Despite their ferocity, the big cats are loved by one and all for their beauty and majestic demeanor. But now, you may love them more for the imposing wins that these creatures can award you. Cats can be as exciting as an African safari with all kinds of big cats on the reels – lions, tigers, panthers, leopards, and cheetahs, all with their princely looks and glaring eyes. There are also cat paws, which you will hope appear more often in combinations.
Apart from the big cats, other icons include the card royals and the wild mnemonic, which can go quite wild in this already feral game. The reels spin against the backdrop of an African savannah with characteristic tall grasses. The slot is pretty elegant with outstanding images of the cats. The accompanying soundtrack comes to life only when you are waiting for more scatters. The main feature here is the ‘split symbols’ concept, which can be incredibly rewarding.
With Cats, IGT continues its tradition of transferring its most popular land-based casino games online. Cats was released some time ago, so the younger generation who are used to the slickest of animations, may find them quaint. The 5 x 3 grid with 30 paylines is a low-to-mid volatility game with a betting window between $0.30 and $300.00. The last part makes the game suitable for both casual and not-very-highrollers.
The game’s RTP ranges between 93.04% and 94.93%. The big cats may not be easy to tame, but they can still offer enough big game. The 30 paylines are adjustable, so if you bet across more paylines the betting amount gets higher, and so do the winning combinations. As always, the card symbols are the lowest-paying. All the big cats have the potential of paying out up to a 1,000 multiplier on the base bet. The exception is the panther that pays out a maximum of 2,500 times your wager for 5 split symbols that count for 10 icons. Cat’s maximum payout can go up into six figures.
The splits symbols feature is one of the most creative elements of Cats. Each big cat appears in single and double images on symbols. The double images count for two symbols in winning combinations. Therefore, if a single big cat lands in conjunction with a split symbol of the same cat, it makes a 3-reel winning combination. Two split symbols of the same cat make it a 4-of-a-kind winning recipe. You can make a payout with combinations just on the first two reels or more.
The turbo-charged split symbols or dual-image symbols, can reap extremely rich dividends with the Cats mnemonic wild. The wild can substitute all the cat symbols and card royals just like a joker in a card game. When the wild replaces any cat symbol to make a profitable landing, the wild is also treated as two of a kind, resulting in richer payouts.
Like the cat symbols, the scatter symbol, which is the cat paw, also appears as a single paw symbol or a double paw icon. Five or six paws combined anywhere on reels 2, 3, and 4 will trigger the free spins. Five paws award 5 free spins and 6 deliver 10. So, technically you have two scatters working in conjunction to land you free spins rounds frequently.
However, that is not so. The cat paws don’t hang out much and rarely appear in tandem. This is why the 3rd, 4th, and 5th reels go hyper when more than one scatter is about to land. But the game can more than make up for it with some dazzling wins during the free spin rounds, much richer than in the base game. These bonus rounds have a maximum limit you can win, and if you reach the ceiling, the round may end even if you have some free spins left. However, the cap is not unique to Cats or to IGT.
Cats fully supports all mobile platforms like Android, Windows Phone, iOS, Blackberry, and Linux etc., so you can enjoy the game on any smartphone or tablet, wherever you wish to play from.
Cats also contains HTML5 programming, which auto-adjusts the interface to fit the small screen. Now you can play Cats with full HD integrity and original audio quality, just like players do on their PCs. However, Cats can only be played online, so your mobile device should support all major browsers like Chrome, Windows Edge, Firefox, and Safari. And yes, play would be more seamless with a reliable internet connection.
The graphics of the game do not play out well on tablets. The HTML5 coding is better suited to smartphones, and players using the smaller devices are slated to have the most savage gaming experience with Cats.
Cats is a pleasurable slot, in more ways than one. The maximum 6-figure payout is definitely the most attractive feature of the game, but big cat lovers would be satisfied with a decent profit. The split symbol feature is definitely one of the more innovative aspects of Cats, which can add a lot of punch to the bottomline. Millennials might feel that Cats needs a graphical facelift, but the slot is doing very well despite an outdated feel. However, we always think it’s better not to mess with the classics. Cats had a massive fan following before it even came online and continues to be massively popular.