January 16, 2019
WMS seems to have carved a niche for themselves. Those who have played for quite some time know any time a 7-reel game is mentioned only this one provider comes to mind. Now they have a new entrant to their signature video slots. Desert Cats comes on seven reels, four rows, and a delightful 50 paylines. The theme on this slot major on animals, with a maximum win of 250,000. Read on to find out if this is a game that fits in your mental picture of what good games entail.
Any of the land-based casino adaptations by WMS turns really good. Online slots software development is a forte for them. It is therefore only natural that some of the themes and symbols would appear as if they clash. It is for this reason that those familiar with Raging Rhino might note some similarities. Nonetheless, Desert Cats is still unique in that it has seven reels as compared to 6 of the Raging Rhino. So, other than the matching number of rows and some almost similar symbols, this is an entirely new experience. So, you better decide fast on what you will wager, within the 0.50-100 range.
It is quite apparent that the more the number of reels, the higher the chances of winning on video slots. The lowest win starts at three of a kind. For any three of a kind on from the icons 10, J, K, Q, and A, you get 1x of your line stake. It could, however, go up to 15x of what you bet on the lines. At this point, it is essential to mention that Egyptian felines inspire the desert cats theme. Thus, high paying symbols are represented by some well-known Egyptian symbols. Pharaoh’s head, stone tablet, and the great ankh all pay 2-20x for any three of a kind to seven of a kind. A cat statue present in the game pays slightly higher at 3-50x for various of-a-kind combinations. Bastet, a goddess of warfare in ancient Egypt, is the jackpot symbol. She pays the 200x jackpot if you have seven of a kind across the activated win line.
Other than what is indicated above, you can also land the 200x jackpot by landing wilds. To that effect, have an eye out for the gold cat symbol. It is capable of replacing all icons other than the scatter. Unique is the wild in this game; it comes in twos. The first wild symbol is an ordinary wild that appears on one reel. The second comes in the form of two wilds that take four positions in a 2x2 formation. How does one distinguish the two? The second one has some gems in the eyes. In the base gameplay, it is quite possible for two reels in line to be replaced entirely by the 2x2 gem wilds. Get in excess or six of these red gems, and you will be a step closer to online slots real money.
Matching jackpot figures are indicated at the top of the reels, and the six red gems award a slight jackpot bearing a 10x multiplier. Seven gems get you an average jackpot of 40x the wagered amount. Hit eight and nine gems to bag 80x and 600x the total amount staked correspondingly. The greatest of them all, however, is when you get ten gems on the video slots. Those earn you a cool 2000x of the total amount you had bet. Free spin fans have something to make them smile. Magic lions, the scatter symbol, activate the free spins, but only if you get three, four or five of them anywhere on the reels. Three scatters earn you five free spins with a 1x multiplier. Four scatters get you 15 spins and a complementary 10x multiplier. Lastly, five scatters get you 50 free spins with a 15x multiplier. Unfortunately, the 2x2 wild jackpot wins do not apply for free spins. You will probably notice the eyes have no gems. However, you can retrigger the free spins should you hit three scatters.
A standard game with a medium variance plus an RTP of 95.79 is quite attractive to those that frequent online slot machines of all types. You can wager little on this game and still take home quite some amount. The high rollers too will love the high returns on investment.