Kitty Glitter Slot Machine
Created by IGT, Kitty Glitter is a 5 reel, 30 pay line slot machine that's available in both land based and online casinos.
Thanks to their constant grooming, air of superiority, and Fancy Feast commercials, cats have developed a glamorous reputation. Kitty Glitter takes off on this idea, featuring well groomed kitties and diamonds on the reels.
This isn't the most original theme, given that other slots like Miss Kitty and Pretty Kitty have the same concept, which begs the question of whether Kitty Glitter offers anything different.
Let's answer this by looking at Kitty Glitter's atmosphere, sound effects, animations, pay table, graphics, bonuses, and betting options. We'll finish by comparing Kitty Glitter to Pretty Kitty and Miss Kitty.
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Kitty Glitter Slot Machines Overview
When you fire up Kitty Glitter, you'll see a large picture of a white cat wearing a diamond necklace. You'll also hear a jingle that sounds like 1930s swing music.
You're then taken to the reels, where you'll see light blue behind the symbols, and red on the outer parts of the screen.
This isn't the prettiest background that we've seen in gaming, and it's only partially saved by sparkles that represent glittering diamonds.
The main game doesn't offer any music, but you will hear a number of sound effects during spins and winning payouts.
Sound effects include: swing music playing during white kitty wins, computerized music playing during low paying wins, a magical sound when 3 diamond scatters land on the reels, and a sparkling sound when you get diamonds in the bonus.
Upon triggering free spins, you'll also hear the 1953 swing style song Istanbul playing throughout the bonus.
Kitty Glitter is an older slot, so you won't see incredible animations. But this game does include a basic array of animations that keep it from getting stale.
Animations during the main game include: the camera panning out from the brown cat to show its full body, the Kitty Glitter icon changing to reveal that it's wild, sparkles appearing in the calico cat's space, the camera panning out to reveal the white cat's full body, and diamonds drifting off the reels and into spaces at the bottom of the screen bonus.
Kitty Glitter Pay Table and Graphics
Symbols and payouts for Kitty Glitter can be accessed by clicking the Pays button in the upper right hand corner. Here's a look at the different symbols along with what they pay:
- Kitty Glitter Icon Wild
The game icon is wild and substitutes for all other symbols except the diamonds scatter to form winning payouts.
- Diamonds Bonus
Appearing only on reels 2, 3, and 4, the diamonds trigger free spins when they appear 3 times on the reels.
- White Cat
This is the top paying cat, offering 1,000 coins for 5 symbols, 300 for 4, and 50 for 3.
- Brown Cat
The brown cat pays 750 coins for 5 symbols, 200 for 4, and 40 for 3.
- Calico Cat
This cat offers 400 coins for 5 symbols, 125 for 4, and 30 for 3.
- White and Black Cat
This multi colored feline pays 300 coins for 5 symbols, 100 for 4, and 20 for 3.
The A offers 125 coins for 5 symbols, 30 for 4, and 10 for 3.
- K, Q, J, and 10
These letters all pay the same, offering 100 credits for 5 symbols, 20 for 4, and 5 for 3.
- Bonus Diamond
Appearing only during free spins in reel 5, the bonus diamond helps turn cats into wild symbols during free spins.
Kitty Glitter first began as a land based slot machine before it was converted to an online format. The game's age is apparent in the symbol graphics, which don't offer the same level of detail and sophistication as modern slot machines.
The best looking symbols include the Kitty Glitter icon, diamonds scatter, and bonus diamond. The cats are detailed enough to tell what they are, but don't count on being wowed by the symbols.
Kitty Glitter Slot Bonus Features
As with most older slot machines, the only bonus featured in Kitty Glitter is free spins. But the good news is that these free games offer a twist in that you can form extra wilds by landing bonus diamonds on the reels.
Here's a closer look at what to expect from Kitty Glitter's bonus.
You trigger 15 free spins by landing 3 or more diamond scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. When this happens, the aforementioned Istanbul song begins playing and you're taken to a different screen.
The new background offers a solid purple look, which is a slight improvement from what you'll see in the main game.
Below the reels, you'll see all four cats, each with 3 empty diamond shaped spaces next to them. The goal is to get bonus diamonds in the fifth reel so that they fill the empty spaces.
Every time that you fill all 3 spaces next to a cat, it becomes an extra wild symbol. If you fill up the spaces next to every cat, you'll have 4 wild symbols during the bonus.
Remember that you can retrigger 15 free games at any point during the bonus. You can keep retriggering free spins until your spin count reaches 0, or you've played 225 total free games.
It's hard to get multiple wilds without retriggering the bonus at least once. But when you retrigger free spins one or more times, it becomes easier to get more diamonds and, subsequently, more wild symbols.
During one bonus run, we retriggered free games right away and managed to have 3 wild symbols in play at one point. Thanks to all of these wilds, our total payout was 3,800 credits - one of the highest bonus wins we've ever experienced while reviewing slot machines.
Kitty Glitter lets you play the following number of pay lines: 1, 5, 9, 15, and 30.
You can normally only adjust your coin size to the following increments in the online version we played: $1, $2, $3, and $5.
But this game has a weird setup where you can only play a larger coin size based on how many pay lines you're using. Here are some examples:
You can use a $50.00 coin size with 15 pay lines in play. You can use a $100.00 coin size with 9 pay lines in play. You can use a $500.00 coin size with 1 pay line in play.
It's rare for a slot machine to have varying coin sizes based on how many pay lines are being used. We doubt anybody would want to bet between $50 and $500 per line on this game, but high rollers should note that the option is there.
Other options include the ability to change the graphics quality and use auto play. Regarding the latter, you can auto play the reels for between 10 and 50 spins.
Graphics quality can be changed to low, medium, high, or best quality. The purpose of changing to a lower setting is if you have a slower smartphone or PC and want to improve the game speed.
We changed from low to best and did notice a small difference in graphical quality. But the change isn't so great that you'll be amazed at the best setting.
Kitty Glitter's win frequency is below average for a 30 pay line slot machine.
Most of our wins came from the calico kitty, black and white kitty, and letters. We were surprised by the low percentage of payouts that came courtesy of the wild symbol.
The bonus round occurred four times in our session, which lasted 300 400 spins. Given that we made 3,800 coins in one bonus round, we earned a large profit despite the low payout frequency.
RTP for Kitty Glitter is 94.92%, which is below average for an online slot.
The below average RTP and win frequency made this game a risky bet, especially with the lowest online coin size being $1. Most players won't find Kitty Glitter worth playing at this price.
But again, we can't stress how pleased we were with the frequency of free spins, and the 3,800 coin haul that we experienced after retriggering the bonus.
Kitty Glitter is a basic 5 reel slot, meaning experienced players won't have any trouble with this game. Here's a look at the main rules:
- All wins are formed left to right, beginning with the leftmost reel.
- If two or more payouts occur in the same line, only the highest win is paid.
- Free spins are played at the triggering line bet and number of pay lines.
- Free spins can be retriggered until you reach 225 consecutive spins.
Comparison to Other Cat Themed Slot Machines
As mentioned before, Kitty Glitter bears similarities to other cat games like Miss Kitty and Pretty Kitty. Below you can see how these slots compare to Kitty Glitter.
Miss Kitty is a 5 reel, 50 pay line slot machine from Aristocrat that deals with a wealthy cat in the city. This is reflected by the skyscrapers in the background and bustling street noises while you play.
The city noises don't add to the luxury theme that Aristocrat is pushing here because it sounds like New York on a Monday afternoon. But it's still nice to hear something while you play.
The symbol graphics aren't much better than Kitty Glitter, but we like Miss Kitty's background far more. Another advantage of this game is that you have more flexible betting options, with the ability to change pay lines from 1 50 and coin size from $0.01 to $2.00.
If you get 3 or more moon symbols anywhere on the reels, you trigger 10 free spins. Any Miss Kitty wild symbol that lands during free games becomes sticky and remains in place until the bonus is over.
We like Kitty Glitter's bonus better, but the background, music, and betting options are superior in Miss Kitty.
Developed by Microgaming, Pretty Kitty is a 5 reel slot machine that centers on cats with diamond collars. This is a 243 ways game, meaning symbols only have to be in adjacent reels, rather than in specific pay lines, to form wins.
Pretty Kitty will appeal to any feline lover because the cats used are realistic depictions. You'll also see animations where they meow and move around when appearing in winning combinations.
Other embellishments include soothing music during the main game, silky backgrounds, and quality graphics.
Features in Pretty Kitty include expanding wilds and free spins, with the latter being triggered by 3 or more collar scatter symbols.
In terms of overall presentation, Pretty Kitty is a step up from Kitty Glitter. If you play the latter and think that it feels too old, you should find Pretty Kitty to be a major upgrade.
Like many IGT slot machines that have been adapted to an online format, Kitty Glitter doesn't have the latest features or amazing 3D graphics. In fact, this is just a simple 5 reel slot with a twist in the bonus round.
The twist is that you collect diamonds, which help unlock extra wild symbols. This helps save Kitty Glitter from being a generic and outdated slot.
Other aspects that you may like about this game include the frequency of free spins, swing music, and several payout animations.
The biggest downside to Kitty Glitter is the background, which is an ugly mixture of light blue and red. The symbol graphics could also stand to improve, although you can help this somewhat by using the best graphics setting.
The lowest coin size is $1, which is too much for a game with subpar quality. We got a big bonus win to help make up for the spin cost, but this isn't going to happen for every player in every session.
We also don't appreciate the discrepancy in coin size based on how many pay lines you're playing. You won't find any rhyme or reason in seeing the max coin size increase from $50.00 to $500.00 based on how many lines you're playing.
Kitty Glitter has a couple of redeeming qualities. But the overall product makes us want to play Miss Kitty or Pretty Kitty when it comes to the cat department.