Based on the classic fairy tale and pantomime favourite, Puss ‘N Boots is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from Red Tiger Gaming. It comes with reel swaps, symbol swaps, symbol transformations, 5 of a kind shifts as well as a free spins feature. Play from between 20p and £500 per spin.

Like all the slots in the Red Tiger Gaming catalogue, Puss ‘N Boots is a glossy, high definition affair – set against a medieval cityscape backdrop, the reels include heart, diamond, club and spade symbol alongside higher value gauntlets, hats, boots (which appear stacked) and swords. Puss ‘N Boots is the wild, replacing everything bar the bonus inducing scatters – 5 wilds awards 1,000 coins.

Puss ‘N Boots also comes with a quartet of randomly triggered mini features – details are as follows:

  • Swap Reels feature – Puss will transform the order of the reels to create a winning combination.
  • Swap Tiles feature – using a special lucky sword, Puss cuts out symbols and transforms them to create a new winning combination.
  • Mega Reels feature – all of the lower value playing card suit symbols are removed. A single spin is made with just the higher value symbols in play.
  • Five of a Kind feature – Puss re-arranges 5 of a kind symbols on the reels into a winning configuration.

Land 3 of the Free Spins symbols to trigger the Free Spins feature – as well as the free spins, you’ll also be awarded 1 of the 4 Puss features described above which is guaranteed to be a winner. Every free spin will give you a win which really helps – furthermore, look out for the +1 Spin symbol which adds to your tally.

Puss ‘N Boots is a very well designed slot – the cartoon style imagery is lovely to look at and the animations are slick. The action plays out to a classical guitar backing track which isn’t what you usually find in an online slot. No complaints here then.

The features aren’t bad either – Puss’ mini features come along fairly regularly to spice up the base game action. They can deliver too. We won over 60 times our stake from the Swap Reels mini feature and regularly landed around 30x from the others.

The free spins are much, much harder to come by though. So long was the wait that we wondered whether they actually existed! When they do come, they can give you huge wins – I found the game to be a medium variance one with balanced payouts throughout – the key is the free spins though where every free spin is a guaranteed winner.

Red Tiger Gaming slots are usually well designed and that’s certainly the case here. The features stack up pretty well too, delivering plenty of action. Puss ‘N Boots is a favourite come Christmas time. This slot version offers enough to leave you purring all year round. If you like cat themed slots, IGT’s Cats and Playtech’s White King are recommended.