Cats is a 5-reel, max 30-pay line slot from IGT, originally developed by High 5 Games. Cats and the internet go together like coffee & cream, port & stilton and Donald Trump & saying dumb things. They were made for each other – every one of us spends at least a couple of hours every day watching funny cat videos. Cats make most of their living by filming themselves playing the piano, falling off things with style and panache, or simply looking grumpy. They then upload these vidoes to YouTube to earn enough advertising revenue to keep themselves in cream and catnip for months. It was only a matter of time before cats worked out the profits available with online slots such as this game and Kitty Glitter, for example.
The cats in this slot from IGT are not the cute or cuddly kind. You could actually cuddle them, but you might find that you're missing several limbs and a head afterwards. Featured on the reels are lions, tigers, panthers, leopards and pumas, making this online slots game one that has a great deal of bite! As an added bonus, some of the symbols come in pairs to increase your chances of a prize payout.
Your line bet can be anything from 0.01 to 500.00, and you can select from between one and all thirty lines to have in play. Your final bet is these two values multiplied, although your total bet cannot be greater than 1,000.00. The big cats are joined on the reels by playing card values ten to ace, and to win a payout you need to land at least three of any symbol in sequence on an active pay line from the left hand reel. When you're ready to go prowling for cash jackpots, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lion is the 'King of the Jungle', but he's not the king of this slot. The top payout of 2,500x your lion … er … line bet is for five black panthers. The lowest payout is 5x your line bet for three jacks, queens or kings.
The 'Cats' logo is as wild as all the other beasts in this game. It substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbols, and counts as a double symbol when substituting for all other big cats.
A single or double paw print symbol acts as the scatter in this game. If you land four in any position on the reels you win twice your total bet. If you land five anywhere you receive five bonus spins, and if you land six or more you land ten bonus spins.
During your bonus spins different reels come into play which feature much more double beast bonus symbols. You can win additional bonus spins during your freebies.
This game could have been worse – it could have been based on the musical 'Cats' – but as it goes, once you've grown accustomed to the cute-n-cuddly graphics, there's not much to roar about here. One for big cat lovers and lovers of big cats only, we think.