Book of Cats is an online slot game by BGaming, and it is yet another Egyptian-themed slot game. This theme has been very popular in the online slot game community, and the main focus of this game is on cats, with a number of features to keep the game interesting and provide potential winning value for players.
Book of Cats has much better graphics than many similar online video slots, and the Egyptian theme is pretty obvious throughout this game. There are cat references throughout the tiles as well as the background, as can be expected from the title of the game itself. There are a number of ways for players to be able to get big payouts, which we will talk about in further detail as well.
The game has six reels, but the first five are the ones where the bulk of gameplay takes place. The sixth reel is only activated in the free spins mode. There are 10 paylines, from left to right, and players do not have the option to play with fewer lines. The betting range on the game is from $0.10 to $10 per spin, which means $0.01 to $1 per line respectively.
This game can be classified as a medium volatility game, towards the upper end of medium volatility games. This is because of the bonus round, as well as the top-heavy nature of regular payouts. The volatility for Book of Cats is lower than what you would see in most progressive jackpot games, but at the same time, it is higher than non-progressive jackpot games.
Book of Cats has a number of features that will boost players’ chances of getting value as well as improving their chances of being able to play on the sixth reel as well.
With a name like Book of Cats, it is no surprise that the book symbol is the most important in this game, and it serves as the game’s Scatter symbol. The scatter payouts are as follows –
2x for Three of a Kind
20x for Four of a Kind
200x for Five of a Kind
400x for Six of a Kind
These payouts are multiplied by the player’s bet. At the same time, players can also win if they manage to line up the books on a given payline, and the following wins are in terms of coins –
5x for Two of a Kind
50x for Three of a Kind
500x for Four of a Kind
2,500x for Five of a Kind
7,500x for Six of a Kind
What’s more, it is possible to win in two different ways for the same set of scatter symbols, as the payouts are calculated separately for the scatter and line bet wins.
One feature we spoke about earlier is that the sixth reel is closed off, except for the middle spot. The way to open this up is by getting a winning combination for the symbol that is on that middle spot in the sixth reel. When this happens, the sixth reel will be covered by the same symbol, and thus increases the player’s chances of hitting a huge potential jackpot.
The free spins round can be activated by getting at least three of the golden book scatter symbols on the game at one go. During this round, players get even more value, because one random symbol will expand after every spin. They do not need to be on adjacent wheels to trigger a win, so the chances of getting multiple winning combinations during this round are drastically higher.
How to win
It is necessary to remember the relatively high volatility of this game, and so players will have to keep that in mind while betting. It is recommended that players bet 50-75% of their usual amounts, and then increase their spins per session or the speed of play to compensate for this lower betting size. This will allow for the same effective bet to be placed, but it will be spread out among more spins which will effectively lower the volatility.
The best-paying symbol in the game is Cleopatra, who can pay out 7,500x for a six of a kind line bet win. The green cat character can net you 2,500x, while the black cat will get you 1,000x. The cat-shaped blue ankh symbol will also pay out 1,000x for a six of a kind win. The card icons are up next, with the red A and yellow K symbols giving 375x wins, while the green Q, purple J or blue 10 icons will pay 250x.
Book of Cats is a great game for those looking for big wins at the expense of small or medium payouts, and so players must adjust their betting strategy to this end, as it is definitely a game aimed at high volatility and going big or going bust.