They say curiosity killed the cat, so you’d think that it might not be a great idea for a cat to be a famous explorer, but Whisker Jones laughs in the face of danger and he’s brought two friends with him to explore the wilds of the jungle.
Whisker is exploring the Aztec ruins of Central America with two professors, all while avoiding dangerous local wildlife and his dangerous kitty rival, and he’s on the lookout for historical treasures and all the loot he can carry! So will you find the lost gold or will you get lost? Let’s take a look in our Whisker Jones review!
We always admire commitment to a theme, and 1×2 Gaming have really gone all out on this one, designing cat-themed symbols for each of the characters including the two professors, the rival explorer and the mysterious Aztec priestess. The low-value symbols are the standard 9 – A icons, but the high-value symbols include those characters on top of a Cobra, an Aztec pyramid and the kitty’s famous hat! Ancient stone blocks, trailing vines and a glorious jungle scene make up the background of this slot, while a peppy and driving soundtrack reminiscent of the Indiana Jones movies plays over the top.
There’s nothing particularly exciting about the mechanics in this slot, there are five reels and three rows with 10 pay lines to play on, but the payouts are the thing that will keep you interested in playing. With a maximum bet of £/€/$100 possible, the 1500x maximum payout from five Whisker Jones symbols can bag you a whopping £/€/$150,000, which is exciting enough for even the highest rollers! With a 96% RTP, you can bet that there’s plenty of money to be mined out of this game if you’re patient enough.
The three special symbols all play a part in the bonus features in this game, with each one having the potential to win you cash. The first to take note of is the pyramid scatter, which can generate between 8 and 16 free spins if you manage to land between three and five of them in a row.
You can activate more free spins this way by landing the same symbols, but bear in mind that you’ll only get half the number of free spins on your second go. There is also the bonus hat symbol, which has different roles depending on whether it lands in the free spins or the base game. In the base game, the hat bonus transforms up to six symbols around it into priestess wilds, while in the free spins round it doubles the value of all wins made in the free spins. Finally, priestess wilds act as most wilds tend to do in slot games, substituting for other symbols to complete combos.
Whisker Jones takes a charming and interesting theme and manages to spin it out into a charming and interesting game. It’s not got any wacky or outlandish mini-games and bonus rounds, but all of the mechanics are tried and tested and work very well with the theme, which is fun and funny in equal measure. You’ll feel like the cat who got the cream with the Whisker Jones slot game!