Join a gang of cheeky pooches in Copy Cats, a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot from NetEnt. This animal-themed outing from the Scandi developer comes with a free spins round and stacked symbols that trigger the Copy Cat feature where symbols transform into the same matching cat. Stakes range from between 25p and £125 per spin.

Design standards are usually high when we look at NetEnt game and that’s certainly the case with Copy Cats. A street scene forms the backdrop to the reels which are flanked by houses. Symbols on show include a quartet of paw prints, fish bones, milk and a wind-up mouse.

More lucrative are the blue, pink and red cats – 5 reds award 200 coins. There’s also a gold cat which is the wild. It substitutes for everything apart from the cat’s bell which is the scatter. The 4 felines are central to the first feature.

Copy Cat feature – land a full stack of cats on reel 1 and you’ll trigger this extra. All of other cats on the remaining 4 reels will all morph into the same cat on reel 1. A payout consideration is then made with the same symbols in play. After the payout has been made, the transformed cats return to their normal colour.

Free Spins feature – you can look forward to 10 free spins if you land the bell scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. Hope to see a fully stacked wild on reel 1 here as it triggers a special version of the Copy Cat feature. All of the other cat symbols on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 will all morph into wilds. A new payout is then made with the extra wilds in play. Like in the base game, they return to their natural state at the end of this free spin. You can re-trigger more free spins here too so hope to see those bells.

NetEnt video slots are usually easy on the senses and that’s the case with Copy Cat. Visually, it’s very nicely constructed. The cartoon setting works well and the imagery is neat and crisp. The jazzy soundtrack is a nice complement too.

The free spins round isn’t anything you won’t have seen a million times before. Land the stacked wild during those free spins though and the Copy Cat feature can work some real magic though. Get lucky with those extra wilds and you could be feeling like the cat that got the cream. Saying that, it offers maximum wins of 200 times your stake on each spin so I recommend you try Playtech’s White King which is more volatile and is based on a much fiercer cat.