With its Lucky Panda Slot Playtech welcomes you to the forests of central and south western China, home to the giant panda bear and many other exotic creatures found on the Asian continent. The traditional Asian music playing in the background creates a peaceful, even calming atmosphere, enhanced by the chirping of the forest wildlife in the background. This slot certainly doesn’t give you high speed, all-action thrills; rather, its truly exciting elements are its bonus rounds and a new Playtech trademark: the AllWays1024™ feature which allows you to bet on all of the slot’s 1024 possible winning lines and score a major prize (if you’re playing for real money).
The symbols in Lucky Panda come with light animations. Playtech have given us a bit of a blast from the past by reintroducing their old favorite: high value playing cards from 9 to Ace as symbols on the reels. The other symbols feature animals with which the panda shares his neighborhood: a snake, a tiger, a monkey and another cute creature we don’t recognize – however, five of him on the reels will win you 4000 coins. The scatter symbol is the panda himself (he chews some bamboo when triggered in a payline) and the Lucky Panda logo is the wild.
Wagers and Jackpots
If you’re playing for real money, Lucky Panda is a slot on which you can win a lot of cash. Bets are high though: the lowest available coin bet on this 5-reel slot is 0.20 $/€/£ in whichever currency you play in. (For Asian-themed slots with lower betting ranges check out Chinese Kitchen and Ultimate Fighters, both by Playtech.) The maximum coin bet is a whopping 500 $/€/£! Yes, you read that right. Arguably, when it comes to real money play, Lucky Panda is a high roller game. Happily, here at FreeSlots, you can enjoy it for free. 4000 coins is the highest payout from one regular spin. 4 coins is the lowest. The AllWays1024™ allows you to bet on every one of the slot’s 1024 pay lines, thereby guaranteeing a win on every spin. You can activate the feature on anywhere between one and all five reels by clicking on the + button below the Ways 1024 tab.
Other ways to win
There is no progressive jackpot attached to the Lucky Panda slot. There are, however, two bonus features that bring extra rewards:
- Free Games (triggered by three or more panda scatter symbols on the reels): this feature awards you 15 free games with all your winnings doubled. If you spin three more panda symbols during the free games round you’ll win another 15 free spins. This continues up to 210 free games in total.
- Second chance scatter: this feature is a second chance to win some free games. If you spin two scatter symbols, the reels on which those symbols appear are frozen while a re-spin takes place. If you’re lucky, you might get a third panda scatter symbol and win 15 free games.
Music, audio and graphics
Cute is the best word, in our opinion, to describe the audio and graphics in Lucky Panda. The symbols on the reels and all the imagery constructed around them are in keeping with the Asian theme. The pan pipe music blends in well. The animations are not Playtech’s most complex, but it’s clear that the focus of this game is on massive real-money prizes rather than cutting-edge graphics or animated bonus rounds.
The Last Word
A fun game; even more so if you have the cash to splash – eight out of ten.
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