosted by Incredible Technologies’ patented Sky Wheel feature at G2E in Las Vegas last year, creating “Astro Cat Deluxe” and attracted further attention on the casino floor.
Now with this new deal, “Astro Cat Deluxe” will be made available to Lightning Box’s clients in online real money gaming and social casino.
The exciting feature is triggered when five Sky Wheel symbols appear within the ReelFecta reel, setting the giant wheel above them spinning. Players can then win a Jackpot, entry into the Astro Cat Bonus, or a credit prize. Any credit prize is accompanied by a secondary spin of a small inner wheel for the opportunity to win a credit multiplier up to 5x, or a respin of the giant Sky Wheel.
Peter Causley, Lightning Box’s Managing Director and Co-Founder, said the new collaboration would further solidify Lightning Box’s commitment to a true multi-channel offering as they look to bring the best gaming ideas online from other verticals and geographical markets.
“We’re really pleased to have teamed-up with Incredible Technologies for ‘Astro Cat Deluxe’ which is an exciting fusion of slot IP,” he said.
“The original game has been a real hit across the board and the Deluxe version has shown some stellar early performance in the USA since its launch late last year. We’re confident that the new game will also deliver similar success for our online operating partners.”
Dan Schrementi, VP of Gaming Sales and Marketing at Incredible Technologies, added, “The original ‘Astro Cat’ is a proven performer and a staple in our catalogue of games. The addition of the extremely popular Sky Wheel feature puts ‘Astro Cat Deluxe’ in a new spotlight and we’re excited to see it offered across land-based and online gaming channels.”