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If you are a feline fan and enjoy a few spins on the slots, then you’ll no doubt be looking for the purr-fect game to play.
Kitty Glitter could well be the one that has you meowing in approval.
You’ll be glad to know that is the end of the dreadful cat-based puns as we turn our attention to this increasingly popular slot from the people at IGT.
It has a number of innovative features, including a free spins feature that you won’t find on too many other slots online in New Jersey. Let’s take a closer look at the game.
Overview: Kitty Glitter
Kitty Glitter by IGT is a 30-payline slot, but players can select either one, five, nine, 15, or 30 paylines to have in play on each spin.
The maximum line bet available depends on the number of paylines in operation, but if you play the maximum 30 paylines, then you can bet from $0.01 up to a maximum of $20 per line.
The slot features the usual 5×3 reels and as the name suggests, its inspiration is not just cats, but pampered cats (hence the few bars of “Puttin’ on the Ritz” when the slot starts).
The game features a wild symbol (the Kitty Glitter logo) plus a scatter symbol, which when landed three times or more across the reel triggers a bonus free spins round.
Who will the Kitty Glitter slot appeal to?
This slot is obviously going to be a hit with the many animal lovers of the world.
There’s also a retro feel to the slot (although whether that is intentional or not is open to debate), so fans of that style of game will be happy here.
The big money on offer from the big base game jackpot (1000x your stake), plus the free spins jackpot, make this an attractive option for bigger jackpot hunters, too.
Where to play Kitty Glitter in New Jersey
As it so happens, the Kitty Glitter online slot is as easy to encounter in the Garden State as the common house cat is.
It can be found at each and every one of the follow legal NJ online gambling websites:
Gameplay: Kitty Glitter
The first thing you’ll notice about Kitty Glitter is that while the slot is supposed to be about cats and wealth (in the vaguest sense), there doesn’t seem to have been an awful lot of time spent primping and preening the sound and graphics.
At best, they are basic, functional, and have a retro styling; at worst it looks as if this slot has been rushed to the public. But looks don’t count for everything, so how does Kitty Glitter shine when it comes to actual gameplay?
The base game is somewhat repetitive.
This is a higher variance slot, so your bankroll can be eaten away by these wealth-hungry kitties in no time at all unless you budget sensibly.
Indeed, I would argue that to get any enjoyment out of the slot, budgeting is fundamental. That’s because most base game wins are small, often just a fraction of your total bet, and of course, these wins simply mean you lose money at a slower rate.
There is the occasional bigger win (and the promise of a 1000x win if you can hit the biggest base game combination), but these are generally rare so the base game simply becomes something you play to get to the free spins round.
Things do improve during free spins. You trigger this by landing three or more scatters across the reels to trigger an initial 15 free spins, which can be increased up to a massive 225 free spins (although most bonus rounds are considerably shorter).
The best feature of the free spins round is the diamond symbol, which can be collected on the fifth reel for each of the cats. Complete a collection for a cat and for any remaining free spins, that cat symbol will be wild on the reels, too.
You can of course complete more than one cat symbol to send more than one symbol wild alongside the usual wild.
You need to land three diamonds to turn White Persian cats wild, six to turn orange tabby cats wild, nine to have calico cats wild, and 12 will turn all Siamese cats wild. All these symbols are wild only across the second through fifth reels.
This feature is how you can unlock the bigger wins in the free spins round, and indeed is the biggest selling point of the slot.
Special features: Kitty Glitter
The in-game wild is the Kitty Glitter logo that can replace any of the higher or low symbols across the reels to help create winning paylines.
The more wilds you land, the better your chances of a decent payout on a payline.
Land three or more of the scatter symbols (a bowl of diamonds) and you can trigger 15 free spins, which can be re-triggered up to 225 free spins.
Additional free spins wilds
During free spins, collect the diamond symbols on the fifth reel to turn cat symbols wild in addition to the usual wild. This can increase your chances of a significant win during the free spins round, especially if you can turn multiple cat symbols into wild symbols.
Free spins bonuses
The free spins bonus feature of collecting diamonds is the star feature of the game and can help you land some of the bigger wins in the slot.
It also adds a level of excitement to the game which isn’t really present in the base game.
Big win free spins
The bonus feature during free spins means that the potential for bigger wins always tends to come in the free spins round. Although the bigger wins are rare, you can earn a good chunk of cash even from a mid-range win.
Decent base game win potential
You can win up to 1,000 times your payline bet during the base game by landing five Persian cats on a payline. That said, I have not been able to land this while trialling the game.
A lack of multipliers anywhere in the game does hamper payouts, especially during the base game when those smaller payouts can quickly eat into your bankroll.
To be honest, the presentation of the slot is sorely lacking. This may well be one of IGT’s oldest slots, and it is showing its age, especially against some of the more modern slots available.
Very small base game wins
As we’ve mentioned before, those small base game wins of less than your total bet soon start to grate on your nerves. With free spins being hard to hit, this
can be an expensive slot to play.
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Graphics and soundtrack 1/5
Having recently reviewed another cat-themed slot (see the end of this review for links to other kitty slot reviews), I was quite disappointed with the graphics and soundtrack on the game.
The graphics are very basic, almost from the era of 8-bit graphics, while the sounds are simply generic slot sounds from a number of other IGT games.
Originality and creativity 3/5
Although the presentation is very poor, there are some nice touches.
I’m mostly talking about the bonus feature in free spins, which can really help land some massive payouts on occasion. They lift the originality factor to a midway point, but other than that there’s nothing particularly innovative on the slot.
Play value 2/5
Kitty Glitter, like some cats, is a bit of a temperamental beast. Catch her on a good day and she can reward with a fantastic jackpot win.
However, most of the time this cat’s claws can dig deep into your bankroll and render it quickly asunder.
Jackpot potential 3/5
There are some good-sized wins awaiting you in free spins if you can trigger some of the additional wilds available. When you do, Kitty Glitter starts to show her great side.
If you are a fan of games that only reward a few bigger winners now and then with a decent jackpot, this is a game you’ll enjoy.
Repeat play 1/5
Those small base game wins soon start to eat into your bankroll, as often you win back less than you spend.
That, combined with free spins rounds that are difficult to hit, means that I won’t be rushing back any time soon.
Total score 10/25
I’m afraid this kitty didn’t glitter too brightly for me. There are some decent points in the slot, a big potential base game win, and occasional free spins wins, but getting to them can prove very costly.
There’s just not enough on the slot to keep you engaged and wanting to hit the bonus features.
If you’re a fan of feline-themed slots, believe us when we say there is no shortage of them available to NJ online casino players. To learn about other games in this genre, don’t miss our reviews of OMG! Kittens and the game simply called Cats.