Gifts of Pandora Slot Machine
There are many slots based around Greek mythology, though Pandora is a special niche within this kind of game. Zeus created Pandora, who was the first woman (other than the female gods) and had unique gifts of beauty and music.
Pandora is best known for opening a box and releasing all the evils into the world. Fortunately, the gift boxes on this 5-reel video slot from Everi give prizes in credits rather than evils!
You’ll find a beautifully designed game, with stacked wilds and the chance at landing some bigger wins via a free spins feature. Gifts of Pandora also includes a progressive jackpot element, which is available at max bet only.
How to Win on Gifts of Pandora
This slot machine game follows a lot of the Everi range in awarding the biggest wins from hitting multiple win-lines at the same time – rather than having one or two high paying symbols.
There are 5 reels with 4 rows, with a full 40 win lines crossing over from the left. Most of the symbols (and the overall design) are your classic Greek myths fare. These include a harp, decorated urns, a golden helmet and gold coins. It is the coins which have the single biggest prize, paying out 250 coins for 5 on a lin. There are playing card symbols with a distinctive design making up the smaller wins.
You will find that wild symbols (which simply say ‘Wild’) and the fact that regular symbols are wild often trigger several wins on a single spin.
You Get to Open Pandora’s Box
There are closed box symbols on the reels, and 3 or more of these will trigger the pick feature. If you are betting the maximum 160 credits per spin, then this feature gets you access to the progressive jackpots. If not, then you will simply win cash prizes. 3 boxes are enough to start the feature, though 4 or 5 offers bigger potential prizes. To win the top jackpot you’ll need to pick the right one from 5 boxes.
Free Spins Bonus Feature
This kicks off if you land 3 or more of the free spin symbols. You’ll be taken to a new screen for your 8 free spins which has a 3rd reel showing a full length Pandora. This is a wild which is locked for the duration of the bonus round. Just like the regular wilds, this substitutes for anything on the reels (not the boxes).
You can retrigger for 4 more spins each time if you get a free spin symbol on the first and fifth reel together – up to a maximum of 48 spins.
Design and Setup of Gifts or Pandora
This is a beautifully produced game, with a striking face of Pandora herself looking at you from the top part of the cabinet setting the tone for the entire game. You will also find the progressive jackpot amounts on the top part of the cabinet.
The reels are semi-transparent, showing a moonlit sea with hills beyond in deep blue colors. This contrasts with the sharp design of the symbols, which are detailed and colorful – even the playing card symbols fit in with the theme well.
When you get the boxes or the free spins you will see simple though effective animations. The 4 symbol tall Pandora avatar in the center reel for the free spins round is certainly worth seeing. The traditional Greek tune has been given an upbeat tempo and to my ears at least a more modern feel than those on other Myth type slots. As a nice final touch the messages that say ‘Great Win’ (for example) are decorated with a laurel wreath.
You can play all 40 lines on this game from just 40c and up. The max bet (which is required to give you a shot at those progressive jackpots during the box-pick game) is 160 credits.
Gifts of Pandora is sure to have some fans among players who enjoy the Myths and legends type slot games. The production is excellent (without being over the top) and the 2 bonus features both have some big win potential. If you play the max bet of 160 credits, what started off as a simple on-reel game now has the potential to pay a progressive. The wild reel in the free spins game gives you a shot at collecting a lot of smaller wins too – especially if you are lucky enough to hit those frequent retriggers.