Untamed Giant Panda is a feature heavy, 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot powered by the Microgaming platform. Extras on offer in this beautifully designed slot include lucky nudges, wild reels and a free spins feature with sticky wilds. Play from between 30p and £22.50 per spin.
Set against a lush forest, the reels offer 243 ways to win with winning combinations formed when the same symbol lands on adjacent reels rather than traditional paylines. Joining the lower value playing cards are a quartet of higher value symbols that include the panda in assorted settings. The Untamed Giant Panda logo is the game’s wild. It substitutes for everything bar the scatter and is also the key to trigger the first feature we’ll look at.
You’ll notice under each reel there’s a meter. Every time a wild lands on that reel, 1 of the segments of the meter will be lit. Fill all 4 of them and that wild will then turn wild for the 4 spins that follows. These aren’t free re-spins but can still deliver some timely bankroll boosts.
3 or more scatters trigger the Free Spins feature – here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. Every time a wild lands during this feature, it will be frozen in place for the remainder of your free spins. If you land 2 scatters and a third lies just outside the reel zone, you could still get lucky courtesy of the Lucky Nudge feature. This can nudge a scatter symbol from above or below onto the reels and trigger the free spins feature.
Visually, Untamed Giant Panda is very well produced – the graphics are well done and the action plays out to slightly haunting soundtrack.
You may think that a slot that boasts the word untamed in its name would be a volatile beast – that’s not really the case here though as the variance is on the low side. The wild reels come along at fairly regular intervals but rarely offer enormous wins. The same goes for the free spins.
If you’re after high risk, high reward action, then this probably isn’t a slot for you. If you want a well-designed, low variance slot with a decent range of features, then Untamed Giant Panda offers precisely that. Saying that, it has the potential to payout a whopping 4,000 times your stake in both the base game and free spins feature. If you like the theme and want more volatility, there are plenty of options with WMS Gaming’s Raging Rhino and Playtech’s White King good alternatives.