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Kathmandu is a Microgaming 5 reel video pokie first released in 2006. It offers relatively straightforward gaming action with lucrative free spin features and a maximum jackpot of $150,000.  Kathmandu is a no-frills game that transports you to this exotic Asian capital allowing players to win a range of very substantial payouts.

How to Play

Kathmandu is a 5-reel, 9 payline game (like Big Kahuna) where wins pay to left to right, except for the scatter symbol which pays anywhere on the reels.  It’s a coin-based game where credits are converted to coins – payouts are multiples of the number of coins you’re playing per line  and so your wins are bigger when you play the maximum number.

Coin sizes range from $0.01 – $0.25 and between 1 – 20 coins can be wagered per line, playing the maximum coins and paylines therefore costs between $1.80 – $45.00. This is a game therefore which is accessible to all players

Game Symbols and Paylines

  • Prayer wheel symbol is wild and substitutes for all other symbols
  • Temble bell is scatter
  • 5 x prayer wheel wild symbol = 120,000 coins
  • 4 x prayer wheel symbol = 20,000 coins
  • 5 x temple symbol = 15,000 coins

Kathmandu features a 15x free spins feature when x2,x4 or x5 scatters appear anywhere on the reels. This free spin features a random multiplie upto x5 and both the wilds and scatters substitute for other icons creating more wins

Graphics and Sounds

The graphics and sound effects on Kathmandu are well-crafted and attractive without being especially dynamic.  Symbols include a map of Nepal, a Buddhist temple and an ancient pagoda, which are well illustrated in bright shades contrasting with the predominantly black background The background sound effects (which can be muted) are intended to represent a bustling market, while the fanfare music that is triggered on wins has eastern overtones, with sitars and chimes combining with drumbeats.


The maximum jackpot available on Kathmandu is $150,000 for hitting 5x prayer wheel wild symbols in the 15x free spin feature. To win this you will need to be playing the maximum coin size. During base play the maximum jackpot is $30,000, won for hitting 5x prayer wheel symbol, again playing the maximum coin size.