Cats are a popular theme for a slot game but if you’re expecting cutesy kittens in Cat Prince, think again – the animals on show are of the big cat variety so look out for pumas and jaguars rather than Tiddles and Whiskers. Set in the land of ancient Egypt, Cat Prince comes with super stacked symbols and a free spin feature where all wins are doubled. Play this 5 reel, 40 payline video slot from High5 Games from between 40p and £40 per spin.

Big cats enjoyed a special status in the kingdoms of ancient Egypt and it’s that special relationship that takes centre stage here – the reels include a pair of big cats, a gold necklace and a golden cat headed staff as well as playing card symbols from A to 10. The Cat Prince himself is the biggest payer of the standard symbols in the base game, offering 200 coins for a 5 symbol combo.

That may sound a little on the skinny side but remember that Cat Prince comes with super stacked symbols which can fill up one or multiple reels offering extra opportunities to secure a win. If you fill 3 successive rows entirely with the same symbol, you’ll also be awarded a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x on that spin.

The Cat Prince logo is the wild symbol, substituting for everything apart from the bonus. A five symbol wild combo will get you 1,000 coins.

The bonus symbol only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 – when it appears fully stacked on all 3 reels, you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature and be awarded 8 free games. Pick 1 of the bonus symbols to reveal which one of the standard symbols will be the special super stacked symbol during the feature.

The reels contain stacks of mystery symbols which will transform into the selected symbol during the free spins. If you’re lucky enough to pick a high value symbol, the results can be impressive. Fill the reels with 3 or more successive super stacked symbols in the free spins and the 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier will also apply. The bonus is played out on a new set of reels with a different paytable being used.

The variance in Cat Prince is on the high side of medium – the free spins are the best route to riches but they don’t hit that often. They can be worth the wait though. Cats and ancient Egypt are two of the most popular themes in the online casino world so the combination on show in Cat Prince should be a winner. The visuals are simple but perfectly serviceable with the on screen action playing out to a suitably adventurous sounding backing track.

The free spins feature isn’t a bad one either, especially when you throw in both the super stacked symbols and the multiplier. Get lucky with this bonus round and the rewards can be fit for a prince. The game is quite similar to Dangerous Beauty (also by High5 Games) but if it’s the theme you like, NetEnt’s Pyramid Quest for Immortality is an ancient Egyptian slot that you shouldn’t overlook.