A cat alone in the desert. Nothing but dust and brush. We take a closer look at the cat and see: it is Hunter S. Thompson! Admittedly, the “Cat in Vegas” slot machine from Playtech is a bit weird! A cat that looks like the famous writer and inventor of gonzo journalism and goes to Las Vegas with yellow-tinted sunglasses and a Hawaii shirt. There the cat wears a suit and daringly plays for the first million. Then he turns into an Elvis who plays pompous songs with cat hair. Yes, very absurd! But that’s exactly why it’s so much fun! We love the Playtech slot machine because it combines our favorite themes: cat, rebellious type and Las Vegas. Go!
Cat in Vegas is a five reel, 20 payline slot machine. The graphics are really very well designed and matching the Las Vegas theme, everything is very bright, dazzling and colorful. The intro takes us with the cat into the gambling capital and if you’re lucky, the cat just throws banknotes around. In the background of the reels you can see the typical symbols that stand for Vegas like nothing else: the copy of the Eiffel Tower, the illuminated advertising of a cowgirl and a hot-air balloon. Besides, there are a lot of casinos that the cat visits to play. Good news for all lucky knights who travel a lot: Cat in Vegas can also be played on mobile devices. So nothing stands in the way of a round of rolling on the smartphone.
The music is also fun and gives the slot machine the right touch. The symbols are completely aligned to the kitten. There are K, Q, J and numbers that pay the least and the cat symbols that pay the most: the cat with a lot of croupons, the cat with a bundle of money, the cat with a cocktail. There is also the bonus symbol, a machine with the words “Bonus” and the King Show symbol, which triggers a bonus feature. The bet can be between €10 and €100.
And the best thing about Cat in Vegas: there is a progressive jackpot!
Bonuses and winnings
The cat does not skimp on bonuses and winnings in the slot machine. If you want to see how the cat turns into Elvis, you need three scatter symbols on reels 2, 4 and 5. The scatter symbol is the King Show symbol. Once you collect this symbol often enough, Cat King Elvis comes on stage and sings free spins to the player. If you are lucky, you will get 20 Free Spins combined with five Sticky Wild symbols. Depending on which reels Elvis dances on, there are the Sticky Wilds. They stay in place during the free spins. This round has been very worthwhile for us in the test, but watching the cat Elvis alone makes a lot of fun!
Then there is also the Wheel of Fortune bonus round. All you need is a Wheel of Fortune symbol, the “Wheel of Luck”, which lands on the middle roller and the bonus game begins. In this round the cat turns the wheel of fortune and the player can get a considerable multiplier.
The third and final bonus game is the Vegas Slot Bonus Round. This bonus game is triggered by collecting three machine symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. When the bonus game starts, the cat invites the player to play four slot machines simultaneously. This allows the player to win multipliers and more importantly, the progressive jackpot! If the red light above the slot machine starts to glow, the player has won the jackpot!
The great thing about the progressive jackpot is that it grows steadily the more players participate in the games.
We liked Cat in Vegas very much and the slot machine can be very lucrative with a little luck!