Panda Manga is a slot which transports you to the Far East, the whole look of the slot dominated by the eye-catching Manga style. On the reels, you have such symbols as an ancient Japanese doll, sushi and a pair of colorful fans.
This slot features a free spins bonus round and a wild symbol which will boost your win rate, as well as being the highest paying symbol in the game.
This 888-designed slot features the almost standard 5×3 set up you’ll find at a large number of online slots today. The game pays from left to right and has a total of 25 win lines – unlike some other games, this number of win lines is fixed. The major options in the game are a mute button and an auto-play button where you can set the slot to run for 10, 25, 50, 75 or an infinite number of spins.
A look at the pay table tells you that the Japanese doll is the highest paying standard symbol, with 500 coins heading your way if you hit five in a row. Some Japanese script is next, worth a maximum of 400 coins, while the sushi is worth 300 coins. A Chinese lantern and a yellow patterned fan each have a top prize of 200 coins, while an assortment of pink flowers pays 150 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards A, K, Q and J, which each come in bright colors, with a distinctive Manga style look.
The wild symbol in this Japan inspired slot is the Panda, who looks out from the reels with a delighted look on its face, waving at the player with one hand, with food in the other. This wild will substitute for every other symbol on the reels apart from the temple scatter symbol. This wild also acts as the highest paying symbol in the game with 750 coins coming your way when hitting five in a row – the highest pay out in the game.
The scatter symbol is represented by a pink temple and you’ll win a guaranteed prize of 3x your total bet if landing three or more anywhere across the reels, rising through 15x and 50x if landing 4 or 5 scatters respectively. As well as the immediate win, you’ll also enter the free spins round, where you’ll have a total of 8 free games. At first this might seem a little disappointing, but you’ll soon realize that as well as the Panda, the Japanese doll and script, and the Sushi are all now wild as well now.
With four different wild symbols all now frequenting the reels, wins are much easier to come by and it would be very disappointing if you didn’t land at least one big win during the feature. The other good news is the fact that should you land three or more temple symbols again, you’ll find yourself with an additional eight spins to add to your total.
If I told you that you’d be playing a slot based upon a Manga theme, you might be expecting a vibrant, colorful and possibly all-action slot. Unfortunately, it’s nothing of the sort. The reels are a pale pink color and the mix of symbols fail in bringing the game to life. Only the Panda adding any real zest to the game.
The playing card symbols, despite the Manga style, look somewhat odd and could have been designed better. Even the soundtrack has a very gentle feel to it, which doesn’t add to the excitement levels. The background to the slot is a nice one however, with a dark blue sky with stars twinkling in the distance, and plants and Asian style buildings in the foreground. The scene does change however during the feature, where you will find a handful of cheeky pandas in the long grass below the reels.
The idea behind this 888 Games designed slot is a good one, but unfortunately this game fails to move out of first gear. The pale graphics are uninspiring, and overall this game just isn’t one that will raise your heartbeat. There is one saving grace in the feature however. A free spins bonus round with 4 wild symbols is unusual, making this a feature worth striving for – and giving you the potential for some big wins.