Fuga Gaming’s A la Carte is a fun café themed slot game in which the chef makes delectable desserts. The slot game comes with a number of special features that make us realize that sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too!
Symbols seen on the reels include cakes, waffles, ice creams, muffins, macaroons, and the playing card symbols J, Q, K, and A. The chef is the wild symbol, and the Coffee Break is the bonus symbol. You need between six and 20 clustered symbols for a winning cluster to pay out. Symbols form clusters when they are adjacent to other symbols both horizontally and vertically. A la Carte plays on five reels with four rows. The slot pays out winnings for clusters of similar symbols. You can bet ten coins, which is equivalent to 0.10, and up to 10,000 coins, which is equivalent to 100.00 per spin. A la Carte has great graphics and sounds that add to the theme.
The slot is easy to play. Simply click on the spin button and get the reels going. You may also choose the Auto Spins option, which allows you to sit back and watch the reels spin as the computer software spins the reels for you. There is a Fast Play option, which you can use to stop the reels or to skip the winning animations. This option appears as a Fast Play button when playing on the desktop version. When playing on the mobile version, you enable Fast Play simply by tapping on the screen.
It is possible to win up to 2,400 times your total bet in the A la Carte slot. The maximum total bet is 10,000 credits. The theoretical return to player (RTP) is 96%. Make bigger wins during the re-spins and free spins. The Bonus Wheel round is particularly lucrative.
The chef is the wild symbol. Wilds are substitute symbols that substitute for all symbols other than the Coffee Break symbol. If a wild falls in a position where it can help form more than one cluster, it can do so. This means that wilds can help form several clusters in a single spin. The wild symbol only appears on reels two, three, and four. They cannot form cluster wins without other symbols.
The Bonus Zone is located on reels two, three, and four on the second and third rows. When you see between four and six of the same symbols in this zone, they form a Mega Symbol. The Mega Symbols stays locked on the reels while a free re-spin takes place. If no other adjacent symbols appear during the re-spin, the Mega Symbol pays out as a cluster of six symbols. Wild symbols may not form part of the cluster in the Bonus Zone.
The free spins bonus round triggers when between three and five different dessert symbols appear in the Bonus Zone. The dessert symbols include cake, macaroons, ice cream, muffins, and waffles. In addition to three, four, or five dessert symbols, there also needs to be between one and three wild symbols in the Bonus Zone. This triggers five free spins. When you play the free spins, only one dessert symbol appears on each spin. With every successive spin, a higher paying dessert symbol is picked. The first free spins has the lower valued macaroons, the second spin has the muffins. The third free spin has the ice cream, the fourth has waffles, and the fifth free spin has the highest value dessert, the cake. When you play the free spins, they are played out on special bonus reels. Free spins cannot be retriggered.
When you see two, three or four Coffee Break symbols in the corners of the reels, they trigger the Bonus Wheel. The number of wheel spins is equal to the number of triggering Coffee Break symbols. Spin the bonus wheel and get the prize it points to. The winning prize disappears from the wheel, and you then spin again. The game can randomly add one or two extra pointers to the reels. When no prizes or pointers remain, the Bonus Wheel game ends.
You can play A la Carte on the go or at home on your desktop computer. When you play on your mobile device, you do not need to download any native gaming apps or any extra software. The mobile version of the slot runs in your device’s browser using HTML5 technology. Play the mobile version on your iPhone or iPad or on your Android smartphones and tablet devices. Simply go into the casino’s games lobby and tap on the A la Carte icon, and the game will quickly load in your browser.
A la Carte is a great cluster pays slot with a number of special features. The re-spins feature appears fairly often, and you can get good wins during the Wheel Bonus feature. We like the graphics and sounds and the wide betting range. We do miss the gamble feature, which would have been a good addition to this slot. We would have liked to have a progressive jackpot feature, which would have been the cherry on the top of this game.