Copy cats slot Gameplay
Copy Cats is a five reel, 25 payline video slot machine developed by the world renowned NetEnt software developer. Players have the option of customizing their bet size by choosing their own bet levels and coin values. Bet levels range from 1 to 10 and coin values from 0.01 to 0.5.
To win, you simply have to land matching symbol combinations from left to right across the bet lines. Winning symbol combinations need to consist of at least 3 symbols to constitute a win. Needless to say, the longer the symbol combination, the bigger the win.
The highest paying symbols in this slot are the cats, and next in line are the items associated with cats, whereas the lowest paying symbols are the different coloured paw prints.
There are four different cats: red, blue, pink and gold. You should note that the golden cat represents the wild. The biggest prizes come from matching any of the three colored cats: red, purple and blue. They can be single or stacked.
The golden cats are of course also very important, as it represents the wild. While it does not award prizes on its own, it can substitute for regular symbols to complete a matching symbol combination.
Additional Game Features
Copy Cats really has only one unique feature. It’s called the Copy Cats Feature. This feature is activated when players land a complete stack of any of the cat symbols (pink, blue or red) or a stacked wild that covers reel 1 in the main game. For those that don’t know, a stacked symbol is a one that covers three positions on a reel. During the Copy Cats feature all the cat symbols that appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 transform into the exact cat symbol that was used to activate the feature. At the next spin, however, all cats return to their original form. In addition to this, the feature can also be triggered during the free spins bonus round when a stacked wild covers all positions on the first reel.
One of the features one has come to expect from modern slots is the free spins round. The free spins round in this slot awards you with 10 free spins. It is activated by three bonus symbols that appear on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reel during the base game. This awards players with 10 free spins. More free spins can be retriggered during free spins in the exact same way. All you have to do is simply land three bonus symbols anywhere on reels 1, 3 and 5.
In terms of game design, you definitely get what you expect with Copy Cats. Not just cats galore (red ones, pink ones, blue ones and ones made of gold), but everything else you could possibly associate with cats, such as paw prints in a variety of colours, wind up mice and other toys, fish bones, tiny bells and milk.
The symbols are set against blue transparent reels. At the top of the reels the title of the slot appears. The symbols are also clearly separated from one another. The reels are set between two rows of houses. The design is quite cartoonish. One thing worth mentioning about the design is that there is definitely movement. The cats are constantly looking around them. Despite the neat design and use of lively characters and bright colours the design is not very unique. Nothing about it really pops.
As with most of NetEnt’s slots all the important buttons are conveniently placed. Just below the reels your coins (still available to bet), cash, bet, and wins are displayed. In the top right-hand corner is the menu where you can adjust the bet and spin settings. On the right-hand side, the big spin button is also placed quite naturally where players’ thumbs normally rest.
Copy Cats is definitely not the best or unique cat slot out there. The design is good enough, the symbols colorful and animated. However, it is quite generic. Normally with a slot as unimpressive as this one visually one has come to expect a flood of special features to make up for it. If this is what you too expected, chances are you were let down.
Copy Cats has only one special feature worth mentioning, and that is the Copy Cats feature. There is also a scatter and a wild, as well as a free spins bonus round, but these have become sort of expected in modern-day slots. Copy Cats is by no means a standard slot game, but one just expected a little more in terms of in-game features. In hindsight of this, the game’s winning potential completely offsets this.