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Kathmandu slot from Microgaming

Kathmandu slot from Microgaming
No standard ancient civilizations, no fruits, candies, or jewels either. This unconventional theme-wise slot by Microgaming was released in 2006, so it is an old title in their portfolio. Kathmandu - the capital of Nepal, with its 1 million inhabitants, stands at an elevation of 1400 meters above sea level and is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas. It’s a popular travel destination, but if you don’t feel like climbing the Himalayas, you don’t have to travel far to spin these soothing reels. We advise you to try the Thunderstruck Wild Lightning slot by Microgaming for free.

You can start your journey right away and see typical mountain showcases from your comfortable chair via the Kathmandu slot machine. Among the symbols, you’ll find a temple, an elephant, a prayer wheel, a sanctum bell, and a map, as well as the regular card suits. Even though the theme is uncommon, you’ll get all regular slot elements like Wilds, Scatters, and Free Spins, and with an RTP of 96.29%, there’s no reason to delay this Medium Volatility trip to Kathmandu.

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Personal testers’ opinion

The graphics and sounds of the game are clearly outdated. We were pleasantly surprised by the decent paytable, and the hit frequency of this 9 liner - 53 out of 100 spins were hits. Unfortunately, the size of the prizes (especially in the base game) was kind of disappointing. Our maximum win was 91x total bets (in one session with real money), so that wasn’t all too impressive. We were expecting some bigger payouts; after all, the game comes with a multiplier of 5x in the bonus round, plus the Scatters pay 100x, and the Wilds - 666x the total bet for 5OAK. 79% of the bets are put aside for payouts in the base game, which is extremely high and contributes to keeping the balance for a long time. Therefore, we leave positive recommendations when it comes to playing with real money and winning back the bonus money - the wagering index at the Kathmandu slot machine is 5.79 out of 10. All in all, the slot is a good option for low-rollers, who can spin here for a long time in awaiting for the Free Spins with a possible 4x or 5x multiplier and re-trigger (if they are lucky).

Hidden parameters of Kathmandu slot (data from testing)

  • The frequency of triggering the bonus is statistically, every 129th spin (0,77%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 53,18%.
  • The distribution of the winnings is 79% in the main game and 21% in the bonus feature.
  • The maximum payout during the tests was 91x.
  • The average winning from the bonus was 30x.
  • Volatility is 5,37 out of 20 (average).
  • Cycle length is average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5.79 out of 10.
  • RTP of 96.29% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation at the casino.


  • Wild Prayer Wheel - The most valuable symbol of the slot and stands in for all other symbols, except for Scatter Bells.
  • Temple Symbol - Is paid modestly and functions also as a Wild during the Free Spins. There it will replace all symbols, but Scatter Bells.
  • Free Spins - 3, 4, or 5 Scatter Bells will trigger 15 Free Spins with a multiplier at up to 5x. Here, both the Wild Prayer Wheel and the Temple symbol act as Wilds, which will very likely result in large wins. Free Spins can be re-triggered by landing at least 3 Scatter Bells again.


  • The number of reels is 5
  • Pay-lines are 9
  • The cost of one coin is from 0.01 to 0.25
  • The number of coins per line is from 1 to 20
  • The range of the rate sizes is from 0.01 to 45
  • Maximum winning for a spin is x6000 (Gold Rod while you are playing at the highest bet)
  • Wild symbol - yes (Gold Wand, as well as a Temple that is active only in the Free Spins mode)
  • Scatter - yes (Bell)
  • Bonus free spins - yes (15 free spins with a multiplier of up to x5 from three or more scatter symbols)
  • Risk game - yes
  • The expected percentage of the payments in this slot is 96.29%

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Written by Kamen Valev
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