Intro: Game Theme
Do you want to be one of the cool cats on the block? If so, you just need to copy what these crafty felines are doing! They lounge around in NetEnt’s latest creation, roaming the streets of a quiet suburban area. If you have what it takes to hang out with the Copy Cats, then you will need to fire up this 2017 slot to find them! If you make it in the gang, you can benefit from all sorts of cool rewards. Things like stacked Wilds, the Copy Cats special feature and a free spins round!
As you would expect from this developer, the visuals are fantastic. It is not on the same level as their other games, but it does not need to be. It shows us a fantastic depiction of a small suburb that leads to a big city. We can see the roofs of many houses, and a few towering structures in the distance. It leaves lots of room for the reels in the middle, which remain transparent. It allows you to drink in a beautiful blue sky, and the yellowish clouds indicating a sunset. If you like fluid animations, you will adore this release! All the animation effort went into symbols. The cats and fish move around and blink at all times, which makes the reels alive!
- RTP: 96,76%
- Betting Range: £0.25 – £125.00
- Max Win: £2,500
- Similar Slots: Jumanji, Jackpot Raiders, Arcade Bomb
How it Works
You play Copy Cats on a five-reel board with twenty-five active paylines. The number of winlines is fixed, meaning we cannot turn them on or off to adjust how much we bet per spin. The only way to change that is to adjust your bet level and coin value. Wins are granted by finding at least three matching icons next to one another. All winning combinations must start with the leftmost reel and follow an active payline in order to award a prize. NetEnt went out of their way to ensure their control panel’s colour scheme matches the theme. Using it, you can look at the paytable, spin the reels, set up Auto Play and change your bet. You can bet between £0.25 and £125 on each spin.
Symbol designs are fantastic! All icons are unique, with no playing card royals in sight. The new filler is a cat paw, which comes in different colours. Medium value symbols include a fish skeleton, a glass bottle of milk and a toy mouse. Finally, we have the three kittens. The grumpy blue, the cute pink and the confident red! A golden cat is this slot’s Wild, though you cannot always see it. It hides behind a purple ball of yarn until it is part of a winning combination! A small collar bell is used as a Scatter.
The game did not pick its name just to sound cool. In fact, the title perfectly describes one of the available bonuses! If any of the four cats fully covers the first reel, they trigger the Copy Cats special feature. This transforms all cat icons on reels two, three, four and five into the same cat symbol. That means if you get a full reel of Wilds on reel one, all other cats will also transform into Wilds! This is an incredibly powerful bonus, and one that can create some mouth-watering wins with a bit of luck. No worries if you are attached to a different type of kitten. They will all go back to normal at the start of the following spin.
Collect three Scatters on reels one, three and five to win ten free spins. They play almost identically to the main game, with one exception. During free spins, the only cat symbol that can appear on reel one are the golden cat Wilds! This increases your odds of getting a playing field full of Wilds. Three Scatters awards ten free spins. You can retrigger the special feature by finding three Scatters in the same position while free spins are being played.
We found a lot of things to love about this NetEnt release. That said, it is worth highlighting it is a low volatility slot. Copy Cats prioritises frequent, smaller wins that add up over time. Its special features are perfectly structured for this! If you prefer huge, life-changing wins, this may not be the right game for you. That said, if you are looking for hours of fun on a budget, we could not think of a better pick! It has exciting gameplay, an above average RTP and most importantly, cats!