Slot Review: Big King Cats Megaways by Blueprint GamingPublished March 19, 2021 by Elana K
Blueprint's Big Cat King Megaways is a 6-reel slot with up to 117,649 Megaways. Features include Mystery symbols, free spins, a Spin Booster Wheel, an Unlimited Wheel Multiplier, and more.
Big Cat King Megaways from Blueprint Gaming is a cat-themed slot that doesn’t focus on your typical friendly felines. These cats are of the larger variety, ones that can be found in the sweltering jungles of Africa. As usual, Blueprint has created a game with fierce graphics and even fiercer features, including Mystery symbols, free spins, a Spin Booster Wheel, and an Unlimited Wheel Multiplier. Big Cat King Megaways can be played at Blueprint Gaming casinos, online and on mobile.
Big Cat King Megaways is a 6-reel slot. Each reel can hold between 2 to 7 symbols and there’s an extra horizontal reel on top with 4 positions. Since the number of symbols that land change on each spin, so do the number of win-ways. The maximum is 117,649, typical of Megaways slots.
Bets range from $.20 to $10 per spin, not a huge range to say the least. The RTP is 96.5% and increases to 97 when players activate the Roaring Free Spins Bet feature. Despite the relatively high RTP and small betting range, the slot is highly volatile.
Symbols include low-paying 10-A royals and 5 high paying cats: leopards, cheetahs, panthers, lions, and tigers. There are also wilds , which can substitute for all standard symbols, and diamond scatters that launch the Free Spins round.
Cascades and Mystery Symbols
After every win, the cascade feature is triggered. This removes winning symbols from the reels and makes space for new ones to drop down, creating the potential for more new wins on just one spin.
Blueprint included Mystery symbols in this game, which look like green leaves. Mystery symbols can randomly land on any spin and transform into the same matching symbol to create the potential for more wins.
When 4 scatters land on the reels, the Free Spins round is triggered. Players get 12 free spins and an additional 5 free spins for each scatter over 4 that lands. Before the round starts, players are given the choice to gamble for free spins on the Spin Booster Wheel. Each red and green segment on the wheel contains a different number of spins. The maximum that can be won is 50. Spinning the wheel isn’t free, however. Players will need to cough up a certain multiple of the total bet in order to spin it.
During the Free Spins round, there is a win multiplier that starts at 1x. For each winning cascade, it rises by +1. There is no limit and no resets in between spins.
Roaring Free Spins Bet Feature
This feature is only available in certain locations but it's certainly worth considering. It allows players to buy up to 12 free spins for a maximum cost of 100x the bet. Fewer free spins can be purchased for lower bets.
Big Cat King Megaways from Blueprint isn’t all that different from the developer’s other Megaways slots, but on the other hand, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Players seem to enjoy the extra win potential of the Megaways mechanic, and as long as Blueprint keeps the themes interesting, it will have an audience. With solid features like Mystery symbols, free spins, a Spin Booster wheel, and a maximum win of 50,000x the stake, players should have no problem getting up close and personal with the big jungle cats of Africa.