Panther Queen is a fairly impressive slot machine from Pragmatic Play, but its strengths don’t come from its theme or graphics, being more of a matter of the payouts which can be achieved. The theme of the game is based on the jungle and its queen apparently.
For Panther Queen, the selected layout works with 5+1 reels and 25 lines. You can get paid fairly well during regular spins, but the top jackpot is actually impressive, and the game mentions that up to $500,000 could be awarded under the right circumstances. The slot relies on multipliers, wild symbols that can expand, free spins and giant symbols.
Betting and Prizes
You can place a wager on 25 lines, without getting the option to reduce their number. You can set up the bet to include up to 10 coins, while denominations are going to vary between $0.01 and $0.50. The slot offers a complete betting range which starts at $0.25 and can reach $125.
The payouts are the ones that should feel most impressive. Though regular combinations will get you at most 4,000 coins, or $2,000, there is a certain situation in the game where you could win up to 100,000x the line bet. You basically need an entire screen filled with expanding wilds, while the 6th reel multiplier is at 10x. In that case, you could win up to $500,000.
Panther Queen Slot Features
A major feature of Panther Queen is the use of 6 reels, out of which 5 are going to be necessary for regular combinations. The 6th reel holds only multipliers, between 1x and 10x, which are applied to any wins that you might get as you play. There is also a Mayan Pyramid symbol that can appear on that 6th reel.
The feature symbols have the Panther Queen to offer, nothing else. This one symbol is going to be used as a regular wild when it lands on the top or bottom positions of a reel. When appearing in the centre of a reel, it turns into an expanding wild and it fills all three positions of its column. Wild symbols may be useful most of the time only as substitutes, but sometimes they will get to form combinations by themselves, and then they will pay up to 4,000 coins. There is even the possibility to fill all five reels with expanding wilds, giving you 25 top jackpot payouts, with a multiplier that could go up to 10x.
The 6th reel will act as the trigger for the slot’s 5 free spins. The requirement is to have the Mayan Pyramid appear on that reel. The free spins retrigger the same way, with the appearance of the Mayan Pyramid. The free spins are unusual in the fact that the middle three columns (2, 3 and 4) will spin together and will display only giant symbols.
Theme & Design
Panther Queen seems to take us to the jungle of South America, showing us pyramids that were created by civilizations that have disappeared a long time ago. The image of the Panther Queen is a major symbol here, but there are also the usual poker card logos and images of panthers, monkeys, Toucan birds, snakes or flowers.
Panther Queen gives us a great gameplay experience and the right graphics quality, but the developer didn’t show a lot of imagination with that theme.