From the incredible guys at NetEnt arrives Copy Cats – a slot based game inspired by felines. However, that doesn’t mean you should discard this completely if you’re not a lover of cats, as there is plenty here to make you purr with joy. Even though the game mainly focuses on four colourful cartoon kittens, there are a lot of interesting elements that serious gamers will be able to gain satisfaction from. It’s engaging and fun – much like you’d expect from a NetEnt title – but it’s also wonderfully unique. You’ll find plenty of prizes among the cats, their food, and their toys. So what are you waiting for? Give these furry creatures some special attention and increase your chances of winning big money today!
Upon loading the game for the first time, you’ll notice it’s very colourful and has cartoon-style graphics, and the setting is against a city streets backdrop. Symbols include different coloured cats, paw prints, fish bones, a toy mouse, and also milk, which will be the main focus of attention if you want fast cash. The soundtrack sounds like something from a jazzy Disney movie – Aristocats or Lady and the Tramp springs to mind – allowing for a real city cat vibe. There’s certainly nothing dull about this game and it’s one that will catch your attention straight away.
Copy Cats features 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines – which cannot be altered. This is the case with most slot games these days, as providers have realised that gamers aren’t going to be stupid enough to reduce the paylines – therefore damaging their chances of winning. The fact there are only 25 paylines – as oppose to the hundreds some other games provide – mean that you won’t be flustered with the many different ways of winning and can therefore focus on the game itself.
But how much can you bet on this slot? Well, players can wager as little as 0.25p or as much as £125 on one spin. This isn’t the highest maximum bet we have seen but it still allows for the low stakes players to mix it with the high-rollers – ensuring all gamers are happy. Bet sizes are altered by the buttons either side of the total bet and you can also use the Max Bet option if you want to use your entire allowance – up to £125.
Now we’re going to discuss the moment you’ve all been waiting for – what’s the maximum amount you can win in one spin? Well, if your luck is in then you can win an incredible 2,000 coins, or 500x your original bet if you have a screen full of stacked Wild or Red Cat symbols. The Red Cat is the most valuable, giving you 20 times your original stake if you get 5 across a payline. Low pay cats include blue, green, violet and brown colours; medium pays include the cat goodies symbols; and the high paying symbols are the cats in red, pink, blue and gold.
Even though the game isn’t blessed with tons of bonus features, there are still enough to keep you entertained. Firstly, you need to be looking out for the golden cat with a purple string – this will act as the Wild symbol and substitutes for all the other symbols except for the Bonus symbol. If you manage to get any cats or the Wild symbol fully stacked on reel 1 then this will trigger the Copy Cats feature. If this happens, then all the cat symbols appearing in reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 will turn into the cat which triggered the feature – increasing your chances of winning significantly. It is also possible to fill all five reels with the same symbol – meaning you’ll then be in for a huge jackpot.
You might also be interested in the bell symbol which appears in reels 1, 3 and 5. This is the scatter symbol and hitting all three on a single spin will earn you entry into the free spins feature. These free spins are also played at the same bet level as the round you were playing on until you gained access to the bonus – so it’s always worth paying full attention to. There’s nothing too special about these free spins, as they have no extra features added to them, however they can still lead to some considerable prizes.
NetEnt have done a wonderful job in providing us with a unique, colourful and fun game that is great, not only for the crazy cat lovers, but also for the pet haters too! The features seem to hit quite frequently and, for once, there is an enjoyable soundtrack in the background while you are spinning the reels. One minor concern would be the fact that there are only two main bonus features – which is quite low – but that doesn’t matter too much because of the relatively high hit rate for the rounds. There’s a lot of games these days that can offer a good selection of bonus features, but it takes an age to actually access them. To round things up – this is another huge hit on the long list of games provided by NetEnt – and one that will satisfy a whole range of players for a long time to come.