- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 243 ways to win
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £2
- Maximum Bet: £30
- RTP: 96.30%
- Maximum Payout:
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: No
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multiplier: No
- Mobile: Yes
Exotic Cats Slot Review
If you want to feel the power of the wild, then you should definitely check out the latest Microgaming title, called Exotic Cats, a five-reel video slot with 243 ways to win that offers Wild reels and lots of free spins. The reels are set deep into the jungle and you will spend time with Lions, Tigers, Panthers, Leopards and Cougars. These dangerous cats will not hurt you, they guard specific reels and will help you land bigger wins. Just trigger the Vertical Wilds feature and you can get up to 5 Wild reels in a single spin both during base game and the Free Spins feature.
Be sure to bring your survival kit with you, because it might happen that you stay in the jungle for a long period of time. Since we all know that the Lion is the king of all animals, he is leading the pack of Exotic Cats and guarding reel 1. Tiger is next to him and there is also the Panther, Leopard and Cougar. Among these ferocious animals, gamers will come across a beautiful Girl, while stone card suits are used for low-value symbols. The Logo is the Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols, while the Scatter triggers the Free Spins feature.
The reels of the Microgaming product are set deep into the jungle and you will be surrounded by dangerous wild animals, but you shouldn’t be afraid, because the animals will not harm you, they are there to help you win big. Exotic Cats features a standard 5×3 layout and benefits from 243 ways to win. Just land at least two matching high value symbols, or at least three matching low-paying symbols on successive reels, beginning from the far left reel, and you will win payouts. Fifteen coins are needed for each spin. Due to the fact that the coin value can be altered (£0.01 – £2), punters can bet as low as £0.15 and as high as £30 per spin.
Each reel is occupied by one of the Exotic Cats. Lion is guarding reel 1, Tiger is guarding reel 2, Panther is sitting on reel 3, Leopard is next to him on reel 4 and Cougar is on reel 5. When a certain Exotic Cat symbol lands on its matching reel, the Vertical Wilds feature is triggered and the entire reel will turn into a Wild reel. If you land all the Exotic Cats on their matching reels all at once, you will have 5 Wild reels in a single spin.
Get three or more Scatters on the reels and you will trigger the Free Spins feature. Ten freebies will be at your disposal, but if you land three or more additional Scatters during the feature, you will get 5 extra free spins. The Vertical Wilds feature is also active during free spins, so you could get lots of Wild reels.
Due to the fact that the game is yet to be released, we still don’t know how big the maximum payout will be. Rumor has it that punters will be able to pocket up to 3,533 times the bet in each spin, but time will tell whether this is true. What we know for certain is that the Lion will pay the most among regular symbols, since he is the king of the jungle. Exotic Cats’ RTP is 96.30%.
Exotic Cats on Mobile
Microgaming is pretty up-to-date when it comes to modern technologies and most of their video slots are playable across all devices. That is also the case with Exotic Cats, so you will not have to go all the way to the jungle in order to test the 2018 release, you can do it from the comforts of your homes, or on the go, whichever way you prefer.
+ Up to 5 Wild reels available in base game
+ Free spins come with Wild reels as well
+ Playable across all devices
– Visuals could be better
– Needs more authentic symbols
– No multipliers
Exotic Cats is a decent video slot, nothing more, nothing less. The base game and the Free Spins feature are quite simple and standard, so there are no surprises there and there are lots of similarities between them, given the fact that the Vertical Wild feature is active both during base game and freebies. As for the visuals, they could use a bit of polishing. The Microgaming product can be fun for a while, but you will get bored of Exotic Cats soon enough. A bit more action could have done the trick, but, from our point of view, your stay in the jungle will not be long.