“He’s the boss, he’s the pip, He’s the championship, He’s the most tip top, Top Cat”. Is cartoon’s funkiest feline a decent subject for a slot too? This 5 reel, 20 payline jackpot game, from Blueprint Gaming, based on TC comes with stacks of features including stacked symbols, re-spins, free spins, added wilds and pick me features. Join the gang from between 20p and £500 per spin.
Fans of the classic cartoon will find the visuals in Top Cat very familiar – look out for Choo, Benny, Brains and Spook as well as Officer Dibble. TC is the top symbol, offering 400 coins for a 5 symbol combination. It appears as stacked and can fill entire reels.
The fish bones symbol is the wild, substituting for everything bar the bonus. That bonus symbol features TC and the rest of the gang and triggers The Master Plan Bonus when it hits on reels 1, 3 and 5 – there are 5 bonus features available:
Fancy Fancy’s Hot Dog Respins feature – look out for the giant hot dog wild. If it fully lands on reel 5, you’ll be awarded the Respin Bonus. A hot dog vendor will then appear covering the 5th reel with his cart. Fancy Fancy and the crew then come along with a fishing rod the reels will re-spin. After any payouts are made, the fishing line will drag the wild stack 1 place to the left. This process repeats until the wilds are dragged off the leftmost reel.
Cash Picker Bonus feature – choose from the bins to reveal a multiplier prize. Keep on picking until you find Officer Dibble in 1 of the bins.
Maharaja Heist! feature – it’s a 2-stage trail bonus. On stage 1, you work your way along the trail to reveal multipliers. Stage 2 is the Big Money Board where the cash prizes are won.
Construction Site Wilds! feature – the name of the game here is to collect Top Cat stickers which appear stuck over the symbols. The more TC stickers you collect, the better the chances of advancing to the next reel set where extra additional wilds and more free spins are awarded.
Diner Free Spins feature – these unlimited free spins are played on a new set of reels set in a diner. Look out for the special scatter symbol on reel 5 – the meal tickets down the right side of the reels will fall away and the chef will change the plate of food. Free spins and multipliers are on offer here until all tickets have fallen down.
Dibble’s Free Spins feature – during this round, special wilds are added to the reels. They act as normal wilds on the 1st spin but will float around the reels for the remainder of the feature. If 2 wilds collide, they’ll turn the whole reel wild.
In addition to the quintet of Master Plan Bonus features, there’s also 4 randomly triggered Call or Nothing Bonuses in the base game – details are as follows:
Choo’s Piano Wilds feature – keep an eye out here for TC’s pal Choo who will walk on screen up to the centre of the reels before a piano drops on his head! Choo starts seeing stars which float on to the reels to turn random symbols into wilds.
Brain’s Water Wilds feature – here Brain arrives on the reels brandishing spanner to unleash a fire hydrant which appear under each reel. The water from each hydrant has the potential to turn that reel wild. The round ends once Brain’s has unlocked all 5 reels and the payout has been made with all the extra wilds in position.
Benny’s Colossal TVs feature – the reels continue to spin with Benny appearing. He then presses the button on his remote making a Colossal TV appear which adds a number of TVs to the reels. The reels then stop with Benny pressing the remote again to make every TV reveal a random mystery symbol.
Spook’s Mice is Nice feature – mice appearing next to each symbol to create a winning combo. If the TC blows his whistle, the mice will jumble the symbols again to create another win. The whistles and jumbles continue until Officer Dibble appears and calls time.
Top Cat also comes with a Jackpot King feature which is triggered by landing 5 Jackpot King overlay symbols – you’ll then spin a new set of reels where the aim is to collect crowns and build a bigger multiplier. Choose 1 of the treasures offered to trigger a re-spin, collect or the wheel spin. The latter is a tombola style pick which offer big win multiplier and jackpot prizes.
As you can see, there’s plenty of variety on offer in Top Cat which will certainly appeal to feature lovers. It looks pretty special too and includes a nice jazzy backing track and snaps of dialogue. The various bonus features come along at pretty regular intervals with the variance on the low side of medium.
Taken together, it all makes Top Cat an entertaining and very playable slot. If you’re looking for slots based on popular cartoons, Net Entertainment offer you both South Park and South Park Reel Chaos which is based on the adult animated TV show.