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The wombat says: Who doesn’t like a kung-fu fighting panda? No one. And this wombat is especially keen! Yup, nothing says ‘China’ to us than more than martial arts and giant pandas, and fortunately for us Wombat Fans, Lightning Box have combined the two, and created Panda Pow slot.
Be transported to the Far East and see if you can’t convince the Panda to karate chop you some big wins. Hiii-yaaa!
Look and Feel
Panda Pow’s nice animated design is based around the usual Chinese icons that we’ve all seen before – but it’s done very nicely. This is a cute game along the lines of Viking Quest, Hot as Hades and the Frogs ‘n Flies slot machine.
The deep red background to the slots is decorated with lit-up temples, bamboo plants and golden ornaments all around the reels, and with the tinkling Chinese soundtrack, Panda Pow We also like how our hero comes alive with a great big ‘pow’ and accompanying super fast Kung Fu hand movements when he’s part of a winning combo.
Panda Pow slot is your standard 5 reel game with 3 rows and 25 pay lines. The symbols on the reels are all either single, or double stacked and include; the goldfish, 3 lucky gold coins tied together, colourful Chinese paper lanterns, ornate folding fans and a bamboo-chewing Panda half way up a tree. Plus, there’s your playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, & K that make up the low paying symbols.
There are no Scatters in this game (which makes an interesting departure from most games), as our black-belt Panda symbol will not only ‘pow’ stacked Wilds on the middle 3 reels, but he’ll trigger off the Free Spins bonus round while he’s at it. Wild Pandas replace all other symbols on the reels to create more winning combos, and if you land 5x or more of the karate-chopping bears on the screen at the same time, you’ll be dished out 20x Free Spins.
Panda Pow Spins and Scatters
Usually you think of pandas as cuddly little dudes, but not this one! With his got martial arts bandana firmly strapped on, he is quite likely to chop at the reels whenever he feels like it. If you want realistic animals, head for the Lion’s Pride slot machine – Panda Pow’s mean alright, but he wears a bandana.
5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, or 9x the Panda Wilds will give you 5, 8, 12, 15, or up to 20 Free Spins respectively. The symbol appears in multiples, more often than not which means the Free Spins are set off very often.
Once you’ve entered the Free Spins bonus round, you’ll be introduced to a new character on the reels – meet the Golden Panda, everyone. This gilded chap will only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and will act as a normal wild.
And there’s more news! You can re-trigger the Free Spin Bonus by scoring 5x more of the Warrior Pandas anytime during the game. Well done Thunderkick!
Great graphics, a fun theme and some straightforward game play make Panda Pow a new favourite. We particularly like how the Wilds and Scatters are brought together with the same symbol. As a result, scoring the Free Spins isn’t that hard which means more cash prizes for you Wombat Fans! Overall, a nice and easy slot.