Topcat - How to turn £200 into £20

DavidShush

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Jul 25, 2017
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UK
Abysmal slot. Was up so much and decided to try it as Betfair shove it in my face every time I login. I couldn't believe the cold streak yet it kept the disgusting manipulative tactic of constantly bonus teasing with the last 2 reels showing the bonus symbol constantly just missing. It's been a long time since I've felt robbed so I just wanted to make this thread to warn any others.

My RTP must be about 20-30%. Absolute scam.
 

mack341

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May 8, 2018
Location
south east england
Never got on with blueprint variance, they do suck you in as well with the bonus teasing, even that gorilla megaways one they did used to always fail to do anything for me... apart from jumping up and down and scratching his nadgers a lot.

For the type of game they're attempting, with mini bonuses frequently in the mix, they'd need 120% rtp so instead they employ smoke and mirrors. Betfair are clueless when it comes to organising their slots offering, what's so hard about listing 'all' games prominently, and then even by developer, I often end up clicking one of the nearest in sight just to save hassle.
 
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BrianGhattas

Where's My Handpay?!?
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Mar 8, 2016
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
I don’t miss Blueprint here in Canada. While I’ve had a few sizeable wins on their slots for the most part they are an exercise in frustration. I know some people love Blueprint, I’m just not one of them.
 

Mr_Slot5

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May 6, 2019
Location
Cheshire
Not a fan of blueprint slots at all. Any slot that teases a tease is a no go in my eyes. Like when the genie pops out in Genie Jackpot Megaways and then does nothing. No idea why any slot developer would put such a feature in their slots. Either give me the feature or not, but don't bait like that.
 

DavidShush

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Jul 25, 2017
Location
UK
The thing is, and this just adds to my paranoia about the slotting industry in general, is that before playing Topcat I'd had a big win on Viz, another Blueprint game. Then I went to TED, nothing, but it had some base wins to keep me going. Topcat though...unbelievable. It's like you can't quite believe it's happening as you think "next spin HAS to be a winner". 300+ Spins later, balance is 50% lower and I'm tilted from all the teasing. Whoever made that game needs to be shot.

Lately it seems Danger High Voltage has been making fun of me as well. I'm not sure what the record is for teases before a bonus actually lands but I've passed the 50+ mark.

Ultimately, the sessions I've been having this month mean I'm up quite a bit(for this year). I've never had a good luck streak like I have right now but I think that game single put the brakes on it. I always dream of hitting a big win but it just doesn't happen. Even my best sessions seem to pale in comparison to people on this forum. It's like I hit a point and no matter what game, what provider, which way the wind is blowing, I can't win anymore. Maybe they secretly put caps on people from my postcode? It's quite an affluent area, but they obviously don't know I'm poor(hence the £10 deposits).
 

DavidShush

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Jul 25, 2017
Location
UK
Not a fan of blueprint slots at all. Any slot that teases a tease is a no go in my eyes. Like when the genie pops out in Genie Jackpot Megaways and then does nothing. No idea why any slot developer would put such a feature in their slots. Either give me the feature or not, but don't bait like that.
It's to psychologically manipulate the player into thinking a decent win is just about to happen. It's a dirty tactic that I think should be made illegal. All it's doing is preying on the minds of those of us who are susceptible to that type of manipulation. They know exactly what they're doing. Keep them playing on shite games and hope they tilt.

I notice a lot of gaming sites in UK don't have great gambling controls too. Some sites do it well and let control everything from deposit amounts to stop/loss etc. Then others(even big names) will only let you do round figures(10-50-100) and worse still, offer no stop/loss and no way of restricting you from the casino part of the site. Pretty much tells you all you need to know about how the owners/operators of these businesses think of the people using their products.
 

CasinoNinja

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Apr 27, 2017
Location
UK
You are playing a game which is linked to Jackpot King, your base RTP is affected by this as a portion goes to the jackpots
 

Siohmy

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Aug 9, 2012
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Blighty
I believe Top Cat is one of the lowest RTP of any Blueprint even without any progressives.
 

slot_zombie

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Joined
Jul 25, 2014
Location
UK
It's to psychologically manipulate the player into thinking a decent win is just about to happen. It's a dirty tactic that I think should be made illegal. All it's doing is preying on the minds of those of us who are susceptible to that type of manipulation. They know exactly what they're doing. Keep them playing on shite games and hope they tilt.

I notice a lot of gaming sites in UK don't have great gambling controls too. Some sites do it well and let control everything from deposit amounts to stop/loss etc. Then others(even big names) will only let you do round figures(10-50-100) and worse still, offer no stop/loss and no way of restricting you from the casino part of the site. Pretty much tells you all you need to know about how the owners/operators of these businesses think of the people using their products.

As stated above, always go for the non-Jackpot King versions to get the best game. TBH I'm not fussed about the fakeouts, most players know that at some point in those sort of Blueprint slots, an idiot is going to pop up to troll you - be it a monkey scratching its balls, genie coming out of a lamp, a phone ringing, Goonies symbol thing starting to glow.. just part of the game and a bit of fun at the player's expense, but doesn't affect the RTP and shouldn't really tilt anyone.

The 100% pre-determined nature of the bonuses, and the fairly unforgiving maths models employed, with 1000x max win (but still somehow hard to achieve a semi-decent hit) are another thing altogether.
 

DavidShush

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Jul 25, 2017
Location
UK
As stated above, always go for the non-Jackpot King versions to get the best game. TBH I'm not fussed about the fakeouts, most players know that at some point in those sort of Blueprint slots, an idiot is going to pop up to troll you - be it a monkey scratching its balls, genie coming out of a lamp, a phone ringing, Goonies symbol thing starting to glow.. just part of the game and a bit of fun at the player's expense, but doesn't affect the RTP and shouldn't really tilt anyone.

The 100% pre-determined nature of the bonuses, and the fairly unforgiving maths models employed, with 1000x max win (but still somehow hard to achieve a semi-decent hit) are another thing altogether.
Yeah, don't me started on The Goonies Organ "Bonus". Doesn't matter what keys you choose it's already decided what to give you.
 
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