Cats IGT Video Slot
If you’ve ever played games like Siberian Storm or its counterpart Sumatran Storm then you’ll know that IGT is pretty fond of using big cats as part of their themes. In fairness, even small cats get the treatment on games like Kitty Glitter, and now it’s time for leopards, lions, panthers and more to shine on a game simply entitled Cats.
Thirty win lines are the order of the day and the conventional selection of line bets is in place, meaning a spin bet size for any kind of player. The various big cats are of course the most valuable symbols and you’ll receive plenty of opportunities to enhance absolutely any board state thanks to the Cats logo, which serves as a conventional wild card.
Two Heads are Better than One
Arguably the biggest draw of Cats as a standalone game is the use of split symbols, something that is rarely used on the reels and can only be compared to something like Playtech’s Blade. Essentially, more than one cat can appear on a single symbol position, while still counting individually. For example, a standard lion on the first reel and a split lion on the second are good for a three of a kind win. It also means that the top prizes are no longer restricted to just five of a kind. Instead, a massive ten of a kind can possibly land and the prizes are suitably large for achieving such a win.
These split symbols also play a part when it comes to reaching the bonus game, as the paw print scatters only land on reels two, three and four and you’ll need five or six in view for a trigger. Five paws are good for a rather measly five spins, with six being far more palatable thanks to the award of ten spins. The reels and their symbols change a little for the duration of the bonus, making the forming of winning combinations even easier.
If you’ve never experienced split symbols before then Cats is just the game to do it on as we can’t say as we’ve seen a better example of the feature being brought into play. They make for one of the most potentially lucrative base games around, which more than makes up for the relatively small number of free spins offered during the bonus game.