Gameplay and Prizes
The value of the Jackpot in Panda Gold is truly breathtaking, as it amounts to as much as 12,500,000 Euro. The game is played by spinning 5×3 reels. The rare and innovative All Pay system, which recently started to enjoy growing popularity, is implemented in the game.
This means that there are no paylines (or there are 243 of them, if you wish), and combinations of symbols are counted just from left to right without regard to the vertical position of the icon. The game is played on a simple black background, framed with green bamboo. The paying symbols include a deck of poker cards from Nines to Aces with different fruits painted on them.
This is a reference to two most classic sets of symbols in the Las Vegas casino slot machines history. More theme-relevant paying symbols include a golden lotus, a golden cup with bamboo, a pair of Chinese cards, a golden fish and a Red panda (that is related to pandas only in its name). Symbols are drawn on ornamental backgrounds, with lot of small details. Game animations are decent, but no background animations are present.
The autoplay option is present, but is very simple – it can only be turned on or off, without any possible spins limits. The turbo mode is also present. The bet value can be varied in the range from 50 eurocents to 250 Euro.
Features and Bonuses
There are two bonus symbols in Panda Gold – scatter symbols and wild symbols. Wild symbols are depicted as a Chinese lucky golden coin and substitute for all symbols except for scatter. The scatter symbol is drawn as a big panda. When 3, 4 or 5 scatters are present on the game field, the player receives 8, 15 and 50 bonus rounds respectively.
The same numbers of free spins can also be obtained randomly during any regular or free spin. During free spins, the game rules are slightly changed. When the wild symbol is present on the reels number two, three or four, it is automatically expanded to take all the places on that reel.
When 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters are present on the game field during free spins, the player obtains additional 5, 8, 15 and 50 bonus rounds respectively.
This game combines high-quality art, good animations, interesting themes, multiple bonuses and the Jackpot that is enough to build a little Zoo (without pandas, sadly, as they all belong to the Chinese government). The combination of the innovative All Pay system and a lot of free spins makes wins occur almost every spin. This game is a must-try both to beginners and professionals.
Playing the slot, you can notice the lack of tactical deepness and the division of your bet on a base bet and a total bet (the base bet is simply multiplied by 50 in order to calculate the total bet, and this multiplier cannot be changed). However, that does not affect the profitability of the slot.