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King of Cats

King of Cats by Big Time Gaming

The lion is the undisputed King of Cats but he’s getting a run for his money by the puma in this rare online casino slot by Big Time Gaming. We have all seen the offer of 2 for the price of 1 at some point. This is exactly what’s going on in this game. You could call it 2 slots in 1 since there are 2 different modes and you can switch between the 2 on every spin.

I must say that I was a little confused at first and to some degree I still am. Big Time Gaming could have just made two different slots and it would have been just fine. I suppose this slot is more to do with the game supplier showing off how innovative they can be.

Each mode could seriously have been written as two separate reviews, they are that different, but since they have been crammed into the same slot, I will try my best to explain how each of them work and in the end crown who I think is the King of Cats. But first, there are a few things you ought to know.

King of Cats – What you need to know

Big Time Gaming doesn’t mess around with the RTP in their slots. This means that it doesn’t matter which mode (lion or puma) you play. They are equally volatile and have the same possible payouts. So why should you pick one over the other? I’ll get to that. Here’s what you need to know first.


  • It’s awesome to see spins with a 100% guaranteed win.
  • The 2 slots in 1 is interesting and you can switch between lion and puma in between spins.
  • You can switch and play a totally different slot without closing the game.


  • It sucks to see spins with a 100% guaranteed loss.
  • Base game wins are really small, and it feels like a long grind between hitting free spins.
  • Pointless animations from time to time.

King of Cats – Theme and background

The lion and puma modes are very different. It’s not just that lion is played during daylight on the savannah while puma is set in the jungle during night-time, there are other small differences as well. What’s most striking is that when you switch between the two modes, you’ll actually get the feeling that they are two different games.

Both modes use the same symbols for payouts and scatters. It’s only the “cat” symbol that’s different because that’s the wild and it behaves very differently too. Especially during free spins but more about that in a bit.

King of Cats – Gameplay

I might as well start with the similarities between the two gameplay modes and then split this section into two sections for the key differences. To begin with, King of Cats is one slot that you can play in two different modes.

It doesn’t change the symbols or the payout structure in the base game regardless of which mode you’re playing. The key differences are when it comes to wilds and free spins.

Lion wilds

A lion wild can appear on any spin during the base game and position itself anywhere on the reels, starting from reel 2. The wild can be in three different sizes and win multiplier: 2×2, 3×3, or 4×4 with a 2x, 3x, and 4x win multiplier respectively.

Puma wilds

Puma wilds will take up a full reel starting from reel 2 and onwards to reel 5 but you can’t have more than 3 puma wilds on a single spin. Each reel can have a win multiplier of 2x, 3x, or 4x. These can get really exciting, especially when you hit 3 in a row.

King of Cats – Free spins feature

It doesn’t matter which mode you’re playing in, you still have to hit at least 3 scatters to trigger the free spins in King of Cats. In that way it’s just like most other online casino slots out there. Once you get there the mode you’re could make a difference.

  • Lion Mode
    You get 8 free spins with a chance of additional free spins if you hit 3 scatters. Every time a lion wild appears, its multiplier will increase before the next hit regardless of the size the wild will be. There’s no limit to how many times free spins can retrigger or how big the win multiplier can get. You can see the win multiplier you will get to the right above your stake.
  • Puma Mode
    You start with 15 free spins and hitting 3 scatters will retrigger the spins. Every time you hit a puma wild reel, its multipliers are increased. Again, there’s no limit to how many times you can retrigger this feature and you can always check the highest possible reel wild you can get above your stake on the righthand side of the screen.

That just about everything you need to know about the free spins on King of Cats. So, what do I think of this game? What should my final verdict be?

King of Cats – My verdict

It’s really cool that it’s possible to switch game mode and there’s an actual difference in how the slot is played. I like that there’s a visual difference and I like that the wilds work in their own ways. I can’t really say if I prefer to play the slot in lion or puma mode.

But honestly, lion mode has a small edge when it comes to how the wild work. When the wild lands on reel 2 it will also cover a piece of reel 3, which means that you’re guaranteed a winning spin. This is not the case with the puma wild. Even if the puma wild lands on reel 2, you still have to match symbols on reels 1 and 3 to win and that doesn’t always happen.

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