The Catfather Part II
In the online slot industry, we often see games based around different movie themes. The Catfather II is obviously based around a cat motif with the Godfather movies and other similar films based around crime dramas. However, with so many different cats with different looks on the reels, this game doesn't make the mistake that many movie-based games make in the sense that it doesn't take itself too seriously. The end result is a medium-volatility experience that's a lot of fun.
The format of this game is pretty standard. Pragmatic Play has went with five reels, three rows and 30 paylines. You can choose coin sizes that run from $0.01 to to $0.50 apiece, and you only have the option to bet one coin on each payline. The minimum and maximum bet sizes per spin with all paylines activated are $0.30 and $15, respectively. We also recommend that you do keep all of the paylines activated, even though you can play with fewer if you really want to, because it gives you a better overall RTP.
The symbol with two cats in a box is the wild, and it'll show up on all five reels. You can pick up a very strong 5,000x jackpot for five of a kind. However, these wilds are also the source of a key feature during the regular game. At random before any spin ends, you can get random wild reels that cover the entire reel from top to bottom. You can pick up multiple of these on the same spin as well, which means there's a great chance to run up several wins on the same spin.
Scatters and Free Spins
The golden briefcase is the scatter symbol in this online slot. Three earns 1x your bet, four gives you 5x your bet, and five of a kind will pay 15 times your total bet. On top of that, you'll also be able to earn a set of 10 free spins with three or more of this briefcase symbol anywhere on the reels. You'll always get at least one randomly stacked wild reel on every single free spin, and you can pick up five more free spins added on to your total whenever you get three or more of the briefcase during the free turns, and there's no limit on how many times you can re-trigger the feature.
Other Notable Payouts
Aside from the wild, there are five other major cat symbols. The cat in the purple hat pays 500x for five of a kind, and you can pick up 250x for five of the grinning cat on the red background. Five of the cat in sunglasses and a ball cap pay 150x, and you'll get 100x for five of the cat in the cap and purple background. Five of a kind in the mouse symbol earns a solid 75x payout as well.
The A, K, Q and J rank symbols also show up, and they are golden and filled wth diamonds to match the overall theme of the game. You can get 50x for five of the A along with 45x for five of the K symbol. The Q is good for 40x for five of a kind, and a set of five of the J on an activated payline will get you a 35x prize.
The Catfather II will get you a pretty good experience because it's based around giving you extra value through the wild features. The free spins bonus round is also a lot of fun because you have much better chances of getting wins than regular spins thanks to the forced wild reels. Pragmatic Play has done a good job with making the online slot sequel to the original Catfather live up to the name, and we think this is a title that a lot of different kinds of players can enjoy because the game has a medium volatility without having swings that are too far out of control. Overall, this title is solid all around, and we have no problem recommending it.