Little Panda Slot Review
I've always found Pandas fascinating – big and powerful, yet gentle and endearing. The other day I read about a Panda named Pan who was was so successful at breeding that he has sired 25% of the current Pandas in captivity. What virility – he's the animal kingdoms version of me!
Because I know we all love useless trivia, here are some Panda facts:
There are less than 2000 Pandas left in the wild.
Panda's diet consists of 99% Bamboo.
Young Pandas eat the feces of their mothers. (Remember that when you pucker up for a photo at a Zoo!)
The collective noun is “An Embarrassment of Pandas.”
Just over half of all male Pandas in captivity have zero sexual desire at all and considering a female is fertile only 3 days a year, there are plenty of obstacles regarding breeding. Chinese scientists even experimented by showing these majestic creatures “Panda Porn”. ( I know you think I made this up – but I swear I didn't!)
Now that you're equipped with dinner party conversation, let's look at the slot I need to review: Little Panda is an adorable video slot created by Endorphina to charm us on PC, mobile device or tablet. Dammit, this Panda is cute! People reckon we love pandas so much because they remind us of babies, but I'm not so sure – if I see a baby, I run away like a predator is about to attack me. Yet, with a Panda, I can't help utter an “Aww sweet”. Little Panda has such an overall harmony to it that you can't help feeling a tiny bit closer to nature.
Little Panda's volatility is as gentle you would expect, being a 5 reel and 1024 payline slot. The symbols are all artfully crafted, with the wild sign and 9-Ace being styled to look like bamboo. The other symbols are the baby panda, flowers, frog and the Yin-Yang sign which is the scatter. The wild icon in this game can replace anything except the scatter. The controls are perhaps a bit too sleek for the wildlife theme of the slot, but work very well. Up top are your Credit Display and Game Settings (including Paytable and Advanced Autospin) while down below are Bet, Ways (ie-Lines), Total Bet, Turbo, Autospin and Spin.
After you have a winning spin in the base game, you get the option to Gamble those profits on a card choice – simply pick a higher card than the dealer and your profits are doubled. Choose a lower card and profits are lost.
The scatter is key to activating Free Spins in the following amounts:
3 Scatters = 8 Free Spins
4 Scatters = 15 Free Spins
5 Scatters = 20 Free Spins
Another 2 Scatters during Free Spins triggers a further 5 Free Spins.
During all Free Spins any wilds on reels 2-4 will multiply the winnings of that spin by 2-3X.
This Little Panda ambled his way through all performance tests comfortably with no issues. The graphics are superbly rendered, with a distinct attention to detail while the music and sound effects are serene.
Whether its the awesome Free Spins or its kindhearted spirit, Little Panda is sure to win you over, as it did me. So often slots are frenzied and induce excitement to the point where enjoyment dissipates, but Little Panda keeps you engaged, relaxed and rewarded.