Cat Queen from Playtech
There really is no shortage of Ancient Egyptian themed slots both online and in brick and mortar casinos. Since slots came out Egypt has been a favourite idea to hinge a slot around, maybe because of the gold and riches associated with the period in history. Cat Queen is another of these Egyptian themed slots, but quite a modern one and pretty well done by developer Playtech. The slot has the regular five reels and a large amount of paylines. The forty paylines are all optional, but the more of them you play the more likely you are to win.
The paytable in Cat Queen is on a separate screen due to the details of the graphics, and it is a recommended plan for beginners to the slot world to take a look at it and familiarise themselves before playing the slot for real money. Cat Queen is a low volatility slot, which means that small wins can come thick and fast without players needing to wager massive amounts. This does make for exciting gameplay, but also means that you probably won’t become an overnight millionaire from playing it.
Familiar Theme and Symbols
The Ancient Egyptian theme has been done a lot. Playtech has injected some new life however with some very beautifully designed symbols and graphics. The reels are set in a background that is a bit non-descript, with Egyptian looking pillars flanking them and that’s about it. At least we don’t have the very overdone pyramids and palm trees in the background. All the graphics in the game are gorgeous, and a lot of detail has gone into not only the symbols, but the papyrus on the pay table and all other screens too. The symbols themselves are what you would expect from an Egyptian game, with old favourites such as the Eye of Horus, Ankh, Seth, Sphinx, and the scarab beetle all present and accounted for. All the symbols are done to look like they have either been carved from stone or made of gold.
The highest paying symbol in the game is a decidedly King Tut looking Pharaoh who pays 200x your line stake for five of him in a row on an active payline. All the symbols in Cat Queen can be stacked on the reels, which means that they can cover not only their own position on the reels but others as well. Our Cat Queen herself is the games wild, and can replace any other symbol in the game except for the scatter which is represented by a golden pyramid.
Free Spins Feature
Cat Queen’s main special feature is the free spins round. This is launched by the golden pyramid scatter which is found anywhere on the reels. This is a stock standard free sins round where the amount of pyramids that you find dictates the amount of free spins that you receive. There are no added multipliers or any other prizes in this round. The free spins can be retriggered however by landing more pyramids during your initial spins.
The last feature worth mentioning in Cat Queen is the gamble feature. This allows you to double any win that you get by simply clicking on the gamble button at the bottom of your screen. You will then try to pick a card that is higher than the dealers. Beware, this option can either make or break your game.