Play’n Go just don’t seem to get a consistent lucky break these days. We quite rightfully lampooned their release last month of Mermaid’s Diamonds, which simply regurgitated the well-trodden tropes of ‘under the sea’ themed slots. We really thought things had turned around this month, with the release of the exciting, electrifying and scientific Reactoonz, which actually brought some new ideas to the table. Yet, with the announcement of next month’s release, all hope went out the window…
About Big Win Cat
The slot game Play’n Go plans to release next month will go by the name of Big Win Cat. And the theme? We'd say hugely unimaginative, based around those lucky Chinese welcome cats that wave at you. Officially, the setting is meant to be a Chinese souvenir shop and really, we feel like this game would be right at home among the cheap tat and rip off fakes you find in tourist shops. Symbols include flowery fans, turtles, pigs and goldfish — absolutely nothing that’s going to massively inspire.
Not only is the theme going to be simple and tired, but the gameplay is going to be basic two. There are just three reels and five fixed paylines across them. Moreover, the game comes with a relative low return to player rate of 96.15% over a pretty medium volatility slot. Not very much at all to get excited about. You’re able to bet only between 5p and £25 on a single spin, so there’s not much on offer for high rollers. And while there are a couple of special features, we stress that they’re certainly not anything to write home about.
Special Features Of Big Win Cat
So, let’s get into those special features which so resoundingly failed to excite us. There’s a wild, which is the Big Win Cat logo itself. Then there’s standard re-spins, stacked symbols and extra spins which all congregate in different arrangements to create special ways to win, but not which are particularly exciting.
The one silver lining in the whole game is the Wheel of Multipliers feature. It’s not often triggered, but if you are lucky enough to find yourself on the receiving end of the Wheel of Multipliers, you can spin a wheel of fortune style reel. This way, you can claim multipliers that are worth up to 10x your initial win, which is, hands down, the best way to make money in this game.
What’s Going On With Play’n Go?
Honestly, it feels like many of the last few releases we’ve seen out from Play’n Go have simply been phoned in and thrown together with little passion. Although it’s never been the most ground breaking of developers, previous releases such as Grim Muerto, Tower Quest and Oily Business all proved that there was at least some level of original creativity on offer at the company.
That said, it’s always been a developer, which has released hits and misses in quick succession. It’s never really been interested in big blockbuster titles, and instead has focused on simply churning out colourful slots with neutral themes and mass appeal. Rather than indicating that the developer has lost its way, unfortunately, Big Win Cat is demonstrative of Play’n Go being right on course.
Look out for the Big Win Cat online and mobile slot on the 8th November at all Play'n Go casinos.