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Book of Cats Megaways Slot Review

According to ancient Egyptian mythology, the deity Bastet was originally a fierce lioness warrior, but she mellowed over the years to become a cat goddess.

Now while we’re on the topic, there’s this popular misconception that Sphynx cats come from Egypt, but nothing could be further from the truth. And I should know, considering I was owned by a gorgeous Sphynx.

Bizarrely, the breed hails from Toronto Canada (that’s about as diametrically opposed to Egypt as you’re gonna get). The OG Sphynx was a glorious kitty with the wonderfully appropriate name of Prune, and it was the hairless offspring of a black and white domestic shorthair.

Now that we’ve set the record straight – game studios please take note – let’s get our claws into Book of Cats Megaways slot from BGAMING.

Gameplay

I guess it was about time that an ancient Egyptian-themed game graced my list. This one is in keeping with BGaming’s bold and brassy style, with a massive 6-reel grid set against the backdrop of the mighty Nile river.

It’s all vibrant colors and beautifully rendered imagery here, so while this is a simple concept, it’s still visually impactful.

What you can expect to find under the Features are Free Spins, a book symbol that acts as both a Wild and Scatter (these appear on reels 2 to 6), and Expanding symbols thrown in for good measure.

There are up to 117,649 ways to win on Book of Cats Megaways slot, and it boasts a spectacular 96.95% RTP and a very high volatility rate. The max win could’ve been a little bit more generous, given the latter, but a quarter of a mil (€250,000) will still draw me like catnip.

Feel free to play this game using the crypto or fiat currency of your choice.

Features

FREE SPINS:

This old stalwart of a feature kicks off when you land 3 Scatter Wilds. You’ll be awarded 12 spins but if you land 3 subsequent Scatter Wilds, you’ll scoop up another 12 spins.

During this feature, Wild Scatters will exhibit random multiplier values (2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x), which will be applied to the total win.

Before Free Spins begin, a random symbol will be chosen as the Expanding symbol (it just can’t be a Scatter Wild). As the name suggests, the chosen symbol will take over the entire reel – but only in instances when doing so will result in a win.

Oh, and Expanding symbols even pay on non-adjacent reel wins.

BUY BONUS:

You’ve got 2 options here: for 100x your bet, your Expanding symbol will come from the lower-value symbols. Pay an extra 50x (so 150x in total) and the Expanding symbol will be drawn from the higher-value ones.

A rather pricey Buy Bonus, this.

CHANCE X2:

When you toggle this option on (and it’ll cost you 50% of your stake), you’ll double your chances of getting into the Free Spins round.

Performance

The Egyptians in this game might have been ancient, but there’s nothing old school about the tech BGaming uses to base their slots on. Gameplay was uninterrupted across hundreds of spins on all my devices and browsers.

Maximum Win

Meowsers! Check out this 10,000x multiplier! It’ll go a long way towards clinching the €250,000 top prize on offer.

Betting ranges from €0.10 to €25, with the latter being the one you’ll need if you wanna be in the running for the max win.

Conclusion

Book of Cats Megaways slot is based on an earlier version which is almost a carbon copy. The newer one offers more ways to win, while the OG had a gamble feature and the Winline Expanding Feature – neither of which have made it to the latest version.

As you’ll have surmised from everything I’ve said, Book of Cats Megaways slot is almost as simple as a classic fruity. As a result, it might have limited appeal to more hardcore players.

I found it to be a yawn fest but there’s no denying the stunning RTP and 250 grand that’s on the line.

Slot Details

Software: BGAMING
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: Up to 117,649 ways to win
Reels: 6
RTP: 96.95%
Bonus Round: No
Progressive: No
Free Rounds: Free Spins
Max Win: €250,000


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