The NextGen slot Pandamania is perhaps the most gleefully silly and joyously fun slot released over the last few years, but NextGen can assure you that the profits are deadly serious.
This is a low variance slot that focuses on delivering the wins thick and fast, with extra bonus games providing a source of larger takings for lucky punters. The game features five reels, and 25 win lines, with players able to wager up to £40 on each. A handy auto-play feature allows up to 500 spins to be played in a row, and the jackpot stands at an impressive 3,000 coins.
The reels form part of a big top circus tent, which sits in a picturesque zoo. The background music is mainly chirping birds – until the reels are spun that is. Then a riot of circus noises and a cacophony of animals kick in, reflecting the symbols that land. If you fancy a break from the mayhem, check out the game information screen, which is accompanied by a cutesy refrain played on the xylophone. Although be warned: it could end up stuck in your head for a while afterwards!
Rapid-fire wins are aided by the sweetie-munching panda wild symbol, which not only substitutes for symbols in a win line, but also doubles their value. And every now and then, the panda escape bonus will be randomly triggered, and the runaway panda will cycle past, slapping new wilds on the reels. The free games feature is activated by spinning three Pandamania signs anywhere on the reels. Players are awarded with 10 free spins with a two-times win line multiplier, and an increased chance of the panda escape bonus.
The final treat on offer is the "pick me" bonus, triggered by landing three "pick me" padlock symbols anywhere on reels two, three and four. After choosing one of the symbols, players receive a cash prize (once the cheeky panda's picked the lock and scarpered, of course). Particularly lucky gamblers will also find themselves presented with a "pick again" (two prizes) or a "win all" (three prizes) option.
As though the gameplay wasn’t inviting enough, the Return to Player Rate is an attractive 95.53%. With that in mind, it's clear that Pandamania is absolutely intent on making sure that these frequent wins are accompanied by crazy and fun-fuelled visuals.
Pandamania is bright, bold, upbeat and ridiculously cute. But, best of all, it's good, uncomplicated fun.
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