NetEnt™ brings you Happy Panda™, an interesting video slot with a simple game layout and a colourful Asian theme. The highlight of the game, a Giant Panda, the symbol of prosperity, awards Falling Wild ReSpins with the added Gift of Double Wilds. The Scatter, opens the way to Free Spins and Bonus symbols to try your luck on Giant Panda jackpot.
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The wagers which are placed in Happy Panda need to take into account the presence of the slot’s 20 fixed lines, and to each one it will send 1 or more coins, with values starting at $0.01. The game is played with at least $0.20 per spin, but you can do better than that if you can afford it, the maximum possible being a wager of $100 ($5 used for each active line).
The game has a maximum win of 80,000x total bet… an impressive amount! Not an easy prize mind, but it’s possible. Those kinds of high wins make this slot highly volatile. On average, it is possible to trigger a win once for every six spins, while getting the free spins feature is possible once per 309 spins.
Three progressive jackpots are locked into the game with expected payouts going over $100,000 for the best one.
RTP is at 96.64%, including here what’s coming from the progressive jackpots. Without them, the game on its own has the RTP at 92.60%.
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Wilds, Free Spins, Scatters and Bonus symbols…. it’s all here in Happy Panda!
The Wild symbols are truly wild! Wild symbols can appear anywhere on the reels in the main game and in Free Spins and substitute for all symbols except for Scatter and Bonus symbols.
When Falling Wild Re-Spins is activated, each Wild symbol moves one row down on each spin until all Wild symbols disappear from the reels. After each Falling WILD Re-Spin, the wins are evaluated. If more Wild symbols appear on the reels, Falling WILD Re-Spins are re-activated.
Wild symbols landing behind another Wild symbol in the Falling WILD Re-Spins expands to cover the entire reel and re-activate the Falling WILD Re-Spin.
Jackpot! Pandas are GIANT… but that’s not the only giant thing about this game. 3 or more Bonus symbols collected during the main game and Falling Wild Re-Spins activate the Giant Panda Jackpot.
At the start of the Giant Panda Jackpot, all collected Bonus symbols are randomly placed on the reels. Each Bonus symbols has a random coin value of 10-200 times the bet level.
Closer look at the features
Falling Wild Re-Spins & Gift of Double Wilds
In the main game and Free Spins, one or more Wild symbols landing on the reels activate Falling Wild Re-Spins. In Falling Wild Re-Spins, each Wild symbol moves one row down on each spin until all Wild symbols disappear from the reels. A Wild symbol landing behind another Wild symbol in the Falling Wild Re-Spins expands to cover the entire reel and activates the Gift of Double Wilds.
3 or more Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels in the main game and Falling Wild Re-Spins activate Free Spins. In Free Spins, a Wild symbol landing anywhere on the reels expands to cover the entire reel and activates the Falling Wild Re-Spins.
Giant Panda Jackpot
3 or more Bonus symbols collected during the main game and Falling Wild ReSpins activate the Giant Panda Jackpot. Giant Panda Jackpot is a 3×5 game with each position being a separate reel. Bonus symbols landing on the reels remain on the reels until the end of the Giant Panda Jackpot. Each Bonus symbol has a random coin value of 10-200 times the bet level. One of three Jackpots can be won in the Giant Panda Jackpot: – the Minor Jackpot is awarded if one row is completely filled with Bonus symbols. The Minor Jackpot is fixed and awards 20 times the bet of the round that activated the Giant Panda Jackpot. – the Major Jackpot is awarded if two rows are completely filled with Bonus symbols. The Major Jackpot is fixed and awards 100 times the bet of the round that activated the Giant Panda Jackpot. – the Mega Jackpot is awarded if three rows are completely filled with Bonus symbols. The Mega Jackpot is progressive.
Graphics and Sound
Serene. Majestic. And downright cute. That’s pandas for you… and this game is no different. Traditional Chinese music is played on solo instruments or in small ensembles of plucked and bowed stringed instruments, flutes, and various cymbals, gongs, and drums. The music is given a quirky twist to match the cute, gorgeous graphics. The pandas are not the only creatures in the game. Iconic flora and fauna from the plains of China fill the reels including arowana fish and lotus flowers. You will be surrounded by cute critters from the Orient. And it’s all set in a picturesque bamboo forest. When you enter the jackpot game… you’ll be carried along the stream where you will discover your destiny!
NetEnt has traditionally prided itself on being pioneers in mobile – Happy Panda delivers a fantastic mobile version of the game. It offers the same fantastic experience as the desktop version. Its UI has been expertly adapted to fit the mobile screen. The spin wheel disappears from view when the reels are spinning. Settings and options likewise are filed away in a separate submenu. This economical and clever use of space keeps the display clear and clutter free, while not sacrificing any of the game’s functionality (all options that can be found in the desktop version are also in the mobile version). None of the entertainment has been sacrificed.
The mobile version is compatible with iOS and Android. As long as your device is running an updated OS, you should have no problems playing the game on virtually any smartphone or tablet. Go ahead and give the game a try!
Is Happy Panda safe?
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