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Over the past few years, Panadas have become one of the most-loved themes for slot machine games in Las Vegas and it seems a new one pops up every time I visit. You can play our lovely Panda game for free with no need to download, no need to register and we never spam you with emails.
Panda-mania is 5-reel 25-payline slot machine coming from the NextGen Gaming creative kitchen. The animal-themed slot revolves around the panda that goes nuts, ties up a zoo keeper and escapes from a zoo to steal an ice cream cart. The tied up zoo keeper, tickets, sweets and carts make up the upper ends of the paytable while playing card symbols in vibrant colours deliver low-value prizes.
The protagonist of the game assumes the role of Wild that replaces all regular symbols to help you create more winning combinations. In addition, Panda Wild doubles all payouts from winning combinations in which it is included.
The game features two more special symbols, Scatter and Bonus. Scatter depicted as the logo of the game pays in any position and triggers the Free Games feature. You need 3 or more Scatters to activate 10 free games with all prizes doubled.
The Pick Me Bonus symbol appears on the reels 2, 3 and 4 only and once 3 of these hit the reels, the Pick Me game will be triggered to award instant prizes worth up to 30x your bet. On top of these, the Panda Escape Bonus feature can be triggered at random with the escaped Panda riding a cart showing up on the reels and turning symbols into Wilds. This feature can be triggered throughout the game.
The most lucrative symbol in the Panda-mania slot is, as you would expect it, Panda Wild awarding 3,000 coins for five of a kind.
The zoo keeper is another valuable symbol delivering 500 coins for 5 of a kind on a payline while 5 Scatters anywhere in view award 100x your total bet. Wild, Scatter, zoo keeper and ticket icons pay even when you land only 2 identical symbols on a payline left to right. Nut much, but your stake won't be wasted completely if nothing more rewarding hits the reels. The maximum possible payout in the base game stands at 75,000 coins, while during free spins it goes all the way up to 150,000 coins.
The biggest attraction of the slot is Panda Wild that can be added to the reels thanks to the Panda Escape Bonus feature to boost your odds and double your payouts. The feature can occur more randomly during free spins you will love to play due to a 2x multiplier applying to all wins even if Wilds don't contribute to them.
The free spins feature can be re-triggered, so you can earn up to 20 free spins and enjoy the game to the fullest. The Pick Me Bonus feature adds more excitement to the gameplay while cash prizes are no that large, with a maximum possible win within the feature worth 30x your wager. If you activate the bonus round while playing free games, the maximum possible win increases to 60x your bet.
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Panda-mania is a typical NextGen affair with decent graphics that serve well the theme of the game. The symbols in vibrant colours land on the plain white reels set against a backdrop depicting a zoo. You will notice the sign "Don't Feed Animals" on the left side of the reels and the most entertaining moment in the game is when the Panda Escape Bonus feature is activated with our panda friend cycling the cart across the reels and adding Wilds to random positions. Even playing card symbols are nicely designed while sound effects are pretty generic and you can turn them off.
The NextGen release has medium volatility and a 95.53% RTP, which makes it suitable for beginners who can enjoy frequent wins which are not very high. The bonus features will definitely help you win more, so look out for Wild, Scatter and Bonus symbols to trigger them and give a boost to your balance.
The game has some really lovely animations. One of the cutest is when the panda pushes the trolley (an ice cream cart, or a hot dog one?) across the screen and awards wild symbols, it's so much fun.
Only one slight grumble, is that the slot game is quite small in size, compared to the screen. A lot of players would prefer the game to fill the screen a bit more, but presumably the designer wanted to make sure he got his beautiful waterfall into the picture.
Like a lot of the best slots, this one is only available online for cash play if you live in a country where gambling is Government-regulated. Like the UK. If you live in the US or Canada, you will have to make do with this free version and then find yourself a similar, but not identical game at a real money slots casino.
Although you can't play Panda Mania in Vegas yet, hopefully it will be there soon. The bonuses are wonderful fun and it would be great to play in a Vegas environment, with all that buzz and the joy and. the free drinks!