In the sea of Chinese inspired slot games, Lucky Cat by Leander Games really does stand out. It is a 5 reel slot, with 3 rows and 25 ways for the player to score a winning combination. Not only does it have an interesting design, but the game also has quite the set of features to offer to the player. Considering that, the payouts should be satisfying as well making this game sound quite promising from the start.
Appearance-wise the game is all over the place, there are so many colors to see while playing. The designers incorporated so many things into the game painting the Chinese theme perfectly. They have managed to make something different and new for the player to see.
In the background are beautiful waterfalls and cliffs. It is springtime and the trees are blossoming with pink flowers. There is also a traditional house on a tiny hill contributing to the theme. There is a big white cat to the left of the reels that will grant you luck and fortune and will send the thoughts to the dragon which is a symbol of power, strength and good luck in the Chinese culture.
The soundtrack does not really have any actual music playing. There are instead sound effects of the wind blowing, bells ringing, and birds chirping. It does get more cheerful once the cat spins the reels. The symbols are interesting as well and they include the regular royals, gold coins, lotus flowers, trees, koi fish, and a pretty female character. The games wild character is represented by a dragon and the scatter by a fortune cookie.
The gameplay is just as interesting as the design. Players can bet a minimum of 0,24 and a maximum of 50 coins per spin. The payouts are decent and also very frequent. It is a high volatility game so anything can be expected. The game also has a 96,67% RTP, which is not a bad offer at all.
The game offers many interesting and fun features to make the game that much more enjoyable. First to talk about is the wild symbol. Not only does it replace other symbols, but when it lands on the reels, a frame is formed around it. The frame gets locked in and every 10th spin all the collected frames turn into special wilds.
The game also has a Free Spins feature that is activated when 3 scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. If 2 scatter symbols appear the player gets one re-spin to try for a third. When achieved, the Koi Bonus Game is triggered. It determines how many free spins the player gets. It actually is a fun addition to the game, where the player gets to watch a pond with koi swimming around. The goal is to feed them in order to win free spins. Bigger koi will award more and the player gets to collect a maximum of 10 spins. When the free spins round actually starts the transforming wilds get triggered every 3, 5, 7 and 10 spins and the player gets an additional free spin every time an Extra Spin symbol appears on the reels.
Overall, the game has definitely impressed and it does not lack in any segment. The design is something new to see which is great when using a common theme. The features make the game a lot of fun to play and they are also quite rewarding. Everything seems to work great with one another which is why the game is definitely worth trying out.