Pandas seem to be the in thing right now, so it is no surprise really that many casino software providers are getting onboard with panda-themed slots. Panda Pow is Lightning Box Games attempt to jump on the bandwagon, and it is a decent effort. The slot machine game features 5 reels and 25 paylines of gaming action, but players cannot alter those lines. What they can do is choose different total stakes which range from a base minimum of 25p per spin, right up to a capped maximum wager of a hefty £500 per spin. For their troubles, players can compete to win up to 500 coins in all.
This slot contains a wild scatter – that is to say, two symbols rolled into one. These symbols appear as red kung-fu pandas (yes, we thought about the copyright infringement issues as well) and they can substitute for all icons barring gold pandas. Wilds appear on the second, third and fourth reels of the slot.
These scatter icons can also trigger a free spins bonus round if 5 or more appear on the reels. Since they are stacked, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem, with players able to win anything up to 20 free games, when they land 5 or more scatters anywhere on the screen during a single spin.
Once they have discovered how many free games they will get, players can start the bonus round. Stacked gold pandas appear on the second, third, fourth and fifth reels during this bonus, and they can substitute for all symbols barring standard wilds.
Truth be told, there is nothing inherently special about this panda-themed slot. Yes, it certainly looks better than many of its rivals in terms of graphics, and as we’ve said it is a decent effort which doesn’t disappoint. This Lighting Box Games developed slot just doesn’t wow, and in this day and age that can be a problem with new online slots.