Untamed Giant Panda Slots
With the large black patches around the eyes and the ears and the distinctive black and white colouring, the Giant Panda is one of the most instantly recognizable animals on the planet. Native to China, the Panda is an endangered species, with estimates stating that there are between 2,000 and 3,000, some still in the wild, while others are in captivity in zoos around the world. This slot features the Panda in its natural habitat, the symbols a combination of close ups of the bear and the terrain itself. This slot features wild reels that need to be won, a free spins game and one of the most original gamble features you’ll find online.
The backdrop to the game features a forest terrain, with bamboo trees reaching into the sky. This background is photographic and matches some of the symbols on the reels, meaning they blend together well. The most striking symbol of all is the eye of the panda, this being the largest of all, extending outside of its own space into other symbols. Overall this makes for an eye catching game that will certainly appeal to nature lovers. You’ll find grey backed playing card symbols between 10 to Ace completing the reels. The accompanying sound is a drum beat with Oriental overtones – perfect for this slot.
Playing Untamed Giant Panda
This MicroGaming slot has 5 reels and 243 ways to win. This means that instead of the more usual win lines, you’ll win here when landing three or more symbols on adjacent reels from left to right, irrespective of the actual position on the reels. The three panda symbols are the highest paying standard symbols – the close up of the face, a baby Panda with its mum and the Panda alone in a clearing worth 200, 175 and 150 coins respectively for appearing on all 5 reels.
The ‘Untamed Giant Panda’ title symbol appears on the wild and this will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter. This wild is the most profitable symbol of all at the slot, paying 500 coins when landing 5 in a row. There is also a unique ‘Collect a Wild’ feature. Below each reel you’ll find a meter with four empty slots. Each time a wild appears on the reel one of these will be filled and when the meter is full you’ll find that the reel will now turn completely wild for the following four spins.
Every time you win you’ll be able to enter the gamble feature. You’ll be presented with a globe, which is split into both a winning and a losing segment. The size of the segments dictate how much you might win – choosing a large winning segment meaning the win amount will be smaller, while a small winning segment could mean you win up to 20x your initial win. Having set up the gamble you’ll hit spin and the pointer will spin around, finishing up in one of the two segments. You’ll have the option of continuing to gamble after a win.
The final symbol on the reels is the eye of the Panda which acts as the scatter and three or more will give you an immediate cash win (up to a whopping 7,500 coins when appearing on all 5 reels) and gain entry to the free spins round. However, should you land just 2 scatters and find the oversized eye peaking onto the reels from above or below, you might profit from the ‘Lucky Nudge’ at the game, where the scatter will randomly nudge on to the reels, activating the feature.
In the feature you’ll have 10 free spins, each of these with ‘Brilliant Wilds’ and the colour scheme of the slot changes from the grey to a dark blue. These are wilds that will stay in position throughout the round, so by the time you reach the final few spins there may be a number of wilds in place, making for some very profitable spins.
Untamed Giant Panda is certainly a visually striking game, but there is much more to the game than just the visuals. The combination of the 243 ways to win, the ‘Collect a Wild’, the ‘Lucky Nudge’ and the free spins round all make for a game where virtually every spin offers some extra excitement. The free spins round is perhaps the best of the features, sticky wilds making for a feature where each successive spin is potentially more valuable. This is an entertaining, fun and action packed slot by MicroGaming.