Chase the Cheese Slots
While this is not one of the recent 3D slot creations from BetSoft – there are some good reasons why you might want to take Chase the Cheese for a spin.
The theme is a mouse, and his endeavors to gain more cheese. Unusually, this slot is played on a 4 by 4 grid, with wins going from left to right and also from top to bottom.
In addition to the standard wins there are wild symbols, a progressive jackpot and a break out bonus game which I can confidently say is unlike anything you will have come across before!
How to Win on Chase the Cheese
It does take a while to get used to the layout of this game. Prizes come with 2+ symbols from the left (depending on the symbol, some need 3), and also from top to bottom. Just to make things more interesting there is a single diagonal win line too, going from the top left to the bottom right. You will often find winning combinations going in different directions at the same time.
The top symbol is the jackpot sign, how much you win depends on whether you are playing the maximum 5 coins per line. If you are, then your prize is the progressive jackpot – which is displayed on a scrolling LED type display to the left of the reels. If you are not playing maximum coins, then you can win 1500 coins instead.
There is then a jump down to the next biggest prize, which are 4 of the mouse symbols paying 400 coins with 200 coins for just 3 of those. The trap is next at 200 / 100 for 4 and 3 with the top hat at 100 / 50. Below this you will find a red seven, chunk of cheese, purple ball (no idea what this is supposed to be, possibly a plum) and cherry.
You will see a brightly colored wild symbol on the screen. This will substitute for all of the other symbols to create wins. The final symbol is the ‘chase the cheese’ logo. 4 of these on a line will trigger the impressive break out bonus game.
Chase the Cheese Unique Bonus Game
Not many slots have a cheese based platform game when you hit the bonus symbols. You’ll be transferred to a game which looks like something from the earliest Super Mario type games. There are platforms which go up and down, others scrolling from left to right, holes in the ground to avoid falling into and spiders which will kill you if you touch them.
This is a skill based game, as you will earn credits depending on how many pieces of cheese you collect before your 3 lives are up. You move left to right, up and down and jump using the arrows and space bar. Things are not too challenging, though sometimes you will find yourself in a tight spot – for example stuck between a spider and a hole.
Design and Setup for Chase the Cheese
The design is unique in several ways. Not only is there a 4×4 grid (instead of the usual 5 by 3 or 3 by 3), these are presented in an unusual way. Each symbol spins on its own cylinder. Around the reels you will see a classic arched mouse hole, and a wooden floor. The spin buttons have a yellowish hue, making them look like a little but like cheese at least. The slot is quiet between spins, with old style slot computer bleeps and dings for wins.
When you hit the bonus game the design goes up a level, creating a mini arcade game within a slot is both entertaining and looks great too. During normal play you should look out for the mouse occasionally peeping out from his hole on the left.
There are 9 win lines crossing this 4 by 4 configuration. You can choose to play fewer lines if you wish, and bet up to 5 coins per line. Your coins can be from 2c through to 50c. I did not see an auto play option on this game – though there is the ever present ‘bet max’ button to tempt you.
This is certainly an entertaining and different slot. When I first saw it the retro graphics and sounds made me a little skeptical. Having taken it for a spin on several occasions now I can recommend Chase the Cheese as a great game. The platform game type bonus round makes a great change up from the usual free spins too.