Big Win Cat is fun, cutesy, cat-themed slot by Play ‘N Go which features an adorable white maneki-neko as its mascot. It has a 3×3 set of reels and the backdrop is an Asian novelty shop. The slot has a cheerful, playful design but don’t be fooled! The game is a fast-paced, dynamic game, and there are some enormous payouts up for grabs. Like many Play ‘N Go slots, Big Win Cat combines a cutesy/cartoonish theme with lots of special features and a bonus mini-game.
Before you can spin the reels, you must first select your coin-size and betting range. The minimum bet is just 5p a spin while the maximum is £100. For a new slot, Big Win Cat is slightly unusual as it uses a 3×3 set of reels as opposed to the regular 5×3 format. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll win or lose more often, and the fast-paced gameplay may appeal to many slots players. All the game’s symbols match the theme, with the maneki-neko is the game’s wild symbol and it can substitute for any other symbol in the game. The aim is simple: just match symbols across the fixed paylines which forms winning combinations. It’s also the game’s highest value symbol, match 3 in a row to win 24x your initial bet.
Wild – Maneki-Neko
High value symbols:
You may think that a cartoonish, playful slot won’t have too much to offer in terms of big payouts, but you’d be wrong! Big Win Cat’s special features can award up to 800x your stake on every spin. Admittedly, the winnings in the base game aren’t particularly exciting, the most you could win is 24x your stake, however, winning combinations come thick and fast and the special features are triggered regularly. The slot has a medium volatility and the return to player (RTP) currently stands at 96.2%
If you’re looking for a video slot with HD graphics, cascading reels, 3D visuals and film clips then Big Win Cats probably isn’t for you. However, if you prefer a fast-paced game with lots of wins, simple bonus features, and cutesy graphics which don’t detract from the gameplay you should give it a try. The game is set in a novelty, Asian themed shop which specializes in selling adorable Japanese cat figurines, known as Maneki-Nekos, and the audio track is fun, upbeat, and really adds an element of fun to the game.
Truthfully, this may not be one of Play ‘N Go’s finest slots, it’s not the most innovative in their back catalogue and there’s nothing especially unique about it. However, wins in the base game and the stacked respin feature do occur regularly and you can expect to win often, if in lesser amounts. The bonus mini-game prize wheel is a delightful extra but it’s extremely hard to activate it. The graphics are well drawn and colorful but they aren’t overly exciting. Overall, we think this is more of an introductory slot for new players, or for players who prefer their slots a little out of the ordinary.