Wild Panda Slot Machine Review
Wild Panda Slot Machine
Developed by Aristocrat, Wild Panda is an Asian-themed slot which revolves around black and white panda bear. Adored all around the world, the panda is the national symbol of China, and definitely the main and the wild symbol in the Wild Panda video slot. And who can resist these fluffy creatures? Especially when they have the potential for great bonuses and can bring you some great prizes along the way. Wild Panda is a 5-reel 100 pay lines video slot, with bonus feature included.
Graphics and Symbols
As already said, the main theme of Wild Panda video slot is based on Asian oriental culture featuring the Chinese national symbol as the main character in the slot, that is, panda bear. The Aristocrat developers have made a great job with the graphics of this slot, so you won’t be disappointed, as the slot is quite fun and easy on the eyes. The background of the slot represents a bamboo forest in red color, while the reel board is full of various colorful symbols. The symbols include classic card symbols (jack, king, queen, nine and ten), which are the lowest paid symbols, as usual. Other symbols that you’ll come across in this video slot are Chinese coin (which functions as a scatter symbol), Chinese temple, goldfish, bamboo plant, pink umbrella, mandolin and a flower. Out of these symbols, the two highest valued ones are the temple (up to 1000 coins prize) and goldfish (up to 750 coins prize). And finally, the Panda icon functions as the wild symbol but only in the bonus feature, unfortunately. But it can bring you up to 2000 coins if you land five Panda icons on the reels.
Wild Panda is a 5 reel video slot with 4 rows and up to 100 pay lines. You can choose the number of active pay lines (20, 40, 60, 80 or 100). Also, you can easily set the denomination and credits per spin, using the options below the reel board, wagering higher or lower stakes. So, you can choose the coin value yourself, which vary from 0.01 up to 1.00. And of course, there is the Auto play option that you can set if you feel like playing for long hours.
Ways to Win and Trigger the Bonus
First of all, the scatter symbol represented by a golden coin can bring you a win 4x your stake if you land 3 of them on the reels, while with 4 of them you will win 40x your stake and finally with five scatter symbols on the reels you will end with a prize of 200x your stake. Also, the Chinese temple is the only symbol that requires only two of them on the pay line for you to win.
Finally, the bonus feature in this slot is triggered in a not so usual way. In other words, you need to spell PANDA on the reel in order to unlock the bonus feature with 5 free spins. This, along with a no wild symbol in a basic mode, may also be a downside to the slot, as they should have included a few more free spins, but on the other hand, since the bonus feature triggers more often, we can turn a blind eye to this. Namely, you can find letters P, A, N, and D overlaying the king, jack and queen symbols. And if the letters appear on all five reels, that is, if you spell PANDA on all five reels, you will unlock the free spins bonus feature. All the symbols that were included in spelling the word Panda become the wild Panda symbols. So, the Panda symbol acts as a standard wild symbol substituting every symbol except the scatter golden coin. And the positive side to this is that the Panda symbol appears quite often on the reels, which gives you the opportunity for more wins. 5 wilds will leave you with 2000 coins, 4 of them 1000 coins and 3 Pandas are worth 500 coins.
All in all, Wild Panda video slot deserves the attention of the players, as it is a fun and interesting slot to play. We certainly have to commend the Aristocrat developers on their graphic design of the slot, since they did a great job. Although the fact that the wild symbol is not included in the base play to help you win more is a disappointment, they positive side is that once the bonus mode is triggered, wild Panda symbols appear on the reels more often than you would expect, which leads to a great number of winning combinations. So, if you want to have fun and explore the bamboo forest in search of famous panda bears and the prizes they have to offer, then you should definitely try out this video slot.