Fat Cat is at the same time a cat and a luxury themed slot machine. Instead of getting a rich guy in the main role, we’re looking at a fat cat, which is just another name for a rich guy. The game’s fat cat is accompanied on the reels by a blonde kitten and by various elements of status. Everything is done in a nice animation style design, but more on that aspect of the game below. Fat Cat has a total of 20 active lines in the best case scenario, if you can afford that, while the 5 reels that support them will get 3 symbols each. WGS has went with wild symbols, scatters and bonus features for the extras that you get as you play. It’s also a game with a jackpot of 5,000 coins, or up to $25,000.
There is nothing out of the ordinary in the betting section of Fat Cat. The game has 20 lines, and it will allow you to select as many of them as you want. It also has the same number of coins in use, and you can pick their individual value. With coin values being between $0.01 and $5, you can end up spending as much as $100 each round.
Luxury themed games are everywhere these days, at least in the video slot category. You usually get men or women that are either using private jets, yachts or sports cars, or which are going shopping for jewelry. They’re all elements of status, and they’re included in all the games that approach this theme. There is a differentiator in the case of Fat Cat, and that’s the fact that its main character is a purple tom cat, a fat cat indeed, wearing gold chains with dollar signs and sunglasses. He has a dog as a butler, there is an attractive blonde cat as his companion, and the rest of the symbols chosen for the game also have gold coins, money bags, gold dollar signs and a bunch of poker cards. The game comes with a cartoon style design, which I’m not too impressed with, but at least I can give it points for originality. You’re getting mountains of gold coins and cash in the background, in bags or directly on the floor. The overall impression is an OK one, but it’s far from looking like a modern title.
As far as features go, the ones offered in Fat Cat are standard for the industry. You can rely on scatter or wild symbols, as well as some bonus features, and that’s about it. The Fat Cat himself is shown in the symbol that acts in this game as the wild. You’re looking at a fat tom cat, a purple one at that. He’s wearing sunglasses and a gold chain around his neck, and he looks like a rich guy indeed, albeit one without much fashion taste. The wild symbols are used in this game as in every other slot machine, as a replacement for various regular symbols that can use its presence to complete the line-up for some winning combination. The Fat Cat wilds are only useful with those regulars, and can’t help out the scattered Dollar Sign. There is one other situation where the wild can be of use to you, when it arranges itself in from the left side of the game area and goes towards the right. One to five symbols with the Fat Cat arranged in this manner will bring you payouts ranging from 2x to 5,000x. The Gold Dollar Sign is the one other symbol that you have and can use to trigger a feature. You get a scatter in it, one that can appear two or more times and get you paid, or at least three times to get you into the special feature. The rewards available through it will reach a value of 100 times what you spent that round on the wager. As for the bonus game that you can get from it, it’s a simple enough one, with 8 Dollar Signs shown. You make your picks, and you get paid up to 1,000x total bet from each choice. You continue to make picks until you find out what all 8 Dollar Signs are hiding.
The slot has a top combo of 5,000 coins, or up to $25,000, if we’re talking about the regular paying combinations. If we’re looking at the bonus feature, the game mentions that one of those picks could go to a value of up to 1,000x total bet, which is a lot more impressive. It can mean a jackpot of up to $100,000.
Fat Cat has a semi-unique side to it, has huge payouts to give away if you’re extremely lucky, but it has some downsides as well, mainly in the graphics and the type of features that are available inside. It’s not a very exciting title, if you take out that huge bonus game payout from the equation.
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