The Panda Bear has been very popular and for a long time now, being not just cute, but also the species with which the Chinese seem to be most proud with, being their national animal. Little Panda appears to try and take advantage of that, being a slot machine that takes the action to the forests of China, showing us what we can find there. The release is coming from Endorphina.
In the case of Little Panda, the layout is comprised of 5x4 reels, with enough space on them to allow 1024 ways to win to form there. You get most of the major features from it, such as the wilds, scatters, free spins and multipliers. You also get paid as much as $24,000 through a single combo or mix of symbols.
Betting and Prizes
When you’re setting up a bet in Little Panda, you’re using 1024 ways to win to form combinations on, but wager wise you’re pretending that you’re relying on just 40 fixed lines. The slot keeps that part fixed, but lets you modify the line bet. You can choose to have 1 to 10 coins for each line, while their denomination will start at $0.01 and can reach $1. The full range of a bet in Little Panda is $0.40 to $400, making it accessible to all players.
Rewards are biggest when they come from the scatter symbol. Five of the Yin Yang scatters on the reels will pay you as much as 8,000 coins, with triple that amount, 24,000 coins, if multipliers are present during the free spins. The cash value depends on the coin denomination, reaching $24,000 at most. We also know that the slot offers a 96% average RTP, which is a decent figure, one that I’m OK with.
Little Panda Slot Features
A Wild logo, which appears to be made out of bamboo, is one of the major symbols that you can expect to see inside. Appearing on just three reels, these wild symbols are not as useful as in other slots, but they can still be substitutes for the majority of the symbols, so they will make your games more profitable. Scatters are symbols that are not influenced by the presence of wilds.
Moving on, we will find the Yin Yang logo next, designed in yellow and black, with a bamboo circle going around it. Scatters have decent payouts to give away, the biggest ones of the slot in any case, offering as much as 20x total bet if you get five symbols of this type to appear. Smaller prizes, as well as access to free spins, can be obtained with as few as three scatters.
The Panda Feature, the one with the free spins, will grant you 8, 15 or 20 rounds, in exchange for landing 3, 4 or 5 of the Yin Yang scatters in the base game. Retriggering the feature can be done with as few as two scatters, with 5 to 20 additional rounds being added to the total. A special feature that is offered for the free spins relies on wild symbols appearing anywhere on the middle reels. If that happens, all the wins of that round get multiplied by 2x or 3x.
Theme & Design
The theme is related to China and its forests, with the inhabitants that you can typically find there. It’s a good design, which has for its symbols images of Ying Yang logos, Wild logos, Panda bears, frogs, butterflies, flowers and a selection of playing cards made out of bamboo.
Little Panda is a fairly enjoyable new slot machine, with a good RTP and cute graphics. The features it offers are decent as well, though they don’t stand out much with the exception of its multipliers.