Design and Statistics
To start with, you will have to choose how much you wish to bet per spin – either 40 coins or 400 coins. There’s no other options just the two pre-set stake limits. Despite there being limited betting options, the control panel is cluttered. Your bet denomination panel shows the bets are worth 0.01, there’s a panel for your current balance and win plus a message box that tells you to start playing.
The 5 reel, 40 payline slot machine is set within a stone structure, what we think is designed to look like a secret passage beneath the pyramids. The reels are separated with golden rope and the 40 different paylines are highlighted with various coloured blocks to the right and left of the reels.
Symbols on the reels include the cat queen, pyramid, Tutankhamun, ankh, eye of Horus, scarab beetle, golden eagle, Anubis and Mios – the lion-headed god of war.
The paytable can be found within the orange ‘Game Menu’ button on the control panel – this shows you the symbols on offer along with their payouts. We thought that the highest paying symbol would be the cat queen, but she offers 10,000 coins for matching 5 of a kind on your reels, but the pyramid offers a 20,000 coin non-progressive jackpot.
Hot Slot Features
Cat queen is the wild symbol and will fall on the reels to help create winning combinations. The wild has the potential to transform itself into all the other symbols on the reels (except the scatter). The pyramid symbol has more than one feature; not only does it offer the non-progressive jackpot but it also offers free spins. Three or more scatter symbols and you’ll get your hands on 15 free spins. You can trigger more free spins by landing a further three or more scatter symbols on the reels during the free spins bonus.
Another attraction that can be found with Cat Queen slot machine is the gamble feature. Any win less than 10x your total bet during the base game, will trigger the gamble option. The orange ‘Game Menu’ button will then become the ‘Double Up’ button – this allows you to go to a new screen where you can win lots more money. On your screen are various options, but all you need to concentrate on is the fact that you can double your initial base game win by guessing the colour suit of the face down card on the screen. But, if you are feeling adventurous, you can choose what suit you think it will be; either diamonds, hearts, spades or clubs. If you get lucky and guess the correct suit – you will win 4x your initial win. Cash out is offered even when you chose to gamble or you can take half the win or gamble on for more. One wrong guess and you lose the lot.
We found the Cat Queen slot machine to be a medium to high variance with limited features. The design of the symbols is very striking indeed and when those reels spin, the colour combinations can almost knock you dizzy.
But, the thought of that 20,000 non-progressive jackpot will soon ease that colour-overload. Free spins offers the most wins. Whilst the slot game may seem basic, we have seen far worse.