Book Of Cats

Book of Cats Slot Review

Yes, this is a book-style mechanic slot, and yes, it is Ancient Egypt themed. However, if you are a crazy cat lady, then Book of Cats is for you as the theme revolves around Bastet, the Cat Goddess of Egypt. This, in itself, is somewhat refreshing as it is not the usual Pharaoh taking center stage. Grab a ball of yarn, and let's rip the reels up with this one. Meow!

Gameplay

Book of Cats is a 6x3 reel, 10 payline video slot powered by BGAMINGsoftware. The symbols include Royal Card Suits (10-A), Bastet Ankhs, Pharaon Cat Masks, Cats, and the Bastet Goddess Character Symbol. The only Special Symbol is the Golden Book Wild Scatter that acts as both a Wild and Scatter that triggers the Free Spins Feature. There is also a Winline Expanding Feature, Buy Feature and Gamble/Risk Feature. More detail will be provided in the Features section.

The game controls are at the bottom of the reels, from left to right, is the Information icon that expands to the Paytable and About the Game, next is the Setting button, the Balance window, followed by the adjustable Total Bet window, Win window, Autoplay button, and Spin button. On the top left of the reels is the Buy Bonus button.

Features

Features in Book of Cats include the Golden Book Wild Scatter that acts as both a Wild and Scatter that triggers the Free Spins Feature, the Winline Expanding Feature, Buy Feature, and Gamble/Risk Feature.

The Golden Book Wild Scatter as a Wild substitutes for all symbols to form potential winning combinations.

As a Scatter, you need to land 3 Golden Book Wild Scatters to trigger the Free Spins Feature, awarding 10 Free Spins. The open position on the 6th reel determines the expanding symbol in play during the feature. Every time it lands, it will expand awarding a payout. The feature can be retriggered when landing 3 more Golden Book Wild Scatters. All six reels are in play during the feature.

The Buy Feature allows you to buy the Free Spins Feature for 94x your bet.

After every win during the base game, you can opt to play the Gamble/Risk Feature to double or quadruple your winnings by playing a card game. Guess either the suit (quadruple win) or colour (double win) to match the card revealed.

Unique Features

In the base game, the 6th reel is locked except for the middle position. The Winline Expanding Feature is triggered when a winning combination forms on the reels. If the same symbol as the symbols in the winning combination lands in the middle position of the locked reel, the reel unlocks and expands the symbol to fill the entire reel. This can result in a 6 symbol win payout.

Performance

For a book-style mechanic slot, Book of Cats is one of the few slots with this mechanic that doesn't feel like just a replica. The added Winline Expanding Feature is a nice addition to the game that can help create some generous wins. The graphics, design and animation are phenomenal. RTP is a disappointing 94%, with medium-high volatility.

Max Win

The max coin win is 10000x your stake.

Conclusion

Just when you thought you had a stellar slot, albeit a book-style mechanic slot, the RTP comes in and just ruins it all. There is still a decent max win payout, and like book-style slots, you know you can land it big during the Free Spins Feature. Book of Cats has the equal ability to purr over your or scratch you hard. It's a total gamble.

Slot Details

Software: BGAMING
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 10
Reels: 6x3
RTP: 96%
Bonus Round: No
Progressive: No
Free Spins: Yes
Max Coin Win: 10000x your stake


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