How to Play

The game features 9 paylines but gamers are free to play on any number that they wish between one and nine.  The coin range is between 1 and 20 coins. The coin value ranges from 0.01 to 0.25.  At a maximum, players can bet 45 per spin.

Welcome to the Mountain City of Kathmandu

Kathmandu has a classic eastern feel to it with a brown reel case carved with different patterns.  The developer has included reel makers with bright colors that include dark colored numbers when a line is not in play.

The game uses a standard background track designed to make it sound like a busy casino. The game incorporates various sound effects that play when events or key icons occur. The bonus icon, for instance, plays a note whenever one lands on the reels. The free spins feature also includes a different music track.

Kathmandu Game Symbols

The game is well presented on a 5×3 reel grid with everything that you need on it.  At the bottom of the screen, there are spin buttons that allow you to set the bet range, the coins range and bet lines. On either side of the game logo, you will find the View payout tabs and a Help tab.  When you click on the Expert tab, you will be selecting the Auto Play option.  The option allows you to play up to 500 automatic spins and set the mode to stop when the spins are over or the win exceeds an amount you have set.

The game has numerous symbols with seven relating to the game theme and five playing cards from 10 to A. The cards represent the low paying symbols.  The towering palaces, an elephant herd, the city map, the temple, golden artifact and a bell represent the higher paying symbols.  The wild symbol spays the highest with two giving you 12 coins, three 200, four 1,000 coins and 5 give you 6,000 coins. The wild substitutes all symbols except the scatter helping you from a winning combos.

Benefit from the Free Spins

The free spins feature is triggered when three or more scatters land on position on the reels. The bell on the Nepalese arch is the scatter icon.  When you land on three or more bells, you will be given 15 free spins, all which come with a 5x multiplier attached to it.

When you land on four aces, the payout will increase from 50 to 250. If you land on some of the higher paying combinations you could be looking at a four-figure win.  The free spins feature can be retriggered by finding there or more of the scatters.

Along with its wild functions during the free spins, the temple icon pays a huge amount on its own. You can expect 4 coins for two wilds, 25 for 3, 100 for 4, and 750 for 5 in a payline.

Increase your Win with the Gamble Feature

After each winning combination, players are offered with the chance to play the gamble game. If you wish to take part in the game, hit Gamble and guess the card color or the suit. Should the guess be correct¸ you can double or quadruple your bet.  However, you should take care when using the gamble feature. Wagering every win is a quick way to reduce your bankroll to zero.  You should only gamble occasionally and avoid trying to make many right guesses in a row.

Our Take

In many ways, Kathmandu is distinctive of what you can expect from an older Microgaming pokie.  The game’s graphics are a little dated and the sound is rather lackluster and generic. Yet, this creates a type of retro gaming experience that you expect from old-school pokies. The game has quoted a unique theme that adds to its appeal.  But the free spins features is the game’s highlight. The feature not only gives you 15 free spins but also a win multiplier of x5 making the win more lucrative.  The game can be played in the Expert Mode or the Regular Mode. In the Expert Mode players have access to the Auto Play and other convenient features. The feature allows you to set up to 500 auto spins.

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