Prepare for a journey to central China, this time to visit the highly protected giant pandas that live in the thick bamboo trees. Wild Panda is an amazing 5-reel, 100-payline video slot game from Aristocrat. The game takes you deep into the world of pandas where you stand a chance to win some money as you encounter these cute animals in their forest habitat. One thing that makes this slot highly attractive is the 100 paylines; bet as low as 0.01 or as high as 50.00 on all paylines. Wild Panda features free spins and free spin wilds. This slot game is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers.
As the name suggests, this slot features a panda bear theme, with the wild panda as the main character. The game is set in a bamboo forest, and the design is well-done, as the developers did a really good job with this game graphically. The game features a variety of symbols including the playing card values from Ace to 10. The playing card symbols will at times have the letters P, A, N, and D on top of them. If you are lucky enough to form the word "PANDA" across the reels, then you will be entered into the free spins round. Other symbols that you will come across include the Chinese Coin, an Umbrella, a Temple, the Mandolin, Gold Fish, Bamboo Sprout, and the Lotus Flower. The Panda is the wild symbol that only becomes active in the free spins.
One feature that is common in Aristocrat slot games is the Auto Spin option that gives you the chance to make between 5 and 50 automatic spins at a preset bet. This should give you enough time to refill your cup of coffee. Before clicking the Auto Spin button, make sure you have chosen the right amount of bets per line. You could also cancel automatic spin at the end of each spin.
The wild in this game is the Panda, and it only turns into a wild during the free spins, which occur more frequently than you might imagine. The scatters in the game are the Gold Coins. Spell PANDA anywhere on the reels, and this will see you get 5 free spins. All the symbols that led to the free spins session are immediately turned into wilds, and they substitute all other symbols on the reels except the Gold Coins, making for a very lucrative 5 spins.
Five Pandas during the free spins will see you walk away with 2,000 coins. Four Pandas will award you 1,000 coins, and 3 Pandas 500 coins. The free spins cannot be retriggered during the free spins. All bets per line and credit bets will carry through the free spin round and cannot be altered until free spins are over.
The Chinese Temple is the highest paying symbol during base play, as 5 of them in a line pay 1,000 coins. The coin values range from 0.01 to 1.00, with a maximum bet per spin set at 50. The jackpot stands at 10,000, and it can be won in 2 ways.
One way to win the jackpot is to get 5 scatter symbols (Gold Coins) on the reels. This would see your bet multiplied 200X, and if you were playing at the maximum coin value of 50.00, then that simply means you will be awarded with 10,000 units. The scatter will also pay if you get 3 or 4 symbols anywhere on the reels, but the prize will be lower than the jackpot.
The second way that you can win the Wild Panda jackpot is by getting the wild during free spins. This means that if you were playing at the highest bet value of $50, then your bet will again be multiplied by 200.
Wild Panda is an easy to play game thanks to its well-crafted interface. You can easily increase or decrease your credits per spin and denomination using the buttons at the bottom of the screen. All winning symbols and more information regarding the free spins and the bonus features are available under the "Pays" tab. The 3D graphics are also easy on the eyes so you can play this game all day long without getting tired. The payouts are regular and they make up for the lack of wilds in base play.