Powered by Push Gaming, Meet The Meerkats features five reels and forty paylines animal-themed slot base don you guessed, meerkats. With super visuals, Meet the Meerkats contains re-spins with frozen icons plus the usual free spins round.
Domesticated meerkats are the principal characters of Meet the Meerkats - set against an oddly looking family household; the reels include playing cards from Ace to Jack alongside a television and phone. The symbols are then joined by the members of the meerkat family, who appear as a stacked icon and complete all four positions on a reel.
Visually, Meet The Meerkats done well - the cartoon style imagery has a warm feel, and the play is silky smooth. The bass-heavy audios bop along too and increase the cartoon-feeling atmosphere.
Symbols in Meet the Meerkats
Landing only two of the meerkat family members will net players a payout - the lowest payer is the daughter meerkat wearing a school uniform, then the mother meerkat and finally the father meerkat. These three family members are joined by two meerkat boys who appear as a stacked wild icon and replace all other symbols excluding the scatter.
That scatter symbol is an oddly thought of front door - landing three of them anywhere on the reels and players will activate the Free Spins round and be granted five free spins.
Features of Meet the Meerkats
The other superb feature is a Hold and Respin round that is activated when players land the father, mother or daughter meerkat fully stacked on the first reel - this stacked icon will remain in place, as will any matching symbol or wild symbols on the reels. Players will then be given a re-spin.
If another family member or the wild lands, it too will be locked and another re-spin will follow. These will keep arriving until players have a spin where there are no new winning arrivals, or players merely filling the display screen.
The bonus features don't quite match the impressive visuals in Meet the Meerkats - for example, the free spins are hard to trigger and are hard to award payouts. Much more impressive was the Hold and Respin round that hit more frequently and offered better payout results.
The meerkats look cute; however, they can quickly eat into your bankroll. Find a family member on the first reel one and then fill multiple reels on the re-spins that follow and players will undoubtedly be glad that they been able to Meet the Meerkats and obtain some wins.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring