Cats & Soup has finally transmigrated into a global phenomenon; with over 30 million downloads, it’s no wonder everyone is talking about the game. However, with great fame comes great challenges, and with it, comes the ever-increasing climbing difficulty.
The game features a variety of different cats, each with their own unique abilities and characteristics, that you can place in your virtual kitchen. But the real star of the game is the background ASMR sounds.
The soft purring of the cats, the bubbling of the soup, and the gentle clanking of pots and pans, all come together to create a soothing and immersive gaming experience. However, reaching that point can be tough.
Therefore, to alleviate some of your hardships, we’ve concocted an ultimate guide for Cats & Soup.
Whether you’re looking for a chill way to pass the time or just need a break from the hustle and bustle of leveling, this guide will be the one for you!
Cats & Soup – The Basic Premise
It’s quite simple, really; you will join the feline culinary adventure in Cats and Soup, set in a lush jungle kitchen.
As the owner and manager of this unique restaurant, it’s your job to assist a team of cute and talented cats as they cook up delicious soups and other dishes for their hungry customers.
Start with simple soup recipes and upgrade your facilities, and ingredients, and hire cats to attend different stations.
Help your cats to chop, slice and dice ingredients, and manage the cooking process to prepare delicious soups and expand your menu.
As you progress, unlock new recipes and expand your business by adding juice station, and other food items to your menu.
The cats will keep working and earning gold for you even when you’re not playing, so come back often to collect your earnings and invest in upgrades to keep your jungle kitchen running smoothly.
How To Run a Successful Forest Kitchen?
In this section, we’ll be sharing tips and tricks to help you optimize your production, expand your menu, and earn more gold.
We’ll be covering everything from leveling up your stations to hiring more cats and unlocking new recipes.
Whether you’re a new player just starting out or a seasoned pro looking to improve your skills, a few tips and tricks are all you need to get started!
Prioritize Upgrading Stations
When it comes to Cats & Soup, it’s essential to recognize that investing your resources is key to success in the game. Upgrading your stations is one of the most effective ways to do this.
Not only does it increase their performance, but it also raises the prices of the dishes produced, helping you earn more gold faster.
If you cannot decide which station to level up first, then it might be a good idea to check the recommended upgrades button to make the most of your resources.
What To Upgrade?
While upgrading all facilities is important, it can also be advantageous to focus on a specific station after obtaining a significant amount of gold.
Specifically, focusing on upgrading the following cooking stations can raise the overall prices of all dishes on the menu:
|Cooking Soup||0 Gold||Stir hard to avoid burning.|
|Chopping Carrots||Soup: 500 Gold|
Juice: 6000a Gold
Stir-fry: 600k Gold
|Chop down to bite size.|
|Cutting Cabbage||Soup: 4000 Gold|
Juice: 50b Gold
Stir-fry: 5000k Gold
|Shred it into small pieces.|
|Blending Juice||1000a Gold||Blend juice by buzzing.|
|Putting up Corn||Soup: 100b Gold|
Juice: 2000c Gold
Stir-fry: 200m Gold
|How does every kernel taste?|
|Shelling Acorns||Soup: 10e Gold|
Juice: 200f Gold
Stir-fry: 20p Gold
|Peel off the hard shell.|
|Chopping Broccoli||Soup: 100h Gold|
Juice: 2000i Gold
Stir-fry: 200s Gold
|Chunk and chonk.|
|Grilling Barbecue||10k Gold||Cook to golden brown.|
|Squeezing Lemons||Soup: 2000p Gold|
Juice: 20r Gold
Stir-fry: 2000aa Gold
|I’m drooling at the thought.|
|Harvesting Honey||Soup: 1000y Gold|
Juice: 20aa Gold
Stir-fry: 2000aj Gold
|Just be careful of the bees!|
|Grinding Wheat||Soup: 1000ah Gold|
Juice: 20aj Gold
Stir-fry: 2000as Gold
|Carbs are life.|
|Chopping Radishes||Soup: 10as Gold|
Juice: 200at Gold
Stir-fry: 20bd Gold
|Let’s chop it into chunks.|
|Shredding Pumpkins||Soup: 1000bd Gold|
Juice: 20bf Gold
Stir-fry: 2000bo Gold
|Hard but hollow.|
|Slicing Mushrooms||Soup: 1000bq Gold|
Juice: 20bs Gold
Stir-fry: 2000cb Gold
|Soft and fluffy.|
|Cutting Celery||Soup: 100cf Gold|
Juice: 2000cg Gold
Stir-fry: 200cq Gold
|Nice and crunchy.|
|Chopping Lotus Root||Soup: 100dg Gold|
Juice: 2000dh Gold
Stir-fry: 200dr Gold
|Let’s slice it thin.|
|Squeezing Grapes||Soup: 1000eb Gold|
Juice: 20ed Gold
Stir-fry: 2000em Gold
|Sweet and tart grapes that taste excellent.|
|Chopping Sugarcane||Soup: 1000fm Gold|
Juice: 20fo Gold
Stir-fry: 2000fx Gold
|The raw material of sugar.|
However, be aware that if you upgrade your cooking stations too quickly, your other stations may not be able to keep up with the increased demand.
Thus, it is best to balance and strategically plan your upgrades to optimize your resources.
General Estimated Upgrade Costs
Here’s an estimated table of percentage-based increments in facility costs (Calculated by miraheze:
|Level Increase||% Increase|
|1 ➝ 2||234%|
|2 ➝ 3||80%|
|3 ➝ 4||50%|
|4 ➝ 5||40%|
|5 ➝ 6||33%|
|6 ➝ 7||30%|
|7 ➝ 8||28%|
|8 ➝ 9||25%|
|9 ➝ 10||24%|
|10 ➝ 11||21%|
|11 ➝ 12||20%|
|12 ➝ 13||20%|
|13 ➝ 14||19%|
|14 ➝ 15||18%|
|15 ➝ 16||18%|
|16 ➝ 17||17%|
|17 ➝ 18||17%|
|18 ➝ 19||16%|
|19 ➝ 20||16%|
|20 ➝ 21||16%|
|21 ➝ 22||15%|
|22 ➝ 23||15%|
|23 ➝ 24||15%|
|24 ➝ 25||15%|
|25 ➝ 26||14%|
|26 ➝ 27||14%|
|27 ➝ 28||14%|
|28 ➝ 29||14%|
|29 ➝ 30||14%|
|30 ➝ 31||14%|
|31 ➝ 32||13%|
|32 ➝ 33||13%|
Expand Your Menu
The game features a plethora of stations that can cook a multitude of dishes.
Instead of focusing on upgrading the facilities revolving around one dish, it’s better to put your eggs in multiple baskets – in contrast to the popular saying.
The reason for this is quite simple; some dishes are valued higher than others, while some are harder to produce than others.
Since upgrading your stations can become a bit too costly at some point it’s better to have multiple sources of income.
Besides, an opportunity lost can hurt your opportunity cost. Therefore, try to run everything parallel instead of aiming for a serial line of progression.
However, this comes with a bunch of risks:
- Overcrowding: Planting too many buildings in a small area in Cats & Soup can lead to overcrowding and make it difficult for you to navigate through the space.
- Financial strain: Building and upgrading too many facilities in Cats & Soup can put a strain on your finances, leading to financial difficulties.
- Maintenance: Maintaining too many buildings in Cats & Soup can be time-consuming and require a lot of resources, leading to less time and resources available for other tasks.
- Unbalanced gameplay: Building too many facilities of a single type (e.g., soup stations) in Cats & Soup can lead to unbalanced gameplay, making it harder for you to progress and achieve your goals.
- Decreased profits: Building too many facilities in Cats & Soup can lead to oversaturation, resulting in decreased profits.
Save Up and Get More Cats!
Not only do you need to build and upgrade cooking facilities to produce dishes, but you also need cats to attend those facilities.
These cats are responsible for performing tasks such as chopping carrots, shredding cabbage, and blending juice.
Without enough cats, your facilities will not be able to run at full capacity, slowing down your progress and profits.
As you build more facilities, you will need to hire more cats to attend to them, which can be done by spending gold coins.
It’s important to balance your spending between upgrading facilities and hiring cats, as having both is crucial for a successful business. Each cat has their own level, efficiency, and cost, you can have different varieties of cats to help you in different stages of the game.
It is also important to keep in mind that as you progress and unlock new stations, they will require more cats to work on them, thus you have to make sure you have enough cats to hire to keep the facility running efficiently and maximize your profits.
Cats & Soup – List of Permanent Cats
Aside from the event-specific cats, the game features a list of permanent cats with their specific abilities, that can help boost your production output.
|Abyssinian||A cat that looks like something out of an ancient Egyptian painting.||Fox and Tiger: (Cutting Cabbage)’s effect +20.0%|
|Abyssinian Mix||Charming cat who dreams of being a star.||Kittypawpaw Friends: (Shredding Pumpkin)’s effect +20.0%|
|American Shorthair||A round-faced, short-eared mouse hunter.||Everyone’s Friend: (Grinding Wheat)’s effect +20.0%|
|Bengal||A wild cat with a beast-like semblance.||Fox and Tiger: (Cutting Cabbage)’s effect +20.0%|
|Birman||A cat with white marshmallow-like paws.||Blackstar Three Musketeers: (Squeezing Lemons)’s effect +20.0%|
|Bombay||Black nose, black coat, black lips… looks like a black leopard.||Cat in Black: (Blending Juice)’s effect +20.0%|
|British Shorthair||An elegant gentleman fashioned after the Cheshire cat.||Blue Moon: (Chopping Broccoli)’s effect +20.0%|
|Burmese||A brown cat with marten-like hair.||Stuffed Toy: (Grilling Barbeque)’s effect +20.0%|
|Calico||Most of these cats are known to be female.||Street Wanderers: (Chopping Radishes)’s effect +20.0%|
|Chartreux||A traditional French cat with a blue-grey hue.||Cat in Black: (Blending Juice)’s effect +20.0%|
|Cow Cat||Cow cat with big black spots over its white torso.||N/A|
|Egyptian Mau||A cat with the fastest speed.||Slim and Unique: (Putting up Corn)’s effect +20.0%|
|Havana Brown||A brown-shaded cat as dark as coffee and chocolate.||Slim and Unique: (Putting up Corn)’s effect +20.0%|
|Himalayan||A tabby Persian cat.||Blackstar Three Musketeers: (Squeezing Lemons)’s effect +20.0%|
|Japanese Bobtail||A short-tailed cat from Japan.||Everyone’s Friend: (Grinding Wheat)’s effect +20.0%|
|Korat||A symbol of luck from Thailand.||Cat in Black: (Blending Juice)’s effect +20.0%|
|Laperm||A gentle friend with a curly coat.||Curly: (Harvesting Honey)’s effect +20.0%|
|Mackerel Tabby||Tabby with Mackerel-like stripes.||N/A|
|Maine Coon||A soft and warm giant.||Big Brother: (Shelling Acorn)’s effect +20.0%|
|Manx||There’s no tail! Maybe a descendant of rabbits?||Stuffed Toy: (Grilling Barbeque)’s effect +20.0%|
|Norwegian Forest||An elegant cat from the cold forest.||Big Brother: (Shelling Acorn)’s effect +20.0%|
|Orange Tabby||Cheerful cat with cheese-colored stripes.||Street Wanderers: (Chopping Radishes)’s effect +20.0%|
|Persian||A lazy cat with extravagantly long hair.||Cotton Candy: (Cookingr Soup)’s effect +20.0%|
|Ragamuffin||It looks like a ragdoll, but a closer look will show that it isn’t.||Somebody’s Brother: (Chopping Carrots)’s effect +20.0%|
|Ragdoll||Just like my name, I love being hugged and embraced.||Everyone’s Friend: (Grinding Wheat)’s effect +20.0%|
|Russian Blue||A silver-gray cat with a blue hue from Russia.||Blue Moon: (Chopping Broccoli)’s effect +20.0%|
|Selkirk Rex||The poodle of the cat world.||Curly: (Harvesting Honey)’s effect +20.0%|
|Siamese||A lively cat from Turkey.||Blackstar Three Musketeers: (Squeezing Lemons)’s effect +20.0%|
|Siberian||A cat respected as the ancestor to all felines.||Big Brother: (Shelling Acorn)’s effect +20.0%|
|Smoke Persian||Fluffy furry cat that loves to sleep.||Kittypawpaw Friends: (Shredding Pumpkin)’s effect +20.0%|
|Snow Shoe||A cat that looks like it’s wearing snow white shoes.||N/A|
|Sphinx||A hairless cat that prefers warm places.||Slim and Unique: (Putting up Corn)’s effect +20.0%|
|Turkish Angora||A long-haired white cat from Turkey.||Cotton Candy: (Cooking Soup)’s effect +20.0%|
|Turkish Van||A natural fan from Lake Van in Turkey.||Somebody’s Brother: (Chopping Carrots)’s effect +20.0%|
|Tuxedo Cat||Looks like a gentleman in a dapper tuxedo.||Street Wanderers: (Chopping Radishes)’s effect +20.0%|
Understanding How The Gacha Works
This game works on a gacha system. You roll until the desired result shows up. However it can be a bit tricky when it comes to rolling cats:
Players can collect different breeds of cats to help them with their cooking facilities. The probability of obtaining a specific breed of cat is the same for all permanent breeds, with a 2.778% (or 1 in 36) chance of appearing.
This means that each permanent breed of cat has an equal chance of being obtained. When there are event-exclusive cats available, they have the same probability of appearing as any other cat.
When a cat is obtained, it is randomly assigned one main skill and one sub-skill. The probability of a specific skill appearing on a cat is equal for all main skills, with a 5.263% (or 1 in 19) chance.
There is also a 20% (or 1 in 5) chance that a sub-skill will appear. All sub-skills have an equal chance of appearing, with a relative probability of 3.333% (or 1 in 30). Additionally, cats come in different “star” ratings, with different probabilities of being obtained.
Cats with lower star ratings (1 star) have a higher chance of appearing, with a 40% probability, while cats with higher star ratings (5 stars) have a lower chance of appearing, with only a 2% probability. The probabilities for the star ratings are:
- 1 star: 40%
- 2 stars: 30%
- 3 stars: 20%
- 4 stars: 8%
- 5 stars: 2%.
Take Note of Stars and Happiness Metrics
A cat’s stars and happiness both play a role in determining the multiplier applied to the facility’s base sell price.
The higher the number of stars a cat has and the higher their happiness level, the greater the multiplier applied to the facility’s base sell price.
For example, if you had a three-star cat with five hearts of happiness assigned to the Chopping Carrots facility for soup, it would apply a specific multiplier to the facility’s base sell price.
This means that all the soups made from the facility will sell for a price that is x times higher than the base price of the soup.
Note that this multiplier applies to all the soups made from the facility, not just the one that the cat is assigned to.
It’s worth noting that a cat’s happiness is important for this calculation, it’s not just the number of stars that matters.
A cat with 4 star and 5 hearts of happiness would apply a greater multiplier than a cat with 5 stars and 3 hearts of happiness.
Base Multiplier Values
Here are the base levels for this phenomena:
Feeding Your Cats
A cat’s happiness level can be increased by feeding them fish. So, feeding your cats fish is essential to keep them happy, and as a result, will help to increase your sales and profits.
Here’s a table (taken from a crowdsourced project) that compares the number of fish with the happiness metrics:
|Happiness||Total Fish Points||Average Days Fishing|
Keep in mind that cats’ happiness levels decrease over time, so it’s important to keep an eye on your cats’ levels of happiness and feed them fish as needed to keep them happy.
Take Advantage Of Special Events
Cats & Soup has introduced a remarkable number of events in the past, and the trend is only forecasted to continue growing forward. These events can showcase a number of time-limited cats and facilities, or they might just be about bonus rewards and vice versa.
Farming these events can help you get a boost over others in terms of wealth, assets, and progression. Therefore, we recommend you keep your eyes peeled for any specific milestone-based events.
On that note, the following events were revealed in the past:
- Halloween (2021)
- Halloween (2022)
- Christmas (2021)
- Lunar New Year
- Lunar New Year (2022)
- Valentine’s (2022)
- Cherry Blossom Festival
- Cherry Blossom Festival (2022)
- Easter (2022)
- Children’s Day
- Children’s Day (2022)
- 20M Downloads
- ‘Tis The Season to Flock to the Beach
- Summer (2022)
- Goodbye Summer
- Goodbye Summer (2022)
- Birthday Party
- 1st Birthday Party (2022)
- Cat Tower Opening
- 7 Days of Gifts
- Special Limited Stores
- A little swan follows you!
- Eerie Basement
- Fairy Tree
- Giant tortoise warehouse
- Ice Cave
- Mole delivery man
- Penguin angler
- Sweet and sour fountain
- Umbrellas for rainy days
- Seasonal Limited Stores
- August: Daily Missions Pass
- September: Daily Missions Pass
- October: Daily Missions Pass
- November: Daily Missions Pass
- 1st Anniversary Accessories Package
- Birthday Gift Unicorn Package
- Cute Shiba Package
- Electronic Cat Package
- Halloween Grim Reaper’s Collection
- Magic Want of Blessing
- Meow Hot Air Ballon Skin
- Strawberry Sheep Package
- World’s Best Professional Gamer Package
- 150k YouTube Subscribers
- 400k YouTube Subscribers
- 7 Days of Gifts
Based on the repeated event counts, it’s fair to assume Cats & Soups has a packed schedule of plannings for the upcoming years!
The achievement system is set to help you score more by completing certain tasks. Examples of these tasks may include things like reaching a certain level, producing a certain number of dishes, or hiring a certain number of cats.
Each achievement will have its own set of objectives and rewards, so players should review the achievements tab in the game to get an idea of what they need to do to complete each one.
Achievements are a great way to earn bonus gold, which can be used to purchase upgrades and rare cats. As players progress through the game, new achievements will be unlocked, providing new opportunities to earn rewards.
Completing achievements can also be motivating and make the game more engaging, it gives players a sense of accomplishment and a sense of purpose, knowing that they are reaching milestones and being recognized for their progress.
It’s also worth noting that some achievements are repeatable and can be completed multiple times, such as reaching a certain level, so players can earn rewards for reaching the level multiple times. This is great way for players to earn extra gold and rewards for achievements that are relatively easy to complete.
Use The Bulletin Board
The bulletin board is a useful tool for earning bonus gold and rewards in Cats & Soup. Once you unlock it, the game will automatically start providing you with special order missions that you can complete for extra rewards.
These missions can include tasks such as selling a certain number of dishes, reaching a certain level, or hiring a certain number of cats.
Special order missions can be completed without any extra effort on your part, and rewards will be earned automatically as the cats fulfill the mission’s parameters. The bulletin board is an easy way for you to earn extra gold and rewards without having to put in additional work.
It’s important to note that special order missions do expire after a certain amount of time. So, it’s crucial to check the bulletin board regularly and complete the missions as soon as you can, in order to earn the rewards before they expire.
Unlock the bulletin board as early as possible and take advantage of special order missions to earn extra rewards and progress through the game quickly.
Redeem Daily Bonus Gifts
These gifts are a log-in bonus that you can claim once a day, every week. You’ll automatically receive one free bonus item, which can be found by clicking on the 7 Days of Gift calendar icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to claim these rewards as they offer a good way to get some useful items early in the game, and can help speed up your progress.
And, if you see something you really want, you have the option to spend some real-life money to unlock extra daily bonus items, but keep in mind that these events only happen once in a while, and you won’t get the chance to get the same items again.
Unlock Other Methods of Earning
Are you ready to reel in some big rewards? Then the Fishing Pond is a must-have facility for you. Not only does it give you access to fish to feed your cats, but each time you feed a cat, it will gain a heart and gain a new buff that will help boost your sales and income.
However, be sure to pace yourself with the bait, as you don’t want to run out before you can catch the big one. And let’s not forget about the Claw Machine, this exciting feature is another way to gain coins, gems and furniture tokens.
So, give it a try and test your luck! It’s much easier than the real crane game, and you can stock up to five plays at a time. So, don’t wait and go ahead and unlock these facilities, it’ll definitely help you on your journey to running the best soup kitchen around!
Dress Up Your Cats
When it comes to dressing up your cats in Cats & Soup, the possibilities are endless. With a wide variety of clothing items to choose from, you can customize your cats’ outfits to your heart’s desire.
But don’t be fooled, it’s not all about aesthetics. Each clothing item comes with its own unique passive effects, giving your cats an edge in their cooking performance and other stats.
Make sure to experiment with different clothing items on your cats to find the perfect combination. Not only will it make your cats look stylish, but it will also boost their abilities in the kitchen.
Keep in mind that you can only craft clothing items once they level up, so make sure to stock up on materials in preparation.
But remember, you don’t have to worry about your cats wearing their outfits to benefit from the effects.
The game’s fine print states that “Passive effects are always applied, even if not equipped,” so you can switch up your cats’ outfits as often as you like without any negative impact on their performance.
Keep an eye out for the Frog Prince, a special in-game character that appears during rain events. When you spot him, you can watch an advertisement to receive energy tokens as a reward.
These tokens can be used to purchase new recipes and upgrades, allowing you to progress faster in the game. It’s important to note that while watching ads is optional, it’s a quick and easy way to acquire energy tokens without having to wait for them to regenerate.
So, if you see the Frog Prince during a rainy day, it’s definitely worth considering.
Keep An Eye On Your Queue
The game offers an automated queue feature that allows you to continue working on other tasks while your dishes are cooking.
However, it’s important to remember that if you don’t manually sell a dish before it reaches the end of the queue, it will automatically sell for half the price to make room for new dishes.
This means that if you’re not paying attention to your queue, you could be losing out on valuable coins and ingredients. To avoid this, we recommend manually selling your dishes whenever possible.
This way, you’ll be sure to receive the full price for each dish and keep your coins and ingredients flowing in.
And especially, when you activate the double-speed cooking, it’s important to keep an eye on the queue since dishes will be cooked much faster and can be easily forgotten.
In conclusion, Cats & Soup is a fun and addictive game that offers a variety of activities to keep players engaged.
There are many different cooking facilities to upgrade, cats to breed and dress up, and special events to take advantage of.
To make the most out of the game, it’s important to focus on building the right facilities in the right order, taking advantage of special events, completing achievements, using the bulletin board, redeeming daily bonus gifts, and unlocking other methods of earning, such as the fishing pond and claw machine.
Additionally, players should keep an eye on their queue to avoid dishes being discounted. With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to becoming a top cat chef in no time!