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We all know that wombats are the best looking furry animals around, but even I have to admit that I love watching a panda slide down a snow bank on its bottom on Youtube. I’ve spent hours doing just that in fact. Thanks for that, Youtube.
And that brings me onto Tom Horn Gaming’s Pandas Run slot.
I know that I’m the biggest draw in town normally, but I am prepared to share a bit of the limelight! Meet the giant black and white dudes from China, the pandas! These big fellas are the key to this great slot – and the potential to win some coins.
Look and Feel
Straight away, you will feel the exotic vibes emanating from the bamboo forest. Once you have studies the icons on the reels, you’ll quickly realise that we’re in the realm of those shy hungry pandas.
Along with being China’s most famous animal, the panda is also the route to the wonga in this green reel spinner. Let’s head into the forest with its chirping birds topped off with a slice of Chinese style muzak shall we? I bet you thought you were ordering the chicken chop suey and pak choi to go for a second there!
The graphics are lush with a cast of Chinese characters that will please the animal lovers out there. And there are plenty of cultural objects if that’s more your cuppa.
The Pandas Run slot comes packed with 40 pay-lines over 5 reels and 4 rows. That’s juicy! This game looks a peach on your desktop and mobile devices.
Now let’s get down to this animal party. Firstly, there’s a mum and baby panda -these are the top trumps. Then there’s a lone panda and a cheeky interloper, a smaller bundle of fun- the lesser known red panda. That fella looks about my size and stature and he seems like a good egg. Did I mention the bamboo? Well, even I know that pandas like noshing on bamboo shoots, so where there are pandas, there’s bamboo.
The standard Ace through Jack of the card deck make up the lower value symbols. These icons are decorated with some fancy finery to jazz them up and add a little touch of class.
A towering temple is the game’s Wild and a it can be valuable little earner too! Land five Wilds across the reels and you’ll be popping corks like Henry with a 1,000 coin gift. Not bad. The Scatter is a fancy turtle icon in gold which subs for the Wild but only shows up on the middle 3 reels.
Trigger the free spins by landing 3 or more of the turtle Scatters onto the reels. You’ll get your paws on 5 free spins- not the biggest free spins bonus we have seen on our travels but there’s more. As long as you make a win in this mode you will find your wins doubled in value. Now that’s more like it. Also, if you want to get more free games, simply land further Scatters to re-trigger the bonus game.
The Pandas Run slot won’t have you scratching your head over a sea of bonus games. There are no two ways about it; this game is all about style and simplicity. It’s a medium volatility game that offers regular wins that should keep you ticking over nicely.
And you will enjoy the feel of the bamboo forest even more when you start chalking up some free spin wins with a double multiplier. I just had a thought. I wonder what bamboo shoots taste like when you cook them on the barbie?
Wombat Score: 4 out of 5
A taste of China’s furry icons that will have you spinning the reels with glee. Welcome to the bamboo forest, my Wombat friends.