Jungle themed games are quite popular among players, and there is something about predators that we seem to enjoy in general, as we find them cool. The panther is one of those dangerous predators of the jungle, and it’s been used as inspiration several times in the past. Playtech is the developer behind Panther Pays, a game with simple graphics and a focus on this panther, which they’ve also used in the past in Panther Moon and Prowling Panther.
Quite a few lines are active on 5 reels in Panther Pays, a total of 50 providing you with just as many opportunities to get a prize. You have free spins, wild symbols and scatters, so mostly you can expect a regular list of features from it. Rewards in this game seem capable of reaching $125,000, though that’s only 250x the stake of the spin.
Betting and Prizes
As the game needs its players to cover all available lines, the amount which will go into it has a minimum required amount of $0.50, so that each line can receive $0.01. The other end of a fairly big range is at $500, in which case you’re using $10 per line.
With the best wins of Panther Pays offering just 5x the stake, you have a winning combination which can pay $2,500 at most. You do have 50 of them though, so the jackpot can reach a good value, of $125,000. What it is in the end though, is a game with a potential of 250x the stake at most, which is very low for a slot machine. It doesn’t make the game quite as attractive to players, no matter what the features look like.
Panther Pays Slot Features
On the list of features that are delivered by Panther Pays, I’d say that of major importance is going to be the wild, which you have in the form of the Black Panther. This is a substitute, which you can form winning combinations with. You can get either up to five Black Panthers to form a combo on their own, and give you the biggest rewards of the game, or you can have them included in other regular combinations of smaller value.
Now, the scatter is another important symbol in any game, and here it fulfills a role which it has often gotten in the past. It’s a scatter which may appear on the reels in any position, triggering rewards as high as 100x the stake as it does so multiple times. On top of that, you also get 10 free spins from them.
Once the free spins get going, you can retrigger them with another set of scatters, and get 5 extra rounds. New wilds are added to reels 2 to 5, as this happens. A maximum of 10 additional wilds can be added to each reel, for a total of up to 40 extra wilds. It’s at this point that you can expect the best results from the game.
Theme & Design
The jungle themed design is as expected, filled with images of creatures that live there, along with plenty of Royals to fill in the rest of the positions. The symbols which are somewhat interesting have the black panther, tribal gear, parrots, monkeys and frogs.
Panther Pays is an OK game, but it doesn’t excel in any area. It’s got a regular theme, low payouts and features that are pretty much the same ones as those offered by other developers.