Wild Panda Theme
The thinking process behind the theme of Wild Panda likely went along the lines of starting out with pandas on their own, and then making the link to China – after all, China is perhaps the most commonly associated country with pandas themselves. Aristocrat does of course have an extensive track record with Oriental themed slots, with the likes of Choy Sun Doa and 5 Dragons both drawing on the theme. This, in turn, led to the graphics team adding a similar, albeit more modern Oriental twist to proceedings, with Lotus Flowers and Chinese Temples appearing regularly on the reels, along with themed versions of the standard playing card symbols.
Gameplay and Prizes
One area in which players will quickly notice Wild Panda breaking away from the theme of simplicity is in the betting options. Few other Aristocrat slots cater to as a wide a betting audience as Wild Panda offers players the opportunity to cover a colossal one hundred win lines. Of course, players are under no obligation to do so and can spin on as few as a single win line if they prefer, but the range means that Wild Panda may well be the perfect game for everyone from the most conservative to the most ambitious players.
Of particular note when it comes to prizes on Wild Panda is the Temple symbol. Some would consider it a feature, while others see it as a core gameplay mechanic. Either way, it is hugely lucrative and is the only symbol in the game to stack. In some rare cases it is possible to cover the entire board with Temple symbols. When all one hundred win lines are in play, this means one hundred wins. It also helps massively that the Temple symbol is the most valuable standalone symbol on Wild Panda, worth a cool 1,000 coins for five in a row. Winning that one hundred times on a single spin is certainly not something that can be ignored!
Features and Bonuses
While the Temple symbol is perhaps the most identifiable feature of Wild Panda, there is plenty more to keep players of all experience levels hugely entertained. The game naturally includes a wild card with absolutely no restrictions on where it can appear. It even appears more often than wild cards on other games, so players can expect a lot of action from this symbol alone, especially when playing over the full range of one hundred win lines.
The bonus round itself is activated in something of a unique way. Rather than spinning in three scatter symbols in any order, players must instead spell out the word ‘PANDA’ across the reels. This process is made slightly easier by the fact that only the letter P appears on the first reel, A on the second and last reels and so on. Doing so activates the bonus game and every area of the reels that included a bonus letter turns permanently wild for the duration of the round. In practice, this means that in addition to regular appearances from the standard wild card, there will be at least five wilds on every single bonus spin.
While Wild Panda may not initially strike players as the most complex game, our free version here at Mr Gamez is the perfect place to try out different strategies and line combinations. The game offers one of the highest standalone prizes around, together with an extremely lucrative bonus game, making it the perfect choice for players that like to hit it big on a regular basis.