Panda Mania Slot Game
There are birds chirping in the background, lush greenery jutting out from the edges of the screen, and it’s a bright sunny day, but don’t be fooled – there is mischief afoot! The ornery pandas in this Busch Gardens-like park have escaped and they’re looking for help having lots of fun before their keepers round them up.
These pandas aren’t after bamboo, either – they want sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. In the Panda Mania slot game, pandas are apparently ditching greenery in favor of hijacking the pudding carts. Whether they escape with their goodies is up to you.
Beware of the gushing waterfall, keep your eyes peeled for runaway pandas, and whatever you do, don’t feed the animals. It’s time to rack up some coins!
Playing the Panda Mania Slot Game
Panda Mania bets start at 2c per line with 25 total bet lines possible. Players who prefer low bets can wager just 2c per spin, while more adventurous people have the option to bet as much as $50.
Each spin is activated by clicking the shiny animal-print play button on the right-hand side of the screen. There is also an auto play option that allows you to select up to 100 automatic spins. It’s both convenient and a great way to let gameplay take place while you’re kicking back and chowing on some caramel corn or push pops.
There are 10 symbols that can pop up on the slot reels. Leading the pack is the poor zookeeper, who got tied up by the pandas when they escaped. There are also pairs of zoo admission tickets, spilled treat bags, those runaway candy carts, and six playing cards (9 through ace). Racking up five of the zookeepers offers the biggest win on the main slot screen with a 500x multiplier of the original bet. The admission tickets are the second lost lucrative main slot payout with 5 ticket symbols equaling a 250x bet prize. When a spin turns into a win, the symbols come to life, with signs spinning around and pandas throwing candy in the air.
Panda Mania Bonus Games and Wild Symbols
Three or more Panda Mania signs scattered on the slot wheel triggers the Free Games Feature. Players get 10 free games and all prizes are doubled for the duration.
There is also a Pick Me Bonus that’s triggered when Pick Me appears on the second, third, or fourth reels. Rather than having players choose their prize, coins are instantly awarded with Pick Again and Win All being options in addition to random coin amounts.
Any time an escaped panda appears on the slot screen it triggers the Panda Escape Bonus. The Panda Escape Bonus can also occur during the Free Games Feature – in fact, the pandas are more likely to spring up while free games are in progress. Once those pandas get momentum, it’s hard to stop them!
Wild Pandas are a substitute for all the Panda Mania symbols except for the scattered Panda Mania Signs and Pick Me symbols. When a Wild Panda trigger a win, the normal coin prize for that win is doubled. Wild Pandas also have their own payout. Lining up 5 Wild Pandas is worth 3000x the original bet, making it the biggest win in all of Panda Mania.
The last Panda Mania extra is the Gamble Feature. Every win activates the Gamble Feature. If a player chooses to click on that button, they’ll have the chance to guess a hidden card’s color and suit. A correct guess as to color is worth double the win while correctly guessing the suit is worth four times the original win – enough to buy a whole lot of cotton candy.
Overall Play Experience
Panda Mania isn’t as detailed or dynamic as some Nextgen games but the animated waterfall, gleaming buttons, and goofy pandas add enough visual interest to make this a fun game worth playing. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled, too. Every once in a while, a panda will randomly dive down from the top of the waterfall or ride across the screen wearing an impish grin that is absolutely endearing. Perhaps most importantly, Panda Mania has 25 paylines waiting to spew out some panda cash and all the bonus games waiting in the wings, so there are plenty of ways to win even as you’re helping these precocious pandas find their way to freedom (and lots and lots of candy, of course).