Part of a larger series, the Untamed Giant Panda mobile slot is actually as friendly as you’d imagine the big cuddly bear to be.
Nothing in the world can’t be made cuter by adding some pandas on screen. So calling this ‘untamed’ is a way of making us think that you’ll get some sort of ferocious wins, is a little misleading.
With Untamed Crowned Eagle and Untamed Wolf Pack (both of which are Microgaming online slots only), you can understand the title.
But Untamed Giant Panda? Granted, in real life you probably don’t want to get too close, but no word in the english dictionary will change your reaction when you open this Android and iOS slot and go ‘awww’ at the cute baby bears and verdant bamboo forests.
Which is a good thing, as unlike the two brothers we’ve mentioned, this Untamed Giant Panda slot only shares a little bit of DNA.
We write about it in more detail below, but basically in the base game you collect wild symbol on the reels, in order to trigger 4 spins where you get reels completely wild.
These aren’t free re-spins, like in the excellent Spin Party slot or iconic Starburst, you are still paying for every spin, except you get a reel wild for 4 spins.
Potentially, you could collect enough wilds and trigger them so all 5 reels are wilds at one point, but that’s about as likely as you actually adopting a baby panda and bringing it home.
You’ll get maybe 2x to 20x your bet, depending on which reel goes. But don’t worry, they do trigger often, and if the results aren’t what you might want, you can use the quirky gamble feature which lets you change your odds of winning whenever you want.
This is where this white and black bear differentiates itself from it’s sibling video slots. Instead of stacked wilds, like in Wolf Pack, or big multipliers, like in Crowned Eagle, here you just get sticky wilds.
Which makes it much harder to trigger a big win, as mostly you’ll be lucky to walk away with 10x your bet. We’ve hit over 100x to know it’s possible, especially if you catch 3 or 4 sticky wilds early on, but it’s hard work.
There’s basically no denying to the Untamed Giant Panda slot game is probably the lowest variance of the lot, with Untamed Bengal Tiger not far behind.
It means that, whilst not a bad game, you’ll always wonder why you shouldn’t go check out Eagle or Wolf for some actually untamed spins.
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|Mobile Slot released||January 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge||4% - 3%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.05|
|Min/Max bet||0.30 / 22.50|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Sticky Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Lucky Nudge, Collect A Wild, Gamble, Sticky Wilds, Free Spins|
Wilds: The Untamed Giant Panda slot logo is wild and replaces all other symbols except scatter.
Collect A Wild: Each wild that appears on a reel will activate one of the 4 display icons at the top of the reels (bottom if you are playing this at online casinos and not mobile).
Collect 4 wilds on a reel, and you'll then get an entire reel wild for 4 paying spins.
Lucky Nudge: If a little peeling scatter symbol is at the top or bottom of the reels, and you've got 2 or more scatters on screen already and there's a chance of catching the free spins, the hidden scatter may nudge to trigger the bonus feature.
More for show, than real thrills.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3 or more scatters anywhere 0n screen will trigger 10 free spins. The Collect a wild feature is put on hold, but on the other hand, every wild symbol that shows up during the free spins stays sticky for the remainder of the free spins - much like you might find in the harder hitting Casino Zeppelin by Yggdrasil gaming.
Your Gamble Feature: You know how in most 'gamble features' you choose a card suit or colour to either get quadruple or double your winnings?
Forget that. Here you have a globe, with a spinning dial in the middle. The difference is that you get to choose how much of the globe is green or red. If the dial lands on red, you lose, if it lands on green, you win.
It also changes how much you can win (so if you do 50/50 red to green is doubles your win as usual etc...), but this slot machine shows you clearly how much you would win depending on your choice.
Personally, we like the 75 / 25 split, giving us 75% chance of winning a little on top, then we use the bank button to save half our winnings and do a few spins.
It's a fun feature for when the base game wins aren't paying out as much as you'd like.
The Untamed Giant Panda mobile slot has plenty of features to keep you spinning, especially as you catch more and more wilds on those reels. Make it impossible to close as you don't want to lose your chance to trigger those wild reels.
With a decent 4050 times your top bet, which can happen on any spins, there's plenty to like, but it simply doesn't shine as bright as Untamed Crown Eagle or Untamed Wolf Pack (which you can find at any online casino that holds Untamed Giant Panda).
Still, until those can be played on mobile phones and tablets, it can be a good substitute for a few quick easy spins.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 1, 2018 - Rating