Temple Cats is a December 2015 ancient Egypt-inspired video slot that uses Endorphina software. Themes: hieroglyphs, sacred animals, mummification, animal worship, animal symbolism, animal god, and sacrifice. On its webpage, games developer Endorphina has classified Temple Cats under both the “adventure” and “mystic” themes, alongside: Aus Dem Tal (February 2020), The King (January 2015), The Mystery of Eldorado (June 2019), Kamchatka (September 2018), The Vikings (October 2018), The Ninja (February 2015), Stone Age (March 2015), Safari (September 2015), Undine’s Deep (October 2014), Blast! Boom! Bang! (January 2014), Pachamama (April 2014), Mongol Treasures (January 2015), Minotaurus (March 2015), Voodoo (December 2016), Fairy Tale (March 2015), The Vampires (October 2014), and Shaman (November 2014).
Examples of Temple Cats’ rival video slots: Desert Cats (January 2019) from WMS, Temple of Luxor (April 2015) from Genesis, and King Tut’s Chamber (June 2013) from World Match. The title “Temple Cats” is evident; the video slot is based on the ancient Egyptians’ tendency to adore fertility-associated domestic cats, and, thus, temples were synonymous with cat sanctuaries. Four symbols (Egyptian protection goddess Bastet, Egyptian cat Bastet, winged Egyptian cat Bastet, and cat’s facial hieroglyphic alignment) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Six symbols (A, K, Q, J, 10, and red-winged Bastet and Anubis’ busts) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Temple Cats Game Characteristics
Temple Cats has a 5X3 grid, with glazy red-and-blue partitions. The grid is embedded on a temple wall—bordered by two pillars—with hieroglyphic carvings. There are eleven symbols, ten adjustable paylines, seven denominations, six bets per line, 420 total bets, free games, expanding hieroglyphs, a side game, and its regular payouts are between $0.02 and $50000.00.
Temple Cats has two special symbols and nine ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the free games-activating scatter comprises of cat Bastet and jackal god Anubis busts, posing back to back over a red-winged golden circular hieroglyphic tablet; and the expanding symbols-associated feature is a golden circular hieroglyphic tablet, with a front-view shot of cat Bastet and jackal god Anubis busts, placed side by side.
Ordinary symbols: a realistic sexy Egyptian protection goddess Bastet; a bejeweled black Egyptian cat Bastet; a black Egyptian cat Bastet, with gold-lined red-and-blue wings; a glistening cat’s facial outline resulting from aligning a golden Ankh cross between Eyes of Horus; a blue A; a red K; a green Q; a golden J; and a purple 10.
Temple Cats’ denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. Temple Cats’ “bet” per payline choices: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $100.00.
As an example, staking the $100.00 bet offers these Temple Cats payouts. Two, three, four, and five: Egyptian protection goddess Bastet pays $100.00, $1000.00, $10000.00, and $50000.00; Egyptian cat Bastet pays $50.00, $400.00, $4000.00, and $20000.00; winged Egyptian cat Bastet, or cat’s facial hieroglyphic alignment pays $50.00, $300.00, $1000.00, and $7500.00.
Three, four, and five: A, or K pays $50.00, $400.00, and $1500.00; Q, or J, or 10 pays $50.00, $250.00, and $1000.00; and back to back cat Bastet and jackal god Anubis busts pay $200.00, $2000.00, and $2000.00.
More than three busts of cat Bastet and jackal god Anubis offer ten free games, wherein one of the hieroglyphs on the tablet is expandable. After each winning combination, “TAKE RISK” icon and “TAKE WIN” icon cover the hamburger button and spin button, respectively. Clicking “TAKE WIN” releases the current win. Clicking “TAKE RISK” redirects to a card game—it has one face up card for comparing with the four face down cards. Predicting a relatively lower face value nullifies the gambled current win. The current win is doubled after predicting a relatively higher face value. Temple Cats’ non-progressive jackpot is $50000.00.
The Temple Cats’ software is ordinarily good, thanks to a self-adjusting paytable, bet values set via +/- , customizable autospins, turbo mode, and statistics. The music instrumental consists of various ancient Egyptian musical instruments. Its animated 3D graphics include cat Bastet flapping its wings and symbols that glisten and glow.
Luck in Temple Cats
The RTP rate of Temple Cats, a game of chance, is 96% and the house edge is 4%.