While online and mobile casinos have made all sorts of pokies available to New Zealand players, a certain amount of repetition in the themes is inevitable. There are plenty of slots focused on pirate booty, juicy fruit collections, forbidden treasure tombs and Chinese good-luck charms, to name just some of the recurring categories.
Aristocrat’s Miss Kitty slot game is an original exception. The five-reel, four-row game features a sultry pink cartoon cat, complete with big eyes, false eyelashes and a fluffy tail that doubles as a feather boa. Against a night-time cityscape lit deep purple by a rising full moon, Miss Kitty uses cat-themed icons and a range of special features to offer an attractive variety of wins.
Bets from 0.02 to 200.00 per Spin
In whichever currency the slot is played in, Miss Kitty offers players the option of betting between 0.02 and 4.00 per line, or seven other settings in between. Players can also activate 1, 5 or all 50 paylines, or any multiple of 5 between the two extremes. Theoretically, a player can risk just 0.02 on only one line every spin, but a wager of at least 1.00 per spin, covering all 50 paylines, makes more sense. High-stakes players, of course, can risk as much as 200.00 on every spin of the slot machine.
Miss Kitty Standard Playing Symbols
The slot can be accessed on various devices like mobile betting. The one part of Miss Kitty’s design that does conform to Aristocrat traditions, is the rendering of the low-value Poker symbols in bright, bold enamelled fonts, with the picture cards decorated in heraldic badges, coronets and precious stones. Top prizes among all six of these icons, for a payline with five of a kind, are the same: 50 coins.
The other regular symbols are all items Miss Kitty can either eat or play with, and they are also grouped in pairs with equal prizes. The ball of Yarn and the Milk carton are worth 10, 25 or 75 coins for three, four or five of a kind. The clockwork mouse and the Bird each score 5 coins for a two-of-a-kind match, with prizes rising to 75 coins for five of a kind.
Stacking Fish Most Valuable Regular Symbol
The highest-value standard icon, a bug-eyed Fish, is the first of Miss Kitty slot’s special features. The symbol stacks, covering two, three or all four windows on a reel at once. The Fish icon also pays out from matches of two of a kind. The prize is 5 coins, rising to 15, 50 or 100 coins for three, four or five matches. The game pays just as Aussie pokies games online has to offer.
Scatter Moon and Sticky Wilds
A Full Moon wreathed in clouds, the Miss Kitty slot’s Scatter symbol, appears on Reels 1, 2 and 3 only. If a Scatter appears on all three reels, players win 2X the total bet, and the bonus round is triggered. This consists of 10 free spins, and if three more scatters come up on a spin, an extra round of 5 free spins can be activated once only.
Miss Kitty’s face in close-up, on Reels 2, 3 4, or 5, is the Wild, in the normal slots role of standing in for all symbols except the Scatter. During free spins rounds, however, any Wilds that appear are sticky, and remain in place for the rest of the bonus round, increasing the potential wins as more and more windows are filled by Wilds. Scatters that appear under sticky Wilds can still be part of free spins retriggers.