Panda bears are arguably the cutest of the bunch (koala’s not included because they’re marsupials) so how well do they translate to the world of online video slots?
Set in in a beautiful bamboo forest, Emperor Panda is all about the animals found in that lush green wilderness.
During your time spent in the woods you’ll come across vicious tigers, colourful parrots and the emperor’s cousin, the red panda.
RealTime Gaming has definitely created one of the more relaxed video slots out there, let’s have a look at some of the more in-depth features this title has on offer.
Theme and Symbols
The background of this game, while being a static image, is incredibly calming and relaxing. The level of detail is what makes it so tranquil. Along with the background the icons used throughout this game are extremely well detailed and crafted.
The animations that play on spins and wins are smooth and well done, there’s nothing jarring that’ll pull your attention away from the game.
There is no backtrack that plays alongside this game which, depending on how you feel about them, can be a good or bad thing. Either way it doesn’t take too much away from the overall experience.
The sound effects are prominent but not too loud or sharp that you won’t be expecting it.
Overall, RealTime Gaming’s presentation of this title is very good. Let’s move on to the symbols.
There is a Wild symbol that is represented by the emperor panda himself. He can only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The panda can substitute for any symbol except for the scatter and the emerald.
The Scatter symbol in this game is represented by a golden paw. The scatter and emerald can pay from any position.
There is a bonus icon to look out for, the emerald, but more on that a bit later.
The other images to look out for are the tiger, red panda, monkey and parrot.
Betting Options and Features
The game starts off as a 5 reel, 3 row video slot with a crazy 40 pay lines.
Jackpot Emerald Feature:
This feature is triggered then six or more of those emerald icons appear anywhere on the grid. When this happens, three re-spins are awarded. When the re-spins spool off, the emeralds are held in place. Should new emeralds appear during the spins they too are held in place.
Should an emerald be in a corner position, the re-spin counter resets to three.
Once all the re-spins have happened, each emerald will reveal a prize value or a jackpot.
Should there happen to be an emerald in all four corners of the grid, the grid expands! A new reel is added to the right making the grid 6×3. The grid can end up expanding into an 8×4 grid.
Bonus Game Feature:
Should three or more golden paws appear on the grid, you’ll be awarded with six bonus games!
Emperor Panda is an incredibly relaxed video slot that makes use of its expanding grid feature pretty well. Seeing the grid get bigger and bigger really is something to behold.
The ambiance is what you’d expect from a game with this theme, the lack of backtrack is noticeable but isn’t too much of an issue.
Give this title a go if you’re in the mood for a relaxed experience!