Giant Panda forms part of the Untamed Series developed by Microgaming. This online slot game has 5 reels and 243 possible ways of winning. The Untamed Series does not make use of the traditional paylines. Giant Panda offers a wide range of features and these include a Wild Symbol, Free Spins, Scatter Symbol and the bonus features Collect a Wild, Lucky Nudge, Your Gamble and Brilliant Wilds.
Giant Panda takes place against the backdrop of a Chinese forest of bamboo trees and includes a Panda bear and Panda cubs. The graphics are well presented and are of a high quality. Other symbols included are 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace and offer lower payouts.
Symbols and Bonus Features
The Wild symbol is the Giant Panda logo and can work in 3 different ways. It acts as a standard Wild symbol and becomes a Megawild during the Collect a Wild and then lastly as a Brilliant Wild. The Wild symbol makes up most of the gameplay. The Wild symbol will substitute for any symbol to ensure a winning combination. Once players have collected 4 of these Wild symbols the Collect a Wild will make the whole reel wild allowing for another opportunity of winning combinations for 4 subsequent spins.
If a baby Panda appears on reels 1, 2 or 3 players will be rewarded with a payout and these payouts will increase with the appearance of baby Panda’s on reels 4 and 5.
The Scatter symbol is the Giant Panda’s eye and 2 of these Scatter Symbols will reward players with double their wager. 3 Scatter symbols will activate the Free Spins round of the game and players are awarded with 10 Free Spins. These scatter symbols can appear anywhere on the reels and do not have to be on adjacent paylines. There is also a cash payout during this feature. These Free Spins are randomly activated and do not act as a multiplier.
The Lucky Nudge feature will allow those players with only 2 Scatter symbols to win a payout and activate the Free Spins by nudging the almost visible eye into place to create a winning payline. The Brilliant Wilds feature comes into play during the Free Spins and holds the reels in place during these Free Spins and ensures more online pokies NZ winning combinations.
Directly after a winning spin players can either collect their payouts or activate the Your Gamble feature with a possibility of winning big. Players do have the choice of only gambling with a portion of their winnings and keeping the remainder. Players spin the arrow on the wheel and if it lands on the green section, the gamble is won, but if it lands on the red section the player will lose. Here players can specify the size of the green and red sections and by making the size of the green section bigger players will receive a lower payout when winning, but the smaller the section the higher the payout.
Giant Panda uses coin denominations of between 0.01 to 0.05 with a maximum wager of 22.50. It has a non-progressive jackpot of 500 coins.
This online slot game has excellent graphics and like all the games in the Untamed Series Giant Panda offers lucrative Bonus features.