What do you think your cat gets up to when you’re away? You drop the beloved annoyance of the cattery and forget about the little furball until you begrudgingly pick them up again when you get back. But what if whilst you are sunning yourself on some Mediterranean beach, they too were living it up at a destination just for cats.
As messed up as it sounds, gladly we’re not the only ones who have pondered over this question, as it seems the guys at Microgaming have too, the result being Kitty Cabana. Based at a destination for the moggy who likes the finer things in life, this slot presented over a 5 x 3 setup with 25 fixed paylines, panders to all the feline wants, as well as giving you the chance to win big.
Luxurious location and true symbols of status.
Spas, champagne and cocktails set the scene for this truly opulent location, and the animal theme only adds to the bizarre desirability of being there. A host for cheery animals can be seen having the time of their nine lives, and with up to 24 free spins available it looks like you could be soon to join them.
Graphics-wise you’ll find the reels housed within a structure with some sort of roof to it, columns either side and the luxurious hotel itself forming the background to the scene, although to be honest, it’s incredibly hard to make out as a hotel.
Within the game, there’s a range of characters that appear across the reels, and the higher value symbols are where you’ll find them. There are five cats in total, each with their own particular personality and value, see the paytable for more information on this.
Lower value symbols are what one might expect these days from an online slot, and they come in the predictable form of the playing card symbols. The range in this case running from Jack through to Ace.
The wild in the game comes in the form of the Kitty Cabana symbol and may appear stacked in the base game if you’re lucky. It will substitute all other symbols to form wins, except the scatter. The scatter is a cat with a cocktail, classy, and she holds the key to the main feature.
Occurring at random throughout the base game, this bonus appears on non-winning spins only. Three wilds will appear at random across the reels, giving you extra firepower when it comes to generating those wins.
Kitty Cabana Bonus
Activate this bad boy by getting three, four or five scatters anywhere across the reels. It will start a mini-game that exists to determine the nature of the free spins that follow. Pick a door from the three hotel floors available to see the values of the free spins setup.
The door from the first floor will determine which wild feature will become active during free spins, the door you choose from floor two will determine the multiplier that’ll be applied to your wins, and the door you choose from floor three win be the actual number of free spins you eventually get.
Those wild features we mentioned above - chosen on floor one - are detailed below. It’s also worth bearing in mind that any complete wild reels will remain in place for the duration of the free spins feature.
Stacked wilds of 20 positions on reels two and four.
Expanding wilds to complete wins.
Frozen wilds on reels one and five.
Wilds which split into two to create extra winning potential.
Yeah, this is a good one. We might not all be cat lovers, but probably do love a bit of hotel-based opulence once in a while. Kitty Cabana glittery and sparkly, it’s crass and showy, but what the hell, they’re cute little cats... look at them, oooooh… here kitty....
Words: David Bailey-Lauring