Cats Wildlife-Themed Online Video Slot with Split Symbols for Wild, Scatter and High Paying Icons
The IGT slot Cats, is a wildlife-themed five-reel entertainment with 30 selectable paylines. The reels showcase, not the domesticated type of felines, but the Big Cats sub-classified as the Pantherinae. Comprising the lion, the tiger, the panther, the jaguar, and the leopard, the game makes use of those images to represent high-paying symbols.
Twice Lucky with the Cat Split Symbols
In some countries, cats are associated with good luck, including the black ones. IGT probably thinks so too because the cat images could come in pairs, and are called Split Symbols. Those symbols are quite significant because each set of dual image already counts as two. Split Symbols therefore make it easier to complete a matched payline combination out of high-paying icons.
Since a spin outcome could produce as many as ten (10) high-paying cat symbols, the Cats paytable contains payout values for up to ten (10) cat icons. The highest paying payline combination is a set of five (5) Cat Split Symbols.
The Black Panther pays the highest at 2,500 coin credits. The kingly Lion, the mighty Tiger, the powerful Jaguar, the agile Leopard, and the graceful Puma pay 1,000 coin credits for every set of five (5) identical Split Symbols.
The good news is that even the Wild and Scatter icons have Split Symbols that double the positive effect of their special reward-boosting attribute.
Quick Substitutions with Cats Wild Split
The Cats Logo is the Wild Symbol that could pose as alternate for all regular icons. The Cats Logo splits into two Wilds when substituting for any single image of a high-paying Cat icon.
In addition, the Cats Logo can form its own winning combination. Slot players receive 300, 1,000, and 10,000 in coin credits for every three (3), four (4) or five (5) Wild Symbols forming a payline win.
The Cats Paw Print Scatter Symbol and Scatter Rewards
The Paw Print represents the Scatter Symbol. A set of four (4) Paw Prints appearing in any position in any of the five (5) reels, awards a Scatter Pay valued at twice the total bet placed on the spin that produced the Scatter icons. Since the Scatter feature also has a Paw Print Split Symbol, two (2) of such symbols also qualify for a Scatter Pay.
A spin outcome with five (5) or six (6) Paw Print Scatters in any spot, whether appearing as Single or Split Symbol Scatter, activates five (5) Free Spins or ten (10) Free Spins, respectively. During a free game, the selection of paylines played in the base game will be considered in determining bonus game payline wins.
The set of Free-Spins reward cannot be re-activated during the bonus game. The Free-Spins round could end when all bonus spins have been played. The free game could also end if a player succeeds in winning the highest prize available as top prize, or the maximum bonus pay.
Cats online slot by IGT has Split Symbols that could increase chances of creating high-paying matched combos and activating free spins, but other than that and since it could take a number of paid spins before bonus rewards are achieved, the game has no multipliers that could easily compensate for unproductive bets.