Enter the world of the cute panda family on the slot from AdoptIt Publishing that will take you into a serene Chinese garden scene with reel modifiers, free spins and scatter pays. Play with lovely bears and you could take home wins of up to 3,000 times your bet. The slot has been developed in collaboration with Aurify Gaming and is offered via the LEGA platform from Leander Games.
Panda’s Quest is a five-reel video slot with three rows and 30 fixed pay lines. Players can spin away on desktop or mobile devices from as low as 0.30 credits up to a maximum of 90.00 credits. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 95.80% which is slightly below the industry average. Use Autoplay to set up 5 to 100 consecutive spins with a mandatory loss limit when the run should stop.
The slot designers created a melange of Chinese culture and wildlife on the game window. In the background is a typical serene garden with cherry blossoms and temples, while the reels are populated by typical lucky charms and the Panda family. Each pay symbol is beautifully animated when it lands in a winning combo. An equally serene soundtrack is playing in the background throughout the gameplay.
At the low end are six typical Chinese artifacts and lucky charms – a Chinese fan, a mini bamboo tree in a pot, a red lantern, a Yung Bao ingot, a golden Pachira money tree a dragon turtle and a golden elephant. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 3.33x to 10x your stake. They are followed by the panda family symbols – mother panda with her baby, little panda and papa panda. Any combination of them in a five of a kind will pay 13.33x times the bet. One of the pandas can be chosen as the lucky panda, lining up five of them on a pay line will pay 166.66x the stake.
A Chinese gong symbol is the scatter awarding wins from 3x to 100x the stake when three to five land scattered on a spin. Yin Yang symbols are the bonus symbol with three needed to trigger the free spins.
There is no wild symbol as such on the reels, but the chosen lucky panda can appear on a spin to transform a number of reel positions into wild symbols. The lucky panda may appear only when any two panda symbols appear adjacent on the reels in one spin. He will crop up from the greenery below the game window and one of the adjacent panda symbols up or down and leave a wild symbol in the empty space. This can help to build more winning combinations.
At the start of the session, players can choose one of the three panda symbols to be their lucky panda, who will award the wilds. The chosen panda will be circled by a golden octagon. Lining up five on a pay line will award the super prize of 166.66 times the stake.
Three Yin Yang symbols will trigger five free spins, four will trigger 10 and all five will trigger 25, which can be indefinitely retriggered. Additionally, a coin win of 2x to 40x the total bet is awarded. There are no multipliers or other reel modifiers in the bonus round, but the panda symbols will appear more often on adjacent reels.
Panda’s Quest is a solid game with not much surprises but has enough features to keep things interesting. The wild transformation mechanic is something we have not seen before and does help indeed to create more winning combos. The free spins were a little too bland for our liking as some extra reel modifier would crank up the suspense during the round. Overall, well worth to give it a few spins in your next slotting session.