Wild Panda

Adopt the Chinese culture, and take the winnings with you home

Wild Panda is a slot offering from Aristocrat Gaming and NYX Gaming Group, which is a part of the NextGen Gaming family. All three of these names are market leaders and it should come as no surprise that they’re working together to produce great games. Many of the games produced by these companies are feature rich and capable of providing hours upon hours of entertainment. Wild Panda is not as packed with extras as some of its cousins, but it is still a great game to play.

 

The game is based on wild pandas which is obvious from the name, but we would say that the main focus here is on ancient Chinese culture. It seems that the “Wild Panda” provides the stepping stone from western culture into the lands of the Far East. Everything about the game reminds the player of Chinese culture.

 

Betting options

 

This 100-line, 5-reel slot machine provides ample opportunity for players to either bet small or very large. It is not uncommon for games to provide such a wide betting spectrum, but we were very pleased to know that we were entertained by this game, no matter what our bankroll was. Each credit in this game buys two lines, so the credit range goes from 10-50 credits per spin. The cost of each credit also has a nice range, which goes from 1 cent to €1.00, making the overall bet per spin range go from 10 cents to €50.00. That definitely provides plenty of opportunities for people from all walks of life and for people of varying levels of dedication to gaming.

 

The lower symbols take the form of playing card symbols, which is pretty standard, but the higher ones are all reminiscent of the cultural heritage of China. There is a musical instrument, a lotus, a golden coy, a golden coin, an umbrella, and a bowl of rice with bamboo. The best symbol in the game is arguably the temple symbol, as it gains the most in wins for the player. The Panda wild system is also quite Chinese in that the word P.A.N.D.A. is spelt out across the reels in a calligraphic style to create a line of wilds. All of this working together creates a nice atmosphere that is a lot of fun to be a part of.

 

Summery
So, is Wild Panda the game for you? If you are a fan of culturally-themed slot machines and simple play styles, this very well might be a good fit for you. There are several other games out there that require a steep learning curve and what seems to be hours of adaptation and exploration to begin to feel comfortable. Yet this game is easy enough to get the hang of within the first couple of minutes, which certainly makes it a winner in our book.

 

Fruitoids

Go nuts, and enjoy Fruitoids

Fruitoids is yet another creative addition to the Yggdrasil family of online slots. The up-and-coming company seems to have a knack for designing fun new concepts. In this game, the player will find himself in another world watching the local produce spin. It must be a cold planet, because when the fruit freezes it create huge benefits for the player.

This game takes the player to a unique extra-terrestrial realm, where fruits look a little different than our Earth fruits. They are neon in colour and look as though they would taste – perhaps similar to a sports drink! Beyond the taste, they also look like they just might have personalities unto themselves, which is a little creepy but adds to the feeling of being somewhere far off in the galaxy.

 

Betting options

 

There are seven of the space fruits that spin around on the reels and each one has a different value. The player will want to watch out for the big purple fruit, as it has the potential of paying out €500 if five of them land on a payline.

 

This game also has a couple of unique features. One is the re-spins feature, and the other is the freeze feature that increases your multiplier during play. The re-spins feature provides the player with three or more of any symbol on the reels at any one time with frozen matched symbols. As long as more of the same kind of symbol keeps showing up and adding to the collection, the process continues, making it possible to fill the whole table with the same symbol. It goes without saying that combinations like that are every player’s dream!

 

The freeze feature is very similar to the re-spins feature, except that it works by filling columns from left to right. If the player fills the left-most column with a specific symbol, that column will freeze and all of the other reels will spin. If the columns continue to fill up, the process continues for the re-spins feature. In the freeze feature, each time a new column gets frozen the multiplier grows. So, not only are you looking at huge combinations, but the winnings are multiplied by up to five, making the possibilities of winning big plentiful.

 

Summery
In our opinion, this game and many others from this company are here to change the game of online slot machine gambling. It is becoming clear that players are hungry for change and innovation, and what better to feed them with than space fruits?!

 

If you are looking for a fresh take on virtual slots, look no further. This offering from Yggdrasil is a great addition to the world of slot machines, and the unique features found in this game are quite likely to change the way developers approach their new projects in the future.

Lost Island

Don’t get lost, when searching for the gold

Lost Island is a virtual slot machine produced by NetEnt and is featured on many online casinos. The popularity of this slot is based largely on the great graphics, peaceful atmosphere and high potential payout.

 

The player will find himself in an enchanted forest on a lost island that is full of amazing structures and plants. It is immediately clear that real life on the island is completely separate from the modern age, and that allows the player to get sucked into this amazing environment.

 

The symbols in the game give players a clue as to the kind of life that happens on the island as well. There is a symbol which takes the form of a stone which has been cut into a key that looks as though it must open a secret chamber in the side of a rock face somewhere on the island. There is another symbol that forms tribal jewellery, complete with three magical blue stones. There is a tribal drum symbol that tells the player that there is a group of indigenous people on the island. Are they safe? Are they friendly? Only the player may have the chance to discover the truth behind the mysterious islanders. There is another symbol that resembles a golden shell that has been carved in a ritualistic manner. Finally, there is the most expensive; a disk with the shape of the head of a God in the centre. These symbols are beautifully-crafted and add all of the island ambiance that one would need to get the feeling of complete immersion.

 

Betting options

Apart from the wonderful atmosphere that this game brings, there are also a couple of special features that deserve attention. The betting range is huge, which makes the game accessible to all. There is an outstanding jackpot of 500.000 coins, making this game one of the high-payers. There are 20 paylines and the coin values can range from 0.01 cent to €0.50. A player can bet anywhere from 20 cents to €100 depending on the kind of bankroll that they are working with. Imagine for a moment that you bet the max amount and won that €500.000 jackpot! That would mean some serious money for you and your loved ones.

 

This game is a little short on special features, but what it lacks in the special feature department it makes up for in the multiplier department. Wilds can show up anywhere on the reels and depending on how many show up, the multiplier grows along with it. For example, if one Wild graces the reels, the win will get a x1 multiplier, if two show up anywhere on the reels the multiplier increases to x2. There is a possible x5 multiplier at any given time and when they come the payouts are usually great.

 

Summery
We can definitely suggest that you try this game out if you are looking for a straightforward game. The features that it does have are well done and the overall feel of the slot machine is quite satisfying.