A Moving Painting
As mentioned before, Lucky Fortune Cat is part of the ever-growing family of Chinese-inspired slot games. This time, the action is taking place in a beautiful Chinese garden, with temples and shrines hidden in the surrounding natural landscape. What strikes the eye most here are the soft colours used all over the screen, which give Lucky Fortune Cat a calm and peaceful universe.
The reels are spread onto a parchment in the foreground, while the command bar is kept to the strict minimum at the bottom of the game screen. Lucky Fortune Cat allows players to focus on the game and their new virtual surrounds, which makes for a very engaging gambling experience. So far, the game is ticking all the boxes, but let’s dig deeper and have a look at the basic gameplay next.
Simple and Clean
Lucky Fortune Cat is following the same rules as in most recent Red Tiger Gaming creations. The 5 reels therefore contain 5 fixed paylines, leaving players with the sole task of choosing their next wager with the plus and minus buttons at the bottom of the game screen. Bet from 0.20 to 500 credits per turn and spin the reels to get the game started.
Lucky Fortune Cat also features an autoplay game mode, which you can activate at will. By holding down the spacebar on your keyboard, you can also enter the turbo spin mode and speed up the gameplay even further.
After trying out the game, it became clear to us that Lucky Fortune Cat had a rather had volatility compared to most other slot games. On the positive side, this means that the stake will remain high throughout the game, but that small wins are rather unlikely to be as frequently triggered as usual.
The paytable is home to hand-painted card symbols, plus different wooden artefacts such as a hammer, or a golden bell and crown with a maximum reward of x88. Note that the number 8 is supposed to bring good fortune in Chinese folklore.
One Extra Pinch of Luck
Lucky Fortune Cat has more than this small paytable to offer players. The golden carp, for example, is the wild card and can be used to replace other symbols on the reels. Wild combinations can also trigger an extra cash prize, going up to x188.
But the most important symbol of all is the famous fortune cat statue. 2 of them on the reels will increase your chances to score wilds quite dramatically, while 3 felines add multipliers to the next wilds that will appear, going up to x18. You can also win free respins with every cat you meet on your journey.
Big Wins Ahead for the Most Patient Players
Lucky Fortune Cat manages to impress through its original, pastel colour scheme, beautiful illustrations and peaceful atmosphere. You will feel like looking at a painting, until the reels start spinning and some big wins start piling up as a result.
High-variance slot games can be challenging at times, so once in awhile swap the cats for the mice and try Microgaming’s The Ratpack, where you will be able to enjoy a similar gameplay but with a much lower volatility.