- Slot played on 5×3 grid and 40 paylines (up to 120 in the bonus round)
- Winning potential: 2,500x the stake
- Unlock up to 3 grids in the bonus round
The popular Swedish software provider Thunderkick has released ‘Fortune Cats Golden Stacks’, a vibrant feel-good slot with decent winning potential, immersive gameplay and progressive bonus game. Although most iGaming developers are going live with titles inspired by Christmas and other winter holidays as the year 2021 approaches its end, Thunderkick is diving into the rich history and tradition of the far east.
The main role in this slot is given to Maneki-Neko, the famous Japanese lucky cat, a good luck charm for fortune and happiness. With bright and colorful design, there is no doubt game creators wanted to ensure players get to experience a positive vibe while spinning these reels. There is a classic 5×3 grid setup for players with 40 paylines, the number which can increase during the bonus game up to 120.
When it comes to winning potential, the max win is set at 2,500x the stake so players can end up with some pretty hefty prizes. The game was adapted so it fits the needs of both low and high rollers and due to its medium volatility, it also offers well-balanced playing sessions. The card royals are situated at the lower end of the paytable while the high paying symbols are following the Japanese theme and can bring up to 7.5x the stake. Appearing on the reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 is the Wild symbol that can replace for any regular symbols and help players in creating winning combinations.
Thrilling Bonus Perks
To make the base game more appealing, the provider has added mystery symbols that are available in the bonus game as well. These appear at random and can land in any position. Mystery symbols and another randomly chosen symbol on the reels transform into the highest paying Golden Cat symbol.
Still, the most exciting part of this game is the bonus round. Triggered by at least 3 scatter symbols, the bonus round contains 10 free spins. However, depending on the number of scatters landed, players can enjoy up to 3 grids in the bonus round. However, even if you start the round with only 1 grid active, there is still a chance to open the rest of them. You need 3 extra scatters for the second grid and 5 more for the third. Also, these additional scatters also bring extra free spins.
To activate the Golden Stacks feature, you need more than 1 grid activated in the bonus round. So, how it works is when the Golden Cat symbol covers the entire reel on one grid, it get duplicated at the same position on the other grid.
Overall, Thunderkick has produced a fun slot that has a pretty hefty winning potential. The bonus game is the most appealing part with up to 3 available grids and 120 paylines to play free spins on at the same time. The fans of Japanese culture and everything kawaii will certainly enjoy it!