The Slime Cat is a subspecies of Slimes found in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. Unlike most Slimes, it is friendly towards humans, frequently taking residence in their towns. There are a number of variations on the basic Slime Cat, but it is unclear if they are different species or simply acquiring items from their surroundings.
The most bizarre, yet useful, ability of Slime Cats is their ability to access the Warp Zone. When the players talk to a Slime Cat, it teleports them to what appears to be a pocket dimension that Slime Cats can inhabit in tandem with their existences in "reality". Here, players can find every Slime Cat they have previously discovered in the game world; by talking to a Slime Cat, they are instantly teleported to its location in the world.
For gameplay purposes, Slime Cats only appear in the Warp Zone when the players have reached their respective "real-world" area through conventional means. However, players do not need to warp with each new Slime Cat to "unlock" them in the Warp Zone - simply finding the Slime Cat unlocks it as a warping option.
There are a total of ten Slime Cats in the free-version of the game and twelve Slime Cats in the Steam-version and premium package. Using one for the first time gives players the "Slime Cat" Medal, while finding all ten/twelve unlocks the "Slime Cat King" Medal.
Slime Cat Locations
- Leaf Cat (Greenwood Village) - Next to the Greenwood Jewel's pedestal. Grey, with a darker patch and a green leaf on its head.
- Shroom Cat (Ashwood Forest) - Above the northern entrance to the Lava Cave. Orange, with brown stripes and mushrooms on its head.
- Ice Cat (Crystal Caverns) - Near the entrance of the second icy section of the cavern (second room that requires the Candle for the unlit torches). Black, with an ice crystal on its head.
- Snow Cat (Whitefall Town) - Next to the Whitefall Jewel's pedestal. Black and partially covered with snow.
- Plague Cat (Graybone Cemetery) - At the entrance of the eastern tomb (first screen from the eastern exit). Dark grey, with boils/rot on the side of its face.
- Nausea Cat (Waste Disposal Plant) - In the coolant room (full of blue tanks and ice-based foes). Light grey, with a sick expression and a greenish-tinted face.
- Jungle Cat (Lankyroot Jungle) - At the northern end of the river, next to the unnamed NPC. Brown, with a red and yellow flower on its ear.
- Sand Cat (Goldenbrick Resort) - Next to the Goldenbrick Jewel's pedestal. White and orange, with a starfish on its head.
- Ruins Cat (Temple of Godcat, main gate) - On the same screen as the Slime Bunny pool and the first sealed gate of the temple. Brown, wearing a red and gold fez.
- King Cat (Temple of Godcat, upper level) - In the middle of the final "mountain" screen (at the beginning of the Sky Bridge leading to Godcat). Mostly white, with an orange spot over its left eye and a gold crown.
- Molten Cat (Warp Zone, Battle Mountain's entrance) - Appears by default in the warp zone and works as the main entrance to the Battle Mountain which can't be access by normal exploration. In Battle Mountain itself, it resides in the regional Lava Cave. Half brown, half dark brown, with a small flame on top of its head. (Steam/premium exclusive)
- Knight Cat (Battle Mountain, upper level) - In the shop at the top of the mountain, which can be entered after lighting up the torches and defeating their four dark protectors in the previous screen. Brown with a large, bushy tail, a small iron helmet, and a sword. (Steam/premium exclusive)
- The Molten Cat is the only Slime Cat which appears in the Warp Zone before finding its "real-world" equivalent.
- The Knight Cat is the only Slime Cat to be holding something; additionally, it is the only one with a unique tail.
- It is unclear how is it holding its sword, as none of Slime Cats appear to have any type of hands or paws.
- The music theme used for the Warp Zone, Estavius (Piano), is shared with main menu and the Lost Ruins.