The Cat Father Review
Inspired by the iconic Francis Ford Coppola film, The Godfather, Pragmatic Play decided that the film needed a feline upgrade and The Catfather was created. Playing on 5-reels with 9 paylines, this animal slot features a group of mischievous kitties who get up to no good at night time and partake in various criminal activities.
Along the way, players can have free spins and random stacked wilds that give players the chance to win up to 2,251x their stake. Is The Catfather a fur-midable slot, or just another bland animal slot?
Just from opening the slot, you'll be immediately disappointed to see that the inspiration from The Godfather is just from the title. The slot itself plays in a dimly lit room with tacky wallpaper and curtains that emphasise that it's most likely a crazy cat ladies' house but nothing from The Godfather.
Similarly, the symbols are a missed opportunity as they could've had a cat looking like Vito Corleone or at least looking more like the 1950s gangsters. Instead, they went for a variety of modern gangster cats which just feels generic.
Sadly, the sound is disappointing in the slot as there is only a soft jazz score in the background. It sounds suspenseful at times but it doesn't evoke a feeling of The Godfather. Unfortunately, there are no cat noises throughout the slot and just general ambient sounds of the reels. Naturally, you don't want too many annoying sounds but it just feels a little empty.
In terms of gameplay, there's nothing special or extraordinary about this slot. The gameplay is standard with 5-reels and only 9 paylines which makes it easy to pick and play. All of the relevant menus can be found at the bottom of the screen with the traditional Pragmatic Play crown highlighting the spin button to the far right.
Now, during the base game, you can win up to 555.556x your stake by landing 5 of the wild symbols on the payline. During the free spins round with a multiplier, you can win up to 2,251x your stake by landing the wilds with the x4 multiplier.
The Catfather is a low volatility slot with a high RTP of 98.1% which is almost unheard of in online slots. This is perfect for newcomers to online slots or people who prefer frequent but low payouts.
There is a missed opportunity with this slot as they have taken inspiration from The Godfather in name but that's about it. The design could've been something spectacular but it disappoints. Of course, the design isn't terrible but just doesn't live up to its name.
Thankfully, the gameplay is decent and simple enough that this is the perfect slot for newcomers. The maximum payout isn't tremendously high but the RTP of 98.1% will hopefully lead to some wins throughout. If you ignore the title and focus on the cats, then The Catfather is worth checking out.