Book of Cats is a video slot that pays tribute to the mysterious Ancient Egyptian traditions. Cats were deeply honoured by Egyptians centuries ago. Thus, it is no doubt that BGaming put Bastet - the cat goddess and the festival held in her honour at the heart of the game.
BGaming has created a unique video slot with a focus on cats. They are incorporated in the symbols and features. It is enhanced with expanding symbols, free spin and a card gamble. The images are detailed, precise and look authentic. They are backed up by an adventurous traditional Egyptian music.
Book of Cats has 6 reels, 3 rows and 10 pay-lines. You can spin the reels with wagers from 0.10 to €10 on all kinds of devices. The volatility is medium to high and the RTP – 94%, which is under the average. The potential for wins is 10,000 times your bet per spin. The game has a double scatter and wild Golden Book symbol.
The features include a Winline Expanding that is active in the base game. Then the 6th reel activates and contributes with extra symbols. There are also free spins, which you can retrigger and expanding symbol during them. These can ensure you a full screen of the same symbol and massive payouts. The free spins you play with a fully active 6th reel. There is a Gamble feature that lets you try your luck on a card gamble in the base game. You can try to guess either the colour or suit if you are brave enough of the face-down card.
The grid stands in the middle of the hot desert with palm trees seen around it. It is frames have Egyptian wings on top and 2 red traditionally ornamented pillars flank it. The reels are black and on them, you will see card royals. They are originally styled with a slim cat each in a different colour. There is a blue Key of Nile symbol, the goddess Bastet, the Cat Queen. Youcan land a magnificent Pharaoh cat mask in purple and yellow.
The Golden Book, which is decorated with a large red gem, is the scatter and wild. The images are authentic, detailed and make the game stand out. The soundtrack is melodic, pleasant and very suitable for the Egyptian theme.
The low-value symbols in Book of Cats include 5 card royals from 10 to A all made of cats. They look original and are each is in a different colour. The 10, J and Q pay the same – 3, 4, 5 and 6 identical on a pay-line return 0.30, 1.20, 5 and 25 times your stake. The K and A grant wins of 0.30, 2, 7.50 and 37.50 times your bet.
The premiums pay you for 2 to 6 symbols on a line. They include the key of Nile, the Pharaoh cat mask, Bastet and the Cat Queen. The key of Nile and the Pharaoh cat mask return equally. Hit 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of any of them of a kind on a pay-line to get 0.20, 1.50, 5, 37.50 and 100 times your stake. Bastet grants wins of 0.20, 2, 20, 100 and 250 times your stake. The Cat Queen is the most rewarding symbol and 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of it pays 0.50, 5, 50, 250 and 750 times your bet.
There is a double scatter and wild symbol and this is the Golden Book, which substitutes for all others. Hitting 3, 4, 5 or 6 Golden Books pays 0.20, 2, 20 and 40 times your stake respectively. Landing 3 or more of this symbol also triggers the free spins.
There are several bonus features in Book of Cats. One of them is the Winline Expanding in the main game. The 6th reel is locked during it except for one cell. You trigger the Winline Expanding feature by creating a winning combination when on the 6th reel you have the same symbol as that in your win. Then, the symbol on the 6th reel expands and covers 3 rows. It complements the combination increasing the number of winning symbols.
If you land 3 to 6 Golden Book symbols in a spin you trigger the Free Spins and win the corresponding cash prize. The double scatter/wild symbol pays from 0.20 to 40 times your stake for 3 to 6 symbols. These rounds you will play with an expanding symbol. This is the one that appeared on the opened cell of the 6th reel in the triggering spin in the base game. It can be any except for the Golden Book.
You will play the free spins with unlocked 6th reel. The expanding symbol will cover a whole reel when it lands in the free spins. It ensures its normal symbol payout. This symbol will create winning combinations and pay even if it is not on adjacent reels or pay-lines. It pays in the following cases:
When on the reels land 2 and more premium and medium-value symbols (the Cat Queen, Bastet, Key of Nile, Cat mask);
When the reels hit 3 or more low-value symbols (10, J, Q, K and A);
You can retrigger the free games while playing it many times without limits. The Golden Book cannot substitute for the expanding symbol during free spins.
The last extra in Book of Cats game is the Gamble feature that becomes available after every win in the base game. You can bet on the colour of the face-down card with a cat. Another option is to try to guess its suit picking hearts, spades, clubs or diamonds. If you have guessed its colour – red or black, you will double your win. If you have guessed its suit, your payout will be multiplied by 4.
If you fail to guess, you will lose your bet and/or the increased after guessing reward and return to the base game. You can give up the Gamble game at any time and collect your reward by pressing the bag symbol.
If you are into Egyptian slots and like cats, Book of Cats is the best choice for you. It uses similar features to most games on this topic – the expanding symbol during free spins. In this one, you have a slightly different feature with the activation of the extra 6th reel in the base game. Other titles that may interest you are Book of Queen, Desert Cats and Book of Sheba.