Cat Queen Slots
If you head to any online casino, it probably won’t take you too long to find a slot based around ancient Egypt, as almost every site will have at least one and maybe more. With such competition, PlayTech need to raise the bar here for the game to make its mark, and at first look, this game certainly appears to be a contender. On the reels you’ll find many symbols relating to the theme, including the Egyptian gods Anubis and Sekhmet, the eye of Horus, an Ankh and a scarab beetle. The Cat Queen is the dominant symbol of the game however, acting as both the wild and the highest paying symbol of the game.
The slot is certainly striking. The reels are gleaming from the huge amount of gold found on every symbol, each of these designed with much detail and with bold, primary colours alongside the gold. To the top and bottom of every symbol is stonework, featuring ancient inscriptions, which certainly adds to the historical feel. The cat queen is the most eye catching symbol as when she is used as a wild her eyes will turn into large, green cat’s eyes. The accompanying sound to the game is very relevant to the theme, a gentle ancient tune playing throughout the base game while a much higher tempo track plays alongside the feature of the slot.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Cat Queen
Having got used to the highly impressive design, you’ll quickly realize that this slot differs from the norm in the fact that each of the reels is four symbols high, as opposed to the more standard three. This leads to more win lines than usual, with the maximum of 40 here, this number set as the default amount. You will have the option to play any number between 1 and 40 however. You’ll set your line bet amount, which you’ll now multiply by the number of win lines to give you the total stake for each spin.
You’ll notice that during each spin, one particular symbol is stacked and this can lead to a large number of wins, especially when the wild appears on the reels too. You’ll need to land at least 3 symbols in a row from left to right on one of the 40 win lines to pick up a win, with the highest prizes reserved for hitting 5 in a row. The male King character is the highest paying standard symbol, worth 200 coins for five in a row, while every other symbol pays 100 coins for five in a row.
The cat queen is the one symbol you’ll want to see more than any other however. Firstly, she is the highest paying at the game, and should you hit 5 in a row, you’ll gain a 1,000 coin win – which is five times the size of any other prize at the slot. Secondly, she is the wild, meaning she will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. Like any other symbol, occasionally she will be stacked and this can make for a hugely profitable spin, especially if it should appear on more than one reel.
A slot based upon ancient Egypt wouldn’t be complete without a pyramid and this game certainly delivers. The pyramid symbol is the scatter and you’ll need to hit this three or more times across any of the reels to activate the feature – as a small added bonus, you’ll also gain an immediate cash win, to a maximum of 50 coins for 5 scatters.
This feature round is a free slot game. The background to the symbols change to a blue colour during this round, giving the slot a distinctive look. The same stacked symbols remain in place during the feature and should you be lucky enough to land another three scatters, the free spins will be re-triggered.
At the beginning of the review, it was stated that this game would have to raise the bar to make its mark. Without being outstanding, you’d say that this slot just about achieves it. This PlayTech game offers great visuals accompanied by a very theme orientated soundtrack. However it’s the gameplay that sets it apart. The stacked symbols and the valuable wild certainly add excitement to the game, as you know a very big win is only ever one spin away. There is no better feeling than seeing the larger than usual reels all filled with the same symbols and then watching as the win amount goes up and up and up. This is a job well done by PlayTech.