Pretty Kitty is a new addition to the Microgaming online pokies with cat themes. Some of the others are Alley Cats and Kitty Kabana. Far removed from the felines of Alley Cats, the kittens in this video pokie are pedigreed and pompous. They are the high paying symbols on the reels and seem to berate you in the win animations. The white kitty appears stacked on all the reels, whereas the others are stacked on reel 1 only. Everything in the pokie suggests wealth and elegance. It starts with the blue velvet background to the reels. The wild symbol is the Pretty Kitty logo with a diamond studded border. The scatter symbol is a jewelled collar on a velvet cushion. The low paying symbols are bright gem stones of different colours instead of the usual playing card icons. Pretty Kitty has also been released as a mobile pokie, and the gem stones look good on the smaller smartphone screens.
Pretty Kitty is a 243 ways to win online pokie. It includes the immensely popular Expanding Symbols feature that was introduced by Microgaming in Ariana. When you land a full stack of any kitten symbol on reel 1, the same symbol on any other reels will expand to cover those reels. The expansion will take place only if winning combinations can be created. But because of the 243 ways to win you are likely to get new win combinations more often than not. This feature can lead to all the 15 spots on the reel being taken by the same symbol. Three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels award 15 free spins. The Pretty Kitty logo wild symbol can appear stacked on reel 1. The Expanding Symbols feature becomes even more powerful. Any full symbol stack on reel 1 not only expands the same symbol on other reels but also expands the wild symbols. The free spins feature can be retriggered.
In Pretty Kitty online pokie you can select the number of coins per payline from 1 to 5 and the coin size from AU$0.01 to AU$2.00. The maximum line bet works out to $10. The total bet is the line bet multiplied by 30. This is justified because the Expanding Symbols feature leads to big wins. The maximum total bet in Pretty Kitty is AU$300. Though this is not as large as in some other Microgaming online pokies, most high rollers will be satisfied. The top line payout in this online pokie is awarded by the Pretty Kitty logo. It is 120 times the line bet, which works out to AU$1,200 with maximum bet. This appears to be low, but actually is not so when you factor in features like 243 ways and Expanding Symbols. The top scatter payout is 100 times the total bet. Microgaming has capped the total payout in any spin to AU$280,000. The payout percentage is reported to be between 96% and 97%. Big payouts come in the Expanding Symbols feature only, giving the online pokie high volatility.