Cats of the Caribbean is a thrilling new online slot from Snowborn in collaboration with Microgaming, that sees a bunch of cats sailing the seven seas on a pirate ship. Some of these cats wear eyepatches, but sure enough, these cats don’t look menacing enough to be pirates. You may be tempted to pinch their cheeks.
The slot game is reminiscent of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, as it’s injected with humour and is so surprisingly well-done that you will instantly become a fan.
On this ship, we see no less than three cat captains, with each one coming with its own free spins bonus feature. The most generous of the cats is Captain Red which awards you with 15 free spins and up to 90 guaranteed wild symbols.
Built across 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines, this game enjoys an average payout percentage of 96% and high volatility. The maximum win you can achieve on a single spin is 10,000x your bet.
Don’t let the high volatility throw you off. There are many in-game features to help you along the way, including a Wild Cannon, Cat Pots Bonus Games and a lucrative free spins bonus round.
Before diving into the game, you should know the basics. The lowest-paying symbols in this game include the hook, the barrel, the octopus, the bottle and the green parrot. These symbols will pay out between 2x and 3x for five of a kind.
The highest-paying symbols include the cats. These cats essentially all pay out the same amounts, up to 5x for five of a kind. The Cat Death Skull represents the wild symbol.
- Developer: Snowborn in collaboration with Microgaming
- RTP: 96%
- Volatility/Variance: High
- Layout: 5 x 3
- Paylines: 20
- Bonus features: Wilds, scatters, wild cannon, Cat Pots Bonus Games, Bonus Buy and free spins bonus round.
- Bets: £0.25 to 25
- Max wins (coins): 10,000x your stake
Lo and beyond, this game comes with no less than 5 Cats of the Caribbean jackpots. Better known as the Cats Pot Bonus, you would need to land three Cats Pots symbols on reels 2 to 4.
When this happens, you will immediately receive a spin on the Wheel of Fortune. You will win one of the following jackpots:
- Mini: 20x your bet
- Midi: 50x your bet
- Major: 500x your bet
- Mega: 10,000x your bet
To activate the free spins bonus round, you will need to land three free spins scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. There are three main types of free spins bonus rounds. This is determined by the scatter symbol landing on reel 5 as follows:
- Captain Red Free Spins: 15 free spins with 90 guaranteed wilds
- Captain Catnip Free Spins: 12 free spins with 40 guaranteed wilds
- Captain Claw Free Spins: 10 free spins with 25 guaranteed wilds
During the free spins bonus round, an extra row is activated and increases the paylines to 30. During this feature, the cannon will blast wild symbols onto random positions on the reels. If a wild lands on another wild, you will receive multipliers up to 5x.
While we have already covered the free spins and the jackpot feature, there are a few more in-game features as follows:
The Wild Cannon can be randomly activated in the base game. When it is triggered, between 2 and 15 wilds will be shot onto the reels. If a wild symbol lands on another wild, it will become a wild multiplier increasing by +1.
You have the option to skip the base game and head straight into the free spins bonus round. You either pay 55x your bet to enter the Captain Catnip Free Spins bonus round or 200x your stake to enter the Captain Red Free Spins round.
The Cats of the Caribbean payout percentage stands at a reasonable 96%. Since this is a highly volatile game, you may want to watch out for your bankroll. Big wins will come on an infrequent basis.
We have seen plenty of Pirate-themed slot games in the past years, but we have never seen cute cats acting as pirates. It only makes sense when you think about it that game developer Snowborn took humans’ love for feline creatures and placed them into a super colourful and vibrant game.
It is so well done that it looks like it is a modern video game. Cats of the Caribbean is a highly volatile game, but it makes it worth your while. There are many in-game features to help you along the way.
The Wild Cannon is one such example, which can be randomly triggered in the base game. The free spins bonus round, including wilds, also adds a very alluring touch to an already thrilling slot game.
There is no doubt that whichever free spins feature you will trigger in this game will lead to thrilling wins, especially with the dozens of wilds and multipliers that will help you along the way.
If you love an action-package pirate story featuring three cute cats, this may be the game for you. Even if you’re not a cat lover, the free spins bonus round with a cannon shooting wilds may be too hard to resist.