Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
The charming appeal of the giant panda isn’t the only rare and exotic feature this slot has to offer. Time to find out more about the game’s theme and how this IGT masterpiece really works.
Pandas. They’re the animals who never have to ask what’s for dinner, because the answer is always the same – bamboo.
You’d think it would get boring, sometimes. But what is certainly not boring is IGT’s commitment to providing the best in online slots. Their 100 Pandas game, launched just last February and following in the tradition of Wolf Run, has already become hugely popular.
Basing this charmingly playable game on the antics of one of the world’s best loved animals is a sure fire winner; a way of pandering to panda fans.
The Giant Panda is a bear native to China. They are still an endangered species, due to the deforestation of their natural habitat, but the good news is that their numbers seem to be on the rise, with an estimated 2,000 now living in their natural environment.
Shy and retiring, the Giant Panda is an elusive creature. You would be lucky to see just one in the wild. A bit of luck when you’re playing this slot, and you’ll see much more than 100.
As you would expect from IGT, the visuals and audio are crisp. You will feel you’ve been transported to the green canopied mountain foothills of old China. There’s bamboo forest sound effects, fun Asian style music, lotus flowers, yin and yang symbols which change colour depending on whether you are in the bonus round, and oriental style script to create the right ambience.
This is the first IGT online slot to feature five reels and 100 paylines. That’s 75 more ways to win than with a standard slots game.
With twenty icons and five reels, there’s also a Stacked Wilds feature. If you find the family of pandas, who look adorable by moonlight, these automatically become wild and will substitute for all other symbols (excluding the split yin yang gong), giving you a nice boost whenever they appear in a winning combination.
Match three yin and yang scatter symbols on the middle three reels and you’ll be whisked to a truly pandariffic bonus feature offering ten free spins and a x2 multiplier.
It’s here when the lovable panda family change direction, and face the other way. Wins during the round can be amplified and the bonus can be re-triggered on any spin. The Stacked Wilds are even more plentiful when you get here. You can actually reach a maximum of 255 free spins during this feature.
So, why not try 100 Pandas and experience its forest-load of features for yourself?