Released: May 2017
Software: Net Entertainment
Coin Values: 0.01 and up
Cat lovers better prepare to be amazed, because once you try out the latest release from NetEnt creative kitchen, you will certainly look at your feline friends a bit differently. Who could have thought that those cute-little bundles of fur might be so rewarding, in a material sort of speech? Note that these cats included in the Copy Cats video slot are no ordinary pets, because they will not leave hair balls on your carpet, but lots and lots of rewarding payouts! The 2017 release is a five-reel, three-row slot that offers 25 fixed paylines and houses cartoon-like graphics and a jazzy soundtrack. Playable from $0.25 per spin, the NetEnt product features two exciting additional features, called Copy Cats and Free Spins.
The action takes place in the very middle of a street, where the reels are set. This is where all cats like to hang around when their masters are not looking. Gamers will come across a Red Cat, Violet Cat and a Blue Cat, which serve as high-value symbols. Their favourite food and toys are also included, so be prepared to see lots of Milk Bottles, Fish and Mice Toys. Four different kinds of Cat Paws function as low-paying symbols. The Golden Cat playing with a blue Clew is the Wild, and substitutes for all regular symbols, while the Bell is the Scatter that triggers the Free Spins feature.
If our sources are correct, the 2017 release offers 25 fixed paylines, which require a minimum of 25 coins for each spin. Gamers will be able to alter the bet level, which goes from 1 to 10, and the coin denomination, going from $0.01 to $0.5. Betting starts at $0.25 per spin, while punters will not be able to bet more than $125 in a single spin. After you have chosen the bet that suits you the most, just hit the Spin button, or go to the Autoplay, where you can set the desired number of automatic spins if you are one of those gamers who like when a machine does all the hard work. The slot pays left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts.
The first Bonus feature we will mention is the Copy Cats. Little did we know that cats have an ability to copy each other, thus creating lots of opportunities for hefty payouts! Once one of the cats fill the entire first reel, the feature is triggered, and all other cats on other reels will turn into a cat that filled the entire first reel. Even when a Wild fills the first reel, the feature is activated, and all other cats turn into Wilds, so gamers are guaranteed some lucrative payouts.
As for the Free Spins feature, it is triggered when three Bell Scatters appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. Gamers will be awarded with 10 free spins. The Copy Cats feature is also active during free spins, so you can expect bigger payouts. The Free Spins feature can be retriggered, so gamers are looking at a possible 20 freebies.
The Theoretical Return to Player in the Copy Cats video slot is 96.76%. The Red Cat is the most generous of pets, offering 20 times the bet for five of a kind. If you manage to land five Violet Cats on a payline, you will win 15 times the initial bet, while the Blue Cat will reward you with 10 times the triggering bet for the maximum combination. The Free Spins feature is where punters can expect lucrative payouts, since the Copy Cats feature is also active, and you can fill the reels with Wild symbols.
Even though we are not big fans of cats, we will definitely recommend the 2017 release to every player out there. Excellent cartoon-like visuals and a matching soundtrack fit the theme perfectly, while the reels run as smoothly as possible. The NetEnt title isn’t just a pretty face, because it incorporates exciting and rewarding additional features. The Copy Cats feature is triggered frequently enough and every now and then results in lucrative payouts. As for the Free Spins, it will take you a while before you land all three Bell Scatters on the reels, but they are most certainly worth the trouble. The Copy Cats video slot is sure to be a huge hit this spring.