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The wombat says: Microgaming do like their animal-themed slots (who could forget Untamed Giant Panda and Bengal Tiger?) although they have yet to release a game based on wombats which is a slight disappointment.
So, as you might have guessed, Exotic Cats slot is all about ferocious felines. Wombats are usually fans of man-eating cats, but with an RTP of 96.33% we’ll give it a go. These are the kinds of moggies that we’d expect to see in the Coins of Egypt slot but as it turns out, we’re heading into the wild for this one.
Will this wombat make it out of the jungle? Or will our coffers be eaten up by these oversized pussycats? Let’s take a look…
Look and Feel
The reels are set over on a verdant jungle background and spin to a soundtrack of tribal jungle drums with a catchy little ditty over the top.
Exotic Cats isn’t the best looking game out there (even when compared to other feline games like the Silver Lioness slot), but it does the job and the the unusual game play makes up for it.
But more on that below…
Exotic Cats is a 243-ways to win slot with 5 reels and 3 rows – this means there are no pay-lines like many of the games we have on Wombat Casino (the Top Strike Championship slot being an example) – just as long as you’re matching symbols in adjacent rows starting from the left hand side of the reels, you’ll scoop a win.
Your symbols on said reels include 5 different big cats plus a girl sporting what looks like some cats ears and the big bejewelled cat pawprint. Your lower value symbols are represented by the playing card suits.
The Wild here is represented by the Exotic Cats icon and do the usual job f substituting for all symbols on the reels to make up extra winning combinations, while handily your Scatter symbol has the words Scatter on it.
Wild Cats Feature
Let’s Go Wild in the Jungle shall we? Each reel is named after one a big exotic cat – Lion, Tiger, Panther, Leopard and Cougar from reels 1 to 5 respectively. When the corresponding cat symbol lands on the matching reel, it will expand to fill up the entire reel and become wild with a huge slash of their claws and a giant roar! EEEK!
To be honest, this wombat was not entirely comfortable with this aspect.
BUT, if you manage this across 5 of the reels then a whopping great big 3564x your original bet could be yours!
We are big fans of this unusual wild mechanic, and it can mean some decent pays.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Land 3x or more scatters anywhere on the reels and you’ll be given a simply purrfect 10 free spins – with the exotic more cats landing more often. This increases the chance of triggering those lucrative expanding Wilds.
But that’s not all Wombat fans! Land another 3x or more of the Scatter icons during the round and you’ll re-trigger the bonus. Cheers Microgaming!
While the graphics here aren’t really up to scratch if you compare them to some of the newer Microgaming releases, this Big Cat-themed slot is still worth a spin for the interesting Wild game play. We particularly like how the felines crouch at the top of the reels waiting to pounce into action – scary but cool. Enter the jungle!