Net Entertainment’s Happy Panda Video Slot Review

Happy Panda: Demo

Head to the wild jungle habitat of the Happy Panda in this 5-reel, 20 payline video slot from NetEnt. This colourfully designed game comes with re-spins where wilds drop down the reels 1 position at a time, as well as a free spins round. There’s also a streak re-spin bonus where you could land 1 of 3 jackpot prizes. Play on all devices from between 20p and £100 per spin.

As we’ve come to expect from NetEnt, there’s a glossy, high end look to the imagery in Happy Panda. Set against a jungle backdrop, you’ll see bamboo-style A to J symbols as well as fish, birds and vegetation. The reeds symbol is the top payer, awarding 2, 5.5 or 80 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. Central to much of the best action is the panda symbol which is the wild. This can appear on all 5 reels and replace all the standard symbols.

Falling Wild Re-Spins feature – this is triggered every time a wild panda symbol lands. A re-spin is awarded with the wild dropping down 1 position. The re-spins continue until the wild has dropped off the bottom of the screen. If a wild drops behind another falling wild, you’ll benefit from the Gift of Double Wilds feature. This turns the whole of that reel wild.

Free Spins feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the pink lotus flower on the same spin (or Falling Wild Re-Spin) and you’ll be awarded 5, 8 or 12 free spins. If a wild panda lands during the free spins, it expands to fill the whole reel. The Falling Wild Re-Spins feature then follows until it drops off the reel.

Giant Panda Jackpot feature – this round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the gold panda coin symbol on the same spin. The coins are held and the reels spin again. These re-spins keep on coming as long as a coin lands. Each coin comes with a value of between 10 and 200 times your bet. These are added together at the end of the round.

If you fill 1 row with coins, you’ll win the Minor Jackpot of 20 times your bet. 2 rows deliver the Major Jackpot of 100 times your bet. Fill all 3 rows to scoop the Mega Jackpot – this is progressive and guaranteed to be a minimum of £10,000.

Happy Panda is a jolly affair. The design is as good as you’d hope from a NetEnt video slot and there’s gameplay to match. The Falling Wild Re-Spins feature delivers plenty of action, as does the free spins round – you can win up to 1,600 times your bet on each re-spin or free spin.

Add the Giant Panda Jackpot into that mix and Happy Panda is a jungle trek well worth making. If you want a jungle adventure, Playtech’s Jungle Giants is my choice.

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