Catmandu Slots

CatmanduThe action in Catmandu revolves around a world where animals take the place of humans. From the Vulture dressed in a suit, to the Canary scientist or the Cat martial artist, the game hints at a totally different world. The city where all this takes place is visible in the background, with Chinese signs all over the place. The name might be influenced by Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, but I’m not 100% sure about it.

Catmandu has 88 lines for its players, the reels being 5 total. Wild symbols, scatters, multipliers and free spins comprise the collection of features that are available. If you’re looking at the top prize, you will find that you can get from it $18,888.

Features of Catmandu

Among the Catmandu features there is the Sensei wild, the Sign scatter, free spins and multipliers. You can read all about them below.

The Sensei symbol is the one with the cat dressed in a kimono. Sensei is an expanding wild, which means that even though only the 3rd reel can get it, it will at least cover three spots all the time. As long as you have two matching icons on the first two reels and on the same payline, the wild can provide the third one, and help you get a combination. The wild is even capable of substituting for a scatter, an ability which isn’t available to most symbols of this type.


The Sign scatter shows you mountains and a Catmandu sign in a corner. Used as a scatter, this symbol offers disappointing payouts, which vary between 1x and 18x the wager value. Having the scatters in any position on the reels is sufficient, as long as 2 or more are there.


Access to the two types of free spins is obtained with the help of the Catmandu Sign scatters. 3 or more are required to be present, and when that happens one of the two bonus games gets triggered, the choice being based on the exact number of scatters that are on the reels. The scatters also have to appear from left to right, on adjacent reels.

Sensei Feature

If you get this particular feature to start, it means that you had exactly three scattered Sign scatters on the reels 1, 2 and 3. You will be offered 5 free spins when this happens, with the 3rd reel having the Sensei wild expanded on it.


Get 3, 4 or 5 scattered Signs, from the left to the right, and you will receive an additional 3, 8 or 18 free spins.

Lotus Flower Feature

If you have at least four scatter symbols arranged from left to right, you are given 8 free spins by the Lotus Flower feature which gets triggered. Some of the symbols of the free spins will have the Lotus flower as a background. If you have 3+ symbols with the Lotus flower as a background, then you get 3 additional free spins.


The free games offer you tripled prizes, with a 3x multiplier doing this for you. There are no scatter symbols with the Sign on the reels.

Betting options and jackpots

You have more paylines in this game than in your average slot machine from Nuworks, 88 of them total, so you have to use more coins as well. Since coins have values which range from $0.01 to $1, you can get as high as $88 with the bets.

The game relies on the number 8 quite a bit, being considered lucky by the Chinese, so the prizes will use it as much as possible. The top payout will be worth 18,888 coins, which would mean $18,888.

Three random progressive jackpots are available as well, some paying better than others, but they’re used in pretty much all the Nuworks slots, so if you’re just sticking with this developer you will find them everywhere.

Design and symbols

The game is heavily inspired by the Asian culture, with Chinese style symbols, with the lucky number 8 being present in more than a few icons, and with martial arts being part of the design as well. A crowded and polluted city is visible behind the reels, with wooden posts on both sides which tell you the number of lines (88, so definitely inspired by the Chinese lucky number).


Symbols: Sensei (wild), Sign (scatter, 18x the bet), Dog (18,888 coins), Canary (8,888 coins), Vulture (5,555 coins), Sword Stand (2,555 coins), Goldfish (888 coins), Cup (588 coins), Scroll (288 coins), Red 8 (188 coins), Blue 8 (188 coins) and White 8 (188 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

Using the lucky number 8 as a talisman, with a martial arts and Asian inspired design, Catmandu has plenty to offer players, and I would recommend you give it a shot.

This Catmandu slot is offered by all online casinos with NuWorks software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.