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Desert Cats is a seven-reel, four-row slot machine created by WMS. It is played on 50 fixed paylines, meaning we cannot toggle them on or off to adjust our bet. Available special features include a two-reel Wild reel, a free spins round and several fixed jackpots.
This studio has produced many gorgeous games, but this one takes the cake. A great deal of that is owed to the beautiful background image. Beneath the reels, we see sprawling dunes stretching out as far as the eye can see. In the distance, we see a massive moon and a pyramid. A beam of light is shooting from the top of the pyramid into the sky, sending the pharaoh’s soul to join the stars.
Available symbol designs are a mix of playing card royals and various Egypt-themed icons. We would have liked to see a bit more effort go into stylising the letters and numbers, as they look visibly out of place. Unique symbols are an ankh, a stone tablet, a sarcophagus head, a cat statue, a golden cat and a queen. The highest value icons are the golden cat and queen symbols.
While the above is an impressive reward, it is minor compared to this release’s top prize, which is 2000x your total stake. That said, the only way to score this jackpot is to trigger the Mega Jackpot using Desert Cats’ special features. The RTP for this title is 95.79%, just slightly under the current slot average.
Players can bet between €0.50 and €100 on each spin, provided your budget can handle it. Use the plus and minus keys to adjust your wager, until you find a suitable bet. From there, we can either spin the reels manually, or use the Auto Play function to do it for us.
WMS makes great use of this slot’s large playing field by guaranteeing a Wild reel that covers two reels. In this reel, we see two 2x2 golden cat Wilds appear on the board. They will usually appear with blue crystals, but you will occasionally see red diamonds in some positions instead. You need at least six red gems in order to win one of the available fixed jackpot prizes. The number of gems and the prizes they award are as follows.
• Six red gems award the minor jackpot, worth 10x
• Seven red gems award the medium jackpot, worth 40x
• Eight red gems award the major jackpot, worth 80x
• Nine red gems award the super jackpot, worth 600x
• Ten red gems award the mega jackpot, worth 2000x
Find three, four or five Scatters simultaneously in order to unlock five, fifteen or fifty free spins, respectively. Four or five Scatters will also grant a cash prize, on top of awarding a free spins round. During free spins, there will be two sets of two adjacent reels that are filled with 2x2 Wilds instead of just one. Punters can also earn additional free spins by finding extra Scatters. Three more Scatters during this bonus awards five extra free spins.
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No, you cannot. During free spins, Wild symbols appear without any gems present. As a result, fixed jackpot prizes can only be won during standard gameplay.
The biggest prize you can score is to get a seven-of-a-kind win of the golden cat Wild or queen icons. This results in a 200x payout.
Yes, it is! Two reels will always be covered with Wilds on every turn. However, the position of this Wild reel changes with every spin.
Players can set the number of auto spins, as well as a loss limit and single win limits. Auto Play takes your current wager, so make sure to set it before you activate this function.
As a general rule of thumb, higher RTPs are better. However, Desert Cats is only slightly under average, and the rewarding prizes make up for it.