Phat Cats is a slot game that’s no stranger to BTG’s Megaways system, with this being the fourth time they’ve used the mechanic. Their last Megaways release, Machina Reloaded Megaways, was a big hit, so we’re expecting Phat Cats to deliver too. Only this time, we’re dealing with cats and not robots.
And, while there are a whole host of fun slots out there featuring cute cats and the types that sit on your lap, in Phat Cats Megaways, these felines mean business. They’re very much part cat, part business person, which makes sense when spinning the reels of this slot, especially with Megaways in play, is done so with the aim of making bank.
If you’re in business, the ultimate aim is to get to a level where you’re the big boss, right? So we’re naturally really feeling the graphics in Phat Cats Megaways, as they display a big boss-style office with a cigar burning away in the ashtray. The quality of the artwork is great, and because it enhances the theme, even better.
It’s pretty evident that the Megaways system and there being potentially 200,704 paylines in play at any given time is a significant draw for players here. Still, there’s a top prize on offer too, and there are plenty of fun features to explore. Not sticking to the traditional feature offering seems to be the in thing, especially for smaller developers, and this is something that players and reviewers alike appreciate.
There are a number of features in Phat Cats Megaways, and we’re going to start this section by telling you about Mystery Symbols. They’re stacked tiles that can appear and then convert into low-paying, high-paying or coin symbols, depending on what they’re set to represent. This feat occurs after a spin, and then when the reels turn, the stack of mystery icons will move down one position.
Above the main game area, players will notice there’s what appears to be an extra row or horizontal reel. Upgrade and lock symbols can only appear here. Lock symbols will, as the name suggests, lock the symbols on the reel below it for the next spin. It’s also possible for more rows to be added via this area of the game too.
Three or more scatter icons will start the free spins round in this game, and on triggering, there will be four mystery symbols brought into play on reels 2 and 5. The mystery symbols determine how long the feature lasts because the free spins will end when they disappear, and there are no more in view.
To add to the above’s winning potential, a win multiplier will increase after each free spin. And players may also notice the coin symbols that become present on the reels too because they have random multipliers attached. A payout is all the multiplier values via coin symbols combined.
- Unique and fun theme
- Multiple bonus features
- Megaways system
- Landing huge numbers of ways to win will be a rare occurrence
- Mystery symbols can disappear quickly in free spins
- Buy Bonus option only available in select countries
You can place stakes between 20p and £50.00 when spinning the reels.
It costs a total of 149x the stake to go straight to the free spins feature.
You can win up to 20,000x the bet from this game.
This slot was released in November 2022.