Hacksaw Gaming, an online real money game developer based in Malta, has launched Eye of the Panda, a panda-themed slot featuring a grumpy, strong panda, who is also the bouncer of a club called “Brave Panda’s Underground Club For After-Hours Delights,” where he was previously head chef. However, this particular panda isn’t grumpy because of persistent people who want to walk past him and go inside, but because he’s hungry and wants to do his old job, but apparently he can’t because the club is understaffed!
Aligning with its name, this exquisite slot lures players to become a part of this panda’s daily life and help him in his new job. Located outside of the aforementioned club, they may see a cuddly but definitely grumpy panda occasionally nibbling on his hidden burger, while standing with his arms crossed on the right side of the reels. In terms of audio, the provider has done a really good job as the soundtrack is more muted which is actually the right choice when it comes to this particular game.
To win, players must form winning combinations of 3 or more matching symbols on successive reels within slot lines, beginning with the reel furthest to the left, on a dynamic 5×5 grid that offers 27 paylines. Additionally, it can be played on any device, has a medium volatility, a default RTP of 96.26% and a maximum win of 10,000x a player’s bet.
As for the symbols, the low-value ones are J, K,Q and 10, while the high-value bonus ones are fries, milkshake, donut, burger and ice cream. A combination of 5 low-value symbols is worth 1x, increasing to 5x to 10x a player’s bet for a combination of 5 high-value bonus symbols.
A plethora of features:
Eye of The Panda is certainly rich when it comes to features. They are:
Wild Symbol – the Wild, aka the panda, replaces the regular paying symbols.
Wild Panda Multipliers – the aforementioned Wilds consists of multipliers connected to them, with their values ranging from 2x to 10x. However, if over 1 Panda participates in creating a winning combination, the values of the multipliers are multiplied by each other.
Scatter Symbol – if players get 3 or 4 Scatters, the Jumping Panda Bonus or Never Say No To Panda Bonus is triggered, individually.
Never Say No To Panda Bonus – this one is activated when players land 3 Scatters, which further gives an initial 10 free spins to them. Each time the Wild Panda Multiplier appears on the reels and does not participate in any winning combination, it will be accumulated and stored on the right side of the reels where our bouncer is located.
After that, if players create a winning combination, the Wilds they managed to store will be placed on points that are part of the win, implementing its multiplier to them.
Jumping Panda Bonus – to trigger this one, players have to land 4 Scatters. Once triggered, players receive 10 initial free spins. Throughout the round, the first 5 Wild Panda Multipliers that appear become sticky, and “jump” to random positions on every spin.
Super Cascade – each time a players land a winning combination, the paying symbols vanish from their positions, leaving the positions empty. Then, new symbols fall down to fill said positions and make new winning combinations. This feature stops when there are no more winning combos in sight.
Bonus Buy – in order to trigger this feature, the player should want to get to the Free Spins immediately. To trigger the Never Say No To Panda Bonus, it costs 100x, while the Jumping Panda Bonus costs 200x of the player’s bet.
Feature Spins™ – 2 different options are accessible to players but not at the same price. The options are:
- 3x – triggers the Bonushunt Featurespins, where every spin is 5x more likely to activate a bonus round
- 50x – triggers the Panda-licious Featurespins, making sure that a minimum of 5 Wild Panda Multipliers appear