Cat Wilde and the Lost Chapter
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Overview Cat Wilde and the Lost Chapter slot
Cat Wilde and the lost chapter is one of the latest slot releases from the developers at Play n Go that shows the old guard has passed the baton to the younger generation in the second slot that stars the archaeologist Rich Wilde's daughter Cat. Cat Wilde in this latest slot invites you to join her on her adventures as she heads into a part of the world which is mandatory for all explorers, Egypt. If this makes you immediately think of a book type experience you would be spot on. Lost Chapter makes huge use of expanding special symbols, however, there are also some extra bits which are little different from the norm. Whilst coming across this familiar Lost Chapter provides enough to set itself apart from its competitor slots.
Design and Theme
When the slot loads things get off on a positive with regards to the visuals. There is a chamber in an ancient structure that makes up and sets the scene which is full of burning braziers, gold, and hieroglyphic covered columns which are bathed in a warm gold light. This slot is not exactly what you would call beautiful, but it is typical Play n Go standard and when the animations kick in it turns out to be a very appealing and attractive game. The distinct non-Arabic soundtrack that plays in the background is a little out of place but does add a spirit of adventure to the game.
Gameplay and Symbols
Cat Wilde and the Lost Chapter can be played on all devices, but you should be aware that it does things a little differently when it comes to placing your bet. This is due to the pay lines not being fixed players get to choose anywhere from one to 10 to be actively involved in the play. Having win ways that you can alter means that you can bet from 1p per spin up to £100 pounds per spin when the lines, coins and their values are at a maximum. This is one of the more brutal games from Play n Go and the volatility is rated as 10 out of 10 therefore the highest it can get, and it has a return to player that comes in at 96.2% which is a little below average.
When it comes to the symbols Cat is the highest payer and the rest of the symbols are Egyptian based in one way or another. After Cat there is the jackal headed Anubis, Ankhs, Scarabs, and these are then followed by the usual Royal playing cards 10 through to Ace which are not especially Egyptian but have small decorations used to help them fit in. Values are huge at the high end where landing 5 of a kind will be worth 75x to 1,000x your bet. The lowest symbols form combinations of three or more, whilst the high-end paying symbols require just two to land for a win. To help create the wins is the games wild which is represented with an oversized W. The wild can substitute for all the symbols apart from the scatter and is worth the same as the top paying cat symbol.
Whilst Cat Wilde and the Lost Chapter follows in the long tradition of book of style gaming expect plenty of symbol expansion activity to take place and this will occur during the free spins and you will also find a new edition called Pyramid Spins. If you land three or more of the blue pyramid scatter symbols you will be awarded with eight free spins. On every free spin, a different pay symbol is selected to be your special expanding symbol. These expanding symbols cover all the positions on a reel if they can create a win and full reel symbols pay from any position on a reel and do not have to be next to each other which is the norm.
When playing the bonuses, the scatter can also act as a wild and landing two or more on a free spin will award you with the Pyramid Spins four for each activating scatter. The regular free spins are put on hold whilst the pyramid spins are in play. Whichever special expanding symbol was active on the triggering spin will be held for the duration of the pyramid spin play. Every wild/scatter that lands in the pyramid spins adds one more spin to your remaining amount.
Although there is not that much on a fundamental level about this slot that has not been unearthed from a whole host of dusty tombs in the past, however the developers have done enough to continue the series evolving. As well as the slot offering expert graphics, several things make this game stand out from most of the similarly styled slots. The first thing is the striking visual presentation for which the effects team at Play n Go should be praised for, and the quality of this game is easily above average. The animated symbols whilst not providing anything new to the gameplay they are particularly well done and put this positive spin on the whole experience. It is far away from the static images of ancient Egypt that you will find on a grid for sure.
The other thing that makes this slot stand out from the competition is all the expanding symbols have a different symbol on each spin rather than one throughout is unusual, although not unique as it has been used in similar games. The new edition comes from the pyramid spins and this is most welcome. It is possible for you to land a host of wild/ scatters, adding numerous free spins to extend the round. When all these parts are added together the bonus game in Cat Wilde on the last chapter comes across as a rather unique experience.
For me, the best change is the huge value of the Cat Wilde symbols 1,000x your stake for landing a line of five is double the reward that you would expect from this kind of game. This also means this slot can produce wins that are equal to 10,000x your bet from a single spin which is truly massive. Although this is not likely to happen that often, the larger potential combined with high volatility should make this slot an enticing proposal for all those who like a rough yet rewarding slot game.