A well rounded mobile game, Kathmandu mobile slot has a little bit of everything to keep you entertained.
In theory this Microgaming slot game works great. Load it as an Android slot or an iPad / iPhone slot and you won’t notice much difference in game play. In fact, it’s so well rounded that it sits in the middle of almost everything.
The betting range is neither too high for slot newbies, starting at only 0.09 per spin, nor too low for big betters at 90 a spin.
The free spins round come with a generous 15 free spins and the multiplier swaps and changes from a 2x multiplier to 5x multiplier. Giving you a guarantee of walking away with at least 20x your bet, but still hope for more in this Kathmandu slot.
So why didn’t we give it more than 3 stars? Because it sits a little too high on that fence.
Unfortunately the theme is a little dull, with lots of browns and generic Nepalese imagery sitting next to high card symbols. And the sounds are nothing to shout about. Imagine if India and China had a slot child and you’ll come close to what they are trying to do with this theme. It’s exotic in a very familiar way.
Don’t get us wrong, we enjoyed playing on the Kathmandu slot machine. But just as with the theme, you’ll recognise the gameplay quickly as you play through 9 paylines and 5 reels and get small wins often. Sure the max jackpot is 150,000… if you manage to get 5 wilds on all the reels with a 5 times multiplier.
Realistically Kathmandu video slot is more for beginners of the game who want a little bit of everything, but without major risk. Mostly this is because most of the big wins were only about 10x to 20x your bet. More is possible, but this game is all about getting you playing for as long as possible and helping your budget stretch.
Personally we think the more volatile Summertime mobile slot, which came out at the same time, is a lot more fun, even if it, like this one, is nothing new to the Microgaming portfolio.
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|Mobile Slot released||July 2014 (on mobile)|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 9 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4% to 3% / 96%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.50|
|Min/Max bet||0.09 / 90|
|Free spins||15 Free Spins / Random Multiplier up to 5x|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters & Free Spins|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Wilds: The prayer wheel (at least we think it is? Our Buddhist ritual tool knowledge isn't what it use to be...) is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols except scatters.
Scatters & Free Spins: The archway is the scatter symbol and if you get three or more anywhere on the screen you'll set off 15 free spins. Here you'll get a randomly allocated multiplier on every spin, from x2, x3, x4 or x5.
Obviously that last one is the one you want to get, but strangely enough, most of the time you get the x5 multiplier showing, the reels come up empty. Most of your wins will end up with a x2 or x3 multiplier - which is still decent.
However, the hope of hitting that x5 on a decent 5 of a kind win... well... that's the dream isn't it?
Kathmandu mobile slot game fits the bill for a middle of the range safe slot. You won't lose a lot, you might win a bit and you'll more than be able to afford to play. The theme could have been a little more exciting, but at least it's different.
Safe, simple and familiar.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 29, 2020 - Rating