Released by Pragmatic Play, Panda’s Fortune is a Chinese-themed 5x3 video slot offering Wilds, Free Spins and 3 Jackpots awarding up to 800x your bet. The game brags an RTP of 96.17%. A bamboo forest serves as a backdrop to a set of velvet reels populated by various symbols of fortune, wealth and good luck. The game boasts detailed visuals, beautiful animations and a musical theme based on the sounds of nature and wildlife.
Panda’s Fortune is a 5-reel, 3-row slot with 25 fixed paylines allowing a total bet of up to 250 coins. When the game loads, you can choose the number of coins you want to wager on a single line, as the bet level ranges from 1 to 10. The coin size can be set to values from $0.01 to $0.50 and once you’ve adjusted your bet, you can get the reels in motion by pressing the Spin button. Enable Autoplay with up to 100 automatic spins if you want to relax and watch the reels spin on their own. At least 3 symbols landing on adjacent positions from left to right will deliver payouts which are multiplied by the bet level.
The most valuable icon is an intricately designed Butterfly which awards 200 coins when 5 land on a payline. Another symbol with a high payout is a Dragon paying 150 coins for 5 of a kind. Other high-value icons include a Frog, a Fish and a Bonsai which all deliver a 100 coin prize when you land 5 of a kind on a payline. Low-value icons deliver 50 coins when 5 matching hit a payline. They are represented by playing card symbols 9 through Ace. As the title suggests, the main protagonist is the Panda, standing for the game’s Wild that appear on the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and replace all other symbols except Bonus. All the icons mentioned above, but Bonus, have a golden version appearing on the reel 5 only. The Golden symbols award the same payouts as standard ones and form winning combinations with them. The Yin and Yang symbol represents Bonus Scatter which triggers the Free Spins game when at least 3 land anywhere on the grid.
Depending on the number of Scatters, you can win up to 15 free spins and a prize of up to 100x your bet. During the feature, Red Lantern symbols appear stacked on all reels but the reel 1 transforming into any icon bar Scatter to increase your chances of forming a winning combination. If 3 more Scatters land during the round, 5 more spins will be awarded.
To hit any Jackpot you will need to complete a 5 of a kind winning combo with a Golden version of a matching symbol on the reel 5. Any 5 of a kind combination with 1 or more Wilds will award a Minor Jackpot of 25x the bet. Any 5 low-paying symbols of a kind, with no Wild substitutions and the Golden symbol on the last reel grant a Major Jackpot worth 200x your bet, while hitting a 5 of a kind combo with high-value icons and no Wilds will provide you with the Grand Jackpot of 800x the total bet.
Visually excellent, with many opportunities to win and chances of landing one of 3 jackpots on every spin, Panda’s Fortune is a slot that delivers an interesting and potentially lucrative gaming experience.