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.
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.
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.