When it comes to Claws vs Paws players will be delighted to see that the cat burglars have come to town and they are stealing jewels from the vaults whilst a police dog is in rapid pursuit across the reels. This is an entertaining cartoon styled adventure that offers players some seriously good winnings and a plethora of bonus features that are also very rewarding. Amongst the bonus features there is reel re-spins in the base game, big wins offered via the computer-hacking cat as well as three different free spins rounds that all have their own unique kitty treat. The aim of the game is for players to land three or more of the same symbol across a pay line and the wins start coming in. There is plenty of detail when it comes to the symbols and some clever designs such as the background image that depicts a city street where the columns of the bank are presented by bones and there is also a cat shaped door where all the furry felines are ready to pounce. The gameplay is completed with a jazz soundtrack that is the perfect accompaniment to the overall theme and ambience.
When it comes to the symbols like many other game slots the lower values are made up of playing cards 10 through to Ace. Landing three, four or five 10s will reward the players with x5, x10 and x100 of the entire amount bet respectively. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of the J, Q and K will each pay out a little more, but the top paying card symbol is the Ace which has a value of 10x, 40x and 200x the bet staked.
Amongst the other symbols is a set of keys which pay-out up to x250 and this is the same for the old style British police helmet. Landing the bone sitting on the red velvet cushion returns x40, x150 and x300 for 3, 4 or 5 respectively. Players only need to land the game logo on two of the reels to win a prize whilst landing the whole five will result in the best reward of x500 of the current line bet. However, there is more in the shape of the shiny diamond and this will pay from x2 up to x600 the line bet when it lands on 2 – 5 reels on any pay line and although this is also the wild and can interact with all the symbols except the scatter to created winning combinations. At random players will see a cat holding a computer tablet appear at the side of their reels, with the sole aim of hacking the symbols however there is a purpose as he is able to add extra wild diamonds which means a guaranteed win from the spin and the rewards on offer can be some of the biggest available. The cat that can hack can also nudge the scatter symbols in place so that they can activate the bonus features what’s more he can award players between 2 and 4-reel re-sins with everyone a guaranteed winner.
The scatter is represented by the bank vault and can make an appearance in the main games and there are special scatters in the form of a cat that only appears on the fifth reel and activate unique free spins. Landing the cat burglar with a green background as well as two vault scatters and the free spins are activated and sliding wilds drop down on the reels one row at a time, these spins continue until there are no more wilds however there is a maximum of three sliding wilds.
Landing the cat with a blue background together with a single vault will activate the free spins round where there are progressive multipliers in play. During these spins a green decryptor will increase the wins by x1 multipliers, but a red alarm symbol will reduce the multipliers, and this continues until three alarms are present.
There is also a great dog treat for players to get their teeth into, in the shape of a police dog that shines a red light at random on the reels causing them to re-spin with the lower paying card symbols removed so it is far easier for the player to land a win that is created from the higher paying symbols.