|Symbols||Cats, fish, mouse|
Copy Cats is a 5 reel, 25 payline online slots game from NetEnt, blending some interesting bonus features and a return to player percentage of 96.76% with an adorable cartoon art style and catchy soundtrack that will delight players who enjoy all things feline.
Look and Feel
Copy Cats opens with a play window showing a cartoon city backdrop and blue sky, while a jaunty jazz-flavored musical soundtrack plays. The art style is cartoonish, recalling popular cartoon cat TV shows of the 1970s and 1980s. The game has a great musical theme, with cheerful and catchy sound effects accompanying spins and wins, though players can mute the volume if it’s not to their taste.
The lower value symbols are represented by different colored paw prints in blue, green, purple, and orange, while mid value symbols are a fish skeleton, a bottle of milk, and a clockwork mouse. The higher value symbols are character portraits of the cartoon cats themselves, in blue, pink, and red. There is a wild symbol showing a golden cat playing with a purple ball of yarn, and the bonus symbol is a little silver collar bell.
Copy Cats offers twenty-five fixed paylines, and bets are controlled through the ‘Level’ and ‘Coin Value’ selectors. There are autoplay and max bet options available, with the possibility of stopping autoplay spins early if required. The minimum bet per spin is 0.25, with a ceiling of 125.00 per spin. There is a maximum coin value of 0.50 and Copy Cats offers ten possible bet levels.
Gameplay in Copy Cats is fluid and well-designed, with plenty of small wins on the cards and the opportunities for the integrated bonuses to boost players’ return to very lucrative levels. The cute look and quirky soundtrack also make gameplay a very smooth and enjoyable experience.
The Copy Cats feature is the game’s standout bonus, and is triggered whenever one of the cat portraits or wild symbol – which can all appear stacked – fills an entire reel. Every other portrait or wild symbol on the remaining reels will realign to match, and the payout will be adjusted accordingly.
Free Spins are earned through landing three or more of the collar bell scatter symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5, and will activate ten free spins, with the possibility of retriggering free spins during those rounds. The Copy Cats feature can also be triggered during free spins mode.
Overall, Copy Cats is a cute and enjoyable gaming experience, with an innovative bonus system that keeps play fresh and potentially very lucrative.