It sounds odd, but some cats are just so tough that they join the mafia. While the aforementioned statement sounds like utter nonsense, as they say, in the world of slots anything is possible. The rough and tough gangster cats I speak of are the heroes in The Catfather, a slot game put out by ever-growing developer Top Game.
Is The Catfather really the cat’s meow? Read on top find out!
The Catfather slot game is a 5-reel, 9–payline title, where you are paid for combinations on active lines. The lines are active by default and can’t be changed, with each containing 15 symbols in three rows of five. The aforementioned has summarised what The Catfather is about on the surface, but in many ways it goes well and truly beyond such.
Tapping into the low-end, budgetary market. You can bet up to nine coins per wager, with each coin in the game carrying differing values. These values are 0.01, 0.03, 0.05 0.10, 0.20 or 0.50. So, your total bet can range from between $0.09 and $45.
Taking this on board, it doesn’t take a rocket science to figure of that this game is not going to be of much use to high rollers. Saying that, players gambling on a strict budget will probably get a kick out of the The Catfather.
The Catfather has regular symbols, special symbols, free spins, and special prizes that we’ll get into. Two things, the bet per line and the index of the formed combination, which leads to a multiplication of between 1x and 5,000x, determine the amount that you win. If you do manage to get several winning combinations in the same spin you’ll be told what all of them are, as the riches fall into your in-game ‘Win’ balance.
Looking at the symbols in more detail. When you first launch the game you’ll see the five gangsters taking their places in the hierarchy of the gang. The game also features two special symbols that work as in-game bonus activators.
There is a Wild symbol (four kittens in a box) and the Scatter bonus (a kidnapped mouse). The wild card creates winning combinations using the standard rules, but just one wild card can win you some money, no additional input is required. It also stands in as another symbol to help create yet another winning combination. Finally, it can also be used as a Stacked Wild, which can keep the reels rolling.
Getting a Scatter bonus pays out no matter where it is on screen. It doesn’t need connect to another active payline, nor does it need to make up part of a winning combination. How much money you get from a Scatter bonus depends on how much you bet. Getting three, four, or five Scatter symbols in a row triggers ten, fifteen, or twenty free spins. Furthering that, your payout on a free spin is multiplied by 4x.
You can also stack free spins if you get another scatter bonus from a free spin, which means technically, you can go from bonus to bonus an unlimited amount of times.
The key bonus element is the Random Stacked Wilds bonus. This can be triggered at any moment. When it starts boxes show up on screen and little kittens jump out of them. They scratch away at three symbols on their reel and replace them with stacked Wilds. These Wilds can be used to create a winning combination. While this bonus can occur at any time, it can’t be triggered during a free spin.
Sadly, The Catfather doesn’t allow for a ‘Gamble’ feature. This is disappointing, as such element always works to add a little extra spice to proceedings.
Let’s be honest, the theme of the The Catfather is truly baffling, to the point where it even left us a little confused. On any other occasion we probably wouldn’t have given this game a second glance, but given that it is a Top Game release we did and we haven’t been left disappointed.
We’ve got no problem saying that The Catfather is a really cool looking slots game with bright colourful graphics and plenty of fun features. We’re sure that fans are going to be drawn in by the novelty and it should find a place among the online gambling world elite soon enough.
Bizarre it may be, but don’t misconstrue, as this is certainly a brilliant slots release that is well worthy of plaudits.