The word Pow is never usually associated with lovable Panda’s, but in this Lightening Box slot that’s just what they have done! Panda Pow is an amalgamation of a kung fu styled panda and lots of oriental themed designs. It also offers an interesting bonus feature and fast paced gameplay.
Panda Pow is a 5-reel, 25 fixed pay line slot that offers a slightly lower than usual RTP of 95.51%. The game is set inside a golden frame that hangs in front of a brightly lit townscape and holds symbols that represent all things chinese. Symbols include lucky coins, a paper lantern, a goldfish, a small panda, a fan and of course the lower value symbols, A, K, Q, J and 10.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at 25p per spin and can be increased up to a whopping £500 per spin. To adjust your bet, you will see a row of coins to the left of the screen with arrows at either side. Click on the up or down arrow to increase or decrease your bet as you wish.
Wild Symbol – Your wild is a panda with a red headband on and he will substitute for all other symbols except the golden panda symbol. He will also only land on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the game.
Scatter Symbol – In Panda Pow your wild symbol is also your scatter, so land five or more on reels 2, 3 or 4 to trigger the feature.
Gold Panda Symbol – This symbol is only available within the bonus spins feature. It will appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 during the bonus round. it will substitute for all other symbols except the red headband panda wild.
Bonus Spin Feature – To activate the bonus spins, you need to have landed 5 or more scatter symbols to be allocated your spins as shown here:
- 5 scatter symbols will award 5 bonus spins,
- 6 scatter symbols will award 8 bonus spins,
- 7 scatter symbols will award 12 bonus spins,
- 8 scatter symbols will award 15 bonus spins,
- 9 scatter symbols will award 20 bonus spins.
Your panda wild is now shrouded in a golden robe and will appear stacked on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the bonus game. It will substitute for all other symbols except the red headband panda wild. Land extra wilds here and you can retrigger the bonus round again.
Panda Pow, doesn’t pack much of a punch considering the title, a shame really as we had high hopes for it. Overall the game is fast and easy to play with lower value wins happening often, but the big money is harder to trigger unless you are staking higher. Your bonus round does kick in more often than you would think with a game RTP as low as Panda Pow has. But you will see it is usually at the lower end of the bonus spin amounts rather than the higher. That being said, once inside the bonus spins the stacked golden wild does help out a lot, so good money can be won here even if it is just across 5 spins instead of 20.