NextGen Gaming may have worked wonders with the graphics in their most recently released mobile slots, but Fat Cat Slot takes us right back to the way things were a year or so ago. Graphically, things are impeccably simple in this game, which takes on a theme concerning rich cats and their lavish lifestyles – seriously, there is even a dog acting as a butler. Comedic yet simplistic, this is a game which can easily be picked up and played on the go by newbies.
For many years, NextGen Gaming applied the same tried and tested formula to all their video slots. The graphics were, by and large, the same in terms of quality, and the features never really branched off from an agreed format. Lately, they have made a lot of groundwork in terms of 3D graphics and features. None of that is evident in this new mobile slot, though, which returns to the same format as those older releases.
How to play
This mobile slot is easy to handle. Huge spin buttons and a considerably sized option button mean that you finger jab and thumb push your way through the mobile game, which contains 20 paylines spread over its 5 reels.
None of those lines can be altered, although you can use the sliders via the options menu to choose coin denominations worth $0.01 up to $10 in value, which in turn will adjust your bet from $0.20 per spin up to $200 a game.
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Wild symbols: You can’t miss the wilds here. They appear as pink fat cats, dressed up with shades and bling. These “phat cats” double up as the best-paying symbols in the game, and can replace all other symbols save for dollar sign scatters. Landing the fat cat on the first and fifth reels will also trigger a bonus feature.
Scatter symbols: Appearing as dollar signs, these symbols can deliver wins worth 2x, 5x, 10x or 100x your total bet when 2, 3, 4 or 5 appear anywhere on the reels. Players can also trigger a free spins bonus with 3 or more of these appearing on adjacent reels.
Free spin bonus: That bonus round is standard fare. Players are treated to a total of 10 free games, during which any wins they encounter with automatically be tripled courtesy of a 3x multiplier.
Fat Cat bonus: Remember how you could trigger a bonus with the wild symbols? Well, this bonus is a basic click and win feature. Players can pocket numerous multipliers in this bonus feature, and landing several of them can see them added together, resulting in multipliers worth up to 500x the total amount you wagered on the triggering spin.
As mentioned, wild symbols appear as the best-paying symbols in the game. You can use these wilds to bag wins worth as much as 6,000 coins. You will, however, need to land at least 5 of them on any active payline.
Fat Cat Slot is a return to the olden days (well, actually not that long ago) of NextGen Gaming slot gameplay. Not everybody is a fan of the new-look NextGen slots, with their 3D graphics and overly complex features. Sometimes, a nice and simple little game like this ticks all the right boxes.
T&Cs Apply 18+