Cartoon cats, lucky cat poo and a feature called Cascading Kitties tells you all about the Tiao Tiao Mao Mao video slot from Playtech, which marks its territory at online casinos with a fun style and amusing bonus features. It’s also one of the most colourful games you are ever likely to see, filled with dazzling paper lanterns making up a background image, while the cats themselves are all ornamental multi-coloured moggies in a variety of poses.
It’s a 5-reel game, where in the normal spins, the symbols are in 4 rows and there’s 17 lines running both ways across the reels. This increases in the bonus spins, but we’ll review how that works a little later. For now, you will need to know that all games are played at the coin value multiplied by 100, giving a relatively high entry point of 1.00 for real cash games.
There’s only 5 basic symbols in this game, with the smallest wins being claimed when the green cat stops across a line of this win both ways slot machine, and if just 3 appear, the prize is equal to 5x the coin value, while 4 or 5 green cats will pay 25x, or 125x. The blue, red and black cats are worth maximum awards of 250x, 375x and 500x the coin amount, while the top symbol is a white cat which is a sign of good luck if it crosses your path and returns prizes of between 40 and 1,000 coins.
But players will be feline much better off if the big golden cat symbol appears, as this happy-looking character pays 100 coins when stopping on 3 reels, 500 when it’s on 4 reels and a massive 5,000 if it lands right across the game. It’s also a wild cat symbol, which means that any of the 5 colourful kitties can be substituted by the golden cat if it’s able to complete a winning line.