Lucky Panda Slot

Lucky Panda

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lucky panda slotLucky Panda is a relatively new, nature-inspired video slot from the leading software provider Playtech. It has 5 reels and 1,024 ways to win on each spin, a system that is becoming increasingly popular with players.

Playtech’s Lucky Panda slot is animal-themed with tigers, monkeys, snakes, and red panda keeping the cute panda company in the jungle. There is also an obvious Asian influence in the game – Chinese, in particular, and we can hear gentle Oriental music while playing. The reels are also framed by bamboo sticks and all the action happens in a lovely bamboo field somewhere in Asia. The game uses the more unconventional grid of 5 reels and 4 rows on each. There are also free spins to be won, as well as a special Second Chance feature which makes Lucky Panda even more attractive.

Unlike traditional slots where you bet on a set number of pay lines, this games gives players significantly more opportunities for winning. This is accomplished by the so-called “All-Ways” feature and the minimum bet per spin is 2.40 coins with 64 active ways, where only the first reel is active. You can adjust the bet size by choosing more ways (128, 256, 512 or 1,024) and changing the coin value – it is either 0.20 or 1 coin. When a reel is not activated, only the two center positions will form winning combinations. Playing with all 1,024 ways means activating all reels. The max bet is 72 coins per spin.

Special Symbols

In order to hit a winning combo, players will need at least three matching symbols. The lower paying icons in this slot are quite traditional and include cards from Nines to Aces. The more lucrative combinations can be formed by symbols such as the monkey, the snake, the tiger, and the red panda.

The Wild is represented as the Lucky Panda game logo and it can appear only on reels 2, 3, and 4. It can stand for any other symbol (except for the Scatter) in winning combinations. There is no separate payout for Wilds, however.

The Scatter symbol is the panda and it does not follow the standard rules of the game. For a Scatter combination, 3 pandas or more need to fall on any position on the reels. This includes the inactive reels, as well. The Scatter payout is quite modest at first sight, but unlike the other combinations where the payout values are multiplied by the coin value, here the payout of 100 coins for 5 pandas, for instance, is multiplied by the total bet. This means that the Scatter symbol is, in fact, very lucrative even on its own. However, forming winning combinations is not even the best function of the Scatter. Whenever 3 or more pandas land anywhere on the reels, they also award the player free spins.

Lucky Panda Slot Paytable
Symbol Two on a payline Three on a payline Four on a payline Five on a payline
9 0 12 15 50
10 0 12 15 50
J 0 15 20 70
Q 0 15 20 70
K 0 24 40 100
A 0 24 40 100
The Monkey 0 50 100 250
The Tiger 0 72 125 1000
The Snake 0 72 150 1250
Red Panda 0 200 400 4000
Panda /Scatter/ 0 4 20 100

Bonus Games and Features

The Free Spins features is triggered by 3 or more Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels. The player receives initially 15 spins and for their duration, all the winnings are doubled. However, winning combos are counted only on the active reels, so the more ways you are playing with, the more chances for winning you will have. If 3 or more pandas appear on the reels during these free rounds, you will get another set of 15 free spins. The maximum free spins you can receive is 210.

Another interesting feature in Lucky Panda is the Second Chance Scatter. When 2 panda symbols land anywhere on the reels during the main game, this feature is activated and the player receives one re-spin. During this free spin, the two reels with the pandas freeze and only the other three reels move. Of course, the two pandas are also locked in their positions which gives you a chance to find a third one and win free spins.

Conclusion

Playtech’s Lucky Panda is a beautiful video slot with nice graphics and a great design which gives players much more freedom. The game has a smooth, quick gameplay and a dreamy, soothing atmosphere, while the animal theme is really appealing, especially with these adorable pandas and little monkeys. The bonus features greatly increase the winning chances, so the game is certainly a good bet for almost any type of player.

Before starting to play Lucky Panda for real money, however, punters should take a closer look at the pay table and the All-Ways system. While with it, you are not restricted to the standard pay lines, you may need to prepare a bigger gambling budget as the minimum stake here is 2.40 credits. The theoretical Return to Player percentage is 95.50%.

Lucky Panda
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Reels:
5
Bonus Rounds:
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Jackpot
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Graphics:
4.8 / 5.0
Theme:
4.8 / 5.0
Features:
4.6 / 5.0
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