The Wombat says: Who doesn’t like a kung-fu fighting panda? This Wombat is especially keen!
Martial arts and giant pandas are a good mix in anyone’s book, and fortunately for us Wombat Fans, Lightning Box Games have combined the two, and created Panda Pow slot.
Let’s head to the Far East and see if we can’t convince that Panda to karate chop us some big wins.
Look and Feel
Panda Pow’s lovely 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 9 Mad Hats slot.
The deep red background to the game (a lucky colour in China) is decorated with lit-up temples, bamboo plants and golden ornaments all around the reels, and it comes with a tinkling Chinese soundtrack.
We like how our Panda hero comes alive with a great big ‘pow’ and super fast Kung Fu hand movements when he’s part of a winning combo. Go Get ’em, Panda!
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 the 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), but our black-belt Panda 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 help 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 get 20 Free Spins.
Panda Pow Slot Spins and Scatters
Usually you think of pandas as cuddly little dudes, but not this one! With his martial arts bandana firmly tied 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, and he means business!
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 can set off frequently if your luck is in.
Once you’ve entered the Free Spins bonus round, you’ll be introduced to a new character on the reels – meet the Golden Panda! This gilded chap will only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and will act as a normal wild.
And there’s more! You can re-trigger the Free Spin Bonus by scoring 5x more of the Warrior Pandas anytime during the game.
Great graphics, a fun theme and some straightforward game play make the Panda Pow slot a firm favourite at Wombat Casino.
We like how the Wilds and Scatters are brought together into the same symbol. As a result, scoring Free Spins can come in decent bursts which could mean more cash prizes for you Wombat Fans! Overall, an entertaining and nice and easy slot to play.