Rival Gaming’s newest 5-reel video slot, Catsino, took us on a wild ride to an upscale casino full of anthropomorphic cats. Every detail that went into the game’s design, from the paw prints on dashboard to the tiger-fur buttons below the reels, reflects the feline theme. While the cat theme didn’t completely win us over, the bonus features and usability earned Catsino enough points to make it worth a spin.
The felines in Catsino aren’t your run-of-the-mill alley cats. The icons on the reels show them taking selfies with their iPhones, drinking martinis and flashing fistfuls of cash. The cat you want to keep track of is business cat, and he’s pretty easy to spot; he’s the cat decked out in a blue suit and holding mad cash.
While testing the game, we were lucky enough to collect everything business cat has to offer: Free spins and a pass to the Nine Lives Super Round. A two-step process triggers the bonus round. Step one, three of the Business Cat icons must land on the reels to trigger nine free spins with a 5X multiplier. Step two, hit three more Business Cat symbols while spinning for free – this will send you to the Nine Lives Super Round, which gives you more free spins and a beefed up (7X) multiplier.
To help you along the way, there’s an orange bachelor cat for a wild. He subs in for all other symbols (except scatters) to create winning line-ups. Your bankroll will benefit from this guy because in addition to boosting your chances of nailing payouts, he also multiplies winnings by 3X. It’s not quite as generous as the business cat, but still, that 3X multiplier could be the difference between winning 1,250 coins and 3,750 for the same line-up.
All in all, while gambling cats wouldn’t be our first choice for themes, we appreciated how quickly we unlocked free spins and the bonus round. And with 50 paylines available, you can get more bang for your buck. We’re giving Catsino a 3-star rating and look forward to seeing what else Rival Gaming comes up with.
Progressive Jackpot: No
Bet per Line: $0.01 to $0.25
Max Bet: $125
Scatter Symbol: Yes
Wild Symbol: Yes
Free Spins: Yes
Auto Play: Yes