Everybody who plays slot games is chasing that dream of being a fat cat, winning a stack of cash so you can buy all the finest things, taking your private jet to beach resorts so you can lounge around by the pool. However, not many slots take that phrase so literally.
Meet the Fat Cat, a mega-rich feline who has it all. Gold chains, piles of cash, private jets, flashy cars and mobs of flunkies are all in a day’s work for this moggie, and all you have to do to join them in this world of excess is to match the symbols up. Let’s take a look in our Fat Cat review.
Fat Cat is a slot that likes to mix a bit of humour in with the serious business of making money, and for that and its cartoon-style we can excuse the pretty rubbish looking graphics. The background of the reels features a mountain of gold coins studded with bags of notes, while the sky above is filled with jets, presumably owned by the titular cat. The symbols themselves are a bit disappointing, with the lower value ones being the generic 9 – A that haven’t even been adjusted to match the theme, while a bag of money, a dog butler, a stack of jewels and the fat cat himself make up the high-value symbols. There are no animations, and the sound effects are generic reel spinning and celebration sounds.
But then again, slots aren’t all about the visuals, and some good mechanics and decent prizes can make up for any number of visual failings. There’s nothing particularly special about the format, which features five reels and three rows with 20 pay lines to play on. It really gets interesting when you look at the payouts on offer, with the maximum up for grabs in the main game being the fat cat wild, which results in a payment of 6000x your stake for five in a row. As a result, it’s easy to see how this game manages to have an RTP of 96.5%. On top of the fat cat wild, there is one extra special symbol, the dollar sign, which serves as a scatter to activate the bonus game.
There are actually two bonus games in the Fat Cat slot game, each activated by one of the special symbols. The first is opened by landing a wild on reels one and five simultaneously and opens a pick and win game in which you need to turn over the eight dollar signs one at a time to discover your prize. Under each one is a multiplier of up to 5x or a random bonus worth up to 1000x your stake, so there’s a lot of cash to be made here! The second bonus is entered by landing three dollar sign scatters, which grants a simple 10 free spins during which all wins are tripled.
Fat Cat may look like a dog’s dinner, but there’s no arguing with its extremely generous payouts, both in the main game and in the bonus rounds. It’s rare to find a game that packs both, so you’ll have plenty of reasons to come back for more!