Cats slot review
There are mobile slots that come and go but then there are those that leave an imprint on the industry. They go down in history as game-changers and become a flagship for the developer that introduced them to the world. The Cats mobile slot has done exactly that for slots market giant IGT.
On the Reels...
Cats is a 5 reel, 30 payline mobile slot that is based on wild cats. Yes, this isn't dealing with your fluffy and cute domesticated feline fur balls. These are your Serengeti, gazelle-hunting, and sharp-toothed killing machines.
The symbols on the reels are, unsurprisingly, different species of wild cats. There are the panthers, lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs. You also have the regular Jack-through-to-Ace symbols that are each painted in a different colour to add some variety.
The Cats are Wild
The Cats logo acts as the game's Wild and this symbol substitutes for all other symbols, except for the paw print Scatters, to complete any winning combinations that appear across the reels on a single spin. In addition, when they substitute for one of the wild cat symbols to complete a win then your win will receive a 2x multiplier.
Tear into 10 Free Spins!
This slot has the free spins as well. The paw print Scatters are the valuable symbol to watch out for to trigger these. If you hit six of these Scatters on reels 2, 3, and 4 then you will be rewarded with 10 free spins. Hitting five of them on reels 2, 3, and 4 will see you earn 5 free spins. If you manage to hit four of them on reels 2, 3, and 4 then you will earn a 2x multiplier.
Win Bigger with the Split Symbols
However, the main thing that stands out on Cats is the inclusion of the Split Symbols feature. This is exactly what you think it is. On every spin, a symbol has the potential to appear where it is two of the same symbol in a single position. This essentially acts as two symbols for the price of one. This not only adds an extra symbol into the mix but due to it being identical to the symbol is shares the position with you immediately have two symbols next to each other increasing your chances of a big win. Now, a number of recently released mobile slots have introduced Split Symbols but Cats was well and truly the pioneer for this and was the first slot that used them effectively.
Cats is one of the most famous slots in the world and that reputation has been brought onto the mobile platform. It is up there with IGT's other landmark releases such as the Egyptian-themed Cleopatra mobile slot and the dazzling Da Vinci Diamonds mobile slot in terms of popularity. There were always concerns that its translation to the mobile platform could see aspects of the game suffer but the only area it loses substance is on the sound front and, let's face it, we're not here to watch slots win Grammy Awards. It also plays incredibly well in both portrait and landscape modes which is a refreshing change. This is all about game play and Cats brings its “A Game” to the mobile market.