There’s not many slots online that promise you can win a jackpot on almost every 5 of a kind win, but the Panda’s Fortune mobile slot does just that.
The Far East is always an attractive theme in video slots. You can give it a European twist, like in the Orient Express game by Yggdrasil, or a modern new meaning, like in Fu Er Dai by Play’n GO.
Or you can ignore all of that and just put your 5 reel 25 payline machine in a shimmering bamboo forest where a Panda grazes amongst shiny animal statues.
So the theme isn’t very well thought out or original. You still can’t deny that this Panda’s Fortune slot by Pragmatic Play is pretty and colourful.
The Panda is the obvious star of the show as he provides wild wins during the base game to keep you afloat.
But it’s in the free spins games that things get interesting as you get mystery stacked symbols, giving you better chances at 5 of a kind wins.
We know that sounds a little obvious to anyone who’se been playing slots for longer than a day, but things are a little different with this Panda Fortune slot game.
Namely because a 5 of a kind win with a golden symbol will trigger either the minor, major or grand in-game jackpot.
The biggest of which can reach 100,000 in cash at max bet, or 200 when you bet the minimum bet of 0.25 a spin.
Which may not be as big as some like the millionaire making Hall of Gods jackpot slot, for example, but you’ll win a jackpot on every 5 of a kind win.
So if you get two 5 of a kind wins in one spin, you’ll win two jackpot amounts. Not bad hey?
The problem comes when you try and get those 5 of a kind wins, as this is a very volatile slot.
Which we usually love, but here every spin felt like a slog, and not particularly inspiring, with base game spins that barely kept you ticking along.
A five of a kind win is exciting, grant you, but shouldn’t that be a bare minimum requirement in an “ok” slot machine?
The idea is good, but the execution lacks thrills. We had more fun playing on their 7 Monkeys online slot, and you can win a lot less playing on that.
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|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Jackpot amount||100,000 at max bet|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.83% / 96.17%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.50|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 125|
|Free spins||Starts at 8 Free Spins / Stacked Mystery Symbols|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Mystery Symbols, Jackpots|
Wilds: The Panda is wild and substitutes for all symbols to create a win on a payline, except for the scatter symbol.
He only shows up on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Bonus Free Spins: Get 3, 4, or 5 Ying and Yang scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you'll trigger 8, 10, or 15 free spins.
With 5 scatters you also win 100x your total bet, which is impressive.
The main draw here is that a special symbol is added to the reels, which comes stacked. Once the spin is over, that special symbol will turn into any of the other symbols on screen.
3 or more scatter symbols during the slot bonus game will trigger a further 5 free spins, with no limits to how many you can trigger.
How To Win The In-Game Jackpots: You basically need to get a 5 of a kind win using specific symbols.
Up to 25 jackpots can be won in a single spin, but that would require for you to get wall to wall of the exact same symbol and reel 5 full of golden symbols. Generally, you end up happy when you win a couple in a spin.
On reel 5 you'll find that all slot symbol have a 'golden' version of itself. You will need to have that symbol in a winning combo to trigger any of the jackpots.
The golden symbols appear fairly often, we will give it that. But we personally prefer playing on a lower paying progressive jackpot slot, maybe something like Leprechaun Goes to Hell by Play'n GO, and hope for a bigger payoff.
This Panda's Fortune slot on mobile looks good on paper. You can win a jackpot win 25 times in a single spin if all the right symbols line up over 25 paylines.
But with a fairly generic theme, you shouldn't have to chase 5 of a kind wins just to get a small thrill, even if the onus free spins give you a bigger chance with stacked mystery symbols.
We couldn't quite get enough fun out of this Pragmatic Play phone slot as we should have - maybe you'll have more luck?
Or you can always try their Wild Spells slot which we preferred.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 24, 2018 - Rating