Panda’s Fortune is a video slot created by Pragmatic Play. It takes its players to the beautiful Far East where they will be able to fully immerse themselves in the serenity and peace offered by the massive bamboo forests. But if just meeting cuddly pandas isn’t exciting enough for you, worry not. You’re treated to free spins and golden symbols that award three different fixed jackpots.
We wouldn’t classify this as the best looking game the developer has created. Even still, it looks better than the vast majority of releases we come across. The background image looks gorgeous! We like the gentle glow of the fireflies, and the bamboo sticks gently pushed by the wind. The animations are fluid, but few in number.
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Symbols are split by both design and value. You have six playing card royals, all of which pay the exact same amount! Then, on the higher value team, you have the bonsai tree and statues of a trout, a frog, a lion, and a butterfly. The Yin-Yang icon represents Scatter, while the friendly panda is the Wild symbol.
How to Play
Panda’s Fortune is played on a 5x3 board with 25 fixed paylines. The layout is the same one Pragmatic Play use in all of their other slots. It’s simple to use and looks elegant, so it has our support.
We quite like the fact the spin button incorporates the developers’ own logo! Right beneath it is the Autoplay button, which will open a separate menu. You can alter your total bet by pressing the plus and minus button on either side of the Spin. This allows you to stake between $0.25 and $125 per spin.
Collect three or more identical icons in adjacent positions from left to right only to win. The winning combination must follow one of the active 25 paylines to count. Scatters are the only symbol which disregards this rule, and can pay from any position.
Strategy & Tips
Collect three, four or five Scatters in any position to win eight, ten or fifteen free spins, respectively. If you hit three or more Scatters while the bonus is active, you win five more free spins. During free spins, transforming red lanterns appear on all reels except the first one. At the end of every spin, these lanterns will transform into one of the icons from the paytable. All lanterns will always transform into the same symbol, increasing your odds of winning.
Both during normal gameplay and free spins, there’s a chance a golden version of an icon will appear in the fifth reel. Their individual pays are exactly the same as the base symbols. However, they are used to award one of the three jackpots. All three must have a golden icon on reel five.
- Minor – any five-of-a-kind win on any payline, with one or more Wilds substituting an existing symbol.
- Major – a five-of-a-kind win with playing card royals on any payline, with no Wilds substituting existing icons.
- Grand – a five-of-a-kind win with higher paying symbols, with no Wild substituting existing icons.
There aren’t any notable differences between the desktop and mobile versions. The only thing that’s noticeable are minor adjustments to make sure Panda’s Fortune plays better with touch screen controls.