Playtech’s Lucky Panda Pokie Overview
June 6, 2014
The "all ways" format is something that's been used at a lot of online casinos by a lot of casino software developers for their pokies. The way this works is that you're able to pick up a single symbol off of each reel, left-to-right and sometimes right-to-left, to get a winning combination. The Lucky Panda pokie by Playtech is a great example of one of those games. However, where most games with this format use a three-row format, Lucky Panda uses four rows. This means you'll have a whooping 1,024 ways to win on every single spin instead of the 243 ways that you would typically have on a game that had only three rows.
As mentioned above, this game uses the 1,024 ways format and has five reels with four rows. Coins start off at the $0.20 level and go up to a massive $100 each with the ability to bet up to 72 coins per spin. However, because this game has an atypical pay system, the high minimum coin size can be misleading. You don't pay for each individual way to win like you do with standard pokies. Instead, you pay a set fee for each spin, and this is a pretty fair way to handle this format of game.
The Lucky Panda logo is a symbol you'll want to keep an eye on because it's wild. It will show up on the second, third and fourth reels, and it can help you to get five of the red panda symbol which is the key to the top payout that's worth a 4,000x payout. A couple of other big four-figure wins are also available since you can pick up a nice 1,250x prize for five of the snake symbol, or you can make it a 1,000x payout by getting five of the tiger symbol.
Aside from the red panda, there is also a panda scatter symbol that you'll want to keep an eye on as well. Not only do they give you payouts, but three or more will also trigger a free spins bonus feature. This is a standard pokies bonus round with 15 free turns where all of your wins are hit with a 2x multiplier. There's also a respin feature if you get two scatters where the reels are spun again with your scatters held static to give you a second chance at picking up more scatters.