Cats is an online slot from IGT that's not about the mewing variety of moggies but tigers, panthers, leopards, tigers, and cheetahs. The game offers you a safari-inspired adventure through the beautiful plains of Africa where there's way more than just breathtaking scenery and animal-spotting to enjoy.

There's the Split Symbol Feature that allows both single and double versions of the cats to appear on every reel for bigger wins. Plus, wins are calculated by the number of matching symbols on active paylines, which means you can get paid for having up to ten matching animals in every winning combo. There's also a wild symbol that doubles the value of all wins it helps to make, plus a Free Spins Bonus that uses extra-rich reels and awards up to ten free games. You can play the Cats slot with stakes of 30p up to £300 per spin.

More about the Software Provider

IGT stands for International Game Technology, which is a Nevada-based company that's been working in the global casino industry since 1990. IGT makes many of the slots that you'll find in land-based casinos in the UK, Europe, and North America, and some of its best-known slot games that began as physical slot cabinets such as Cleopatra, Diamond Queen, and Black Widow can now be played online and on mobile devices. The brand's MegaJackpots slots also come highly recommended, and here at Samba Slots, we currently offer Mega Jackpots Siberian Storm, Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns, and Mega Jackpots Cleopatra.

Appearance and Sound Effect

The roars of wild animals and jungle drums introduce you to the fascinating world of Cats. The reels sit within the long grasses of the African savannah which have been bleached by the heat of the midday sun. Overhead, there's a breathtaking sunset which casts yellow and orange lights across the screen, and across the horizon, there are the lonely silhouettes of Baobab trees.

The paytable symbols that are used in the Cats slot include a tiger, a cheetah, a leopard, a lion, a panther, a set of paw prints, the game logo, and four playing card symbols (J, Q, K, and A).

Bonuses and Special Features

The Cats logo acts as the wild symbol, and it can replace any symbols except scatters to open up new winning opportunities. And, when the wild substitutes for one of the five cat symbols, it doubles the value of your prize.

The Paw Print is the scatter symbol, and it triggers the Free Spins Bonus when five or six of it appear across Reels 2, 3, and 4. You get five free spins for five scatters and ten free spins for six scatters, and all of your free games offer higher payouts than the base game.

The Split Symbols Feature allows the five animals to appear as single or double symbols.


Cats uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and thirty fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of between 93.04% and 94.93%.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

Cats is a beautifully constructed slot with nature-themed graphics that will make you want to rush out and book yourself on an African safari holiday. Luckily, you don't need to fly all the way to Africa and sleep in a tent under the stars to experience some of Mother Nature's most noble animals up close. The thrilling Split Symbols Feature helps to boost the potential for big wins, and the Free Spins Bonus can also create cost-free winning opportunities.