Lucky Panda Slot Machine
Almost everyone knows what you mean when you talk about a sweet black and white furry creature. It’s the panda of course! Though in this instance this isn’t any old panda you’re dealing with.
This panda has been created by gaming giant Playtech and takes the form of fascinating new slots title. Prepare to get your hands on some pretty big money, as Lucky Panda is a slot machine that is looking to steal the show in 2016.
Lucky Panda is one of the newer offerings from Playtech. It gives players a charming way to spend their time, with this game packed to the hilt with all things cute and cuddly. While there is undoubtedly an Oriental feel to the game the main theme is nature and animals (particularly pandas) with an accompanying Eastern soundtrack in place to pull you in.
Loaded and lovely, is Lucky Panda set to become a Playtech surprise package? Read on to find out!
Cute and cuddly
The Lucky Panda may be cute and fluffy, but there’s a lot of power in this beast. You’ll be sure to enjoy the latest release from Playtech and here is why. For a start, the game is centred on pandas, easily one of the cutest creatures from the Orient.
The backdrop of game is set in a bamboo field with a lovely blue sky sitting on the horizon, while the reels themselves are surrounded by bamboo. Through all of this you’ll find Lucky Panda to be a charming game, with its added soundtrack only working to cement the atmospheric feel at hand.
Like a day at the zoo
Lucky Panda has five reels, but throws out the concept of paylines altogether. Instead it is a game that says it has 1024 ways for you to win money. You win money by having four rows of symbols, rather than the typical three rows you would usually get. As a result the amount you bet is a little higher than it is with a regular slot too, but more about that later.
You’ll find all the typical slot machine symbols in this game, including the low-end 9 through Ace. The other symbols are pandas and other animals from the Orient, which include tigers, snakes, birds, monkeys, and an array of small bears. The panda itself is the scatter symbol, while the Lucky Panda logo plays the role of the wild symbol.
Black, white, with free spins all over
You start up the bonus game when you land three pandas in a single spin. Doing this nets you 15 free spins automatically, no exceptions. Any money you win on these free spins is doubled, but only the paylines that were active count, so if you aren’t playing with everything then you’re missing out on some potentially big extras.
If you’re lucky enough to get three pandas on a free spin, then you get another 15 free spins added to your total. You’ll keep on getting free spins until you reach the maximum of 210.
Panda, panda, panda
If you manage to land two pandas in the regular game mode, the game gives you the chance to get a third. The two pandas stay in place and the other reels spin once again to give you a chance of landing that elusive third panda. Land three pandas and you can fully expect your payout to skyrocket as a result.
Laying down plenty of “green”
This 1,024 ways to win basically removes the normal payline pattern. Any combination on any payline is going to get you some cash. It’s an interesting take on the slot machine genre, but it can also become a costly feature during extended play. The smallest amount you can bet is €2.40 for 64 ways to win. If you want to play at the highest level it’s going to cost you a maximum bet of €36,000, as that’s a €500 bet with 1024 ways to win in place.
The luck of the panda!
Overall, Lucky Panda will give you plenty of fun and a lot of potential to secure a big win. However, the reality is that while this game appears cute and cuddly, the betting options in place mean that it is only high rollers who will be able to experience the game its fullest.
Playtech kind of screwed themselves with the 1,024 ways to win options, as it led to such a huge bet being necessary to unlock all that the game has to offer.
Generally, Lucky Panda pulls you in and has some great graphics, but it’s not for people looking to kill time with low-end bets.