Over the years there has been a rapid decline in the population of giant pandas due to the poachers that have destroyed their habitat. However, it is not all bad as thanks to the fabulous conservation work from the Chinese the giant panda has recently been removed from the endangered species table. Players will be pleased to know that a group of giant pandas is common in Lucky Panda the slot and that better still they provide pay outs of up to x300 of the line bet, very lucrative indeed. Lucky Panda is the perfect combination of Chinese luck and nature and offers players bold 2D symbols. Although the reels would have been better had they been framed by thick bamboo sticks, to emphasize the natural surroundings, the creative team at August Gaming decided to have the reels framed by gold to symbolize the riches that players could win as they journey through the bamboo forests.
Admittedly we believe that there could have been more effort made on the background which is filled with mist, however people that know August Gaming knows that graphics are not their strongest point. When it comes to unique soundtracks these guys can’t be beat. In this slot they have used a perfect oriental themed soundtrack that is bound to capture players attention. Offering 1,024 ways to win gives players another reason to play Lucky Panda and it is fully mobilized so can be played on all devices. This style and structure usually command a high stake, but this slot is accessible to all thanks to the 12 different bet range.
The minimum bet is just 0.50 credits up to a maximum of 5,000 credits per spin. For those players with luck on their side, it would be easy to wreak havoc at any online casino just by choosing to play! We have touched on the prizes available with the top prize being x300 of the line bet for landing five pandas but there are many other opportunities to win big as players explore the habitat of these super cute bears. On every slot from August Gaming the unusual playing card symbols will be found on the pay table and Lucky Panda is no different. Players will come across 9 – Aces with up to x100 for landing sets of each. The only regret is that the developers didn’t make any effort to blend the playing card symbols with the rest of the forest theme. Other symbols include the oil-paper umbrellas which will pay out up to x120 for landing them, the golden koi and lotus flowers are also on offer and pay out up to x150.
Symbols and Bonus
Players will also see Chinese pagodas dotted around the forest and not only are these stunning to look at, but they are also the games wild. The pagodas can only be found on reels 2, 3 and 4 and when they do they can substitute for all other symbols to create winning combinations. The scatter is represented by the Ancient Chinese coins, which are more commonly referred to as fortune coins. Fortune coins are a symbol in Chinese culture of prosperity and wealth and these are easily recognised due to the hole in the middle. Players will want to land these coins as they will certainly make their spins that much richer.
The fortune coins will only land on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels and players that land three coins simultaneously on their reels will activate the free games. The number of games the player wins is dependent on the number of scatters that show up.
There are 10, 15 or 25 free games up for grabs and these come with x50, x10 or x3 of the line bet when landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters respectively. This includes wins being multiplied by x2, x3 or x5 and players can also retrigger the free games feature. If the player only manages to land two scatters they are still rewarded with two extra free games. We were surprised how easy it was to get awarded additional free games, so players should prepare themselves for a long duration in the forest if they are lucky and the coins fall their way.