Fortune Cats Golden Stacks Slot Review

Expert Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 3rd November 2021
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 3rd November 2021

Enjoy a slice of Japanese fortune in the Fortune Cats Golden Stacks slot. Powered by Thunderkick, this 5 reel, 40 payline game comes with transforming mystery symbols. It’s all about the Bonus Game feature where 10 free spins are awarded on up to 3 reel sets and up to 120 paylines. With more free spins to be won, there are also transferring Golden Stacks in play. With 2,500 x stake max wins, find out more in our Fortune Cats Golden Stacks review.

Fortune Cats Golden Stacks Max Win
2,500 x bet
Provider
Thunderkick
Type of Slot
Video Slot
Theme
Japanese Luck
Reels
5
Paylines
40-120
Stakes Range
10p to £100
Bonus Features
Yes (3)
Free Spins/Multiplier
10-Unlimited/1x
Max Win
2,500 x
RTP
96.14%
Volatility
Medium

Fortune Cats Golden Stacks Slot Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 40-120 paylines

Stakes Range: 10p to £100 per spin

Max Win: 2,500 x stake per spin

RTP: 96.14%

The Fortune Cats Golden Stacks slot begins with 5 reels, 4 rows and 40 fixed paylines. 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols across any payline, from left to right and beginning from reel 1, will result in a winning outcome. The only exception is the golden cat where only 2 are needed for a win.

As with all Thunderkick slots, you can spin away from 10p to £100 per spin. Click on the Bet area below the reels to see all available stakes. With all payouts in the Paytable showing in currency format, there is an Auto Play function which allows up to 5,000 auto spins with loss and single win limits.

The Fortune Cats Golden Stacks RTP is 96.14% which is above the norm (slightly). The variance is in the medium bracket with the bigger wins coming in the free spins.

The maximum win per spin is 2,500 x your total stake. This will occur in the free spins as you can play with up to 120 paylines potentially.

Theme – Audio and Design Features – wealth and fortune await

Theme: Japanese luck

High Value Symbol: Golden Cat

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

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With a Japanese luck theme, the Fortune Cats Golden Stacks slot has a feel-good factor with the golden cats bringing you wealth and fortune hopefully. Colourfully designed, there’s a bright blue backdrop with the symbols appearing on pink reels.

With a retro feel, symbols include hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs. Then you have koi carp, calabashes, lanterns and golden cats (that are waving). The golden cat is the highest paying symbol with 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination rewarding you with 0.4, 1, 2.5 or 7.5 x your total stake. It can appear stacked as you’ll find out below. It’s also known as maneki-neko which is a good luck figurine in Japanese culture.

With a wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter and mystery symbol, it appears on all reels bar reel 1. The fan is the mystery symbol and the cat is the scatter. Here’s a full list of symbols appearing on the reels:

Symbol Payouts/Info
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-club-symbolClub 3, 4 or 5 = 0.3, 0.5 or 1 x stake
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-diamond-symbolDiamond 3, 4 or 5 = 0.3, 0.5 or 1 x stake
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-spade-symbolSpade 3, 4 or 5 = 0.3, 0.5 or 1 x stake
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-heart-symbolHeart 3, 4 or 5 = 0.3, 0.5 or 1 x stake
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-koi-carp-symbolKio Carp 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 1 or 2 x stake
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-calabash-symbolCalabash 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 1 or 2 x stake
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-lantern-symbolLantern 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 1 or 2 x stake
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-golden-cat-symbolGolden Cat 2, 3, 4 or 5 = 0.4, 1, 2.5 or 7.5 x stake
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-mystery-symbolMystery Transforms all of 1 symbol into Golden Cats
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-scatter-symbolScatter 3+ triggers bonus + 10 Free Spins
fortune-cats-golden-stacks-slot-wild-symbolWild Substitutes for all except scatter and mystery symbols

Fortune Cats Golden Stacks Mobile

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Produced using the latest HTML5 technology, Fortune Cats Golden Stacks is playable on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. There is a sensory overload in terms of colour so a bigger screen from a laptop or PC will be better suited in my opinion.

Fortune Cats Golden Stacks Bonus Features

Fortune Cats Golden Stacks comes with 3 bonus features. With mystery transforming symbols, it focuses on the free spins where up to 3 game areas with up to 120 paylines can come into play. There are also transferring golden stacks to benefit from.

Mystery Symbols feature

This game comes with a Mystery Symbols feature. The Mystery symbol can appear in both the base game and free spins. The mystery symbol randomly transforms 1 symbol and itself into the highest paying golden cat. All instances of those symbols will be transformed and will not include the scatter or wild.

Bonus Game feature

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The Fortune Cats Golden Stacks slot focuses on the Bonus Game feature. This is triggered by landing 3 or more cat scatters. With 10 free spins awarded, the number of game areas/paylines is dependent on the number of triggering scatters:

3 scatters 1 game area 40 paylines
4 scatters 2 game areas 80 paylines
5 scatters 3 game areas 120 paylines

If you begin with 1 or 2 game areas, you can activate new game areas by landing scatters. 3 scatters will give you a 2nd game area and 5 scatters will unlock all 3. If you begin with 1 game area, you will need 8 scatters to play all 3. Furthermore, each new game area gives you 2 more free spins and each scatter awarded 1 additional free spin.

Golden Stacks feature

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In the free spins, any reel fully occupied by the golden cat symbol will trigger the Golden Stacks feature. The stacked golden cat reel will be copied over to the corresponding reels on other game areas. If you land golden cat symbols on reels 1 and 2 on 1 of the game areas for examples, reels 2 and 3 of game areas 2 and 3 will also display the same outcome.

Fortune Cats Golden Stacks Review Summary – disappointing

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The Fortune Cats Golden Stacks slot is not your usual Thunderkick game. The theme is quite niche in my opinion so will alienate many.

The gameplay doesn’t offer anything innovative as it comes with transforming mystery symbols and free spins. In the latter, playing with up to 2 more reel sets and up to 120 paylines is a nice touch but doesn’t do much to the max win potential. Other slots like Microgaming’s Alice in Wildland and Moriarty Megaways by iSoftBet come with multiple reel sets.

Overall, Fortune Cats Golden Stacks is a decent game if you like the Japanese luck theme. Thunderkick has produced better though with Gods of Rock (20,000 x stake max wins) my pick.

Pros
  • Unusual Japanese luck theme
  • Simple gameplay
  • Up to 3 reel areas/120 paylines in free spins
Cons
  • 2,500 x stake max wins

Fortune Cats Golden Stacks FAQs

What is the Fortune Cats Golden Stacks RTP?

The Fortune Cats Golden Stacks RTP rate is 96.14%. Above the 96% average, the variance is in the medium bracket with wins spread throughout the base game and bonus features.

What is the Fortune Cats Golden Stacks max win?

The maximum win per spin is 2,500 x your total stake. Your best opportunities come from the free spins where up to 3 reel sets and 120 paylines can come into play.

Are there any Fortune Cats Golden Stacks free spins?

Yes, the Bonus Game feature begins with 10 free spins. Depending on the number of triggering scatters, you will pay with up to 3 reel sets and 120 paylines. You can also win additional free spins and benefit from transferring Golden Stacks.

Is there a Fortune Cats Golden Stacks demo?

Yes, the Fortune Cats Golden Stacks free play version is available here at Online-Slot.co.uk. Made using HTML5 technology, enjoy this slice of Japanese fortune on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.