Cat Queen is a five-reel and 40-payline online video slot developed by Playtech. This is an Egyptian-themed slot and is inspired by the Cat Queen. The reels are set against the background of an Egyptian temple that has ornate columns standing at each side of the reels. Stacked symbols are all related to the game’s theme.
Progressive Jackpot: No
Online video slots bearing the Egyptian theme come a dime a dozen. So why should players pay any attention to this particular game from Playtech that plays over five reels and has 40 paylines? For starters, it looks really nice and all the proceedings takes place against the backdrop of an Egyptian temple with ornate columns on either side of the reels.
But before you can go ahead and set a meeting with the one and only Cat Queen, you must first set your bets. With "Line Bet +/-" you will regulate coins size which ranges from 0.01 to 20. "Lines" is used to set the number of lines, and "Bet Max" will set the maximum bet allowed and turn the reels automatically at that bet. "Auto Play" option is there to spin the reels automatically without interruption for a chosen number of times, and "Spin" will set the reels in motion once. "Turbo" will spin the reels faster, and "Double" will start the gamble feature.
This online slot has an ornate feel to it, as each symbol appears as though it has been polished to a fine sheen in a workshop. The graphics look particularly premium, especially when ranged against the throng of Egypt-themed games that are pervading the space today. The game developers especially paid attention to the fine detailing in the queen’s crown and on the pyramid and Eye of Horus icons.
The music, on the other hand, is an improvement from the generic audio of many slot games. Now, it won’t win a Grammy Award but it works and is authentic enough to the theme.
Cat Queen is a noteworthy addition to the increasing array of Egypt-themed online slots, joining the greats of this genre such as the Book of Ra 6. Not only are the reels stunning and striking to look at, but the gameplay, which features both a wild and a free spin-inducing scatter, is outstanding.
Fourteen coin denominations also mean the game attracts both high and low-rollers. While the special features could use some improvements, it does not deter from the fact that this game is a must-try for all slot fans.
The symbols on the reels are a range of Egyptian god logos including Seth, Bastet and Horus and then, three symbols including The Eye of Horus, an Ankh and the Scarab. Finally, there’s a Pharaoh that pays 200x your line stake for five on a winning payline. The symbols can be stacked on the reels, which means they can coverall positions on a single reel. The Cat Queen herself is the wild that substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter. The scatter is a pyramid carved with the Eye of Horus.
There are some good old free spins that are being offered here, and to trigger them you would need to land three, four or five of the pyramid scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. The reels may change colors but the prizes remain the same. There’s no multiplier of your winnings here but more spins can be won by landing three or more scatters.
After each win, you can try and double your winnings by clicking the “Double” button below the reels. Here you can play a game in which you try and pick a card that is higher than the dealer’s to double your winnings. There’s also an option to wager just 50% of your reel win for a 150% prize.