Animals in general and domestic pets have been an inspiration for many online video pokie games. So far there isn’t a game from this category which achieved world fame, but the latest announced release of Pretty Kitty is on a good way to be the first.
The theme of the game represents the luxurious life of pet cats. We’re not talking about ordinary cats of the street, we mean high class cats living in mansions along with their wealthy owners. The entire game gleams with glitz and glamour, featuring great animations and detailed symbols.
Pretty Kitty is announced to be launched soon across the Microgaming network. It seems that Microgaming has finally put an effort to create a special and original pokie game instead of renaming and re-skinning their older releases. The game is promoted to have interesting game play, a great bonus round and a maximum payout of $70,000.
How to Play
This game will be added to the great 243 ways to win pokie games collection. The minimum bet to play it is only $0.30 which is standard for these kinds of games. The maximum bet will go up to $75 per spin so it will surely be a target for many high roller players looking for big payouts.
If Pretty Kitty is anything like the other games from this category, the auto play button will be used often because long sessions are common with 243 ways to win pokies.
The only and best special feature in this game are the expanding symbols in base play and in the free spins bonus round. Microgaming tried to announce this feature a few years back by launching the video pokie game Ariana with similar expanding symbols feature. The game wasn’t a big success for a few reasons so now they are trying to get it right with Pretty Kitty.
The expanding symbols are a highly appreciated feature among online gamblers because they can provide massive winnings. That is why Novamatic games like Book of Ra are played so much on a daily basis. Whether this game will achieve that glory or not remains to see for when we actually have a chance to try it out for real play. For now the concept is interesting.
The game acts like a standard 243 ways to win pokie until you get a stacked symbol of one of the Cats on the first reel. If you get any other corresponding symbol on the reels in that spin they will expand to cover the entire reel. This way the winnings can be big even during base play up to the promoted 933 x total bet win. The biggest winnings however can come in the bonus round which is triggered if you get 3 or more Cat Necklace symbols anywhere on the reels. Beside the standard scatter payout you will also be rewarded with 15 free spins.
The free spins can be retriggered, but only once, so the maximum number you can get is 30. During the free spins bonus round all features remain the same except that the wild symbol can land stacked on the first reel and all other wild symbols on the reels will expand. This is when the biggest wins in the game can come and award the biggest payout.
From what Microgaming announced so far Pretty Kitty seems like a high variance video pokie game which can really pay big. The bonus feature looks promising and with a little luck you can walk away with a big win even while playing on minimum bet. If you win the maximum 933 x bet payout in one spin on a minimum bet of $0.30 you are still looking at a $280 win which is more than great.
We can’t speak for something we haven’t had a chance to play for real. Microgaming launched a number of video pokie games which promote high payouts but many of them were a big failure awarding only mediocre wins and commonly known for eating balance.
The game certainly has big payout potential, but if it turns out to be an extra high variance pokie, where you have to play with a very big bankroll in order to get a decent win, it is destined to fail. We will just have to wait and see how it will behave when we start spinning for real money.