Have you ever wondered what it would look like if you throw two Garfield-looking cats together and combine them with an Indiana Jones theme? Well, if the answer to that question is an unimaginable yes, then Two Fat Cats: The Lost Ark slot game by Inspired Gaming is the game for you.
It’s unconventional in more ways than one and today, we’re going to try and work out whether or not it’s worth your time.
The base game is exactly what you’d expect it to be from the description we’ve presented thus far and, in all honesty, it makes more sense if you think of it as a children’s movie with an extra edge as Chip and Ace begin their journey. The 5×4 reel layout makes us feel as if we’re in some kind of tomb, which is precisely the sort of atmosphere they should be going for, and with 20 paylines to their name, there is a whole lot to get through.
The standard playcards are there for all to see on the board alongside themed symbols such as a golden skull, a hat, gems and the Holy Grail as the pursuit of treasure continues.
The return to player (RTP) percentage is important because even if you think you know what you’re getting yourself into with a game, you never truly know what to expect from a financial point of view unless you check out the RTP or you go in blind. Two Fat Cats: The Lost Ark slot game is no different, with the reported RTP coming in at 95%. That means it sits in the below-average category when compared with the rest of the slot industry, but with the volatility being set at medium, you can probably expect a steadier stream of lower-value wins than you would if it was high.
It what feels like a combination of Crash Bandicoot and Ratchet & Clank, the design work is a little bit crazy but incredibly fun. In truth, we’re not sure you can ask for much more than that.
The wild symbol is, quite literally, a big gold ‘wild’ symbol and can substitute itself in place of all other symbols outside of the blue and gold bonus icon. If you land three or more of those, you will be given the chance to select from one of the following boxes – with the subsequent rewards.
Ace Bonus – 5 free spins and wandering wilds.
Chip Bonus – 5 free spins with wandering gold symbols.
Chip & Ace Bonus – 5 free spins with sticky symbols that stick after a win.
Snake Pit Bonus – Two baskets in one go will eliminate prizes before you get an offer.
Scaredy Cat Bonus – Get Chip & Ace through three mini-games by avoiding the trap door.
Golden Scratch Post – Scratch posts to win prizes before the round ends.
Two Fat Cats: The Lost Ark slot is unlike anything we’ve ever seen, and that can only be a good thing. From steady wins to bonus features that are enough to make any other slot on the planet feel inadequate, Inspired Gaming has raised the bar with the kind of ‘outside the box’ thinking that creates an incredibly entertaining slot experience.